The Gumtree Blog

How to #ClearOutCashIn in time for Black Friday

Friday 3 November 2017, by

It’s Black Friday and you’ve found an awesome deal on a 4K TV. Your old one is…ok. But you just KNOW that this is the TV for you! Sounds familiar? We know that everyone loves a bargain and we’re certainly all about helping people find great deals at Gumtree, but we also know that days …read more

Transform your home into a Haunted House

Monday 2 October 2017, by

All Hallows’ Eve, the spookiest day of the year, is ready to jump out at us from just around the corner! Transforming your home into the ultimate Haunted House doesn’t need to cost you an arm and a leg or give your bank balance a fright. Here’s Gumtree’s top tips for hosting Halloween!   Transform …read more


Thursday 28 September 2017, by

Other ‘Adult’ Expenses: 18 to 25-year-olds spend £1,485.69 kitting out first home with furniture Average rent for today’s young adults is £536.78 on rent pcm One in eight young adults are under pressure financially; 35% say it’s their biggest concern One in four (26%) have no savings in place   Embargoed for 29th September 2017: …read more

Gumtree Christmas Live Promotion Terms & Conditions

Thursday 14 September 2017, by

What is it? Limited, a company incorporated in England with its registered office at 5 New Street Square, EC4A 3TW, London, United Kingdom (“Gumtree”), is running a promotion (the “Promotion”). Gumtree will select a winner who will comply with the present Terms & Conditions, to receive £500 (“the Prize”), subject to the restrictions mentioned in these …read more

The Best of Back to School

Thursday 31 August 2017, by

After 6 weeks of planning fun and activities for the kids, it’s finally time to pack them back off to school for another year! Here are some of our favourite tips for helping ease the kids back to school: School backpacks. What is it with kids and new backpacks? The start of a new year …read more


Wednesday 30 August 2017, by

THE EVERYDAY ITEMS SET TO BE WORTH A FORTUNE, REVEALED BY COLLECTABLES’ EXPERT & GUMTREE 21st century collectables’ expert Tracy Martin shares her predictions for the antiques of the future from H&M designer collaborations to the Dyson Supersonic™ Hairdryer A third of Brits regret throwing away something which is now collectable* Number of ‘limited edition’ …read more

5 ways to make your home even homelier this bank holiday.

Wednesday 16 August 2017, by

Hands up if you’re as excited about the bank holiday weekend as we are! That extra-long snooze, more time to yourself and even opportunity to finish home improvements you’ve been promising to get around to! If you’re planning on sprucing up your home this weekend, here are a few of our favourite décor hacks:   …read more

6 ways to entertain the kids this summer break

Wednesday 2 August 2017, by

You know the drill, school is out and the kids are happy, but how long will this last?! With the new school year still another month away, there is a lot of time to kill… For those among us who are blessed with particularly active kids, this unusual period of rest can be a challenging. …read more

The Psychology of Scamming: Trust & Safety in the Online Marketplace launch event

Monday 10 July 2017, by

The issue of scamming has long been a problem in society – ever since the first humans started bartering for good. And yet for all its good, the internet has opened up a much wider audience, and more opportunity for these fraudsters to operate. Whilst the vast majority of users have a safe and successful …read more

5 ways to get ready for a winning tennis season

Friday 30 June 2017, by

You were warmed up with the summer tennis season opening, and now you know your backhand from your overhead smash, so you’re ready for the historic tennis fortnight. You’re ready to enjoy the nail biting next few weeks which could see Andy Murray crowned champion once more. But do you have all the necessaries for …read more