Buying & Selling Tips

Whether you’re buying, selling, looking for a job or trying to find a new flatmate make sure you check out Gumtree’s top tips and safety guidelines. We’ve got plenty of hints and tips to help you have a safe and successful experience.

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Gumtree is a community site and we rely on your feedback to help shape the site and keep it friendly, safe and relevant for everyone. We like to think of it as you, the Gumtree community, policing the site and keeping out the bad guys.

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Stay safe when buying tickets

Always meet face-to-face to inspect the tickets and complete the transaction. It’s important that you always check the terms and conditions; some tickets may have terms printed on them that limit the ability of the original buyer to sell them to someone else.

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Stay safe from SMS scams

Ignore SMS messages from potential buyers asking you to respond on email, this could be a fraud attempt. Legitimate buyers and sellers are unlikely to want to be emailed if they are contacting you via your phone.

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Buying on Gumtree

Whether you’re looking for a new car, furniture, tickets, or a new family pet, we’ve got some tips and guidelines to help you have a successful buying experience on Gumtree.

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Selling on Gumtree

Looking to sell your couch, find a new home for your boat or pass on that pre-loved barbecue? Check out our tips and guidelines for successful selling on Gumtree.

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Types of scams

Be aware of what to watch out for so you can stay safe and be successful when you’re buying, selling and trading online.

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