Beat Boxing Day sales with Unwanted Gifts

All For Unwanted Gifts

It’s the day after and you’ve gone through all the gifts you received for Christmas. Some of the presents were awesome and others not so much. Maybe you received a Pixel and you wanted an iPhone? Or, you got a mountain bike and all you wanted was an Xbox game? No worries, you can easily sell your unwanted gifts and buy what you’re really after on Gumtree.

A lot of Aussies don’t get what they want for Christmas – in fact, the Gumtree Unwanted Gifts Survey reports that Australians received more than 21 million unwanted gifts with an average value of $68 each.*

Plenty of savvy Aussies are cashing in by selling their unwanted gifts and using the money to buy exactly what they want.

Don’t stress about selling a gift you don’t want and buying one that you do – more than 3 million Australians are expected to sell an unwanted gift this year and most of us (83%) plan to do so online.*

With more unwanted gifts than ever before and plenty planning to sell online; Gumtree is the perfect place to buy yourself the gift you really want, often at a fraction of the price.

The Unwanted Gift Collection

Some of the nation’s top unwanted items, according to listings on Gumtree post Christmas:**

iPhone 6s

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BBQ e.g. Weber Baby Q

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Bar fridge e.g. Wine Lemair

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Exercise bike e.g. Pro-Form

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Xbox 360 games

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Tips for selling items on Gumtree:

  1. Be honest: Dedicate time to research what’s out there and the average price of similar items to make sure you’re setting a fair price.
  2. Be descriptive: Describe the product you’re selling, including its features, a brief history and reasons for selling the item. The more information you provide, the more likely you are to make a sale at the price you’re looking for.
  3. Upload high quality photos: Gumtree allows up to 5 photos for every listing. Use this to your advantage by uploading high quality images to make sure your listing stands out from the rest.
  4. Manage your listing: Ensure you keep on top of incoming ad responses. Communicate quickly and directly with potential buyers through My Messages and download the Gumtree app so you can manage your ad on the go.
  5. Always meet face to face: When buying or selling, it’s important to meet in person to see the item and exchange money. For personal ease and safety, have someone with you if a buyer is coming to your home or workplace.

Tips for buying on Gumtree:

  1. Do your research: Dedicate time to researching what’s out there and the average price of similar items. The Saved Searches tool is great if you’re looking for a particular item or brand, as it provides you with an email update whenever a similar item is listed.
  2. Ask questions: When first contacting the seller, don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions about the condition of the item and why it’s for sale, as well as if there are receipts or warranties available. It’s easy to contact a seller via the Gumtree My Messages feature.
  3. Negotiate: Don’t be afraid to negotiate a price you think is fair, but don’t offer an unrealistic amount.
  4. Meet in person: A transaction should always be made face to face, with an in person payment once the goods have been inspected or the service completed. Never send or wire money to somebody you don’t know. For personal ease and safety, arrange to meet in a public place and take a friend or family member with you.
  5. Common sense: Use common sense when buying online. If something seems too good to be true, it probably is!

*Gumtree Unwanted Gifts Survey 2017

**Gumtree internal data comparing average #new ads for the period 18Dec -25Dec 2016 versus 26Dec 2016 -02Jan 2017


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