Whether you’re looking for a new car or a new couch, we want to make sure you have a safe and successful experience on Gumtree. So we’ve put together a list of top tips to help you get your next win.
Tip #1: Research the price
With all the great items to choose from on Gumtree, we suggest taking some time to research the price of the item you’re looking for to ensure you’re getting the best deal around. This may be through online retailers or even checking out the shops yourself. By researching the price, you get a better idea of the average price of similar items.
Tip #2: Ask Lots of Questions
Have you checked out My Messages? It’s your very own inbox on Gumtree and the safest, most efficient way to ask the seller loads of questions about the item you’re interested in. Finding out an item’s history is a great way to ensure you know exactly what you’re getting, where it came from and who owned it before.
Tip #3: Meet In Person
We recommend you meet the seller in person before buying your items. By meeting the seller in person, you can have a good look at what you’re buying to make sure it’s exactly what was described in the ad. For personal ease and safety, we recommend you take someone with you, plus they can help give you a second opinion before you commit to buy.
Tip #4: Use Online Tools
Wouldn’t it be awesome to see just how much a phone is worth before you buy it? Well, now you can! Check out our Phone Price Checker, the ‘nifty online tool that will help guide your next mobile win to make sure you’re not paying too much.
Tips #5: Inspect Thoroughly
When you do, we suggest test driving the car from a cold engine and taking it on a variety of road surfaces so you can test for potential issues. Check out our other great tips on buying second hand cars.
Buying on Gumtree is easy and finding the item you want at the right price is a big win! Be sure to stay ahead of the game by checking out our other guides to buying on Gumtree.