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Gumtree News

Gumtree is a classified ads site owned by eBay
By Dan Wilson December 8, 2016 - 11:31 am

Gumtree classifieds site to display eBay listings

eBay have announced in a blog post that they will begin showing eBay items on Gumtree classifieds sister and other eBay owned classified businesses across the globe including Gumtree UK classifieds site and German classifieds site, Kleinanzeigen, by the end of 2016. You can find out

Gumtree SA adds payments to become a marketplace

Gumtree is a classified ads site. It's akin to the free ads in your local newspaper - you see an ad for something you want, contact the seller usually by phone or email and arrange to meet and pay for your purchase. Now Gumtree, at

Facebook takes on eBay, Gumtree and Craigslist with Marketplace feature

Facebook is making a serious bid into the ecommerce marketplace space with the launch of a new feature billed as 'Marketplace'. Facebook has long been a forum where people have sold things to each other but this formalises and streamlines the process. Facebook users will

Gumtree introduces new Motors trading features and fees

If you're selling a single car, or many vehicles on Gumtree, change is coming your way. In October they'll be introducing a tiered price structure and also encouraging verification with a mandatory HPI check. There will be three pricing plans: Basic, Plus and Premium. Gumtree is

Would you use an ‘Internet Purchase Exchange Location’?

Greater Manchester Police launched their ‘Internet Purchase Exchange Location’ scheme, a place where people who are trading goods online can meet potential buyers or sellers in a safe environment. The concept is simple according to the Police. An Internet Purchase Exchange Location is a designated area

eBay has a billion listings for the first time

On Wednesday eBay delivered its second quarter results. Earnings were in line with analyst expectation and represented $0.38 per undulated shares on total revenues of $2.2 billion up 7% year on year. You can digest the numbers more fully here. Doubtles we'll be able to

Gumtree hacked, email addresses compromised

Gumtree has been hacked with user names compromised. Personal details such as contact names and phone numbers which if provided are made publicly available on the site, were also accessed. Passwords apparently were kept secure and Gumtree says that the breach only affects some users based

Gumtree launches new TV ads

eBay owned UK classifieds site Gumtree continues its marketing push following a site refresh and a rebrand to make it "less Australian". It's cute enough as TV ads go. The theme is: "opportunity starts on Gumtree." Here's the ad spot: https://youtu.be/V6yghqVksoU The campaign launches with a 30

Gumtree is trying to be less Australian

On Monday, as I went to place an ad, I noticed that Gumtree has changed its look and feel. Take a look at the site yourself and you'll see the logo and homepage has been refreshed. And the reason for the change seems to be that

Gumtree to sponsor BT Sport Premiership coverage

Gumtree have signed a deal with BT Sport to promote their motors ads. They'll be advertising on TV in their biggest broadcast deal to date. You'll see the Gumtree feature at the start, advert breaks and at the end of all 38 Barclays Premier League matches

eBay sells share in craigslist back to craigslist

It's a fairly typical sphinxlike announcement from eBay Inc.: "eBay, Inc. announced today it has sold its equity interest in craigslist back to craigslist. In 2004, eBay acquired a 28.4% equity interest in craigslist. Under a confidential settlement agreement, craigslist has repurchased all of eBay's equity

Gumtree consolidates and shuts down New Zealand

Gumtree have announced that they are shutting down their New Zealand operation with immediate effect. As of tomorrow it'll no longer be possible to post a new advert on the New Zealand site. The site will close on the 10th of March when the final

Gumtree is selling the CBB house contents

Not that any of you will admit to watching Celebrity Big Brother this year. But it looks like sponsor Gumtree will be selling off the contents of the house once the series ends. Here's what they say: "We’re sponsoring Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother, and once the

Gumtree Daily Deals site to shut down this week

Gumtree have emailed their Daily Deal subscribers saying sorry but Gumtree Daily Deals is closing this week. They say that you can still take advantage of the deals on Gumtree today and tomorrow and don't worry, any deals that you have bought in recent weeks

“Normal” selling prices must be substantiated

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) have upheld complaints against two Daily Deal websites regarding the way "normal retail prices" were advertised. Both Gumtree and Wowcher relied on screenshots from the retailers websites as justification of the regular selling price to justify their offers. In both case

Gumtree launch three new UK TV ads

Gumtree are back in the TV ads market. They've launched three new ads yesterday plugging the three core areas of the classified ads site - Jobs, Motors and goods for sale. The ads are all about how easy it is to bring people together to trade

How to become a Gumtree Daily Deals supplier

This Christmas 70% of us will be tempted off the High Street and onto a Daily Deal site to make a purchase according to new research by Gumtree, who now offer Daily Deals. On average buyers will make £75.00 savings by bagging Daily Deal savings

Free money from Gumtree and PayPal

Blink and you might have missed it (Chris did, he'll be cross he didn't bag his tenner). Gumtree Deals had an offer that essentially meant that you could buy a £15 PayPal voucher for £5. Not quite 'free' money but not far off. We hope

Social selling grows on eBay classified sites

According to a "Glocal Trade Study" by eBay, Global Classifieds business is growing faster than ever but there's still plenty of potential for growth. There were a total of 221 million classifieds adverts posted across eBay's online classifieds sites in 2010, a 22 per cent

Is this the beginning of the end of free Gumtree?

eBay-owned classified site Gumtree has been a great way to advertise on the internet for free. But - maybe - not for much longer. One of the largest sections on Gumtree in the UK is the property for rent section, and that's just introduced fees.