www.Gumtree.com.au is a free classifieds site from Australia and it features local classified ads which are designed to help people get started with a new accommodation, employment, or connecting with new people. This community site is built to help people meet new ones in their neighborhood and know the services they might need frequently.
Gumtree was originated in March 2000 by Michael Pennington and Simon Crookall (source: Wikipedia), designed to connect Australians, South Africans, and New Zealanders to connect wherever they move or located to a new accommodation or to a new employment sector. Since then, the company has grown a lot with the ever growing community all around the world. The company has now spread to 76 cities across 11 countries that help connect new people in the city and also the local ones.
Few of the cities covered by Gumtree are Australia, UK, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Poland, South Africa, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong. It is one of the largest online classifieds that deals with things for sale, cars, real estates, rentals, jobs, and services for hire, electronics, and much more. Gumtree aims to provide you a convenient way to search and find what you are looking for, and everything can be found at your doorstep.
Gumtree Australia helps you do the following at your fingertips:
- View listings
- Refine your search
- Find local listings near home
- Get in touch with sellers on the spot
- Sync ads from your Gumtree watch list straight to your smartphone
- Perfect for when you want to snag a bargain
- Post ads from your smartphone along with photos
- Click a picture and list an item
- Share the ads instantly in social networks
- Manage, track and promote listings anywhere, anytime through Gumtree
- Connect instantly with other users
- Real-time messaging
- Push notifications
- Buy and sell any item
You can find services or stuff in your local area by simply entering the name of your location in the search box and click ‘Search’. This will display all ads in Australia from all categories. You can narrow down your search by select certain categories from the drop-down and make it more specific by entering your area and using the km radius function. You can sort the results by date with the recent ads showing on top. By refining your search, the results will be more specific and accurate. The results can be viewed either in grid view or list view, whichever you find it easy. You can even set a certain price for the product or service you are hiring and if you want to see all the prices, then just leave the price field blank. The filters are different for each product category, for e.g. in the case of cars and automobiles, you can filter the products with high or low mileage, year, etc. The motorcycles can be filtered by low to high CC and mileage, and so on goes the list.
Gumtree allows you to create a Watchlist of the items you prefer buying. You can view a star beside every product on clicking which, the product will be added to your Watchlist. Keeping a product to Watchlist helps you keep a track on the item and it will be saved to your Watchlist folder. You can also save a search that can be created for an entire category or a search term and will be emailed to you daily, weekly, or fortnightly. The saved searches are an email notification sends to you regarding the newest ads on Gumtree. These emails will be sent to you for 60 days from the day the search is activated. You can save up to 50 searches and create more, you’d need to unsubscribe from the existing active Saved Search.
Being a registered user, you can post ads and sell your stuff on Gumtree. You can even choose free ad or feature packages to boost your ad’s presence which will cost a negligible amount. You need to post the ad details and information about your product or service and add images too. After the posting is finally done, it will take a few hours for your ad to go live and you will be finally done. You can edit or delete your ad any moment you want from your account. Being a registered user, you can avail many features and benefits that cannot be availed as a non-registered Gumtree user.
Gumtree charges a listing fee for a certain number of categories. This includes automobiles, business for sale, and jobs. You can add only 1 live ad in automobiles and shall be charged with a fee for adding more than 1. For businesses too, you are allowed to use only 1 live ad at a time. For jobs, your first ad will be free and then you may choose from three new ad types at different price levels for consequent ads.
Gumtree accepts a number of payment methods including PayPal, Mastercard, VISA, and a valid debit card. All payments are secured with 128-bit encryption to protect your sensitive information. PayPal is considered as the best payment mode since the amount can be directly paid from your bank account or credit card. It uses the best commercially-available encryption technology to ensure that your financial information will not be shared with anyone. So to pay via your bank account, you must be registered with PayPal first.
Gumtree offers a number of paid features that helps you avail a number of benefits. Few of them are,
- You can include more than one picture in your ad.
- You can make the ad title and description as detailed as possible.
- You will be flexible on price and state that you accept the ‘best offer’.
- Make it easier for the buyer to pick up the item and inform them where the item is located and when you will be available.
- Tell your friends and contacts about Gumtree.
Additionally, Gumtree also increases your ad visibility and boosts your ad sales.
Gumtree also offers a number of scam prevention tips on buying and selling stuff. Although the site offers hassle-free transactions and helps people gain the best experience, still there are a number of people who are trapped with scams and frauds. So there are a few buying and selling tips that will help you stay safe on the site.
- Before finalizing any deal, it is extremely significant to meet the person physically and see the item. If possible, you can carry someone with you who is experienced with such dealings. If you are dealing with a home service, then ask the person to show his proof of identity and proof of qualification before calling them to your place.
- It is recommended never to send your item before receiving the money from the buyer. Confirm the transaction ID and check your bank account if the buyer has made an electronic
- Never make any wire transfers to sellers or buyers because this kind of transactions is preferred by scammers.
- Always properly inspect the item before finalizing a sale and transferring funds. Make sure the item is described as it is stated on the Gumtree page.
- Gumtree does not offer any kind of buyer protection or payment programs, so if you receive any such kind of emails, then please ignore, even if it got a Gumtree logo on it. It is suggested to report the site in case of such emails.
Gumtree offers plenty of ads and services from South Australia. You will find a large category of ads from that region, which includes, Tea Tree Gully Area, Holdfast Bay, Norwood Area, Charles Sturt Area, Grant Area, Mitcham Area, etc. Whether be it automobiles or a home cleaning service or babysitting, you will find easily for the service or item you are looking for. Each product or services page is detailed with the product information and the rate. You can also see the seller details and contact them with their phone number mentioned on the site. The site allows you to make your offer and negotiate the amount with the seller. You can also view what more items the seller is selling and also access the seller’s website (if mentioned). The region or area of the product will be mentioned with each item and that helps you determine how you can buy it.
The product page also displays the date when the item is listed and the last date when it is edited. You can also view, whether the item is a new one or a used one. The ad page can be shared with your friends via email and social networking sites and with people who are actually seeking for that item or service. If you find an ad suspicious, duplicate, scam, miscategorised, unresponsive, or no longer available, then you can report the ad. The seller will mention whether the price of the product or service is negotiable or not and that will help you determine whether you want to proceed with it or not.
Gumtree also offers a mobile app for Android and iOS and this is very helpful for people who are smartphone-oriented. The Gumtree app is designed for Gumtree Australia sites only and hence, cannot be accessed from other countries. The Gumtree app is free to download and consists more than 1.5 million listings in your pocket. This includes categories like cars and vehicles, real estate, furniture, jobs, clothes, electronics, and more. The Gumtree app makes it easier for you to find items and services at the click of your fingers. You can view item listings, filter your search, find local listings in your area, contact the sellers on the spot, and do lots more. With the iOS and Android apps, you can even sell your items with photos, share the ad listing on Facebook, Twitter, and Email or SMS, manage, track, and promote listings, and connect immediately with others. The app lets you get in touch with buyers and sellers easily with its easy-to-use message center. With real-time messaging and push notifications, you can keep a track of the items and keeps all the messages organized within the app. The Gumtree app is the safest and recommended way to connect and communicate with people. The app is developed by Marktplaats BV, which is a part of Ebay Inc.
Download Gumtree (Android): Gumtree Android App
Download Gumtree (iOS): Gumtree iPhone App
Gumtree is also familiar with the regions and areas in Adelaide, and so a number of buyers and sellers are occupied with the services and products listed here. If you recently shifted to this place or is seeking for a reliable service, then Gumtree Adelaide will get you in touch with the kind of service you are looking for.
Gumtree is also available in Melbourne city is offering you a wide list of products and service there. It covers a number of regions that includes, Melbourne City, Casey Area, Hume Area, Monash Area, Wyndham Area, Brimbank Area, Moreland Area, Greater Dandenong, Whittlesea Area, Kingston Area, and lots more. So if you are also residing in any core place within that region, you can avail Gumtree services from your home.
So if you are residing anywhere in Australia and seeking for a convenient option to find new and used products and services, then Gumtree would be the best option for you. It is far better than seeking help from people and finding the services yourself. You can find your desired item with a single click and choose from a number of options. So try out the Gumtree website or you can also find services from the Gumtree Android and iOS apps.