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Selling on Gumtree

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minimadness Sun 21-Aug-11 11:47:12

I've got a couple of bits of furniture to sell and was wondering if Gumtree is a good place to sell them?

I've used ebay before to sell shoes but found selling on ebay a hassle.

Any tips/advice for selling on Gumtree?

zazizoma Sun 21-Aug-11 12:02:44

Hi, I've passed on lots of stuff through gumtree. I find that it's great for furniture and almost anything goes, usually the same day. It's not so good for smaller household items such as appliances or baby kit, so I still use eBay for those items.

State up front in the ad your price up front and that you expect cash on pickup. I find that a mobile number gets MUCH better response than an email address. People will tell you they will come to collect something and then you may not hear from them again, so I tell interested people that I will hold an item for them for a day, after which I will take other calls.

All in all, much easier than eBay, even though you have to sort through the responses yourself.

Good luck!

minimadness Sun 21-Aug-11 12:05:53

Thanks for the tips zazizoma, much appreciated. I will give Gumtree a go!

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