- Gumtree – any use? or a pain in the bum?
not a pain at all just do the ads and leave them on ,if stuff is any use it’ll eventually all go and so much better than all the faff posting etc as it tends to attract locals who can view the item before buying so no arguments either. A car boot may be quicker but you won’t make nearly as much as people tend to pay low prices unless you’ve something really special IME.Posted 1 year agofunkmasterpSubscriber
I use it, but always make terms very clear and never respond to those that don’t follow them. Collection only, asking price is asking price, that sort of thing. Got fed up of mental requests including offering to swap an item of furniture I was selling for some fishing gear and a really good torch 😐
It’s of great use to thieves for shifting goods. Best place to look for nicked bikes.
My bikes on there, but I advertised it. Have I stolen my own bike, should I report myself to the police? 🙁Posted 1 year agoMarkBrewerMember
I’ve sold a few household electrical items on there with no problems but when I tried to sell a cheap car on there my advert seemed to attract every idiot going 😆
It was only £300 but I lost count of the people that offered me £100 for it or wanted to swap it for their Xbox etc!Posted 1 year agofunkmasterpSubscriber
Funkmaster ..you must either live in a dodgy area or attract idiots ..I’ve sold numerous items and not one case of being messed about. maybe it’s because most things i sell only appeal to older folk like myself!
Nope, not a dodgy area at all. You’ve honestly never had people ask you to deliver something that clearly states collection only or attempt to haggle even though you’ve stipulated it’s a fixed price? If so, I would say you’re bloody lucky. I’d like to know how fishing tackle and torches are an indicator as to the how dodgy an area is? What an odd thing to say.
I used it and find it quite good. Only issue is the idiots who will offer you less than half the asking price. I had someone offer their xBox and 10 games for my car.
What’s the odds on this? Two of us who attract idiots and live in dodgy areas!Posted 1 year agodeadkennySubscriber
I’d go with car boot. At least they don’t know where you live and aren’t checking out your house 😉 . Though I’d add that more as a concern about Freecycle really. Had some well shifty types turn up to pick up stuff I was chucking out and wasn’t comfortable with them being there.
Other option – tip.
I can never be bothered these days with the faff getting ride of stuff of little value. I might donate to a relative or a charity I know some are involved with, but otherwise I just take to the tip or chuck it in the loft.Posted 1 year agowoodlikesbeerMember
I use it and find it variable. Sold write a bit on it including my old car.
But you do have to shift out the time wasters. A good indicator is if they send you a text in text speak!
It is only free if your item sells straight away. They charge write a lot for relisting.Posted 1 year ago
I use eBay a lot. It’s great. It cost 14% with all the fees. But I still have 86% of something I wouldn’t have otherwise. I have sold £1000’s of stuff over the years.
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