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Gumtree Car Stories – Kgothatso

by Estelle Nagel
Gumtree Car Stories – Kgothatso

I saw The Gumtree Tv Ad Before buying a car. I had the car at the age of 18, I bought it at Gumtree Auto ZA at low price R30 000 guess what its a Second hand but it looks like its a new from the Box Ohhh I love Gumtree Cars they are so cheap everything its cheap Tablets, Cars, Laptop and Clothes. Gumtree Never Disappoint Its easy when you want to buy anything I find Gumtree very help #GumtreeStory I bought it 5 years Ago and the car is still strong
Thank you Gumtree For the Best Service And Strong Products smile emoticon even when you buy any item you get it fast Clio is My dream car and my parents were happy after buying it!



An extraordinary collection of more than 1 000 special Coca-Cola themed items, including vintage bottles and cans, mini fridges, world cup umbrellas and cooler boxes, is listed for sale on Gumtree.co.za by Christo Pretorius from Swellendam.

Pretorius says he’s been building the collection for over 30 years and just doesn’t have the space to house them anymore; “R70 000 is a steal for the whole lot as I’m more than sure that the true value is almost double that”.

Originally, the items were purchased for display in Pretorius’ restaurant but they have since been moved into his own home.

When asked how people typically react to his amazing collection, Pretorius says “they’re flabbergasted by the extent of it and foreigners, in particular, take time to look through all of the photos and ask loads of questions”.

The only Coca-Cola item Pretorius isn’t parting with is his beloved branded Kawasaki KZ1000ST motorcycle.

Claire Cobbledick, Head of Marketing for Gumtree SA, says the sheer magnitude of this collection makes it special for fundis and avid collectors. She adds that the Antique and Collectibles vertical on Gumtree.co.za currently showcases more than 13 000 live ads including a variety of crystal chandeliers, Victorian furniture and fine china.

The Coke collection ad is showcased on Gumtree.co.za here.


by Estelle Nagel

The Western Cape Funding Fair (TWCFF) is on at the CTICC on May 25th and provides a space where entrepreneurs can interact face-to-face and get advice and funding to start their businesses on the road to success.

SA’s biggest online classifieds site Gumtree.co.za can also play a key role in this journey.

Claire Cobbledick, Head of Marketing for Gumtree SA, says that a “huge number of small businesses have kick-started their marketing via our site”.

Zaheer Moola is one such entrepreneur. He posted a Gumtree ad in 2012 for a home-made product and, from the responses, he has steadily developed Z Creations into a fully-fledged quality custom-made furniture factory.

Another is Apple n Ui located in Woodstock Cape Town. Sharon van Rensburg, co-owner of the vintage furniture Boutique says that “Gumtree is a wonderful platform that puts you in contact with potential customers that might not necessarily know about your business”. Van Rensburg and her partner Teana Fourie have been making use of the online site for the last five years to generate leads and it’s been working. “Within one day of posting, our ads receive on average about 30 views”, she ends.

Why Gumtree.co.za?

  • Gumtree ads are free.
  • Ad visits average 2 000 within one month.
  • Your ad generates direct leads.
  • Interact directly with possible customers via the app with Message Centre.
  • Transact safer with Shepherd, Gumtree’s partnered third party escrow service.
  • The Gumtree.co.za site has 5.5 million unique browsers and is the second largest local website in South Africa.

How to get the most out of your free Gumtree.co.za ad

  1. Have a short, snappy title that will intrigue users and be as descriptive as you can in the body of your ad.
  2. Clearly indicate your price range, i.e. From R500.
  3. Upload plenty of good images – ensure that they are clear and well shot.
  4. Upload an email address as well as at least one contact number along with your ad.
  5. Get affiliated with Shepherd, the Gumtree partnered third party escrow service, to give users a sense of security.

Allow Gumtree.co.za to be part of your entrepreneurial journey – it’s as easy as Gumtree!

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