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What kind of Gumtreer are you?

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During my time at Gumtree, I’ve met lots of interesting people…but none are more interesting than Gumtreers themselves. Some like very specific items and scour the site looking for collectibles, others prefer to sell rather than shop. Some have even quit their day jobs to become full time Gumtrepreneurs. The beauty of the site is […]

Gumtree Digital Showroom Event

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On the 14th of October, Gumtree hosted a networking/knowledge share breakfast aimed at role players in the automotive sector at SA Automotive Week. Guest speakers including Marcus Bardach from Auto SLM and Brett St Clair from Google SA, as well as top speakers from Gumtree Automotive, presented topics relevant to the digital age of automotive […]

Gumtree Summer Promotion Terms and Conditions

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Gumtree is making sure that the summer of 2014 is going to be the best ever! If you sell your unwanted goods on www.gumtree.co.za between 20 October – 12 December 2014 using the hashtag #summerbonus in the title, you will receive a R50 promo code to use towards your next purchase on takealot.com, South Africa’s […]

Gumtree WinBack Promotion Terms and Conditions

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HOW TO ENTER Purchase a car that you find on Gumtree and you stand the chance of driving off with up to 250k back in cash! All you have to do to complete your entry is to reply to the WinBack Ad with: Your name and contact number The model, year, colour, price of purchase of the […]

Unpacking Building Insurance

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by Guest Blogger, Stanford Legodi Buying a house  is probably the single biggest purchase someone will make in his or her lifetime. It stands to reason that, because life has no guarantees, this big purchase needs to be properly insured with adequate buildings cover. We’ve compiled a list of possibly the most important questions and […]

Gumtree Best Ads Contest Rules

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BEST ADS OF GUMTREE COMPETITION RULES/TERMS & CONDITIONS By participating in the Best Ads of Gumtree competition(the “Competition”), prospective advertisers agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below (“Rules”), which is being facilitated on the online advertising platform provided to you by Marktplaats BV (“Gumtree”). A copy of these Rules are available online […]

South Africa’s Top Tourist Destinations

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by Guest Blogger, Standford Legodi Are you thinking of going on holiday, but are not sure where to go?  You should  consider taking time to explore more of what  Mzansi has to offer, find reliable travel agents right here. Sure, you may live in South Africa and may take the odd trip from one province […]

Hidden Gems in Your Home to Sell

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Have a look at your cupboards, the space beneath the stairs, and the boxes in the garage; you might be surprised how much value is just gathering dust in your home. The adage ‘one person’s junk is another’s treasure’ can certainly apply to unused items in your home. Furniture Many people move furniture around with […]

Buying for baby on a budget

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Baby boutiques and their extensive product ranges can be extremely attractive for any new mom – but the reality is that nursery furniture and baby clothing gets outgrown very quickly. Used goods and home businesses can provide an attractive and cost effective alternative, but is it safe to buy secondhand items for your baby? Buying […]

Managing your debt in a recession

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Are you in debt or struggling to make it through the month on your salary? Then you need a plan of action! Stop and evaluate the options available to you on how to get out of this debt sinkhole. If left unattended, debt will only get worse and may land you in serious financial trouble. […]

Good Debt vs. Bad Debt, Know the Difference

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‘Good debt’ (Noun): An investment that will appreciate and / or generate income over time. Seems that no matter what you do, its always difficult avoiding the debt trap. You could try, but you might never be able to own your own house, car or any other high value item; unless, of course, you have […]

Gumtree Extreme Refresh was a resounding success!

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Thanks to the hard work and generous hearts of our amazing Joburg Gumtreers, we’ve managed to transform the Little Pina Pina Educare Centre in just four weeks. Feedback from Mama Lorraine is that the children are so pleased with the makeover that parents are having trouble convincing them to leave in the afternoons – they […]

Fine dining in the sky

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Many of us associate flying with big confusing airports, lost or damaged baggage, cramped cabins and being seated next to loud and obnoxious passengers, which ultimately ruins the experience of the flight. Airlines have picked up on this hesitation of passengers to fly and have devised clever ways to keep passengers satisfied. Not only are […]

Gumtree at a Glance

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Our amazing team at Ogilvy put together this infographic that gives you a little glimpse into the Number One Locally-Owned Website in SA. Thanks to you, we have over 7 million unique visitors every month, we’re the number 1 most trafficked website in South Africa, and we have over 800,000 Facebook likes! Thank you for […]

Looking for Extra Money?

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We’re living in a time where it’s getting more and more difficult for your budget to keep up with your lifestyle. And it is not always possible for you to make cutbacks on your expenses, nor would you necessarily want to. Luckily, you do have options; you can get a second job or take out […]

Create Storage in Your Kitchen for < R,1000

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If you are longing for more space in your kitchen, these tips can help you use wasted space and create clever, affordable storage solutions. Firstly, de-clutter your surfaces. Clean lines create the illusion of space as does a neutral colour scheme. Cork or peg boards (aka notice boards) transform an empty wall into handy storage. […]

We’re Number One!

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Effective Measure, the official online audience measurement supplier of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (formerly the DMMA), has announced that Gumtree is the most trafficked South African website based on unique browsers received. “Gumtree is now officially the largest Effective Measure tagged IAB member site in South Africa for South African users,” says Effective Measures MD, […]

Gumtree It and Win R10K!

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GUMTREE IT AND WIN BIG COMPETITION The basics: Post at least 2 new ads on gumtree.co.za Include “#GumtreeIt” in your ad title Ads posted through 26 September 2014 are eligible to win Double your chances to win by posting from a Gumtree mobile app Click here to post and win! OR download our APP now Blackberry: http://bit.ly/UOwe2h Android: http://bit.ly/1AEmAAC iOS: http://bit.ly/1lwOqu8 […]

Preparing for a New Baby

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The homecoming of your brand-new baby can unnerve even the most conscientious parent-to-be. Whether it is your firstborn or a sibling added to an already bustling nest, the happy event requires careful planning. One of the smartest things to do is arrange help for when you get home. Ask your mother, friends, and neighbours to […]

Gumtree It – The Game!

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We here at the Gumtree Office are excited to announce our newest project, Gumtree It – The Game! You have 30 seconds to sell as much unused stuff as you can, and earn cash as you go! To play, Click highlighted items as fast as you can for the full 30 seconds. You can play two […]

Gumtree partners up with For Good for a good cause!

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Gumtree has partnered up with For Good, an online platform that connects those who want to help with organisations needing help. Their goals is to connect people with a cause that needs something: a donation of time, goods or money. (You can choose causes that interest you or focus on those in your area.) Gumtree has […]

5 Unused Household Items to Sell NOW

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Perhaps there is a human tendency to gather originated in ancestral hunter-gatherer days. Why else would people hoard so many things they never use? Walk around your house, room by room, and see what is sitting there unused. Pretty soon you will have five or more items on your list of candidates. Decide if you […]

Gumtree Extreme ReFresh T&Cs

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As many of you know by now, Gumtree and DJ Fresh will be working together to give the  Little Pnina Pnina DayCare a brand new look! We’re appealing to all Joburgers to come together, go through their cupboards, garages and storage rooms and donate unwanted items to our cause! HOW TO PARTICIPATE:   1.     Visit www.gumtree.co.za/refresh to find […]

Women on Wheels: Top Tips for Buying a Car Seat

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If you have a baby or small child, you can’t do without a car seat as it is pivotal to the safety of your child when driving in the car. You may not have thousands to spend and that is what it can cost these days. Well, why not go check out some car seats […]

How to Start a Spaza Shop at Home

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Spaza shops are especially popular in South Africa, generating billions each year. If you know the local trade in your area and see an opportunity to earn money by starting your own spaza shop, you’ll benefit from the best tips on how to start a spaza shop from your home. Talk to the Experts If […]

We re-did our office entirely on Gumtree!

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When the marketing team moved into our new offices in Cape Town, we really wanted to put our unique  stamp on it…creating a space that was funky and functional, practical and pretty, and very Gumtree. Of course, we always say that you can find anything you want on Gumtree…which is why we asked our long-time […]

O Magazine: Everything You need for a new Baby

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Having a baby is one of the most exciting, life-changing experiences but it can also come with a lot of stress and financial strain. These baby essentials from Gumtree.co.za are affordable and will make the process that much easier. Baby Monitors A baby monitor is a must-have to track your newborn’s movements and sleep patterns. […]

Cosmo Party Planning Excitement

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I’m celebrating the big 3-0 this weekend, and I’m keen to have a (budget-friendly) retro-themed party at my flat. So, instead of wasting time hunting for party props and traipsing from shop to shop, I decided to have a squiz on Gumtree. I was blown away by how many amazing deals I found! 1. Chocolate […]

Women on Wheels Top Hands-Free Kits on Gumtree

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There is no reason to get caught talking on your phone whilst driving. It is illegal after all.  What you need is a handsfree kit for your car and what better place to find this than on Gumtree. An array of units that will suit your specific needs can be found on this site. VW […]

Marie Claire Top Accessories on Gumtree

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Bargains on bargains on some more bargains! This week we bring you all the best places to purchase some little things that do wonders for your everyday look: Click here for leather, classic prints and graphics, bags that are uniquely designed to suit your routine. Click here if you appreciate a design with just a […]

House and Leisure 5 Super Sofas

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In need of a new place to perch? Look no further: we’ve found these 5 incredibly well-priced and plush couches on Gumtree.  1. Wetherly’s Genuine Leather Couch, R6 500 This genuine leather, full grain couch is in mint condition. With a deep seat and high back rest, this comfy sofa is sure to be snuggle-heaven. […]

Good Housekeeping Tips for Improving Your Lifestyle with Gumtree

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These items will kick your lifestyle up a notch. 8 Seater Jacuzzi for sale R4 500 Relaxing in a Jacuzzi with a cocktail is a dream shared by many people. This 8 seater Jacuzzi can be yours for only R4 500.   Apple tree -1m tall R 130  Grow your own organic apples! If you […]

Create Space in Your Bathroom for < R1,500

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Whether you’re sharing a bathroom with the whole house, your partner, or just your housemate, things can get cramped. If your bathroom feels small, cluttered, and uncomfortable but you don’t have a lot of cash to fix it, there are some great ways to update, renovate, refresh, and revive your bathroom for under R1500 – […]

Gumtree Tips: 5 Things in Your House To Sell Now

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The weather isn’t warming up anytime soon, and we know a lot of South Africans are getting a serious case of cabin fever. But have no fear, because Gumtree has the perfect tips to get you through the rest of winter – and make extra money while you’re at it! It’s time for a pre-spring […]

Cosmo’s Moving Made Easy with Gumtree

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I’m moving house this weekend. Yay. I want to be excited, I really do, but the thought of spending hours and hours traipsing through homestores and getting more blisters than bargains makes me want to curl up in a dark corner of my unfurnished flat and weep. To save myself some of the Agony of […]

Marie Claire Get Fit with Gumtree!

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This week we bring you a fun way to stay fit and sexy. The gym is not for everyone and these alternatives might be your ticket to a fabulous summer body. Here are a few suggestions: Belly Dance: Click Here for a tutorial on how to move those hips like Shakira and burn a few kilojoules while […]

Women on Wheels Top Picks for the week

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Car manufacturers always try to improve new models by boasting lower fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions. Fuel consumption is very much influenced by the manner of driving; you can easily save some cash by adjusting your driving habits. However, what makes a bigger difference is the actual car you drive. One of the biggest […]

O Magazine Winter Warmers

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Stay warm in style this winter with unique statement pieces like the ones we found on Gumtree. Winter Trench Coat A classic trench coat can be worn over many winter seasons. A Scarf or wrap These beautifully patterned scarves will add a pop of colour to your winter outfit, ensuring that winter blues stay away! […]

House and Leisure: 5 Occasional Chairs on Gumtree

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If selected correctly, mismatched chairs can make for lovely statement pieces. Have a look at these cool finds from Gumtree this week. 1. Retro Atomic Armchair, R1 000 This blue armchair would be lovely close to a cosy fireplace, with a good stack of books nearby. 2. COKKA Armchair, R400 These fun COKKA chairs are […]

Good Housekeeping: In with the old…

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Get the look, the body, the holiday and the phone you want! 1. http://www.gumtree.co.za/a-antiques-collectables/parklands/vintage-typewriters/1001165342970910000581009 Bet you wish you’d never thrown out your typewriter! Retro typewriters are finding their spot in the sun once again. Great for old-school letter writing, or as a conversational collectible. R350 is a bargain price! 2. http://www.gumtree.co.za/a-antiques-collectables/athlone/portholes-x-4-glass-intact-360-diameter-r2000-for-the-lot/1001165269630910001741709 Renovating? These port-hole windows […]

Gumtree Cycling Club Competition

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August is bike month on Gumtree! AUGUST IS BIKE MONTH ON GUMTREE We want your wheels! Gumtree is challenging all major cycle clubs in Gauteng to sell their unwanted cycling gear on Gumtree.co.za during the month of August. We want as much stock as possible in preparation for Bike-to-work day in September and we want […]

Find free Wi-Fi in your area

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As you may have heard in the media, Gumtree has partnered with Project Isizwe to bring free Wi-Fi to communities across South Africa. Although these are primarily centered around schools, everyone in the vicinity will benefit. View the map here. If you are unsure as to whether or not you have Wi-Fi in your area, […]

Gumtree partners with Isizwe to bring Free Wi-Fi to communities across South Africa

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Gumtree has partnered with Project Isizwe to bring free wi-fi to low-income communities across South Africa, starting with a large roll-out in the City of Tshwane. The initiative plans to create capacity to connect over 1 million people in the municipality by August 2014 via 219 “Free Internet Zones”, with even greater capacity planned for […]

Gumtree is giving away R20,000 to aspiring entrepreneurs

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Regular PowerFM listeners will know that Gumtree will be giving to aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to win big time!  Two entrepreneurs with the best ideas for expanding their business or creating one from scratch will each be given R20,000 to power up their company and take it to a new level. It could be a […]

Win with Metro FM and Gumtree

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How to Enter Got unwanted stuff, need cash? Or, got cash, need stuff? Gumtree it! Post a free ad of your unwanted stuff for sale on gumtree.co.za between the 28th July and the 15th August 2014 and you could stand a chance of winning your share of R100 000 in cash by winning one of twenty […]

Women on Wheels Alternative Transport

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Cars aren’t the only way to travel – there are actually plenty of other ways to get around town. And now that the petrol price is on the increase again, maybe South Africans need a way of transportation that’s a little lighter on the wallet! Here are five alternative ways of transportation, and you can […]

O Magazine 7 Ways to Update Your Living Space On a Budget

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Redesigning your home doesn’t have to mean a big renovation that comes with massive costs. Here are five ways you can update your space for less. Get your wooden floors sanded  Sanding and polishing your wooden floors will breathe new life into a room. This sanding service even promises a dust-free experience! Install new shelves […]

Marie Claire Mobile Beauty with Gumtree

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Marie Claire’s August issue features a special make-up guide to help you get that catwalk beauty look in a few easy steps. This week we’ve rounded up a few mobile beauty services you can use to transform your look in the comfort of your own home: A professional make-up artist and hair stylist We recommend […]

House and Leisure 5 Winter Warming Fireplaces

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Stuck in a mid-winter chill? Be prepared to get cosy with any of these 5 fireplaces we found on Gumtree this week. 1. Wood Burning Firebox, R31 800 The three-sided, widescreen, glass windows allow for flames to be viewed from all angles. Made from durable solid steel, smoke is prevented from coming out during opening […]

Good Housekeeping: Be Prepared for every occassion

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Being the perfect hostess is many woman’s dream, and something Good Housekeeping specialises in! Make sure you are prepared for every occasion whether it is a birthday party, a casual picnic or donuts and tea at home with these great buys from Gumtree.co.za.  1. Photography for Weddings, Family, Baby, Maternity, Corporate, Events and Birthdays Negotionable […]