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Tell us your success story and win!

by Estelle Nagel
Tell us your success story and win!

Are you a Gumtree guru? Have you found a great deal on Gumtree? Or your dream job? Or perhaps you’ve flipped something for profit, kickstarted a business or planned your dream wedding…in any event, tell us your Gumtree Success Story by commenting on Facebook, emailing our team (marketing-sa@gumtree.co.za) or tweeting us @gumtreecoza and you could win a new Hisense smartphone! Competition closes 8 July at midnight.

To qualify:

  • Your story must be relevant to www.gumtree.co.za
  • You must be a South African citizen and over the age of 18.
  • You must use the competition guidelines to enter.
  • Winners will be informed via Direct Social Media message or email via official Gumtree channels.

Good luck everyone!

How To Test-Drive A Car

by Estelle Nagel
How To Test-Drive A Car

You’ve spotted the car you have you set your heart on, did some research on the make and model and what to expect of it, so now the proof is in the pudding: you need to drive it first-hand to determine if it fully meets your expectations.


by Estelle Nagel

What do you give the man who has everything? It’s a tricky question, but finding something unique (and affordable) for Father’s Day is easier than you think.

“Finding a thoughtful gift through an online scavenger hunt can be really fun – and surprising,” says Claire Cobbledick, Head of Marketing for Gumtree South Africa. “An online search can deliver unique items that simply can’t be bought from a retailer…it blows the traditional socks-and-tie combo out of the water.”

Cobbledick advises starting with the recipients’ hobbies and passions. “A lot of baby boomers love collecting the toys they played with as children – including matchbox cars, bicycles, GI Joes. Is the dad in your home a bit of a Star Wars fanatic? There are over 30 collectable items available on the site, ranging from R120 – R3 000, including comic books, figurines and posters.”

You also cannot go amiss with a nice item for their office, man cave or bar. “Vintage signage, vinyl records, old car accessories and the like are extremely popular at the moment. Sports’ fans will also appreciate the range of signed jerseys and collectibles.”

Here are our top picks for Father’s Day 2016:

  1. Coca-Cola mounted opener

Your Old Man will be the envy of his retro-styled pals with this Coca-Cola beauty mounted on the wall of his entertainment, braai area or, of course, his bar.








  1. Enamel bar signs

Pimp out his bar area even further with a few collectible enamel signs from yesteryear, like this Eveready piece, which dates back to the 1930s. Other classic brands include the likes of Dunlop Tyres and even original Caltex designs.









  1. Foosball table

This World Cup edition foosball table, an extremely crucial part of 2010, once welcomed many Bafana hopefuls. And Dad can now proudly show it off in his Man Cave.






  1. Home beer brewing kit

If your father is a beer man he has probably always wanted to brew his own, invite friends and family over for a festive Saturday braai and explain the process in detail – his dreams have just come true!

Beer Kit





Proving that a successful Father’s Day is as easy as Gumtree! Crisis averted.


by Estelle Nagel

Getting the most out of your free Gumtree ad is easy – even more so via the app. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how you can best utilise the app when selling your unwanted goods.

Step 1Welcome to the Gumtree app – navigate your way to My Ads to get started!









  1. Snap it & enter basic information

Step 2Click on Add a Photo and snap the perfect pictures of your unwanted item.

TIP: avoid uploading blurry photos and make sure there is good lighting. A good ad has at least three high qulaity images.

Next, add a title of approximately 50 – 70 characters.

TIP: be as discriptive but as punchy as possible, e.g. Good condition iPhone 4 for sale with charger & earphones.

Add a short and sweet discription and select the category it belongs in.

TIP: categories are the way that Gumtree knows to show the right users your ad when they are browsing the site. Make sure to choose the most relevant category for your item.



  1. Enter the required additional details

Step 3Add a price to your item and state whether it is for sale by owner or dealer.

TIP: the Gumtree Price Checker is the perfect tool to make sure you are pricing your item correctly.







  1. One last thing…

Step 4You have now added all the necessary details. All that’s left is to add your location as well as how you prefer to be contacted, either via email or telephone. Now click submit and your ad is live!

TIP: try adding an email address as well as a telephone number – people love options.






Step 5Once you have posted your ad, you can review and manage it by clicking on My Ads. This nifty section will list all the ads you’ve posted in the last 30 days.

And to better connect with potential buyers, you are able to instant chat message from inside your app to another.






Yes, it’s that simple! If you are in need of some assistance, visit help.gumtree.co.za/ and enter into a live chat with one of the Gumtree customer service consultants.

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