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Anyone use Gumtree ??


Ross_D Plus
5 826 1 United Kingdom
17 May 2019 3:45PM
Just wondered if anybody here uses Gumtree (for selling items ) .......doesn't seem to have any downsides and cheaper than eBay. Most of what I want to sell is non photographic. Interested to hear ePz members experiences.

Thanks .

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capto Plus
7 5.6k 10 United Kingdom
17 May 2019 5:17PM
I did advertise a camera with them some years ago.........got lots of dodgy offers from gentlemen mainly based in Africa, with stories of why they couldn't just buy and pay like anyone else. Stuff on E-bay that I have sold has usually fetched more than expected, so off-setting the cost. The old saying 'buyer beware' should also be 'seller be aware'.
smacau1 7 527 United Kingdom
17 May 2019 6:39PM
Face to face meetings and cash only would be my advice!
17 May 2019 7:28PM

Quote:Face to face meetings and cash only would be my advice!


S’what I’ve heard too...Sad
Cephus Plus
14 2.5k England
17 May 2019 7:43PM
Tried to buy a tripod but got no reply
Ross_D Plus
5 826 1 United Kingdom
17 May 2019 7:56PM
Thanks for replies.


Quote:Face to face meetings and cash only would be my advice!


That's what I thought and what I intended. That said I suppose using eBay/Paypal is safer.


Quote:Stuff on E-bay that I have sold has usually fetched more than expected, so off-setting the cost.


Good point.

thewilliam2 2 1.2k
17 May 2019 9:06PM
Fleabay is much better for buyers. A few years back, I bought a lens that turned out to be infected with fungus. The buyer wouldn't play ball but Paypal did a full refund.

Gumtree doesn't give any protection to either party.
AlexE 2 142 United Kingdom
17 May 2019 9:41PM
I would sell a lot of non-camera stuff on Gumtree but if they can't collect: "Sorry. No."

Then with purchasing, if they won't let me collect: "Sorry. No."

In short: If someone's behaving in a dodgy way, they probably are ... dodgy. (and that means: "Sorry. No").
Ross_D Plus
5 826 1 United Kingdom
18 May 2019 10:43AM
Thanks all. Most comments confirm what I thought. I'll probably sell all the low value items on Gumtree ( 'buyer collects' ) and the higher value items on eBay ..payment via Paypal.
Bridgelayer 12 636 United Kingdom
22 May 2019 4:20PM
I've also had a good experience with Preloved. Cheque sent in payment, cashed by me, then items dispatched by courier. No problems at all.
Ross_D Plus
5 826 1 United Kingdom
23 May 2019 5:59PM
Have to confess that I hadn't heard of Preloved . Certainly worth a look.
WestCamera New Member 13 United States
26 May 2019 5:34PM
Thanks for the post. A learned lesson taught here. I've seen it and wondered. Not wondering any longer.Grin
Ross_D Plus
5 826 1 United Kingdom
27 May 2019 3:07PM

Quote: I've seen it and wondered. Not wondering any longer


Is that a recommendation for Gumtree or has it put you off ??


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