Gumtree website gets a big upgrade

Flipside

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The "Browse Categories" dropdown keeps on popping up when accidently mousing over it.

I wish they would stop people from spamming by posting the same ad across multiple locations.
 

zululami

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I have sold many things on Gumtree - including my car, cellphone, electronic equipment. All that's needed is for you to use common sense and you will not be scammed.
 

marlin178

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I have sold many things on Gumtree - including my car, cellphone, electronic equipment. All that's needed is for you to use common sense and you will not be scammed.
Fair enough but I don't feel like dishing out my phone number to these scum nor wasting my time having to listen to their nonsense...
 

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So I check out the new Gumtree website....... their home page looks " Pretty" , but when you click on any category - it is the same old Gumtree? Nothing to see here?:confused:
 

Marius Flash

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This and OLX. Just packed with scammers.
Yep !!! A friend of mine was conned out of 15K for selling his Apple laptop , and he is very aware of scammers and is extra careful, the transaction was a con and his only mistake was to send off the laptop before funds reflected in his account. Big loss:sick:
 

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Yep !!! A friend of mine was conned out of 15K for selling his Apple laptop , and he is very aware of scammers and is extra careful, the transaction was a con and his only mistake was to send off the laptop before funds reflected in his account. Big loss:sick:
I consider myself to be extra careful and I was taken for a ride by two conniving white pensioners who sold me stuff that was never delivered. I know they live in Beaufort West but they used stolen IDs to claim the cash I sent through Checkers... and they used a store with no security cameras.
 

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Yep !!! A friend of mine was conned out of 15K for selling his Apple laptop , and he is very aware of scammers and is extra careful, the transaction was a con and his only mistake was to send off the laptop before funds reflected in his account. Big loss:sick:
Extra careful but sent the laptop off before the payment cleared? That's basically rule number 1 for online sales, money first.
 

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The sites homepage is looking more and more like the app. I preferred the previous design where all categories (and sub-categories) was easily accessible.
 

Thor

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I consider myself to be extra careful and I was taken for a ride by two conniving white pensioners who sold me stuff that was never delivered. I know they live in Beaufort West but they used stolen IDs to claim the cash I sent through Checkers... and they used a store with no security cameras.
Why would you send money to a stranger without the goods?...
 

Icemanbrfc

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fecking wanting to know if i will send it to Nigeria for their son, and paying extra for it.. now ways cluckers!
 

Bryn

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So I check out the new Gumtree website....... their home page looks " Pretty" , but when you click on any category - it is the same old Gumtree? Nothing to see here?:confused:
Looks like all that was added was mobile optimisation. Still a pretty crap website.

Why would you send goods to a stranger without seeing the money?
You don't send either way unless there's a reason to trust the other party (eg. they're a well known business).

If face to face isn't possible, don't buy on Gumtree.
 

Madhawk

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Rule number one, always meet in public, face to face and cash only.

As soon as you say that, the scammers disappear.
 

Icemanbrfc

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Rule number one, always meet in public, face to face and cash only.

As soon as you say that, the scammers disappear.
Once told a scammer i work for SAPS.. when i tried emailing again, email no longer worked
 
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