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Gumtree

Gumtree

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Gumtree is one of the top classified ad services in UK and its parent company, eBay, is an equally successful shopping service. Gumtree is currently available to download for free from the Apple iTunes store. The beta version of the app is now available to download from the Google Play Store as well but it is still under works. Gumtree is a great app to sell and buy but recently it has faced some serious backlash regarding its customer support which we’ll look into in this article.

The Review

If you’re looking to sell that old piece of furniture or your old TV set, Gumtree is a platform you should explore. It’s not as well built and expansive as some other sites and applications but it still is pretty successful and makes it to the top 25 in the shopping genre on iTunes.

Gumtree is essentially a classified ad service where you can create your own ad in minutes all from your phone. It’s easy and you can do it at your home. You can also upload pictures and a write a short description of the product you’re hoping to sell so that your prospective buyers get a good idea of the quality of the product. There is a limitless variety of things you can find in Gumtree and you can posts ads for just about any item in your house. This means that you can sell kids clothes, household furniture, electronics, appliances and even car parts.

Similarly, from a buyer’s perspective, there are many deals to shop around you. The app connects with your phone’s GPS and finds out all the latest and hottest deals near your locality. You can find just about anything from Gumtree and you can make sure the quality is up to standards through exploring the reviews left for the seller and the product images and description.

What’s more, you can also browse for real estate properties through this UK-based classified ads app. Properties up for sale can quickly be searched for and even shared with other friends. Plus you can set alerts for these ads so that you never miss out on a new property deal in a location of your choice.

The search filter of Gumtree is pretty smart and diverse functioning as well. It lets you find ads according to price, ad type, seller, property type and location. The app itself is designed pretty well so even the less tech-savvy individuals shouldn’t have any trouble moving around the app. There are, however, a lot of options in the menu so you might have to invest some time exploring all the controls.

Through Gumtree you can also find actual jobs. Ads for jobs are posted everyday on the app and you might get lucky and find an open vacancy for the job of your dreams.

To put the cherry on top, Gumtree offers an in-app chat facility that lets buyers and sellers communicate through simple text messages and decide on a meeting point and plan to actually buy and sell the product in question. This has raised concerns over privacy and security but given that eBay is the parent app of Gumtree and the fact that this app has a well-reputed privacy policy, we’re pretty confident you won’t be scammed if you’re careful.

Although Gumtree offers a lot of promising shopping options, it has received a fair amount of criticism with regard to the customer support service of the app. There have also been numerous reports of the app crashing and facing bugs.

Why do we recommend this app?

  • Locates the best deals in just about every category around you
  • You can find properties and even jobs through this app
  • Each product comes with an image, description and seller reviews
  • In-app messaging for easy and secure communication
  • Excellent and simple app design
  • Free to download and use

What can be improved in this app?

  • Recently users have been unhappy with the customer support service of Gumtree

Gumtree is one of the top apps in the Shopping app category, which belongs to eBay Classifieds Group. It's last update was on April 5, 2019 and it has been already downloaded 5,000,000+ times. On the app store it has now 94,259 reviews. After you get to Gumtree page on the app store, click install & enjoy it.

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  • Developed by: eBay Classifieds Group
  • Current Version: Varies with device
  • Updated: April 5, 2019
  • Requires Android: Varies with device
  • Installs: 5,000,000+
  • Category: shopping
  • Price: Free
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4.5
94,259 total
5 64,058
4 20,401
3 4,123
2 1,773
1 3,904
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