Gumtree Australia Support Knowledgebase - Basics - Selling on Gumtree
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Selling on Gumtree

  1. Identify unused items: Make a list of all the items around your house that you don't use anymore. Where possible, include details such as how much you bought them for and what condition they're in. 
  2. Be descriptive: Describe the product you're selling, including its features, a brief history and reasons for selling the item. The more information you provide, the more likely you are to make a sale at the price you're looking for.
  3. Make your Ad visual: You will have more success with potential buyers if they can visualise the item you are selling, so it is very beneficial to include a range of images.
  4. Be honest: Be upfront, honest and accurate when listing an item – it’s good for you and our community. Don't oversell the product or fail to acknowledge any key flaws.
  5. Meet the buyer: Arrange to meet locally in a busy public place if possible and bring a family member or friend with you. For added peace of mind, it can be beneficial to ask a buyer to show their personal identification before you hand over any goods for inspection. If you decide to offer shipping, please visit our help page here.
  6. Be responsive: If you’re going to be unreachable for an extended period, simply pause your listing so you don’t keep people hanging. There will be plenty more buyers when you return.
  7. Show up on time: If you’ve set a time to meet a buyer, stick to the plan and show up on time. If you can’t make it, these things happen, just let the person know as soon as you can so they’re not left waiting.