Gumtree Australia Support Knowledgebase - Basics - Buyer and Seller
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Buyer and Seller

  • Local transactions should be arranged in a busy public place if possible and take a friend or family member with you. If a buyer/seller is coming to your home or workplace, arrange to have someone with you and ask the buyer/seller to produce ID. Let the buyer inspect the item before agreeing to a sale.
  • Always use common sense.
  • And if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
Gumtree is a local classifieds website and ads aren’t reviewed before they go live on the site. Gumtree doesn't offer any sort of buyer protection / payment programs. Any emails you receive that talk about such systems are scams, even if they may have the Gumtree logo. If you receive any emails promoting these services, please report it to us. If ever in doubt simply contact us and we'll be happy to help.