Gumtree Australia Support Knowledgebase - Safety - Electronics
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  • Local transactions should be arranged in a busy public place if possible. 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. Ask the buyer/seller to produce ID and allow the buyer to inspect the item.
  • Never send money by bank transfer or a payment service that is not PayPal through Gumtree messages. We only recommend Gumtree’s PayPal integration or cash in person.
  • Use common sense.
  • We encourage you to be extra cautious when buying high-end or popular items such as Thermomix or Dyson appliances.
  • Make sure you're not buying an American appliance or electronic item that won't plug in to Australian electrical outlets.
  • 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.