Gumtree UK has a consumer rating of 1.3 stars from 44 reviews indicating that most consumers are generally dissatisfied with their purchases. Gumtree UK also ranks 109th among Classifieds sites. The most common issues with Gumtree UK are around customer service, which is not as good as expected by some customers.
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Like all classified ad sites, and especially the free ones, Gumtree does indeed suffer from scam ads. That said, they seem pretty good at taking down scam ads when reported and there are active forum moderators who aid in that cause. The site itself carries a growing selection of ads and it's free. I think the site is a good choice for items that you can buy locally and transact face to face (which was, I beleive, the original concept behind the site). But don't use it to buy things remotely from people you haven't met.See positive reviews
Anyone else getting really annoyed of Gumtree keep interupting your search for items thinking you're a Bot !, Tried installing Java etc but no change, so annoying when signed in as member and it keeps freezing your search, Surely they can find a better way round 'BOTS', I've stopped using until they get this sorted.See critical reviews
Tip for consumers: Great when all is well. Terrible!! When there is even a small issue.
What you need to understand is that Gumtree is owned by eBay, and (so it would seem) is run in much the same way, and that is? with the best interests of SCAMMERS at heart. I have no idea what Gumtree was like pre 2005, when eBay spent $81.6 million to acquire it (along with LoQUo, and opusforum) but I have no doubts about the honesty (lack of) of eBay. The "Authorities"?, Police, Action Fraud (should be renamed INAction Fraud IMHO) are LESS than useless, as are Trading Standards or the CAB. It's ALMOST as if eBay/Gumtree are Teflon coated. Personally I like to prowl the eBay community forum, and (within the rules of engagement) engage with fellow forum members, highlighting the truth...the dishonest truth of how eBay protect shill bidders, scammers and thieves as the whole eBay system (CS,Trust and safety etc) would seem to be set-up to do, AND ( sadly, so it would seem) the same could be said of Gumtree?.
Treat them that you will report them to paypal because they took your money and you want a refund.I did like that and they answer me saying that their policy is to don't refund money. This website need to be put in the the eyes of Police or any other authorities since soo many people are rip off.
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