Does everyone know about Gumtree? We discovered it about eighteen months ago and have used it to great effect ever since. It started off as a means for travelers and backpackers to tee up jobs and accommodation (there is a site for various major cities all over the world) but these days you can buy, sell, swap, hire or source just about anything you want. It is one of the last bastions of free enterprise… unlike eBay where fees abound and you are obliged to open a PayPal account to sell anything, Gumtree leaves it up to people to deal amongst themselves as individuals.
There is no buyer protection so of course you need to exercise caution, but people as a rule are honest and just want to do the right thing. We have bought software and office equipment, sourced IT and other contract staff, looked up garage sales, and even sold a car via Gumtree… with never a problem. In fact we have met some truly wonderful human beings this way!
If you’ve never seen it we urge you to do so. It costs nothing to advertise so the risk is minimal.
Click here to visit the Sydney Gumtree website