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“Accepted advert, 48 viewers, then ad pulled & I'm banned”

Written on: 03/07/2015

I placed an advert which was word-for-word identical to ads placed on other sites. Gumtree accepted the ad, issued a ref no., and all seemed good. Checked following morning, all still good with 48 viewers, then a couple of hours later ad had vanished. Gumtree had pulled it without any notification whatsoever. When I queried using their live chat, advisor was perplexed - couldn't see any reason. He promised to look into it, then found I had also been banned, and Gumtree forthwith terminated all… Read Full Review

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“Total rip off...”

Written on: 28/06/2015 by Spartafc (1 review written)

I have just paid Gumtree Belfast £4.99 to place an Ad which they did not put up.When i asked for a refund they stated that i wasn't entitled to one as i mustn't have read the T&Cs.They basically take your money,fail to provide the service you are paying for and then tell you that it's your own fault.Do not pay these people any money.Very dubious!… Read Full Review

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“Gumtree no longer a viable site”

Written on: 10/06/2015 by banburyone (1 review written)

Gumtree no longer a viable site. There was a time that gumtree was a very lively site for both sellers and buyers but now, it really is a dead site and is a complete waste of money. I imagine that as they have such a bad reputation, people avoid them and don't bother anymore. Gumtree have lost the plot now… Read Full Review

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“Waste of valuable time”

Written on: 03/05/2015 by Conradj393 (1 review written)

This review is from a seller's perspective and not a critism of the website. There has been a lot of interest in the item I have for sale but in the main from complete time wasters. People viewing but expecting something different from the pictures, those definitely wanting it but then silence, people not turning up for viewings, those wanting something for nothing, endless texts asking for additional info or info already in the ad. Even buyers saying they are genuine when they are not!… Read Full Review

Mrjoshy's Comment

Written on: 04/05/2015

It is happening with most people now. Over the last few years, gumtree have firmly established with customers that they are not a trustworthy company with no customer service. Over 400 bad reviews on this site alone. Hence, they have become a joke of a site so people don't bother with them anymore. Most people now believe that it is gumtree staff who reply to ads just to try and prove that real people are replying. REAL PEOPLE no longer use gumtree, no surprises then. A waste of time site

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Jokeuponjoke's Comment

Written on: 18/05/2015

this greedy little site make it up as they go along. I placed an advert in the general jobs section which they deleted saying i should put the ad in a different section and guess what the section they said costs money ???
They must be very hard up to do this. As everyone keeps saying, never spend any money with gumtree, you will waste it

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Infectedsite's Comment

Written on: 05/05/2015

Gumtree ?? just because they have terrible customer service, are rude, are braindead, are not humans, but, can we blame the staff or is it the very poor management ??
Most people I know, will never use them again, don't be fooled, they have a decreasing audience big time so it makes sense to NEVER spend any money with them, complete waste of time

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Mrdutch's Comment

Written on: 04/05/2015

Gumtree is full of phantoms, it is gumtree staff who reply to ads because nobody else will use gumtree. Gumtree is not a site to spend money with, no point as it is now a losers site. Don't be fooled by them saying they are the number #1 uk site, they live in cloud cuckoo land, don't be fooled folks, gumtree is ready for the dustbin

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“slow, does not work, waste of time”

Written on: 01/05/2015 by mrjoshy (1 review written)

Very slow to load, no other site is so slow. This is because they are loading cookies and adware and if you don't have some sort of protection on your pc, this motly bunch will try to fill your hard drive with total junk. Then there is the simple task of placing an advert, one would think but not with gumtree, they now try to charge you an extortionate price .. AND THEN, if you are stupid enough to pay them, chances are they will delete it without telling you and refuse to refund you. They… Read Full Review

Mrdutch's Response to mrjoshy's Review

Written on: 04/05/2015

Gumtree is full of phantoms, it is gumtree staff who reply to ads because nobody else will use gumtree. Gumtree is not a site to spend money with, no point as it is now a losers site. Don't be fooled by them saying they are the number #1 uk site, they live in cloud cuckoo land, don't be fooled folks, gumtree is ready for the dustbin

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Jokeuponjoke's Response to mrjoshy's Review

Written on: 18/05/2015

this greedy little site make it up as they go along. I placed an advert in the general jobs section which they deleted saying i should put the ad in a different section and guess what the section they said costs money ???
They must be very hard up to do this. As everyone keeps saying, never spend any money with gumtree, you will waste it

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Infectedsite's Response to mrjoshy's Review

Written on: 05/05/2015

Gumtree ?? just because they have terrible customer service, are rude, are braindead, are not humans, but, can we blame the staff or is it the very poor management ??
Most people I know, will never use them again, don't be fooled, they have a decreasing audience big time so it makes sense to NEVER spend any money with them, complete waste of time

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★☆☆☆☆

“NOTHING changes with this dodgy lot”

Written on: 18/04/2015 by tstandardshim (1 review written)

Gumtree, a failure for customer services, I placed a job advert in the General Jobs, and they emailed saying they had deleted it as it should have been placed in a different category ?????? ANY GUESSES WHY ? Well the general jobs section is free but the other category they want money for ?? Stinks of a "s-c-a-m" run site. Most other people think the same, sad, very sad but big losers… Read Full Review

Mrdutch's Response to tstandardshim's Review

Written on: 04/05/2015

Gumtree is full of phantoms, it is gumtree staff who reply to ads because nobody else will use gumtree. Gumtree is not a site to spend money with, no point as it is now a losers site. Don't be fooled by them saying they are the number #1 uk site, they live in cloud cuckoo land, don't be fooled folks, gumtree is ready for the dustbin

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Jokeuponjoke's Response to tstandardshim's Review

Written on: 18/05/2015

this greedy little site make it up as they go along. I placed an advert in the general jobs section which they deleted saying i should put the ad in a different section and guess what the section they said costs money ???
They must be very hard up to do this. As everyone keeps saying, never spend any money with gumtree, you will waste it

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Mrdutch's Response to tstandardshim's Review

Written on: 04/05/2015

Gumtree is full of phantoms, it is gumtree staff who reply to ads because nobody else will use gumtree. Gumtree is not a site to spend money with, no point as it is now a losers site. Don't be fooled by them saying they are the number #1 uk site, they live in cloud cuckoo land, don't be fooled folks, gumtree is ready for the dustbin

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★☆☆☆☆

“Phantom Buyers”

Written on: 06/04/2015 by Jillianb282 (1 review written)

On the two occasions that I have advertised articles on gumtree I was initially very pleased with the response from interested 'buyers' but my pleasure was short lived. Of the people who responded, I am convinced were employees making it look as if there was a lot of interest in what I had for sale but in every case, when I contacted them they were obviously not interested. On the most recent occasion, wanting a quick response I opted to take the three options to make my advert more prominent… Read Full Review

Tstandardshim's Comment

Written on: 18/04/2015

please understand that because gumtree are listed as a site never to trust, so they play these stupid games but in reality, this is what low life do in desperation, stay away from gumtree and NEVER EVER GIVE THEM YOUR BANK / CREDIT/DEBIT CARD DETAILS,

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Jokeuponjoke's Comment

Written on: 18/05/2015

this greedy little site make it up as they go along. I placed an advert in the general jobs section which they deleted saying i should put the ad in a different section and guess what the section they said costs money ???
They must be very hard up to do this. As everyone keeps saying, never spend any money with gumtree, you will waste it

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Mrdutch's Comment

Written on: 04/05/2015

Gumtree is full of phantoms, it is gumtree staff who reply to ads because nobody else will use gumtree. Gumtree is not a site to spend money with, no point as it is now a losers site. Don't be fooled by them saying they are the number #1 uk site, they live in cloud cuckoo land, don't be fooled folks, gumtree is ready for the dustbin

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“No Response!”

Written on: 31/03/2015 by lisasian92 (2 reviews written)

I have never advertised on Gumtree, I am simply a potential customer... But not anymore. I look on Gumtree every now and then as I buy and sell cars. Whenever I see a car I'm interested in I message/email the seller and not once have I ever received a response. Considering how many different people I have messaged and how many times, this cannot be a coincidence where the sellers are ignoring a customer - they simply aren't receiving the messages. Therefore, it's a complete waste of time. Just… Read Full Review

Tstandardshim's Response to lisasian92's Review

Written on: 18/04/2015

please understand that because gumtree are listed as a site never to trust, so they play these stupid games but in reality, this is what low life do in desperation, stay away from gumtree and NEVER EVER GIVE THEM YOUR BANK / CREDIT/DEBIT CARD DETAILS,

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Mxp2090's Response to lisasian92's Review

Written on: 19/06/2015

eBay own gumtree! Both utter rubbish.

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Jokeuponjoke's Response to lisasian92's Review

Written on: 18/05/2015

this greedy little site make it up as they go along. I placed an advert in the general jobs section which they deleted saying i should put the ad in a different section and guess what the section they said costs money ???
They must be very hard up to do this. As everyone keeps saying, never spend any money with gumtree, you will waste it

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★☆☆☆☆

“Gumtree is unsafe”

Written on: 27/03/2015 by Kenya22 (1 review written)

I had an ad up to sell a part from my car. Days later I had a guy turn up at my door asking about this part. At no point had I given this guy my address. I asked him how he got it and he showed me it was on gumtree. Seriously how is this safe? I will not be ever using gumtree again… Read Full Review

Tstandardshim's Comment

Written on: 18/04/2015

please understand that because gumtree are listed as a site never to trust, so they play these stupid games but in reality, this is what low life do in desperation, stay away from gumtree and NEVER EVER GIVE THEM YOUR BANK / CREDIT/DEBIT CARD DETAILS,

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Jokeuponjoke's Comment

Written on: 18/05/2015

this greedy little site make it up as they go along. I placed an advert in the general jobs section which they deleted saying i should put the ad in a different section and guess what the section they said costs money ???
They must be very hard up to do this. As everyone keeps saying, never spend any money with gumtree, you will waste it

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★☆☆☆☆

“Been trying to sell a few items on gumtree for a few...”

Written on: 25/03/2015 by 3aroline (3 reviews written)

Been trying to sell a few items on gumtree for a few months. I have had more people trying to scam me than actual people interested in buying my stuff. So many people just waste your time and never want to pay the asking price, you'd think I was a charity. I would better off doing a car boot… Read Full Review

Tstandardshim's Response to 3aroline's Review

Written on: 18/04/2015

please understand that because gumtree are listed as a site never to trust, so they play these stupid games but in reality, this is what low life do in desperation, stay away from gumtree and NEVER EVER GIVE THEM YOUR BANK / CREDIT/DEBIT CARD DETAILS,

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Jokeuponjoke's Response to 3aroline's Review

Written on: 18/05/2015

this greedy little site make it up as they go along. I placed an advert in the general jobs section which they deleted saying i should put the ad in a different section and guess what the section they said costs money ???
They must be very hard up to do this. As everyone keeps saying, never spend any money with gumtree, you will waste it

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★★☆☆☆

“Slow & Sluggish”

Written on: 04/03/2015 by Bill01 (1 review written)

I've been using Gumtree for 3 days now looking at cars to buy, I have found it to be continuously slow, sluggish and in general a pain in the rear to navigate. To simply scroll seems to take forever and I try to avoid opening pics, they take forever. And no it's not my connection etc, over the same period I have been using larger sites like 'Carsales' etc along with Seek without any problems whatsoever. I can only assume the site and the traffic on the site has outgrown the ability of the… Read Full Review

Tstandardshim's Response to Bill01's Review

Written on: 18/04/2015

TTHEY HAVE VERY BAD IT PEOPLE

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★☆☆☆☆

“never to be trusted, sicj management”

Written on: 02/03/2015 by bauerpop (1 review written)

place an advert, it took 2 days to go live then it was deleted, what a bunch of odd balls they are. PEOPLE never trust this site and NEVER give them your credt/debit card info… Read Full Review

Tstandardshim's Response to bauerpop's Review

Written on: 18/04/2015

NEVER TRUST GUMTREE YOU WILL LOSE YOUR MONEY

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“What a joke folkS ? Gumtree HA ?”

Written on: 26/02/2015 by theclangers2 (1 review written)

Gumtree is too short planks less ??? Who runs this motly bunch where customer service is ZERO. Now, they have A TV AD THAT MAKES NO SENSE. It does end by saying ONE TWO THREE but what they missed out was ONE, TWO THREE -- DELETE BE WARNED THEIR HOBBY IS DELETING ADVERTS even when you paid for adverts. Avoid these crankies like the plague… Read Full Review

Bauerpop's Response to theclangers2's Review

Written on: 02/03/2015

This is nasty company, nobody should trust gumtree and never give them your credit/debit card details

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“after re listing an advert and paying to bump up...”

Written on: 22/01/2015 by traceykb2121 (1 review written)

after re listing an advert and paying to bump up advert, money was takem from my account. gumtree then advised me that i have been restricted and can no longer use their site. despite severall attempts to speak via on line chat, telephone and e mail they have not been able to give reasons. have opened a dispute with paypay and hope they assist in resolvong… Read Full Review

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“A very dodgy site to ignore”

Written on: 19/01/2015 by farewellcrets (1 review written)

Gumtree, a site run by pigs with robots for staff. Rudeness is clearly their priority, contacting them is no different to contacting inmates at a mental hospital, they have no idea about customer service and they deserve all the hate people have for them. Gumtree is not a company to consider if you want to advertise, there are much better sites around… Read Full Review

Standingalone's Response to farewellcrets's Review

Written on: 21/01/2015

gumtree does not work
I seem to be one of lucky ones to actually get a job ad to go live but it is a waste of time, a couple of replies only which is pathetic, gumtree has such a bad reputation now that people do not bother with them. so do not waste your time, they are now a dead company which does not work

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Dessyrock's Response to farewellcrets's Review

Written on: 23/01/2015

SHOULD be reported to the authorities
It is very clear now that Gumtree is a rip off site! Clearly they are bad just looking to steal peoples money! I placed two paid advertisements on there, in different categories, as I was trying to establish which was the best category to advertise in. They took the money for both ads, then a few days later deleted both adverts saying that I had breached their rule that you can only have one advert per item or service. do not use gumtree, they are very bad news

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★☆☆☆☆

“Stupidly expensive Dreadful Customer Service”

Written on: 14/01/2015 by Blairgs1983 (1 review written)

Repeated fault which they refuse to compensate for. Indolent and uncooperative customer service WHEN YOU CAN CONTACT THEM. Phone lines permanently busy with a permanent number of 6 people waiting. Live chat takes ages IF it is there. Email response sluggish and uncooperative. How do I know all of this you may wonder ..... They began well but are now cynical and corrupt. They need competition!!… Read Full Review

Standingalone's Comment

Written on: 21/01/2015

gumtree does not work
I seem to be one of lucky ones to actually get a job ad to go live but it is a waste of time, a couple of replies only which is pathetic, gumtree has such a bad reputation now that people do not bother with them. so do not waste your time, they are now a dead company which does not work

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“bunch of jokers are gumtree”

Written on: 09/01/2015 by pixnmix22 (1 review written)

Gumtree gets worse and worse. They delete job ads saying it is in the wrong section, what a joke, they suggest a section which charges stupid prices, they must think people are stupid. I would never spend money with gumtree, they are well known to delete adverts and refuse a refund, completely illegal and theft. Tell your friends about this bad site and warn them, they will not get a refund if an advert is deleted. The staff at gumtree should be ashamed working for such a disgusting company … Read Full Review

Standingalone's Response to pixnmix22's Review

Written on: 21/01/2015

gumtree does not work
I seem to be one of lucky ones to actually get a job ad to go live but it is a waste of time, a couple of replies only which is pathetic, gumtree has such a bad reputation now that people do not bother with them. so do not waste your time, they are now a dead company which does not work

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“the people at gumtree are fruit cakes”

Written on: 06/01/2015 by fibrelibre (1 review written)

I can see from all these bad reviews that gumtree are a bunch of fruit cakes, I also think they place fake ads in the jobs section as i never receive replies. They seem to be a nasty set up not worthy of genuine people dealing with them. I have told my friends not to use to gumtree as they will waste their time, its a warning to everyone… Read Full Review

Standingalone's Response to fibrelibre's Review

Written on: 21/01/2015

gumtree does not work
I seem to be one of lucky ones to actually get a job ad to go live but it is a waste of time, a couple of replies only which is pathetic, gumtree has such a bad reputation now that people do not bother with them. so do not waste your time, they are now a dead company which does not work

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“as a job seeker, gumtree is now the worst”

Written on: 01/01/2015 by moodlesmog (1 review written)

there is now a complete lack of jobs on gumtree, those few adverts are mostly illegal money MLM SCHEMES and gumtree has become a pyramid sales site.. The adverts disguise themselves in many ways, gumtree allow them, they are a very bad company, dont be fooled by the adverts, the majority are not genuine and I suspect have been put on by gumtree themselves to make people think the site works, take my word for it, they are now rubbish … Read Full Review

Standingalone's Response to moodlesmog's Review

Written on: 21/01/2015

gumtree does not work
I seem to be one of lucky ones to actually get a job ad to go live but it is a waste of time, a couple of replies only which is pathetic, gumtree has such a bad reputation now that people do not bother with them. so do not waste your time, they are now a dead company which does not work

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“why gumtree no longer works”

Written on: 01/01/2015 by drblue (1 review written)

Most if not all of you have found that gumtree is now a dead site. WHY, because of their severe attitude problem, they have a major chip on their shoulder and customer service is the worst i have ever seen for any company, they are very ignorant people. They try to charge sky high prices and whilst a few customers might be sucked into this, all you have to do is actually look at the number of new ads appearing, very few nowadays clearly showing that gumtree is now a complete waste of time and… Read Full Review

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