Latest Stories. You can read it here. This includes mailing a cheque or using payment services like Bidpay, Western Union or Money Gram to pay for items found on Gumtree. Gumtree website has a good section describing possible scams. Total sample size was 1,217 UK adults who have made purchases via online marketplaces. Get Started Selling! When sending the payment request I specified in the request description the item, linked to the Gumtree add and mentioned the avenues of communication. If they claim they are having account issues then, as mentioned above, search their seller number online to read previous reviews, or halt the sale until you’ve contacted Gumtree. Sell an iPhone, Clothes, Furniture, Kids Toys, Laptops, Appliances, Services and more. As long as the payment is sent as Goods & Services and I ship the item via courier (Sendle) with tracking. Safe way to receive payment on Gumtree. How to Sell on Gumtree. To place an ad on Gumtree, you must become a registered user, select your location, and post your content using Gumtree’s ad form. Security: By paying in cash, you own the car outright, it cannot be repossessed due to failed repayments. The topic ‘Best form of payment to not get scammed (Gumtree)’ is closed to new replies. If an item is offered ‘for free’ but you have to pay for shipping and can’t pick it up locally, or a service is offered for an upfront fee, be cautious. Welcome to Gumtree. Try to complete all transactions face-to-face in a safe place. Notes *Research conducted by Censuswide on behalf of Gumtree. Archive View Return to standard view. Availability: Utilising too much of your available cash and personal savings can leave you in a less comfortable position to pay monthly outgoings. For more information on Gumtree visit and follow @Gumtree to join the conversation. Only pay in cash if you are confident that you can afford to do so in the long-term. Gumtree is a popular site for selling used items, from furniture to cars to hardware supplies. It is used primarily in the U.K. and Europe. ENVE AM30 Foundation Wheelset – survives our toughest test! last updated – posted 2013-Jun-30, 2:37 pm AEST posted 2013-Jun-30, 2:37 pm AEST User #131484 409 posts. Receive payment by bank transfer from Gumtree sale 15 July 2015 at 9:40PM edited 15 July 2015 at 9:46PM in Ebay, Auctions, Car Boot & Jumble Sales 11 replies 15.9K views Gumtree is a free classified ads website available for users located in the United Kingdom ( and Australia ( By accessing and its related websites, services, applications or tools (Collectively referred to as "Gumtree") you are agreeing to the following terms, including those available by hyperlink, which are designed to make sure that Gumtree works for everyone. Posting an ad on Gumtree is Free Easy! Gumtree does not allow users to transfer money via the website, and advocates face-to-face transactions. Drawbacks. Forum Regular reference: Survey conducted online between 29 th June and 2 nd July 2018. re: how to use pay pal with gumtree Hi slims, If you would like someone to pay you using PayPal, you can send them a payment request direct from your PayPal account to their PayPal account or … Gumtree also say to be wary of buyers or sellers that ask you to switch payment method, normally to one that has no consumer protection. wonderman. Issue 134.