Yet again Gumtree has come up trumps for me, I ended up with a large laser printer/scanner/copier/fax which is too big and heavy for a standard courier delivery so I listed it on Gumtree. It sold within four hours of listing and I’m dropping it off to the buyer tonight.
I did discover one new thing about Gumtree though, the first time I listed the ad I included a link to the manufacturer’s website for the full specifications. I was given a slap on the wrist and advised that in normal circumstances off site links are frowned upon and that my ad had been removed. The Gumtree T’s and C’s say you can’t link to other classified sites, but I thought my manufacturer link would be allowed.
Selling on eBay I’d normally expect simply to relist the item without the link which I did, but Gumtree appear to have automatically removed my item, then reviewed it and resurrected the listing with no input from me. It makes a pleasant change for a human to review a listing and decide that I wasn’t being too naughty, but if you want to make sure your Gumtree ads go live as speedily as possible don’t include outside links in your ad.