When I try to post the ad it is costing me £6 to post. Welcome to Gumtree. Read on for great advice on using online marketplaces with confidence and getting what you want at a price you’re willing to pay. I decided to do a Google Search of “Gumtree scams“, and found that many people had fallen victim to scams just like the message I received from Sue! After reading the thread on here, and receiving a text message asking to email John Owens back about our car, knew that this was a scam. Question: Q: Apple TV+ subscription still asks me to pay for movies/shows? Gumtree is normally pick up in person. 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. Initial contact via gumtree asking me to email their colleague who did not have an account. I have a brand-new iPhone 8 to sell, and was going to list it on eBay. when clicking on The Lion King, I am given the option to buy for £13.99 or rent for £4.49). Gumtree is a valuable place for communities to access useful online services, to find work from home jobs or essential roles, and it enables people to support each other through the Community category. Sold a few things this way. However, if buyers are happy to have item posted (which Gumtree advise against as no protection) then exchange of email to pay via PayPal is normal. Does anyone know a way around this or know of any other better sites for this? You have to obfuscate the email to bypass Gumtree's filter. Maybe it’s a British quirk, but 61% of us don’t feel comfortable asking for a discount – and that means a whopping £6.5 billion of savings get missed, according to Gumtree research. I'm looking to post an advert on Gumtree in my local area and across the UK offering web design/development for free. After about two months of dealing with PayPal and its debt collectors, Jamie turned to social media site Reddit to ask advice. Advice needed please! The scammer sends a message to the Seller, asking the seller to email them. After working out that it would cost me over $100 in fees, I decided to give Gumtree a go, as it is free to list and there are no fees involved. He's rang me twice now to postpone, last time was because he cut his leg at work and texted me a gory picture of it. This is why … Now he really doesn't want me to sell and is keen to pay me a deposit to show he's legit. Claims not to be able to inspect the car as working on the rigs and wanted to pay by paypal. 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. Can't believe that he thought we would fall for it! Lives 5 hours away near Wollongong. Obviously he wants my full name, address and bank details to make the deposit. I was pleasantly surprised to receive an enquiry within an hour of … “Oh dear. I signed up for the 7 day free trial of Apple TV+ shortly after it launched, and to my surprise, when clicking on a movie, was prompted to pay for said movie (e.g. I'm selling a fairly high end laptop on gumtree and I have an interested buyer in southern Ireland (I'm in the North) After an initial call he had his friend in NI call me (who knows computers I'm told) and he was possibly going to meet me and complete the transaction for his friend, all good by me but it doesn't happen and we agree on a video to show conditon … The transaction occurs via email, where the scammer says they will pay via PayPal. By accessing www.Gumtree.com 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. If you've not agreed the sale yet, then yes, on site only communication.