Buy and sell for free at warp factor 9
Author: Tariq Abdulla
Date: 05 Jun 2017, tested on HTC One S
Functions quickly, nice interface, completely free
Gumtree for Android is a neat little application for using Gumtree on your phone or tablet. As you probably know, Gumtree is a free resource for buying and selling stuff, usually in your local area. Gumtree is particularly good for furniture, partly because you generally want to pick up second hand furniture only in your local area, but also because you don’t really want to be paying fees for cheap items, that might take a while to sell. It’s really the best way there is to furnish your house quickly on a budget. And if you think you may move again in a couple of years, you can feel relieved that you can sell all this stuff on Gumtree, for more or less the same price you paid for it. Of course you can buy and sell anything on Gumtree: cars, property, services, pets...
It’s a little bit more efficient for searching stuff than using the mobile browser version of Gumtree, and it’s good to have handy access to it anywhere, so you can beat other bargain hunters to the best items. You can email or phone people straight through the app, where this information is provided, so that really streamlines the process. And you can see approximately where the item is located on a map, so that you can quickly decide whether it's worth going to fetch it.
Where Gumtree for Android really shines is when you are selling your stuff. This of course is because you have a camera on your phone, and you can just take a photo or two of your item, fill in some quick details, and upload everything in a flash. That’s at least 3 or 4 times as fast as doing the same thing on a computer, so for listing multiple items, you’ll experience a significant time saving with the app. You can use any camera app on your phone, so if you wanted to you can take an artistic shot with e.g. Live FX Camera Effects to highlight some particular detail about the item.
Buying and selling your stuff on Gumtree has never been easier, and you are likely to meet some interesting people in the process. Have fun!