Is gumtree safe to buy?

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Found 15th May 2017
How safe is to buy from gumtree? I'm looking to buy tickets to Adele's concert and the prices are better than stubhub.

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks
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as long as it's face to face cash sale, use common sense, you should be fine. used gumtree many a time and always been fine. if you do go to buy something, take a friend or tell someone where your going. I wouldn't transfer money or anything like that either.
if not local you could pay by paypal should be covered then.
fmcas

Is gumtree safe to buy?


How much is ebay asking for it?
some things are from honest sellers. other things are stolen on Gumtree. use common sense.
some things are from honest sellers. other things are stolen on Gumtree. use common sense.
jameshothothot

use common sense.


How much does that cost and can we buy it off gumtree or ebay.
CookinBat

How much does that cost and can we buy it off gumtree or ebay.


Its priceless
Oh an make sure there not fake
summerof76

Its priceless


That's me screwed then.
a.stone

if not local you could pay by paypal should be covered then.



Not true. This is where paypal falls down and can be the source of a scam. The buyer can simply say they didn't receive it and apply for a "chargeback". it is very difficult to prove otherwise and paypal will almost always refund them. Cash only face to face if you are collecting something and examine the goods carefully before you hand over the cash.
Edited by: "AlarApprentice" 15th May 2017
AndyRoyd

How much is ebay asking for it?


I think they have it for auction not BIN.
I never accept PayPal through sales on gumtree especially if the buyer is picking up. I have had a few offer to pay this way when picking up even though it states cash only which sets the alarm bells ringing. on one particular sale I was getting pestured by three buyers (same buyer sussed out) to pay by PayPal and either meet, post or pick up. in the end took it off sale started another account later on and listed again and now its started again. different buyer but same tactics as previous so I'm thinking it's the same buyer. I even put in capitals pick up only cash only no PayPal and the question I got was can we meet and will you take PayPal.
yeah it is if you do face to face or PayPal since gumtree is now owned by eBay.
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