Pre and post move I have been trying to off-load some things we no longer need. I got rid of quite a lot of stuff on Ebay before we moved and the money went towards purchases we needed to make in our new home.
A friend suggested Gumtree, as there are no fees – unlike Ebay. Since we have moved I have sold three things on Gumtree, the buyers made contact and collected at the agreed time and paid with no fuss. What has been frustrating is the 8 items I thought I had sold for which the potential buyers made contact, said they would collect and pay, never showed up and have not responded when I followed their no-show with a very politely worded email asking if they were still interested.
I think I will stick to Ebay, yes they take fees and you have to get to the Post Office with stuff but I have, to date, had less hassle with Ebay.
Just wondering what the experience of others might be? Do you prefer Ebay or Gumtree, I don’t have enough stuff to get rid of to warrant doing a carboot sale – maybe I should stockpile and do a carboot next summer?
Today, however, some sugar soaping and varnishing of furniture is planned.
Have a good Saturday everyone.