I have a love hate relationship with Gumtree. Gumtree is Australia's free buy and sell site. Sometimes it's just so easy to use, and other times I just want to pull finger nails off one by one and then pour hydrogen peroxide all over them.
All the problems I have with it come down to people, not the site itself. There should be a manual for dummies on how to use gumtree with out pissing other people off because common sense and courtesy get left in an elephant's piss puddle the moment these people send you a message saying "Are you still selling X?"
The amount of faces I've wanted to smash while using Gumtree probably accounts for 75% of my Gumtree interactions, and I'm not a violent person.
Here are 12 Ways to Use Gumtree Without Pissing People Off
1. Be EASY to Contact - IF you are a seller make sure you list the quickest and easiest option for people to get ahold of you. Everyone I know has a mobile phone so list your damn number, and check your phone regularly. If you only check your emails every 24-48 hours then do not put this down as your first point of contact. When we were looking for a fridge we waited a day before the guy got back to us to tell us he had already sold it. ARGH! When people want to buy something