Welcome to Wholesale Forum.com
Wholesale Forum is the fastest growing online business community dedicated to retailers, auction sellers, surplus and overstock buyers needing a quick and safe solution for sourcing trade stock. Join our free and friendly forums today and gain knowledge, offer your advice, and discover new partnership opportunities:
For wholesalers, dropshippers, manufacturers, distributors and trade services providers. Advertise your business today on WholesaleForum.com for free to reach potential trade buyers on a more personal level. Promote your latest offers, interact with buyers in real time, distinguish yourself as an expert in your field, and attract sales instantly.
Thread: eBay or Gumtree?
13 Nov 2010 03:20 PM #1
- Join Date
- Nov 2010
- United Kingdom
- 0 Times in 0 Posts
eBay or Gumtree?
I am curious to know whether Gumtree is better than eBay,I have had many people tell me their success but I think Ebay has a better format of Bidding and protection where as Gumtree does not.
BNWT 20 Lyle and Scott polo shirts free Postage Men's Clothing for Sale epping,Essex,near london London
This wholesale lot would not be allowed on eBay because they are much more strict than Gumtree. eBay goes in depth of how when selling brand name goods you need to show a receipt or proof or authenticity whereas on Gumtree you do not.
What are your thoughts on this?How a New Online Retailer Made Over £3m Sales in 1yr With These Sources
14 Nov 2010 01:09 PM #2
Welcome to Wholesale Forum
Gumtree is a UK classifieds website (purchased by eBay in 2005), it is the most popular classifieds website in the UK, very similar in a way to Craigslist in the US. You can list items for free if you are a private individual, but you are not allowed to use it as a for profit resale tool unless you pay for advertising for each of the listings you submit.
- Cheaper advertising fees compare to eBay
- High levels of traffic
- Rife with scams, both on the buyer side and the seller side (you will receive lots of requests to pay by credit card or PayPal, but ship to an address that is different to the credit card's registered address or the PayPal's registered address. Of course you should ignore all such requests, since you will not be covered by your bank or PayPal for chargeback claims).
- Many buyers will expect to be able to inspect the goods in person: classifieds ads are mainly designed for local, face to face transactions.
- Buyers expect a bargain, they will haggle for a cheaper price
- Gumtree does not run any checks on either sellers or buyers. The lower cost of selling through Gumtree compared to eBay is reflected in Gumtree's lower safety.
Whether eBay or Gumtree will work better for you will depend on:
- the type of product you are selling (the products that sell best on Gumtree are larger items or items that require inspection in person)
- the buyer's proximity to your location
- whether you are willing to meet buyers in person
- the price you are offering for the goods (is it cheaper than eBay)
- your propensity to risk (Gumtree is higher risk than eBay)
Hope this helps.Find Profitable Products To ResellOn eBay & Other Marketplaces Fast.
Got something to say? Sign up now and join the discussions.
Tags for this Thread
By Wooster in forum Wholesale & Dropshipping ReviewsReplies: 6Last Post: 13 Dec 2010, 07:41 AM
By bidboxusa in forum eBay, Amazon & Online Marketplaces DiscussionReplies: 1Last Post: 27 Jun 2012, 06:42 AM
By BusinessLife in forum eBay, Amazon & Online Marketplaces DiscussionReplies: 6Last Post: 05 Apr 2012, 05:44 AM
By Mr.SellsAlot in forum eBay, Amazon & Online Marketplaces DiscussionReplies: 1Last Post: 02 Oct 2011, 03:59 PM