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    • kimplus8
    • By kimplus8 3rd Sep 17, 12:22 PM
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    eBay/shpock/ gumtree
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    • 3rd Sep 17, 12:22 PM
    eBay/shpock/ gumtree 3rd Sep 17 at 12:22 PM
    I'm really confused, I've always used eBay to sell our stuff but recently I've heard lots about shpock and gumtree being better as listing is free?
    Can anyone here give me and explanation of the risks/ benefits of each of these selling platforms and is it worth while spending the time to list on all 3???
    Thanks in advance for your help :-)
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    • Mayday
    • By Mayday 26th Feb 18, 7:21 AM
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    Mayday
    Just received this email:

    Buuy.co.uk is closing down...Feb 28th @ 5pm
    As you've seen by the subject line, Buuy.co.uk is finally coming to an end.

    We simply cannot afford to keep the site running, even with the monthly fees which is great but it wasn't enough to cover literally everything we needed.

    The last day will be Feb 28th and the site will shut down at 5pm on that date - It will go in to maintenance mode, and then vanish with a white screen appearing.

    PLEASE DO NOT ADD ANY MORE LISTINGS TO THE SITE

    The entire site will be wiped clean from the server and destroyed.

    The Facebook page has already been removed.

    The Twitter account, will send out its last tweet on Feb 28th.

    All information, listings, personal details etc will be destroyed.

    Its been an amazing journey from thought to getting it off the ground to lasting as long as we have.

    We wish you all the very best in your online selling journey - where ever and who ever you choose to list with.


    Justin & Scott .
    • Hzl
    • By Hzl 12th Oct 18, 5:10 PM
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    Hi forum folks.

    Does anyone know if a verbal agreement means anything regarding Gumtree Freebies?

    I was given first refusal on a freebie, well, a large old garden building to be precise, which I accepted and set about organising the logistics of having it lifted and transported to me 100 miles away.

    For a number of unavoidable reasons, it's taken a lot longer than initially anticipated to organise collection with an appropriate haulage company who's able to tackle suchsl a delicate specialist load with all its restricted accesses etc.

    Being totally inexperienced in haulage matters, trying to juggle all the different information, restrictions, costs and contacts whilst battling s disability made worse by my stress, it has taken me 3 weeks to get to this point of actually booking the collection for next week.

    I've been absolutely committed to honouring my word, working flat out to ensure collection would be as soon as possible and have kept the 'seller' informed of my progress, primarily by email/messaging as i have difficulties speaking on the telephone due to my condition, which I informed him about early on.

    Anyway long story short, this week he did not respond to my messaging since wednesday, though i continued to send him updates. Today I sent him confirmation of the company i was booking with and to inform him that collection would definitely be next week, however he has replied to say he has offered the item to somone else now who's collecting it tonight. This made me throw up :-(

    I'm guessing there's nothing I can really do about this as i cannot find any consumer act advice or gumtree terms relating to free/0 items, I just thought - hoped - there might at least be something around verbal contracts or virtual agreements in writing?

    My last hope would be to send him a final personal appeal but I haven't a clue how best to approach this or find the right tone and wording... so any advice or suggestions would be gratefully received.


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    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 12th Oct 18, 6:50 PM
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    Hi forum folks.

    Does anyone know if a verbal agreement means anything regarding Gumtree Freebies?

    I was given first refusal on a freebie, well, a large old garden building to be precise, which I accepted and set about organising the logistics of having it lifted and transported to me 100 miles away.

    For a number of unavoidable reasons, it's taken a lot longer than initially anticipated to organise collection with an appropriate haulage company who's able to tackle suchsl a delicate specialist load with all its restricted accesses etc.

    Being totally inexperienced in haulage matters, trying to juggle all the different information, restrictions, costs and contacts whilst battling s disability made worse by my stress, it has taken me 3 weeks to get to this point of actually booking the collection for next week.

    I've been absolutely committed to honouring my word, working flat out to ensure collection would be as soon as possible and have kept the 'seller' informed of my progress, primarily by email/messaging as i have difficulties speaking on the telephone due to my condition, which I informed him about early on.

    Anyway long story short, this week he did not respond to my messaging since wednesday, though i continued to send him updates. Today I sent him confirmation of the company i was booking with and to inform him that collection would definitely be next week, however he has replied to say he has offered the item to somone else now who's collecting it tonight. This made me throw up :-(

    I'm guessing there's nothing I can really do about this as i cannot find any consumer act advice or gumtree terms relating to free/0 items, I just thought - hoped - there might at least be something around verbal contracts or virtual agreements in writing?

    My last hope would be to send him a final personal appeal but I haven't a clue how best to approach this or find the right tone and wording... so any advice or suggestions would be gratefully received.


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    Originally posted by Hzl
    Three weeks?
    It's no wonder the seller got fed up.
    All the seller wants is to get rid of something quickly, I'd suggest therefore you weren't the right customer for this transaction
    Last edited by hollydays; 13-10-2018 at 9:18 AM.
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 13th Oct 18, 1:19 AM
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    I would rather pay for a skip and be out of pocket than wait weeks for someone that makes excuses.

    You had first refusal but did not collect in a timely manner so they may have assumed you no longer wanted it.
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