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    (Original post by daydreamer93)
    noo they were just the ones available around my area. the last link I provided looks legit, don't it? http://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-m...#photo-content



    That's a nice little car and good price too, but my area is london only.


    Yeah but theres something about handing a bag of cash to a stranger..
    You'll be doing that if you buy off Autotrader as well.

    Cars are usually cheaper on gumtree because there's no £30 fee and they're harder to sell on gumtree so people drop the price to try and sell it quicker.
    If you know what to look out for when buying the car then you should be fine.
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    Auto trader.

    Personally wouldn't trust gumtree for expensive items like a car but then I don't have any experience buying from gumtree.
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    (Original post by nemothefish19)
    Auto trader.

    Personally wouldn't trust gumtree for expensive items like a car but then I don't have any experience buying from gumtree.
    Surely you're judging a book by its cover then?
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    (Original post by Camoxide)
    You'll be doing that if you buy off Autotrader as well.

    Cars are usually cheaper on gumtree because there's no £30 fee and they're harder to sell on gumtree so people drop the price to try and sell it quicker.
    If you know what to look out for when buying the car then you should be fine.
    yeah that's definitely the case I think, because for example the VW polo(new model) is usually around 2300 on auto trader but on gumtree you find some around 1600
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    (Original post by Walkaah)
    Surely you're judging a book by its cover then?
    Haha yes pretty much!

    For some reason in my head gumtree is the British and less dodgy but dodgy nethertheless version of Craiglist :o:
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    Gumtree is fine as long as you are sensible. Look for cars that have a long mot, full service history etc
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    (Original post by Alfissti)
    Gumtree = where all the dodgy junk are sold.
    noooooo gumtree is where the bargains are!
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    (Original post by nemothefish19)
    Auto trader.

    Personally wouldn't trust gumtree for expensive items like a car but then I don't have any experience buying from gumtree.
    Its no harder to write an advert for each website you know.
    There's nothing "dodgy" about either.

    Same with buying anything - go and have a look and if you like what you see do a deal. if not, walk away.
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    (Original post by JC.)
    Its no harder to write an advert for each website you know.
    There's nothing "dodgy" about either.

    Same with buying anything - go and have a look and if you like what you see do a deal. if not, walk away.
    You're right.

    Probably shouldn't base my opinions on preconceived notions :rofl:
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    I don't really trust Gumtree seeing as when I was looking for my first car I saw an advert where the seller had clearly painted over the cars door using microsoft paint....
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    (Original post by sparklingstar101)
    I don't really trust Gumtree seeing as when I was looking for my first car I saw an advert where the seller had clearly painted over the cars door using microsoft paint....
    Are you being serious? :rofl: rofl:
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    (Original post by nemothefish19)
    Are you being serious? :rofl: rofl:
    No joke I really wish I'd saved the picture now haha!
 
 
 
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