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  1. Hi all! I’ll try make this as concise as possible! A friend of mine sold an item (an old instrument) on gumtree valued at £3000. A buyer came forward asking various questions about the instrument all of which were answered honestly and to the best of her and my own knowledge. None of the information contained within the article was misleading or mis-informative. After answering all the questions the buyer said he would need to come and view the item prior to purchase to which he was explicitly told no problem come whenever you like. Then he sent another message later th
  2. I purchased a PC off a private seller via Gumtree on the 7th August 2016, the machine was custom built by the seller and I was advised that the machine was brand new and that parts had a warranty which could be checked online. Yesterday (11th Sept 2016) the PC stopped working other than a suspicious red light which came on when the PC was switched on. Contracted the seller to ask for any warranty details and explained there was a fault however my request was ignored. I went to local PC world today and spoke to their onsite tech team who looked the machine and proceeded to take
  3. Evening all, I just wondered if I could pick peoples brains. I purchased a tiffany bracelet from someone on Gumtree who had advertised it as genuine. She had advised it was tarnished and would need polishing and that she had taken it to a jewellers who said it would cost £15. I went to have a look, and the woman wouldn't obviously let me in the house. she brought it to the doorstep and I had a look. it was dark, it was raining and i couldn't see it properly, but could see it was tarnished. Now I am no jeweller so I couldn't tell properly. I paid £105. I put the b
  4. Hello, I sold a 4 month old hamster last night including full enclosure and all accessories (water bottle, food dish, wheel, toys etc.) privately on Gumtree. The buyer came around to my house and I briefed her on everything there was to know on how best to look after her (the hamster) and she paid the £10 and took her away. Today I got a less than convincing story via text saying she can't look after the hamster anymore because someone has fallen ill in a different country. I said if need be, I will take the hamster back in so the buyer is dropping her off back to mine tonight. Am I under any
  5. Hiya all, Was wondering if someone could help me construct a email to inform a buyer I will be refunding within 7 days via postal order. I am happy to refund as the buyer paid for the item to be posted but Myhermes have lost the parcel - they have confirmed this to me today Is this okay for it? Dear Sirs, I am writing to you regarding your purchase of ........ via my Gumtree Auction for which you have not yet received the item concerned. I am afraid to tell you that Myhermes have confirmed to me today that the parcel is lost in transit. I will therefore be emailing you
  6. Having a nightmare with Gumtree in trying to post ads in their car section. Despite several attempts I can't get the ads in the correct place. To make matters worse you are only allowed 2 free ads per year, irrespective of if you cancel an ad when it is discovered to be incorrectly posted. Their live chat seldom works and their email cust. service is a joke- --but I'm not laughing. Anyone else having problems with this new website set up??
  7. Hi I bought a cooker off a seller on gumtree yesterday. I met the seller halfway from his starting point and my home at another buyers address to pick up the cooker. When I arrived they bundled the cooker into my van, it was wrapped in plastic wrap, I had a quick look and handed over the money. I was in the van having a look and never noticed them leaving as my partner was on the phone at the time. I noticed through the plastic wrap that the enamel was damaged but this wasn't a problem as I was willing to fix it. But I then realised that the cooker wasn't a double oven as the seller had descri
  8. Last week I visited and then bought a dog on Gumtree which was advertised as "recently vet checked and in excellent health". However, when I got him home I noticed that he kept shaking his head and upon looking saw that he had an extremely serious ear infection....his poor ear was a complete mess Next day I took him to my own vet who couldn't even inspect it properly because it was so sore but started him on antibiotics. I tried to get hold of previous owner but she was not returning my calls or texts. i tracked down her vet who confimred she has taken him in 10 days previous for his ear probl
  9. I sold my MacBook on Gumtree for £200, after already reducing it £50 to the man I sold it too. I told and showed him there was a problem when tilting the screen it sometimes goes black, in which you just tilt it back to a different position and it's fine. I also told him the MacBook sometimes gets a grey screen and fails to load up, I've always just taken the battery out and put it back in and it's fine and works normally. He said that was fine and bought the MacBook I showed it working and everything, and he was happy. A few hours later he rings me saying he ca
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