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Gumtree Overhauls Site

It's Friday afternoon and if you haven't already killed enough time by reading my random wittering then chances are you're cruising Facebook, meandering through YouTube or browsing Gumtree. In which case you may have noticed the last of these looking rather different...

The local classifieds website which will find you everything from a laptop to a lap...land holiday (I didn't go there) has today re-launched with a stack of new features.

Most notable amongst these are an upgraded search with national, local, area and postcode filters, the introduction of city homepages, the inclusion of prices in results pages and the option to arrange results by date or price. On top of this is a 'Your Gumtree' box which now appears at the bottom of every page and displays shortcuts to recently viewed ads, saved ads and managing any ads you may have placed.

The changes come following a Gumtree survey of its online community - from which over 8,000 backpackers users replied - and there's no disputing the additions all make sense, even if they arguably should've already been here by now.

The redesigned Gumtree site goes live immediately, so if you're slacking off right about now then go rent a room, pick up an unwanted pet and buy yourself a VHS player to put in it...

Link: new Gumtree

Jay4d0

May 21, 2010, 8:08 pm

if you do need to kill more time though, and have read everything on TR, then you could always go play pacman in google, and if you insert a 2nd coin you can play in two player


happy friday :D

Chris

May 21, 2010, 8:10 pm

"pick up an unwanted pet and buy yourself a VHS player to put in it... "





Crikey, that sounded cruel and unusual when I read it... ;)

Geoff Richards

May 21, 2010, 8:15 pm

I've got two working Psion Series 5 handhelds I've been meaning to eBay actually. The 5mx is mint as well :P

Simon

May 21, 2010, 8:34 pm

"The changes come following a Gumtree survey of its online community - from which over 8,000 backpackers users replied - and there's no disputing the additions all make sense, even if they arguably should've already been here by now."





No offence, but the exact same thing could be said for TR. Where is that site redesign (to allow staying logged in across sessions at least) eh?

Gordon394

May 21, 2010, 10:43 pm

@Simon - if only you knew for how long and what scale this redesign is taking... ;) It's full steam ahead!

rav

May 22, 2010, 12:02 am

More importantly where's the TR mobile site?!! Something along the lines of Ars Technica would be nice. Eliminates the need for having to make an app too.

Superman

May 22, 2010, 12:03 am

I stopped using Gumtree when they cancelled dating. Now I use CraigsList and OzAdz.

xenos

May 22, 2010, 12:09 am

"everything from a laptop to a lap...land holiday (I didn't go there)"





LOL!

xenos

May 22, 2010, 12:27 am

"everything from a laptop to a lap...land holiday (I didn't go there)"





LOL!

GherkingTR

May 22, 2010, 1:49 am

Ditto on the cruel pet joke. :( Did this actually happen somewhere?!


I forgive you because you brought me good news at the same time.





@Geoff - A year ago I picked up a Psion5 at a car boot for £10. Sold it on Ebay for £70! Amazing to think I drooled over the display cabinet these were in at Dixons when I was in my teens.


What a device. And a shame Sony are the only ones making Vaio-P shaped atom netbooks. I'd buy one in a heartbeat if it were £300 or less.

Pbryanw

May 22, 2010, 2:12 am

@Gordon - Will the new design get a public beta, or will all be revealed in time? As long as you don't do something silly, like colour the site green to match the new Sony VAIO, I'll be happy :)

Kevsta

May 22, 2010, 6:39 pm

Last time I looked at Gumtree, it was full of stolen motorcycles, and cars. Motorcycle, blah blah blah no V5c, blah blah blah I lost the keys.

piesforyou

May 23, 2010, 4:04 am

Have they done anything to reduce the number of scams?

Gordon394

May 23, 2010, 4:42 am

@piesforyou - I don't know, but I suspect - given the differing format to eBay - that's pretty hard to quantify.

Kevsta

May 23, 2010, 2:34 pm

@Gordon - until all these sites are punitively punished for failing to deal with even the most obvious scams then nothing will change. They get money whether it is legit or not, so they have little interest in cleaning their own house.

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