Gumtree is a website which offers free classified ads. The founders of Gumtree.com are Michael Pennington and Simon Crookall, who brought the site to life in March 2000.
At that time it aimed at connecting Australians, New Zealanders and South Africans in terms of accommodation and employment services. The success of Gumtree saw to the site’s growth in not just its focus countries, but also in UK, France, Canada, Poland and Hong Kong. This led to an acquisition by eBay in 2005 for an undisclosed sum.
Gumtree (gumtree.co.za) has become so popular in South Africa that you find people saying; “put it on Gumtree” when they have something to sell or ads to post. With over thirty thousand daily ads and one million live ads, the site is one of the top six sites in South Africa.
Gumtree has positioned itself as one of the best places to sell and buy cars in South Africa. The site has well over one hundred and fifty cars listed and is doing exceptionally well against their competitors. In Western Cape alone there are over twenty-four thousand three hundred cars listed, ranging in brands, prices, body type, transmission, fuel type, colour and conditions.
The hardest part of buying a car in Western Cape on the Gumtree site should be deciding which make and model you want. Thanks to the availability and user friendly site provided by Gumtree, you can navigate through a long list of options and slowly narrow it down or compare prices.
With over twenty-four thousand three hundred car listings in Western Cape available on Gumtree, here are the available brands to choose from: Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Asia Wing, Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Bentley, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroen, Daewoo, Dailhatsu, Dodge, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hummer, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Iveco, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lexus, Lotus, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Rolls-Royce, SsangYong, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.
Gumtree has a listing of over twenty-one thousand eight hundred jobs available in Western Cape, these jobs include: Accounting & Finance, Advertising & Marketing, Arts & Entertainment, Banking, Childcare, Computing & IT, Construction, Engineering & Architecture, Farming, Healthcare & Beauty, Hotel & Housekeeping, Human Resources, Internships, Legal, Logistics & Transportation, Manufacturing, Mining, Office, Part-time, Retail, Sales, Security, Teaching and Travel & Tourism. Furthermore, those in search of jobs could post up their CV or expertise and have employers contact them directly.