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5 Simple ways to save for your next splurge

July is savings month, so if you haven’t got a savings plan, Gumtree, Mzansi’s biggest online classifieds site, has given us intel on some easy ways to use the site to reduce debt and save.

Save Money

Start selling

Unwanted or unnecessary items – old cellphones, clothing, furniture, baby goods that your kids have outgrown, sports equipment – can make you handy cash simply by listing a free ad. The average second-hand feature phone sells for R4,000, a decent condition baby stroller can get R1500, couches range between R500 and R2,500.

Buy second hand

Smart shoppers save a bundle by buying high-quality second-hand goods on Gumtree rather than brand new ones, especially in short-term usage categories like baby items and kids’ sports goods.


Reduce your petrol costs by half or even three-quarters by ride-sharing. Check out Gumtree Services under rideshare to see if there’s a group already going your way or to list your own ad for free to set one up.

Cash in on your craft

Thousands of listers make tidy sums on Gumtree every day by selling their home-made goods like woodwork, clothing, lampshades, cakes and much more.

Be of service

You can also make money from any expert services you can offer in your spare time – repairing technology, handiwork, car repairs, tutoring, book-keeping.

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