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Secret Trick To Getting Free Things On Gumtree... Before Anyone Else!

21, August, 2016
I'e decided to reveal my secret tricks used to employ to get stuff free on Gumtree, and before anyone else. Using my technique, you will be the first to email or contact the person offering the free item within seconds of it being advertised.  

You have the option to use Gumtrees "Search Alert" feature. This is ideal for those who wish to "create an alert" and be notified by email as soon as the item is has been submitted. Even so, there is still no guarantee it will be available unless you respond quickly, and using my trick below will help do that.

If you're thinking, why would I want to share this secret or tell anybody, well, the reason is that I'm I've become a minimalist, and not a materialistic person at all now, and no longer in need of anything aside from oxygen, water, food, electricity, gas, broadband etc.

Using this technique, I have managed to get so many free items -- not just for me. I would get them and give them to people who were unable to afford them. Now, I have no-one else to help. Nowadays, if I need a new PC, cooker or anything important, I from a catalog company who are always there to help.

My Freebies -  Six computers. Three hard-drives. Four monitors. Five printers. A rug. Two plants. Five Televisions. Three FreeView sets. Two mirrors. A clock. Three piece leather suite in a very good condition. One laptop (very very old). Two bean bags. One tall lamp. One small lamp. 

I could have taken everything I wanted to from Piano's, furniture, to garden sheds and more.

I have never used the other freebie website freecycle Network ( So I am unsure if this trick works there.

Firstly. You need a browser which can auto-reload a webpage.  
You could always press the F5 key every 20 - 30 seconds if you desire. Internet Explorer does not have the auto-load page feature. Firefox and Chrome Browsers require an added extension to enable this. Opera browser usually works by right clicking on a web page and choosing the amount of seconds to auto-reload but my version of Opera does not have this. Instead, I use K-Meleon browser which always has this feature no matter what version you are using.

Below is my screen shot. The right half of the page I will have Gumtree reloading every 25 seconds. Any new ads will automatically. The left half of the screen I use to surf the web while I wait for new freebies to pop-up.

At the freebies section on Gumtree.
Click on View - Reloading - Continuous Reload. (image below)

Set it to auto-reload every 25 seconds.  (image below)

Waiting at Gumtree for the new ads to appear. 
You're at the freebies section and as soon as an advert pops up that you're interested in, don't forget to click on the bottom of page where it says (abort page reload). This stops the page from reloading. (image below).

What to write in the Template Letter to prepare - This is to copy and paste in your email. 
(My advice is to write your own in a notepad or Word Doc). As soon as you see the advert pop up on your screen, simply change all the blanks __________ for the name of the item being offered. I:E Television and email the person. Be sure to have your email account open ready to reply with your prepared template letter.  If it's only a telephone contact, then call them immediately.

 Template Letter

I have just seen your advert about a free __________ and have been needing a ___________ for ages.  I would love to to take it off your hands.   please either call me on 012345678910, or email me if it's still available.

Thank you kindly.

Your name.


The funny thing was, whenever I contacted them to ask if the item was still available, they would always reply with the exact same comment, "I have literally just put the add on and yes, it's still available".

Doing this was a cheeky thing to do, but for me, it was the only way.

TOWP. The Only Way Productions

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