According to Gumtree, the most popular searches under Used Electronics on their platform are as follows:
3. Xbox One
4. Apple Watch
5. Playstation 4
6. iPhone X
7. iPhone 6
8. iPhone 7
9. iPhone 11
The searches are most likely made by a combination of buyers looking to find some good deals and sellers looking to sell their unwanted phones, game consoles etc… Classifieds platforms like Gumtree are great in that they are able to remove all geographical boundaries and limitations and make it possible for people to buy or sell from and to anyone anywhere South Africa.
Unfortunately, these searches also include those from scammers who are on the prowl, looking for their next victim. These are people who have made it their business to scam others out of their hard-earned money. And these people don’t look or sound like scammers, making it extremely difficult to know who you can trust and who you can’t.
The two ways to protect yourself from them are by: – only buying or selling from or to people that you can meet face to face or using Paysho to facilitate all your transactions when dealing with a stranger.
That way, you are always guaranteed to either receive what you pay for and if you are selling, always get paid for your goods.