TAKE A HINT
If you’re in the market to buy second-hand goods for your home, Sara McConkey of Gumtree says it’s best to do your research.
Ask the seller lots of questions about the item (when it was bought, condition and flaws).
Know your budget: Dedicate time to researching what’s out there and the average price of similar items.
Meet the seller: Try to see the item yourself but take someone with you for personal safety.