Caravans, boats and surfboards: Gumtree’s top 10 shows what Aussies want to buy as summer approaches

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Gumtree Australia has revealed the most searched for items on its platform in October, and the demand for secondhand outdoor leisure goods shows Australians are ready to enjoy the summer.

Bans on international travel and the easing of interstate border closures have put boats, mountain bikes, caravans and surfboards in the top 10 most popular searches, according to the Gumtree list.

Of the 2.8 million items currently listed on Gumtree, ‘boat’ was the most-searched term on the online marketplace in October — an increase of 17% since September.

Searches for ‘caravan’ saw the sharpest rise, with browsing for these mobile homes increasing by 68% between September and October.

The third most searched for item on Gumtree’s website and app in October was ‘ride on mower’, which had a 19% rise compared to the previous month’s data.

The list of trending items across Gumtree also reveals household necessities such as ‘fridge’ and ‘dining table’ continue to make regular appearances in the list.

The top 10 most searched for items on Gumtree Australia in October 2020

  1. Boat
  2. Mountain bike
  3. Ride on mower
  4. Caravan
  5. Surfboard
  6. Kayak
  7. Fridge
  8. Dining table
  9. Lego
  10. Outdoor furniture

Gumtree highlighted these shifting trends in a blog post, saying its sport and fitness category ticks the outdoor activity box for customers wanting bargains or to make “a pretty penny from selling items via the second-hand economy”.

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