Originally Posted by felling
I've used gumtree a few times, always fine. haven't encountered any nutters although i don't know what that says about me.
I've advertised rooms on gumtree many, many times and although most of the time you're OK the nutter quotient on there is considerably higher than spareroom in my experience by quite some way.
You get some fucking oddballs popping round, which can make for an, err, interesting half an hour.