Starting in January, we’re sponsoring Celebrity Big Brother on Channel 5. And to kick things off in style, we’re offering you the chance to help furnish the Big Brother house using Gumtree.
From the 3rd – 10th December, whenever you post an ad in our For Sale category, you’ll be asked if you’d like the chance to ‘Sell your item to Big Brother’. If you think that’d be something you would consider doing, then tick YES. (All the usual Gumtree rules apply, naturally, like being 18 and being a UK resident.)
During that period, the production team at Big Brother will be searching the site for great items to put into the House they are building for this year’s celebrities. When they find an item they like, they will reply as normal on Gumtree; by phone, email or SMS message, all depending on the details you provide. If you are contacted by the team, they’ll give you 24 hours to do a deal where you’ll need to agree the price, ways and means that you guys can do the deal. Sellers will be expected to deliver their items in person to the offices of Channel 5 in London on the weekdays between the 4th and 12th of December. It’ll also have to be during their office hours of 9am – 6pm.
When you meet up, the Big Brother production team will check your item (and check that it’s really you), to make sure that the item is just as you described it. If they like it (and they’re offering no guarantees), they’ll pay you in cash if they choose to buy the item.
It’s up to the Executive Producers to make all the final decisions on all items entering the house, and they’ve told us that even if your item is bought, they can’t guarantee it will feature in the programme. Also, if you’re late, or if the item is damaged, then unfortunately you’ll miss out.
But even if your item is not selected by the Big Brother team, remember, because this is just like any normal transaction on Gumtree – you can also sell to anyone else who contacts you.
If you have any questions or doubts, just contact us on twitter @gumtree, or reply in the box below.
And to post your own ad, simply click here: https://my.gumtree.com/postad
The Gumtree team
(P.S. Employees and their immediate families of eBay International AG, Gumtree.com Limited, Endemol, Channel 5 and Viacom Group companies are excluded from offering goods for sale in this promotion – sorry, mum!)