The eBay owned Classified Ad website Gumtree have today announced that they have signed a deal to sponsor Big Brother, starting with Celebrity Big Brother this January.
And to kick things off in style, they are offering you the chance to help furnish the Big Brother house using Gumtree.
From the 3rd – 9th December, whenever you post an ad in Gumtree’s 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 posting rules apply, naturally, like being 18 and being a UK resident, as well as the following)
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 by email. If you are contacted by the team you must respond within 24 hours or the sale won’t take place. They’ll then let you know their preferred ways and means and the agreed price so that you guys can do the deal – although there’s no guarantee the sale will go ahead. Neither Channel 5 nor Big Brother shall be obliged to buy any item(s) for sale in the promotion. Sellers will be expected, at their own expense, to deliver their items in person to the offices of Channel 5 in London on weekdays between the 4th and 12th of December, and it’ll have to be during their office hours of 9am – 6pm.
When you meet up, Channel 5 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, they’ll pay you by cash or cheque when they agree to accept 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 they can’t guarantee your items will feature in the programme, just so you know. Also, if you’re late, or if the item is damaged, then unfortunately you’ll miss out
And even if your item is not picked up 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.
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.
To post your ad, simply click here: https://my.gumtree.com/postad