International student launches Gumtree rival.
For most, selling old textbooks and unwanted junk online is an arduous task. But fointernational student Tade Oyerinde, it’s becoming a lucrative venture.
The web savvy 19 year old, along with a pal from Charles Morris Halls, created the site www.gleepost.com exclusively for Leeds University students to sell anything from unwanted Summer Ball tickets to cars.
Tade created the site, which gets over 400 visitors a week and once shifted a car worth over £6000, with Computing student Patrick Molgaard to make life easier for students wanting to flog their stuff.
“The site is pretty much a “Gumtree” but tailored for, and exclusive to university communities.
For example, John wants to sell his old Maths textbook and go to the summer ball (but all the tickets were sold out). What John doesn’t know is that there’s Jessica who lives 5 doors down who just happens to need the same Maths textbook for next year, and is also selling her Summer Ball ticket because she found out last minute that she can’t make it.”
The Aerospace Engineering student who’s originally from the USA added:
“Right now students have NO effective way to ever meet and meet each-others needs! That’s where we come in”
Even though the site has 500 users after only a month, the team are looking into how to improve it:
Tade said: “In the future we will look into expanding to more universities.”