For example: all property Listings (including properties for sale, properties for rent and flatmates wanted) may only relate to New Zealand properties; you must be located in New Zealand or Australia to buy Items on Trade Me; and Sellers must not send Items to an address that is outside these countries.
Is Trade Me NZ legit?
TradeMe NZ has a consumer rating of 1.48 stars from 75 reviews indicating that most customers are generally dissatisfied with their purchases. Consumers complaining about TradeMe NZ most frequently mention customer service, bank account and buyer protection problems. TradeMe NZ ranks 92nd among Auction sites.
Who owns Trade Me in New Zealand?
Sam Morgan Sam Morgan (born 1975) is best known as the founder of Trade Me, New Zealands largest online auction site, which he sold in 2006 to Australian media company Fairfax for over NZ$700 million.
How do I not get scammed on Trade Me?
Safe buying tipsAlways read the item description carefully. Check the sellers feedback history. If a price seems too good to be true, it probably is. Beware of fake or pirated goods. Never send money overseas. Always complete the sale on Trade Me. Get a phone number.More items
How do I refund a ping?
Refunding Ping paymentsHead to My Trade Me and select View profile & account.Select Manage Ping.Select Transactions, and select the listing you want to refund.Youll be able to refund the amount, provided the listing has closed within 45 days.
How does Trade Me NZ work?
Buyers pay off their purchase in four fortnightly interest-free payments, but youll be paid in full and able to ship the item to them immediately. Read our tips on how to get the best price for your Trade Me listing. Shipping plays a huge part in making a sale - make it as easy as possible for buyers.
What made Sam Morgan successful?
Morgan worked out his competition and how they made their money. He established that the biggest internet businesses operating at the time were auctions and dating, so that is what he set up. He then established why online auctions like eBay were doing so well overseas.
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Can you sell animals on Trade Me?
Cats and dogs can either be sold (a listing fee applies) or given away for free (no cost to list). Fish, mice and rats, chinchillas, bearded dragons, and turtles can only be sold by auction. Please check our restrictions on the sale of pets and animals.
Why did Sam Morgan make Trade Me?
The idea for Trade Me started when Morgan was searching for a second hand heater for his student flat. During this search he came up with the idea of online auctions in New Zealand. In fact there were already many successful auction sites in operation overseas, but it was a new way of doing business in New Zealand.