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Hi there,

We know that Kiwis are a pretty ingenious bunch, and we're lucky enough to see this every day through the weird and wonderful things people sell on the site. From flying hovercrafts, kindling crackers and hangi baskets, to motorised shopping trolleys and chainsaw skateboards – we see all sorts most weeks! (Listen out for our CEO Jon talking about eclectic listings on Radio Live every Tuesday at about 8:10am too.)

If you see a listing that makes you go "coooool!" or "whaaaat?!" or "holy toledos", please fire it through to us so we can consider it for our Cool Auctions page.
 
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10-25% off Nike, Adidas & Converse shoes
Did you know Trade Me has its very own shopping mall called Trade Me Stores?

There's thousands of brand new items from top-notch local and international sellers coming on board each month, so pop in and have a look.

There's free shipping and deals up for grabs on some listings, and right now, we have 10-25% off selected Nike, Adidas and Converse shoes from Apparel Save and Streetmoda.*
 
Go shopping now
 
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Movin' on in – check out our new digs
We pride ourselves on being a great place to work, and we reckon providing our staff with an environment that lines up with the way we tick is important. We've now got a brand-spanking new HQ in Wellington that matches us – informal but serious.

There's plenty of cool things to get the creative juices flowing with three slides, a caravan (yes, it was bought on Trade Me), a lawnmower, three coffee machines and 268 great people working across three floors.
 
See more photos on our Flickr page
 
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Thunderbirds are go!
 
Ride in style with this head-turner of a car. It was imported from the States, is in mint condition and has nearly all original parts – go on, you know you want to.
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'80s briefcase phone
 
Consider yourself pretty retro? You need this phone. Switching hands regularly to ensure equal bicep definition is a must, but it comes with full operating instructions.
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What a tank
 
If you've ever wanted to make an entrance, this Skoda tank will help you out. Apparently it's "surprisingly easy to drive", so you'll be away laughing.
 
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Trade Me in the news...
Trade Me and our fantastic seller community often pop up in the news. Here's what they've been saying in the papers, online and on the telly:
 
 
Stuff & Seven Sharp sniffed their way to love at FindSomeone's 'Pheromone Party'.
The NZ Herald zoomed in on the popularity of ride-on mowers.
The Sunday Star-Times is talking retro caravans.
The Marycrest Catholic girls' rehab unit was being sold by a prince.
Marlborough Museum bought a loop of barbed wire from Gallipoli.
Bob Irvine is talking about our Cool Auctions page in the Nelson Mail.
3 News and The Dominion Post popped in to ride the slide and see our new HQ.
 
 
 
 
TEDx comes to Wellington
 
 
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We're stoked to be supporting TEDxWellington being held downtown in the capital city on Sunday 24 August. Tickets sold out quickly, but fear not – you can still tune in online.

If you're familiar with TED events you'll know they're all about 'ideas worth spreading'. The theme for the TEDxWellington event is 'Connecting Hearts & Minds' and will feature 12 inspiring speakers and performers including Alan Schaaf, founder of imgur.com and ranked in the Fast Company Top 100 most creative people in the business.

Check out TEDxWellington.com for full speaker bios and the live stream on event day.
 
 
 
 
We want you!
We're hunting for smart, optimistic, driven tech-folk to join the Trade Me team in Wellington and Auckland.

Keen to join Alana, Catherine, Pedro, Karl, Nic, Jonathan, Angela, Mark and Carla who joined the gang last month? Have a look at the list of jobs we want to fill!
 
Check out our new vacancies
 
 
 
 
 
Enjoy your weekend, perhaps it's the ideal time to craft your own crazy-cool creation and see what it's worth?
From Madeleine and the Trade Me team
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* Terms and conditions: Offer applies to selected items, from selected sellers, while stocks last. Offers valid until 11 August 2014.
 
 
 
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