One billion listings: a Trade Me retrospective

After almost 17 years, Trade Me members will have created enough listings to surpass one billion - or 1,000,000,000. That's a lot of zeroes!

At Trade Me, we see amazing things for sale every day, and the weird, wonderful and eye-catching ways that people use these listings to unearth remarkable memorabilia, inspire intrigue, take the mickey, draw attention to a social issue, launch a new product, clear out Nana's garage, support a charitable cause, or offer a money-can't-normally-buy experience.

To commemorate our billionth listing, we take a journey through time to remember a handful of the milestone (and memorable) listings from Trade Me history created by you, our members. 

You can also check out the auction to be the seller of our billionth listing, and watch a clip on the milestone by our mates at Story.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the Trade Me community along the way. 

Thanks to the Northwestern University Knight Lab for the nifty Timeline tool.