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How Trade Me works...

You've got something to sell, for example, a book. List your item specifying a start price and a reserve price above which you will sell it.

Members then bid on the book. We notify bidders when they are outbid.

If the auction closes above reserve, we'll email you and the highest bidder each other's details. Email them to arrange payment and delivery.
More about after the auction closes

If bidding meets your reserve, you will be charged a success fee and legally obligated to complete the sale. There is no fee or obligation to sell if the top bid is less than your reserve price.

You need to register to buy or sell. Registration is free.