Archive for November 2004 announcements

Small outage this morning

Written by Trade Me staff at 10:34am, Fri 26 Nov 2004

We experienced technical difficulties this morning for about 40 minutes starting at about 9:40am.

Pages may have been slow to load and you may have received errors trying to access certain areas of the site. Our technicians have located and fixed the cause of this problem. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Latest virus - spam emails

Written by Trade Me staff at 8:20am, Tue 23 Nov 2004

A new version of the sober worm virus is in circulation. This virus targets your address book and spams your contacts list. As many people have "" in their address books, some of these emails may look like they are from Trade Me - beware, they are not.

All correspondence from Trade Me will come from or and we don't send attachments. Don't open any attachments from addresses you are not familiar with, and delete any suspicious emails immediately.

Please refer to sites like ( for more information.

Light commercial vehicles category

Written by Trade Me staff at 10:17am, Thu 18 Nov 2004

Today Light commercial vehicles were removed from Trade Me Motors.

Now when listing your light commercial vehicle, you will be able to select the correct body type, such as "Vans" or "Utes".

If you have any feedback please use the "contact us" link.

Scheduled outage on 18th November

Written by Trade Me staff at 6:15am, Thu 18 Nov 2004

Trade Me will be down for a scheduled outage on Thursday 6.30am for approximately half an hour.

All auctions that have a finish time between 6.30am and 7.30am will be extended by an hour. So auctions due to close at 7am will close now at 8am. We apologise for any inconvenience.

iHug problems

Written by Trade Me staff at 1:55pm, Wed 17 Nov 2004

We have had a number of iHug customers reporting that they are having trouble accessing Trade Me.

We are currently not experiencing any problems and traders from other ISPs are able to access the site.

Please contact iHug customer support, on 0800 438 448, and let them know that you are experiencing these problems.

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