Archive for September 2010 announcements

Trade Me’s API unleashed (at last!)

Written by Alan & Paul in General at 12:30pm, Thu 30 Sep 2010

A first edition of the Trade Me API has been released into the great wide open today, and that news should be music to the ears of anyone out there who is keen to build cool applications for Trade Me members to use.

API is short for “application programming interface” and, in a nutshell, it’s a language and message format that will let a program or application that someone has built talk to information sitting in Trade Me’s database.

We know it’s been a long time coming, but there’s been a considerable amount of in-house philosophical debate about the pros and cons of making the API public. It’s also been a big job. We know it is not perfect and regard it as very much a work-in-progress – it will change and get better over time. More...

GST heads north on Friday

Written by Paul in General at 11:47am, Wed 29 Sep 2010

Unless you've had your head buried in the sand somewhere, you'll know that GST is set to increase from 12.5% to 15% on Friday, 1 October.

The good news is that our GST-inclusive fees won't be going up with the GST rise. They will not change.

We will be tweaking the receipts we issue to members to reflect the GST change (and to ensure GST-registered sellers can claim GST at 15%). More...

Reminder: Daylight savings on Sunday morning

Written by Paul & Carl in General at 4:29pm, Fri 24 Sep 2010

Daylight savings kicks in at 2am this Sunday morning, and you'll need to put your clock forward one hour.

So nobody gets inconvenienced by the time change, all auctions due to close between 2am and 4am on Sunday morning (about 1000) will be extended by two hours.

Daylight saving will be with us right through until Sunday 3 April 2011.  More...

Home & Living: iPad winners

Written by The Trade Me team in General at 3:40pm, Mon 20 Sep 2010

Last month, anyone who spent $25 or more in the Home & Living category was in with a chance of winning a brand spanking new iPad.

The good news is there are five winners, hailing from Hamilton (x2), Wellington, Auckland and Arrowtown. The bad news is that if we haven't been in touch with you, then you're not one of the lucky five.

Thanks to everyone who entered. And if you're gutted that you didn't win, you can find yourself an iPad over here right now.

Scheduled Maintenance

Written by Matt in Scheduled maintenance at 5:07pm, Fri 17 Sep 2010

Trade Me is going to be unavailable between 2am and 5am tomorrow morning for scheduled maintenance and upgrades. All auctions that are due to close between 2am and 6am will be extended by four hours.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

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