Archive for November 2011 announcements

Credit Card Payments Problem (Resolved)

Written by The Trade Me Team in General at 11:15am, Sun 27 Nov 2011

UPDATE (2.31pm)
The issue has now been resolved. Apologies for the inconvenience and thanks for your patience.

We understand there is current a problem with the credit card processing network for Visa. This is causing some credit card transactions to be declined.

The banks are aware of the issue and are working to fix it. If your credit card is declined please try again shortly.

Text Me SMS problems (Resolved)

Written by Matt in Site status at 2:47pm, Tue 22 Nov 2011

UPDATE (5.25pm)
The issue has now been resolved. Apologies for the inconvenience and thanks for your patience.

There is currently a problem preventing the delivery and receipt of Text Me SMS messages to and from our members.

Our Tech team is working hard to resolve this issue and we will post an update once this problem has been fixed.  More...

Free WiFi all go in Christchurch

Written by Paul & Allister in General at 9:16am, Thu 17 Nov 2011

We’ve been working with some cool companies to get free WiFi up and running in the flash new Re:Start Cashel Mall retail precinct in Christchurch's CBD, and it was officially switched on this week.

Thanks to the good people at Enable Networks, FX Networks and The Press for helping make it all happen. All these companies are committed to helping out in Christchurch and the ongoing efforts to rebuild the city.

The free WiFi network means everyone visiting Re:Start with WiFi capability on their phone, laptop or tablet will be able to surf the internet. The initiative is completely free and public with no commercial or revenue objectives.  More...

News about Trade Me from Fairfax Media

Written by Paul in General, Motors, Property, Jobs and Top Seller at 5:56pm, Wed 9 Nov 2011

We announced some big news for Trade Me back in August.

There are still lots of rules around what we can and can’t say, but we wanted to let you know Fairfax Media Limited, our parent company, has officially announced its plans for Trade Me today.

You can check out today’s release from Fairfax Media Limited here, and there is a microsite that has just gone live over at

Tweaks to the Trade Me T&Cs

Written by The Trade Me team in General and Scheduled maintenance at 11:07am, Wed 9 Nov 2011

We’ve updated our Terms and conditions relating to how we hold funds in Trade Me members’ accounts, in particular to state that we hold funds on trust for members. The tweaks are in clauses 5.2(b), 5.2(g) and 5.2(h).

Read the terms and conditions now

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