Archive for December 2011 announcements

Payment Delays over Christmas/New Years

Written by Shanin in General at 10:11am, Tue 20 Dec 2011

The banks shut up shop over the Christmas break, which means some payments to Trade Me accounts will be processed a little later than usual.

If you pay via phone or internet banking after 8pm on Friday, 23 December the payment will not be processed to your account until the morning of Thursday 29 December.

The same state of affairs will occur over the New Year's break. If you pay via phone or internet banking after 8pm on Friday 30 December then your payment will not be processed until the morning of Thursday 5 January.

Sorry for the inconvenience caused, but that is how the banks roll over the public holidays.

We hope you all have a fantastic Christmas and a safe New Year!

New investor relations site up & running

Written by Paul in General, Motors, Property, Jobs and Top Seller at 11:04am, Fri 16 Dec 2011

As you may have heard, Trade Me became a publicly listed company on the New Zealand stock exchange (NZX) and the Australian stock exchange (ASX) on Tuesday. We're officially called Trade Me Group Ltd, and our stock ticker on both NZX and ASX is "TME".

If you're an investor, or you're interested in seeing investor-related information, please check out our new investor relations site. Kevin the Kiwi is kitted out as a fighter pilot on the landing page.

Visit the investor relations site

Payments problem: Visa credit cards

Written by Paul in General, Top Seller and Site status at 9:29am, Fri 9 Dec 2011

Update, 9:48am: This issue has been fixed. Apologies for any inconvenience.


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.

Site Issue

Written by Matt in Site status at 2:00pm, Wed 7 Dec 2011

We had an issue today between 1:38pm and 1:48pm where logged in people were unable to access the site. We have now fixed the problem and have extended all auctions that were due to close between 1:38pm and 1:48pm by one hour.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

Treat Me Now deals are live & kicking

Written by Paul in General at 3:58pm, Thu 1 Dec 2011

The first deals on our group buying website Treat Me’s flash new Treat Me Now platform went live in Auckland and Wellington this morning at 12:01a.m.

Treat Me Now is a new way for businesses to offer localised, real-time deals to customers that can be locked, loaded and live within as little as 15 minutes.

There is a heap of $1 treats to look out for over the next few days – everything from calamari and popcorn, to saunas and tenpin bowling.  More...