Archive for September 2012 announcements

Reminder: Daylight saving kicks in Sunday morning

Written by Madie in General at 12:21pm, Fri 28 Sep 2012

Remember that daylight saving 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 will be extended by two hours.

Daylight saving will be with us right through until Sunday 7 April 2013. More...

2012 Annual Report out today

Written by The Trade Me team in General at 4:46pm, Tue 25 Sep 2012

The 2012 Trade Me Annual Report was released today. This includes the highlights of the year, our financial information, and reports from our chairman, directors and CEO.

To view the report, please visit our dedicated microsite:

Heads up: Success fee increase

Written by The Trade Me team in General and Top Seller at 8:48am, Mon 24 Sep 2012

We wanted to give you a heads up that from 1 October, our success fees for general items will be increasing. The average sale price for an item on Trade Me is around $50. This change will see the success fee on an item that sells for $50 increase by 20 cents.

We believe we still provide sellers with excellent value, and over the past year the number of visits to the site has grown by 18%. We’ve also invested in ensuring a strong presence across a growing range of platforms, and we now have five mobile sites and applications for interacting with Trade Me.

Here’s a chart with the success fee changes in boldMore...

It’s Loud Shirt Day!

Written by The Trade Me team in General at 7:59am, Fri 21 Sep 2012

If you’re after a legitimate way to commit a serious fashion crime, your timing couldn’t be more perfect: today is Loud Shirt Day!

Loud Shirt Day is the annual appeal of The Hearing House and the Southern Cochlear Implant Paediatric Programme. Here in the office, we’re getting in on the action too by whacking on our loudest shirts and donating to a great cause. Don’t forget, you can take a peek at what’s going on in the Trade Me office – and check out any loud shirts - by viewing our office cam. You can also see that Kev has his loud shirt on, too.

For more information, see the official Loud Shirt Day website.

Arrr, it’s Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Written by The Trade Me team in General at 8:00am, Wed 19 Sep 2012

If our mascot Kev could talk, he’d say “Ahoy there me hearties - avast ye, for we be celebratin’ 'Talk like a Pirate day'!”

International Talk like a Pirate Day was created in 1995 as an inside joke after one of the founders injured himself during a game of racquetball, screaming 'Arrr!' in a pirate-like fashion. Today, people around the world join in and celebrate our eye-patched, peg-legged chums of yore, including the staff here at Trade Me. Savvy?

For more information about Talk like a Pirate day, check out Wikipedia or their official website.

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