Archive for March 2015 announcements

Motors pricing changes on the way

Written by The Trade Me Motors team in General and Motors at 10:30am, Wed 25 Mar 2015

On 8 April we’re making some changes to the listing fees for selling vehicles on Trade Me.

If you are selling a vehicle via a classified, the listing fee for vehicles with an asking price of over $30,000 will increase from $79 to $99. Auction fees and all other classified listings under $30,000 will remain unchanged.

Over 600,000 people* a month visit Trade Me Motors to buy, sell, and research vehicles. Over the past 12 months we have invested in making it easier to sell a vehicle on Trade Me, and we believe the price change still reflects good value for money. More...

Starship presents: The Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt

Written by Cat in General at 10:30am, Thu 12 Mar 2015

From today, New Zealanders can get involved in a fantastic campaign in support of the Starship Foundation called the Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt!

The Starship Foundation is a charity that supports the national children’s hospital to provide world-leading care for almost 120,000 patient visits each year.

The Big Egg Hunt showcases 100 large fiberglass eggs, adorned by a number of top Kiwi artists, designers, jewellers and creatives. More...

Changes to our Terms and Privacy Policy

Written by George & the Legal team in General at 11:00am, Thu 5 Mar 2015

In 2013 Parliament passed some changes to our consumer laws that affect Trade Me members, like declaring your ‘In Trade’ status, substantiating claims, and increased protection for members who buy via online auction. Today we’d like to chat about some upcoming changes to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Unfair contract terms
The provisions under the Fair Trading Act in relation to unfair contract terms come into effect on 17 March 2015. Unfair contract terms relate to contracts that businesses enter into with their members or customers where the member doesn’t have the opportunity to negotiate the terms, as they’re offered on a take it or leave it basis. You’ll see these all the time as a consumer – think of the contracts with your gym, internet provider, phone or electricity company.

From 17 March 2015, businesses will be required to ensure terms in their consumer contracts aren’t unfair. Businesses also have to ensure that their terms are transparent, accessible and easy to read. For more information on unfair contract terms, we recommend you check out the Commerce Commission’s guidelinesMore...

Update: Photo policy

Written by The Trade Me team in General at 4:00pm, Tue 3 Mar 2015

We’ve added a photo policy to make it easier for buyers to find what they’re looking for. Trade Me now requires the main photo on your listing (the image that appears in search results and first on your listing) to include the product you are selling.

Product images are one of the most important considerations when buyers are deciding what to purchase. We hope this small change will give buyers and sellers a better experience on-site.

See our photo policy and guidelines for more info