Archive for November 2019 announcements

Scheduled maintenance

Written by The Trade Me team in Scheduled maintenance at 5:00pm, Tue 12 Nov 2019

Trade Me will be unavailable on Wednesday, 13 November between 2am and 5am for scheduled maintenance. All auctions that are due to close between 2am and 5:30am will be extended by four hours. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

The site went down — sorry!

Written by The Trade Me team in General at 5:00pm, Tue 5 Nov 2019

No, it wasn’t just you! The site went down for about 20 minutes at 4.30pm this evening.

Something went a bit rouge behind the scenes, but we’ve resolved this now and it shouldn’t happen again. We’re terribly sorry, we know it’s not a great experience.

Because this wasn’t planned, listings that were set to close over this time aren’t able to be extended, so have closed. Again, we're sorry about this.  More...

Listing changes for international sellers are live

Written by The Trade Me team in General at 12:30pm, Fri 1 Nov 2019

As we announced in September, from today, international sellers won’t be able to offer auctions, and pick-up shipping options. Ping and Afterpay will also be the only payment methods offered by international sellers.

On 1 December we will be collecting NZ GST of 15% on all Trade Me purchases from any international seller to a New Zealand buyer, and these changes are part of this process.