Security interest on vehicles
As per our terms and conditions, both MVT and private individuals are required to ensure that the buyer of the motor vehicle takes the motor vehicle free of any security interest; and it must be disclosed in the listing body whether there is any security interest over the vehicle.
Offshore or in-transit vehicles
Motor vehicles, as defined by the MVSA, that are offshore must be in-transit to New Zealand, and you must be a registered MVT and hold clear authority to sell such vehicles before being able to list them. You must also clearly indicate that such vehicles are offshore or in-transit in the listing. Here's what we mean by in-transit.
Warrant of Fitness
As required by NZTA, vehicles sold by MVT must have a WOF issued that is no less than 28 days old.
On Road Costs
Trade Me believes that pricing should be transparent so when using the term on road costs, these ORC definitions are what to go by.
Dealers wishing to use Trade Me’s Autobase classified listing service can contact us here.
"As is, where is" statements
These kind of statements cannot be made. This is due to the Consumer Guarantees Act applying to all motor vehicle sales by MVT. As is, where is statements suggest to potential buyers than the consumer protections of the CGA do not apply and are thus likely to be misleading as per section 9 of the Fair Trading Act.
For clarity, Motor Vehicle Traders cannot do 'private sales' on their 'private accounts'.
That’s a lot of detail to bear in mind however adherence to the key points in this guide is necessary to help Trade Me keep our site trusted and safe.
Believe us, we walk the talk too when it comes to dodgy MVT – member ‘theautoco’ was recently shut down for shill bidding and investigated by the Commerce Commission as a result of a formal complaint from Trade Me.