Trust & Safety

Trade Me's blog on Trust and Safety issues.

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A guide to dating safely online

FindSomeone, owned by Trade Me, is a fun way to meet new people and the team is proud to deliver a safe and enjoyable experience. As with any interaction (online and offline), there are some precautions that you can take to protect yourself. Here are some basic safety tips that can help you on y... more
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'Foreign' plugs cannot be listed on Trade Me

The above picture shows a travel adaptor and a cell phone charger that are illegal to sell in NZ. As international markets open up even further and Kiwis figure out how to bypass traditional supplier...
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Electric vehicles must be sold with safe chargers

Electric Vehicles (EVs) are awesome. They’re cheap to run, great for the planet, and really fun to drive. Charging an EV at home is a convenient and popular option for many owners. With more and more...
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Don’t toy with the life of a child

The Commerce Commission has released a video to remind businesses that they must meet compulsory safety standards if they sell toys for children 36 months and under: The legal consequences of not m...
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Hook and loop fastener - it’s a ripping good time

Hoover Sellotape Blue Tack Band-aid Rollerblades Pink Batts Jet Ski Gib Bubble Wrap Crock Pot Chap Stick Velcro What on Earth is this a list of? It's a list of trademarks that consumers ...
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What is Ping? Why should I use it?

Ping is the new and improved payment platform provided and hosted by Trade Me. It lets buyers pay sellers via a number of payment methods. Why use Ping? Ping makes buying and selling easier, faster...

A guide to selling hazardous substances on Trade Me

There are probably over 100,000 hazardous substances that are used in New Zealand every day. From bleach in the bathroom, petrol at the pump to snail bait on the vegie garden, you can find them everyw...
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Things to consider when trading animals on Trade Me

Here's a guest post by the Ministry of Primary Industries that shares some things to consider when buying or selling animals on Trade Me. Obviously, it's really important that members bear these poin...
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Dog tail docking banned

It’s the year of the dog, and I don’t think we‘ve talked about dogs nearly enough at Trade Me this year 😉 New Animal Welfare regulations are now in effect and given they directly affect Trade Me mem...
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There's enough spam on the internet without keyword spamming on Trade Me

Gucci, iPhone, Supreme and Xbox, Ford. What do all of these words have in common? None of these brands have got anything to do with the following blog post! Unless you are keyword spamming.  Whethe...