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  Reply # 799409 15-Apr-2013 08:47
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I signed up last night with no issues at all within 2 minutes. Activation code was sent immediately after sign up and it worked.

I'm glad to have some competition against trademe. Their fee hikes are too much for me to handle. They had huge profits last year and decided to increase general listing fees by 1%. Doesn't sound like much but it all adds up.

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  Reply # 799410 15-Apr-2013 08:48
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freitasm: Just enter 09xxxyyyy without spaces.


Thanks. That seems so obvious now. Only if they had helpers on the form showing an example format, or the form was more clever to accept spaces but strip them out when saving the data. Oh well.

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  Reply # 799440 15-Apr-2013 09:59
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minigopher17: Phone number field is compulsory, but when I enter my number in the format: "09 xxx xxxx" it tells me "That phone number is invalid. Please try again". WTF?!


to be honest (and referring to the other more recent posts on this topic) that has to be one of the most basic, absolute schooboy type errors when designing forms.

It's something that even a non-UX specialist would consider. so the fact that they haven't even done this properly makes me seriously doubt the validity of their claims of the other data being secure.

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  Reply # 799443 15-Apr-2013 10:01
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some wannabe geek is milking the owner ... create a site that keep having problems, keep getting paid more to 'fix' the problems ... GENIUS!




Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


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  Reply # 799581 15-Apr-2013 12:30
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joker97: some wannabe geek is milking the owner ... create a site that keep having problems, keep getting paid more to 'fix' the problems ... GENIUS!


More they outsourced heavily (almost entirely) to India and suffered the consequences

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  Reply # 799584 15-Apr-2013 12:40
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joker97: some wannabe geek is milking the owner ... create a site that keep having problems, keep getting paid more to 'fix' the problems ... GENIUS!


That's a big assumption, usually these things are done on a fixed price and then there is a period of defect fixing and a sign off required, and after that, changes and fixes are charged for. 

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  Reply # 799618 15-Apr-2013 13:16
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minigopher17: Phone number field is compulsory, but when I enter my number in the format: "09 xxx xxxx" it tells me "That phone number is invalid. Please try again". WTF?!
to be honest (and referring to the other more recent posts on this topic) that has to be one of the most basic, absolute schooboy type errors when designing forms.

It's something that even a non-UX specialist would consider. so the fact that they haven't even done this properly makes me seriously doubt the validity of their claims of the other data being secure.

The vast majority of phone number fields on the web are done like that. Including many if not all NZ based major retail sites. Yes, really horrible. This example seems no worse than many others.

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  Reply # 799625 15-Apr-2013 13:20
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Neori: I signed up last night with no issues at all within 2 minutes. Activation code was sent immediately after sign up and it worked.

I'm glad to have some competition against trademe. Their fee hikes are too much for me to handle. They had huge profits last year and decided to increase general listing fees by 1%. Doesn't sound like much but it all adds up.


Don't know if it has affected TM's share price at all.

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  Reply # 799997 16-Apr-2013 08:35
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A bit disappointed with the Wheedle management though. It seems they didn't learn from previous failures.

I contacted one of the directores reporting some findings about the password reset procedure, then sent another email retracting the previous one after more tests proved the password reset was worked as intented.

Neither email was acknowledged. So I guess feedback is not something important for them.

The auction I put there is closing today, so I also guess when it closes they lose me as a customer.




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  Reply # 800025 16-Apr-2013 09:16
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joker97: some wannabe geek is milking the owner ... create a site that keep having problems, keep getting paid more to 'fix' the problems ... GENIUS!

Must have chosen Talent2 to write it then.


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  Reply # 800432 16-Apr-2013 19:37
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Hmm, no matter what option I choose for Region nothing comes up in the district/suburb drop down boxes. A shame as I'm sick of Trademe :-/

Tried when the first launched and have now given them a second chance but it just doesn't work :-) Plus no feedback for any support/contact emails.

Later Wheedle.



Of course the Sella website is fine, might start using that again.

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  Reply # 800435 16-Apr-2013 19:48
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networkn:
joker97: some wannabe geek is milking the owner ... create a site that keep having problems, keep getting paid more to 'fix' the problems ... GENIUS!


That's a big assumption, usually these things are done on a fixed price and then there is a period of defect fixing and a sign off required, and after that, changes and fixes are charged for. 


Sounds more like sarcasm than assumption to me...

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  Reply # 800441 16-Apr-2013 19:57
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Lurch: Hmm, no matter what option I choose for Region nothing comes up in the district/suburb drop down boxes.

It's working for me. Do you have JavaScript turned on?


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  Reply # 800445 16-Apr-2013 20:01
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It's fine for me on Chrome/Firefox/IE all latest ed.

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  Reply # 800447 16-Apr-2013 20:05
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Still the same terrible TV ads as well

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