I am after feedback as to whether or not I am over reacting here. Also not sure where this should be posted.
As usual it is the time of the year that I update my smart phone and as such purchased a Galaxy S3 this time around as opposed to my 4 previous iphone models.
Again, as usual, today posted my iphone 4S on trademe for sale, and this year actually posted the pic with a copy of the local newspaper. Previous times trademe has always halted the trade until i have done this.
Late today, Trademe informed me that they had halted my auction until the following is done:
- A clear photograph of the above item with a recent New Zealand or Australian newspaper. If you don't have a newspaper handy you can use a recent flyer or 'junk mail' publication from a well-known New Zealand or Australian company. - An image or scanned copy of a valid form of photo identification verifying your full name and date of birth.
- An image or scanned copy of a letter or utilities bill that you have recently received, verifying your current residential address
It should be noted that I completed trademe address validation a few weeks ago.
I have a perfect record with trademe, but consider sending all this information electronically a breach of my privacy.