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Topic # 148500 21-Jun-2014 09:30
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I have had a look on the web for an alternative website to Trade Me.

There is http://nz.ebid.net

Apparently there is a site called Buddy Bid. I found http://www.buddybid.com/ but it seems to be dead.

There is also GraysOnline:  http://www.graysonline.co.nz/

I am planning on selling car parts online (actually only one 3D printed plastic dash part) and was wondering if anybody out there has any suggestions other than Trade Me.

Thanks,

Tim

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  Reply # 1071444 21-Jun-2014 09:30
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Hmmmm. Here we go.




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  Reply # 1071461 21-Jun-2014 10:03
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None of these sites mentioned are New Zealand-bassed. I'd say any chances of success on those are very slim as they wouldn't be trusted by anyone in this country.






 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1071474 21-Jun-2014 10:09
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Does anybody know of a New Zealand based auction site. You'd think someone out there would be willing to start an alternative site to Trade Me.

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  Reply # 1071476 21-Jun-2014 10:10
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Trademe have a monopoly by way of being first to market. 


I don't think you have a choice if you want to sell. 

Cool idea by the way.

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Reply # 1071477 21-Jun-2014 10:11
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there have been many but they dont get the traffic to survive.   Wheedle are latest to try.




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  Reply # 1071478 21-Jun-2014 10:11
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There  are so many discussions around this...

Have you tried Wheedle yet, the only real local alternative at the moment (which is a kind of a dead place)?







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  Reply # 1071484 21-Jun-2014 10:17
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KiwiTim: Does anybody know of a New Zealand based auction site. You'd think someone out there would be willing to start an alternative site to Trade Me.


Wheedle, anyone?




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Reply # 1071488 21-Jun-2014 10:23
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DarthKermit:
KiwiTim: Does anybody know of a New Zealand based auction site. You'd think someone out there would be willing to start an alternative site to Trade Me.


Wheedle, anyone?

Who?



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  Reply # 1071502 21-Jun-2014 10:40
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freitasm: There  are so many discussions around this...

Have you tried Wheedle yet, the only real local alternative at the moment (which is a kind of a dead place)?





I wasn't aware of the existence of Wheedle. Perhaps they need to run some TV adds. That might help them get some market share.

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  Reply # 1071504 21-Jun-2014 10:43
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KiwiTim: I wasn't aware of the existence of Wheedle. Perhaps they need to run some TV adds. That might help them get some market share.


Wheedle has run TV ad campaigns in the past.




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  Reply # 1071509 21-Jun-2014 10:50
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KiwiTim: I wasn't aware of the existence of Wheedle. Perhaps they need to run some TV adds. That might help them get some market share.


They have run TV ads for ages as well as radio, paper and billboards. 

Old Wheedle discussion here and you will see why it didn't work ok. The original Wheedle discussion here. The site was originally launched in September 2012 with lots of problems, taken down after a week or so then relaunched. It never worked well.







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  Reply # 1071511 21-Jun-2014 10:52
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DarthKermit:
KiwiTim: I wasn't aware of the existence of Wheedle. Perhaps they need to run some TV adds. That might help them get some market share.


Wheedle has run TV ad campaigns in the past.


Actually, since I stream most of my TV shows and movies, and hardly ever watch free to air TV, perhaps TV adds are not a good idea. I guess, increasingly, more and more people are moving away from having to watch TV adds.

Perhaps radio and newspaper adds might work better for Wheedle.

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  Reply # 1071529 21-Jun-2014 11:02
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I concur Trade Me or nothing




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KiwiTim:
freitasm: There  are so many discussions around this...

Have you tried Wheedle yet, the only real local alternative at the moment (which is a kind of a dead place)?





I wasn't aware of the existence of Wheedle. Perhaps they need to run some TV adds. That might help them get some market share.


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