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  Reply # 1407961 16-Oct-2015 16:07
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Rikkitic: Don't like it, also got lost, also complained, not too worried because with all the other alternatives now out there I hardly use Trade Me any more.


Alternatives? For instance?


Ferrit and Wheedle are the two I use.

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  Reply # 1407963 16-Oct-2015 16:12
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muppet: I hardly noticed it.
It could be better I suppose, but it's TM.

I just want them to implement the following features:

1. If a question has the words "is there a buy now" or "will you swap for" it blacklists the user automatically.
2. If the previous feature is triggered, for an extra $10 you can have a turd in a box mailed the to person asking the question.

Team "punch people who ask for a buy now"!


But is there a buy now? :p




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  Reply # 1407991 16-Oct-2015 17:22
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muppet:
gzt:
Rikkitic: Don't like it, also got lost, also complained, not too worried because with all the other alternatives now out there I hardly use Trade Me any more.


Alternatives? For instance?


Ferrit and Wheedle are the two I use.


The notice board in the local dairy.

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  Reply # 1408048 16-Oct-2015 20:33
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Looks like it was designed by a committee rather than a design professional.

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  Reply # 1408196 17-Oct-2015 12:30
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muppet: I hardly noticed it.
It could be better I suppose, but it's TM.

I just want them to implement the following features:

1. If a question has the words "is there a buy now" or "will you swap for" it blacklists the user automatically.
2. If the previous feature is triggered, for an extra $10 you can have a turd in a box mailed the to person asking the question.

Team "punch people who ask for a buy now"!


The "will you swap it for" ones really are silly sometimes.





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  Reply # 1408201 17-Oct-2015 12:53
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muppet:
gzt:
Rikkitic: Don't like it, also got lost, also complained, not too worried because with all the other alternatives now out there I hardly use Trade Me any more.


Alternatives? For instance?


Ferrit and Wheedle are the two I use.


I noticed that the guy who setup wheedle died a few weeks ago. Ferrit I recall was a telecom thing. It was perhaps a little ahead of it's time. If it was done right it could have been successful, you only have to look at sites like Fishpond and Mightape, to see how it should be done.

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  Reply # 1408610 18-Oct-2015 14:59
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Chrome request desktop site does not work. No change there and there is a link but I would really like it to work. I assume this fails in safari also.

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  Reply # 1408928 18-Oct-2015 23:23
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Is it just me or did TM reverse the changes a few minutes ago?
Perhaps 'a few unhappy users'  was actually a lot more than that.

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  Reply # 1409038 19-Oct-2015 09:38
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elpenguino: Is it just me or did TM reverse the changes a few minutes ago?
Perhaps 'a few unhappy users'  was actually a lot more than that.

They've changed the auctions back.  The ugly front page from 2005 is still there.





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  Reply # 1409045 19-Oct-2015 09:42
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I still see the new layout for all pages.

Maybe doing some A/B testing.

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  Reply # 1409072 19-Oct-2015 10:46
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That new layout is neither cool nor convenient.

I can only imagine a newly appointed manager with the lack of trading / shopping experience and no other business ideas but changing appearance. Have seen that happening in virtual and real world for so many times - with the same result - customer dissatisfaction.

Very similar to what manager in Pack'N'Save did recently by re-shuffling all goods between shelves and sections making finding the ones you came for extremely inconvenient. The same guy maybe?
So inconvenient - they now have FTE assisting frustrated customers at where they put this or that. That will not drive more sales into the shop. 

Same with Trademe - those changes surely will enable someone in the board room to boast about how many efforts they put into "improving customer experience" and surely will give a job to a developer who just followed orders and done a crap job.
From the end user veteran perspective - terrible change.
From business perspective - will not drive more sales to Trademe.
Never mind, at the end of the day what matters for me is many many positive feedbacks on Trademe and no negative feedback. Never.
Trademe themselves just had another negative one and not from me only, from quite a few here...

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  Reply # 1409777 20-Oct-2015 13:05
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I do not like the new design. I agree with almost all of the negative comments that have been written in this thread. It will certainly put me off buying.

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MikeB4: its functional and does what it is supposed to do


I disagree, the old site used to be like how you describe.  Now it's disjointed, hard to find things... not all change is good.


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  Reply # 1409873 20-Oct-2015 15:08
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One of the fundamental mistakes they've made (though understandable) is in staggering some of the changes. This simply exacerbates the issues around inconsistency and the lack of a "logical" layout.

Yes, it needs to be changed but the way they've gone about it is flawed. They need a separate (yet complete) test site, not this drip feeding of updated features, layouts, and structures. It's a mess.

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  Reply # 1409912 20-Oct-2015 16:22
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Q&A is the biggest bit I miss seeing on the page by default

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