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  Reply # 1423245 8-Nov-2015 18:35
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joker97:
It's not trademe's fault. But if the sale is not completed, the commission is not taken.
Trademe has a policy on that 
http://www.trademe.co.nz/help/113/how-can-i-apply-for-a-success-fee-refund


This is about listing fees not success fees.




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  Reply # 1423252 8-Nov-2015 19:00
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Ah "those" kind of "auctions".
I refuse to pay listing, only list classifieds.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1423255 8-Nov-2015 19:11
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It's bad yes but they have the monopoly so pretty much what they say goes, also I was thinking about this for a minute and I suspect it's also to cover Trademe due to this scenario:

if you are selling something and you don't get the amount you want or no one seems interested, you happen to ask a friend to bid on it so that you can relist it without having to pay a fee.

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  Reply # 1423258 8-Nov-2015 19:14
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The 'friend' gets automated bad feedback then.

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  Reply # 1423283 8-Nov-2015 20:06
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I'm sure they have ways to detect this behaviour. Eg after the 2nd time .......

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  Reply # 1423337 8-Nov-2015 21:33
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jarledb:
keewee01: If there were other bidders why don't you just use the Fixed Price Offer option? You might miss on a few dollars over that the original winner was, but then your listing fee doesn't go to waste.


Problem is that you can't do that right away. It takes days from the auction finishes until you can offer that, because you have to give the "buyer" time to get back in touch.


I used to do it all the time as I'd have multiple items, and it was never an issue. Unless TradeMe have changed it. You should try and see.



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  Reply # 1423345 8-Nov-2015 21:59
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joker97: I'm sure they have ways to detect this behaviour. Eg after the 2nd time .......


In my experience TM just cares about the overall rating, so if the buyer has 95 of good reviews and 5 bad reviews for no-show that's still a good user for TM.

I reckon sellers are not keen to leave a bad review to these buyers so not to get a bad review themselves.

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  Reply # 1423361 8-Nov-2015 22:19
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This is true. Plus the idiots threaten that to get what they want. But it is not an issue in practice. Trademe will remove any obviously unfair feedback when a user asks.

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