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  Reply # 1490562 11-Feb-2016 16:00
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freitasm:

 

billbennett:

 

freitasm: I sell almost everything (electronic) here on Geekzone, usually in minutes.

 

Is that something everyone can do? 

 

 

It is not the platform for this, and it doesn't scale. But there's no ambitions to be and no plans to grow on that.

 

Unlike idiots that put money (or not) into their "Next Trade Me Killer (TM)".

 

 

 

 

Some of them might be readers here and lost money, in good faith. 

 

Anyhow, if what you say is true then trademe has a monopoly and needs to be sorted out.

 

I believe a persons trading history should be their own and transferable. 


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  Reply # 1490590 11-Feb-2016 16:09
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surfisup1000:

 

Some of them might be readers here and lost money, in good faith. 

 

Anyhow, if what you say is true then trademe has a monopoly and needs to be sorted out.

 

I believe a persons trading history should be their own and transferable. 

 

 

Doesnt make them any less of an idiot to have done that.





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  Reply # 1490666 11-Feb-2016 17:46
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Rikkitic:

 

I only live in the customer world so do not have the seller perspective, but I do tend to buy a lot of cheap, simple stuff, like audio converters or adapters or that kind of thing and I am struck by the truly enormous price differences for essentially identical (sometimes actually identical) items on Trade Me and Aliexpress. An example is a digital to analogue audio converter I was looking for for a friend yesterday. The cheapest on Aliexpress is around US$5 (including shipping), at least $20 - $30 (or more) PLUS (exorbitant) shipping on Trade Me. Yes, Chinese quality can be crap, but you get the same quality on Trade Me. CGA? That's worth something but I wouldn't want to go to much trouble over just a few dollars. I don't know how good the Aliexpress warranty actually is, but it sounds okay.

 

Different things are responsible for the price differences but I think Trade Me is at real risk of pricing itself out of the market. I used to buy a lot there. Now I rarely do. Certainly the small stuff all comes from Aliexpress these days. Maybe the Trade Me killer is already with us.

 

 

 

 

Umm ... dude... it's the same stuff. One sold by wholesaler, one sold by another guy who bought off the wholesaler.


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  Reply # 1490669 11-Feb-2016 17:48
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Umm ... dude... it's the same stuff. One sold by wholesaler, one sold by another guy who bought off the wholesaler.

 

 

The people selling on aliexpress are anything but wholesalers. They are just regular people with some english skills that buy a list of product images and descriptions and load them up and then source, bag and ship things when they sell.




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  Reply # 1490703 11-Feb-2016 18:41
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Ok same stuff, different resellers :)

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  Reply # 1490705 11-Feb-2016 18:47
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richms:

 

surfisup1000:

 

Some of them might be readers here and lost money, in good faith. 

 

Anyhow, if what you say is true then trademe has a monopoly and needs to be sorted out.

 

I believe a persons trading history should be their own and transferable. 

 

 

Doesnt make them any less of an idiot to have done that.

 

 

 

 

Yep, you can call their decision making idiotic but the forum usage rules say you can't call names. 


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