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  Reply # 1488108 9-Feb-2016 14:51
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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)".

 

 





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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)".

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think it's a little harsh to suggest people trying to compete with trademe are automatically idiots. Blackberry owned the smartphone market, until they didn't. Just one example of many where the incumbent got rolled. 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1488176 9-Feb-2016 16:27
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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)".

 

 

I think it's a little harsh to suggest people trying to compete with trademe are automatically idiots. Blackberry owned the smartphone market, until they didn't. Just one example of many where the incumbent got rolled. 

 

 

I didn't say everyone coming in future is an idiot. But so far we have had a nice collection.





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Given the exorbitant fees and the unbelievable muppets that you frequently have to deal with, I often just give things away or throw them out instead of giving TM any more money or dealing with people who can't be bothered reading beyond the header of the auction, or who can't work out the basic rules of the site despite obviously having been using it for several years (usual issue, asking for a Buy Now when auction has already met reserve which was higher than their offer anyway).

 

If only it was practical to use eBay in NZ.

 

 





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  Reply # 1488596 10-Feb-2016 09:51
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Given the exorbitant fees and the unbelievable muppets that you frequently have to deal with, I often just give things away or throw them out instead of giving TM any more money or dealing with people who can't be bothered reading beyond the header of the auction, or who can't work out the basic rules of the site despite obviously having been using it for several years (usual issue, asking for a Buy Now when auction has already met reserve which was higher than their offer anyway).

 

If only it was practical to use eBay in NZ.

 

Saw something related the other day.  TradeMe needs a section of these people can just link in.


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  Reply # 1489641 10-Feb-2016 11:46
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The success fees percentage keeps rising, but I don't see any improvements in service. Some of their user interface changes have been very bizarre.

 

There are ways to get around paying so much in fees and by god I use them.


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The success fees percentage keeps rising, but I don't see any improvements in service. Some of their user interface changes have been very bizarre.

 

There are ways to get around paying so much in fees and by god I use them.

 

 

 

 

How?

 

 


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  Reply # 1489663 10-Feb-2016 11:57
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If you have e.g., three of an item for sale, just list one and hint that you have more available.


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  Reply # 1489692 10-Feb-2016 12:39
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The success fees percentage keeps rising, but I don't see any improvements in service. Some of their user interface changes have been very bizarre.

 

There are ways to get around paying so much in fees and by god I use them.

 

 

 

 

I'd agree with this. As I have said before, charging listing fees AND success fees is double dipping. They should offset the listing fee against the success fee if the item sells. That way, no double dipping for successful sales and still get paid something for listings that do not sell.






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  Reply # 1489697 10-Feb-2016 12:45
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I've stopped selling things on trademe as of 10/1/16


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Balance a lower listing price with a higher postage charge ? You dont get stung with success fees on postage charges





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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.

 

 





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  Reply # 1490345 11-Feb-2016 13:28
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2 totally different pricing models for the different markets.





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  Reply # 1490521 11-Feb-2016 15:34
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2 totally different pricing models for the different markets.

 

 

What does that mean, richms? As a customer I don't see price models, just the amount I am asked to pay. All I know is it is a lot less with Aliexpress.

 

 





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  Reply # 1490557 11-Feb-2016 15:51
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Aliexpress has a decent low labour sales platform to the world. Trademe is a lot of work to a small market at high labour costs but faster to get things.




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