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Topic # 205003 26-Oct-2016 12:12
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Just sold on my wife's iPhone for $550.

 

Trade Me listing fee $3.95

 

Success fee $43.45

 

undecided






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  Reply # 1658073 26-Oct-2016 12:12
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Hmmmm. Here we go.





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  Reply # 1658078 26-Oct-2016 12:15
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I am the Geekzone Robot and I am here to help.

 

 

 

In that case, you're fired for being of no help...!






 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1658084 26-Oct-2016 12:25
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Geektastic:

 

Just sold on my wife's iPhone for $550.

 

Trade Me listing fee $3.95

 

Success fee $43.45

 

undecided

 

 

Rather than expanding their market through natural population growth and a better product range , trademe took the easier route and simply increased their fees. 

 

However, aren't they cheaper than ebay still? 

 

Not sure. 


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  Reply # 1658085 26-Oct-2016 12:25
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I sold a Bass the other day - $205 with $16.20 success fee.  Works out the same 7.9% as yours.

 

I wonder how far back I can go...


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  Reply # 1658090 26-Oct-2016 12:31
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7.9% is getting up there. 

 

 




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  Reply # 1658092 26-Oct-2016 12:33
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At the very least, they need to stop charging listing fees...






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  Reply # 1658098 26-Oct-2016 12:39
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Geektastic:

 

At the very least, they need to stop charging listing fees...

 

 

 

 

They have the monopoly, they can do whatever they want no matter how questionable.





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  Reply # 1658101 26-Oct-2016 12:44
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High success fees will drive people to places like Facebook trading groups, without any of the protection measures. This is going to encourage more fraud, and more risky practices. Sad face for Trademe!




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  Reply # 1658113 26-Oct-2016 13:01
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Geektastic:

 

At the very least, they need to stop charging listing fees...

 

 

 

 

They don't charge any listing fees for general category items, there are a few exceptions, but a phone isn't one of them.

 

They do charge fees for some promotional extras, which you do not have to buy.

 

You selected to buy the "Feature Combo" optional promotional extra which is $3.95

 

 





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  Reply # 1658114 26-Oct-2016 13:03
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Nobody needs to build a "Trademe killer" any longer, Trademe's biggest threat is itself.

 

I'm amazed at the number of people these days who import from sites like Aliexpress - people who I wouldn't assume even know about it. Facebook groups are becoming the big place for local trades these days and when Amazon expand their DC and start offering far more products in the NZ market it'll be a huge speed bump. Trademe can't even get big name retailers to sell their products because they want too much in commission.

 

 


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  Reply # 1658116 26-Oct-2016 13:04
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People going elsewhere and getting ripped off will just let trademe point to that and say that they add value and that 7.9% is a great deal for the protection.

 

Problem is they dont really add protection. ebay does. That is where trademe need to go to.

 

They cant even manage to get on site messaging working. They do a bit of a trial of it and then get rid of it because people dont like it. Screw what people like, it means that you have auticable trails that mean people cant say "I never got the email" when you know damn well that they did etc.





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  Reply # 1658126 26-Oct-2016 13:14
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richms:

 

it means that you have auticable trails that mean people cant say "I never got the email" when you know damn well that they did etc.

 

 

Off topic, but that's not what they made.  They did a botched ill-conceived job of it entirely missing the problem that needs to be solved, and instead creating more problems.

 

If they are going to make an inhouse messaging system, properly, it needs to actually be readable, with notifications, and inbox and history, and whatever actually on the site, as well as email piping so people can simply reply to email, or get a notification on the site when they login next.

 

As far as I know, all trademe were doing in the last attempt is provide a form to send the recipient an email through the trademe server, no archiving, no audit trail, no ability to view messages on site, no notifications, no nothing.  So not only did it still rely on people being able to get email, but now it relied upon people being able to get email from a trademe (bulk emailing) server... probably with a different sender address, and ads.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1658149 26-Oct-2016 13:45
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Yeah, thats as far as they got before giving up on it. Im hoping they try again because they dont really do much for their 8% at the moment, and the foregn sellers on there and no way to filter for all of NZ drove me away. Nothing worse than finding something you need and its a damn UK seller so it will take forever to arrive.





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Reply # 1658177 26-Oct-2016 14:07
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Geektastic:

 

At the very least, they need to stop charging listing fees...

 

 

Umm ... boss ... they don't charge a listing fee.





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  Reply # 1658178 26-Oct-2016 14:08
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richms:

 

People going elsewhere and getting ripped off will just let trademe point to that and say that they add value and that 7.9% is a great deal for the protection.

 

Problem is they dont really add protection. ebay does. That is where trademe need to go to.

 

They cant even manage to get on site messaging working. They do a bit of a trial of it and then get rid of it because people dont like it. Screw what people like, it means that you have auticable trails that mean people cant say "I never got the email" when you know damn well that they did etc.

 

 

 

 

I agree; compared to Ebay they offer no protection and generally they wash their hands of matters as fast as possible if you go to them with any form of dispute.






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