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  # 1658815 27-Oct-2016 11:13
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Try selling a phone that is over $1000, fees last time i did this was almost $100 (85 + listing fees).


I don't really like trademe to much anymore as you list something and all you get is "swap for this thing that is less value than what you have" or "can I make payments" or some very low ball offer.


I even had someone argue with me about how he does not think I should be asking the price I am because I rejected his low offer.


Also people are just rude on it like "$450 buy now" or "I'll only pay $450" when its listed for $800.




I now also notice more people leaving phone numbers to deal outside of trademe as they know the seller charges more to cover fees. The seller is more willing to accept $1000 buy outside of trademe rather than $1100 on trademe which might not sell due to the higher price

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  # 1659083 27-Oct-2016 14:58
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It is no different to selling a house. People put a higher price on the house to cover the fees. So it is the buyer who is paying the fees, but you can't blame the seller for adding on those fees. Not unless they sell with a discount agent or via a private sale. Compared to selling a house, trademe is great value. Real estate agents make 3-5% with advertising, on a very high value item. Where trademe charges less than 10% on a relatively   low value item, and isn't too out of line with other auction websites. Auction houses cahrge more, and can charge both the buyer and seller a commission ! We don't want to see that sort of thing introduced.

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