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  Reply # 1967542 3-Mar-2018 15:08
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I listed a Toyota Caldina a year ago. Had rust issues and wrecker had offered $350. I put on Trade Me (and disclosed the significant rust and warrant issues) for buy now $500 and another wrecker bid $500 (why he didn't choose buy now is beyond me).

 

Woke up on morning after it closed expecting to deliver to the wrecker for $500, only to see it had sold for $1,600 after a last minute bidding war!!! A recent immigrant with English as second language with no idea of value and had bid way over the odds for it! Conscience got the better of me, I could't rip him off, so told him $600 would do it.

 

 

No doubt it ended up at the Ellerslie Car Fair for $2000 where it was being sold as his daughter's as she had upgraded.

 

 

Props to him if he was such an enterprising entrepreneur (-;


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  Reply # 1967583 3-Mar-2018 17:16
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Yeah ... but some items are in demand.  Like Hamilton Beach milkshake machines, the old round tub Fisher and Paykel laundry machine.  

 

 

 

Occasionally you come across a store that sells things and they want a higher price than their website to compensate them for the Trademe fee.  Just use the store ... lol.  




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  Reply # 1967600 3-Mar-2018 18:05
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It does make it hard for retailers with parallel importing. But also made in NZ, is pretty much gone. Remember the old days when we produced our own cars?

 

I think it tends to be electronic items as they often have such a huge margin. So somebody buys from a bricks and mortar store who cant match the online guy, so the guy with buyers remorse is angered why they will lose the price between the 2 stores and then the sellers fee, at minimum, and that doesnt even give the buyer much of a deal.

 

I think if people arent aware of the online price, or in store with most established importers, then unfortunately you can only be polite and point it out, usually you get back some snide remark, so I just dont bother now. But its funny seeing things sitting on their for months.

 

And now you get the overseas sellers using trademe. Stock is in HK and you wait 5-9 working days.

 

Im not sure where I sit, certainly with things we CAN make in NZ I think we should be, but cellphones, cameras etc, I think we should get good prices just like overseas.


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  Reply # 1967606 3-Mar-2018 18:26
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It does make it hard for retailers with parallel importing. But also made in NZ, is pretty much gone. Remember the old days when we produced our own cars?

 

I think it tends to be electronic items as they often have such a huge margin. So somebody buys from a bricks and mortar store who cant match the online guy, so the guy with buyers remorse is angered why they will lose the price between the 2 stores and then the sellers fee, at minimum, and that doesnt even give the buyer much of a deal.

 

I think if people arent aware of the online price, or in store with most established importers, then unfortunately you can only be polite and point it out, usually you get back some snide remark, so I just dont bother now. But its funny seeing things sitting on their for months.

 

And now you get the overseas sellers using trademe. Stock is in HK and you wait 5-9 working days.

 

Im not sure where I sit, certainly with things we CAN make in NZ I think we should be, but cellphones, cameras etc, I think we should get good prices just like overseas.

 

 

Assembled other countries cars. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1967608 3-Mar-2018 18:28
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It does make it hard for retailers with parallel importing. But also made in NZ, is pretty much gone. Remember the old days when we produced our own cars?

 

 

We didn't produce our cars. We imported the all the various parts and merely assembled them on arrival. Badly.


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  Reply # 1967612 3-Mar-2018 18:38
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dafman:

 

TeaLeaf:

 

It does make it hard for retailers with parallel importing. But also made in NZ, is pretty much gone. Remember the old days when we produced our own cars?

 

 

We didn't produce our cars. We imported the all the various parts and merely assembled them on arrival. Badly.

 

 

Yep. NZ assembled. Monday or Friday? Overseas assembled thanks!


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  Reply # 1967620 3-Mar-2018 19:02
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TeaLeaf:

 

Remember the old days when we produced our own cars?

 

 

That would be that pigeon toed, franken-skoda.. the Trekka




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  Reply # 1967625 3-Mar-2018 19:33
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My point is we employed people. We bought cars we assembled. Its all part of economics.

 

Where Im not sure high end electronics is something we can do more than retail and import. although we do need to find different economies given the environment. but thats all off topic.

 

it tends to be new products i find that people will try to sell for new prices, simply due to the import vs tradtional store prices.


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  Reply # 1967632 3-Mar-2018 19:51
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My point is we employed people. We bought cars we assembled. Its all part of economics.

 

Where Im not sure high end electronics is something we can do more than retail and import. although we do need to find different economies given the environment. but thats all off topic.

 

it tends to be new products i find that people will try to sell for new prices, simply due to the import vs tradtional store prices.

 


"Remember the old days when we produced our own cars?" 

 

Unsure how that means I mean we employ people. 

 

We didnt buy cars, we assembled them

 

We cannot do high end electronics. Thats is done in Shenzhen, Taiwan, and Japan. Brazil do assembly also 

 

Unsure what this has to do with Trademe auctions where individuals pay more than retail.

 

 


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  Reply # 1967667 3-Mar-2018 22:11
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cadman:

 

dafman:

 

I listed a Toyota Caldina a year ago. Had rust issues and wrecker had offered $350. I put on Trade Me (and disclosed the significant rust and warrant issues) for buy now $500 and another wrecker bid $500 (why he didn't choose buy now is beyond me).

 

Woke up on morning after it closed expecting to deliver to the wrecker for $500, only to see it had sold for $1,600 after a last minute bidding war!!! A recent immigrant with English as second language with no idea of value and had bid way over the odds for it! Conscience got the better of me, I could't rip him off, so told him $600 would do it.

 

 

No doubt it ended up at the Ellerslie Car Fair for $2000 where it was being sold as his daughter's as she had upgraded.

 

 

Props to him if he was such an enterprising entrepreneur (-;

 

 

On man's enterprising entrepreneur is another man's fraudulent conman... ;-)


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  Reply # 1967806 4-Mar-2018 10:59
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"Why is it kiwis try to sell things on Trademe for more than their new price"

 

 

 

Because people still buy them...

 

Would you lower your asking price to save someone else money?

 

The value of something is only what someone is prepared to buy it at.

 

 

 

Better question would be "Why is it kiwis buy things on Trademe for more than their new price"


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  Reply # 1967825 4-Mar-2018 11:12
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Better question would be "Why is it kiwis buy things on Trademe for more than their new price"

 

 

They get carried away if they are addicted to Trademe

 

Its an auction for a second hand good so the last bid must be cheaper then retail , so I'll do one more bid. On it goes


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  Reply # 1967827 4-Mar-2018 11:31
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Don't all auctions rely on people getting caught up in the moment and paying more.

Second hand shops rely to some extent on people paying too much.

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  Reply # 1970332 7-Mar-2018 08:12
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Oh well I guess I'll say it how it is.
It's not just kiwis selling these things for more, it's mostly all the foreigners/overseas junk, a quick look on trademe at these listings will tell you this, the grammar and the way it's listed will give them up every time, most don't even understand any of your questions as in comprehending what you want to know, why? Well english is a second language. Cheers

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