Archive for August 2012 announcements

List at $1 reserve and get free Gallery!

Written by The Trade Me team in General at 9:35am, Fri 31 Aug 2012

Spring is almost here and it’s the perfect time to have a clean-out. We’d like to help you out, so all general items auctions with $1 as the start and reserve price will have free Gallery* from Sunday 2 September.

The Gallery feature is a great way to get more eyes on your listing, and combined with $1 reserve you’ll attract more bids and increase the chances of getting a good price for your item. We held a similar promotion last year and it was a great success for both sellers and buyers.

So get cracking and list those weird and not so weird knick-knacks that have been hanging about since who-knows-when, and enjoy our spring Gallery feature promotion right through until 11:59pm on Tuesday 16 October. More...

Wellington Zoo and Trade Me combine forces

Written by The Trade Me team in General at 5:07pm, Wed 29 Aug 2012

We’ve proudly signed on again as a sponsor of the Wellington Zoo Trust, extending our relationship with the Zoo which began in 2010. We think it is a great fit for Trade Me, and the Zoo team understand that engaging with the large and active Trade Me community is a cool way to help raise the profile of the great work they do in Newtown and beyond.

Wellington Zoo have some neat attractions, and one we’re getting in behind is The Twilight Te Ao Mahina, the Zoo’s home for kiwi and tuatara. We’re also helping out with the Zoo’s kiwi advocacy and protection work.

Over time you may see more cool Zoo auctions pop up, like their recent auction to name a quartet of meerkats: the winning bidder came up with Runako & Sid (boys), and Hanna & Edda (girls). Keep your eye out for more on this front too. More...

Problems Placing Feedback [Resolved]

Written by Matt in Site status at 8:49am, Tue 28 Aug 2012

UPDATE (10:07am): We have now resolved this issue.

We are aware of an issue on the site that is preventing some members from placing feedback.

We are working on a fix and hope to have it resolved shortly. More...

Category changes: Mobile phones

Written by Stu in General at 10:52am, Mon 27 Aug 2012

We’re always looking for ways to improve how items are categorised on Trade Me, to better connect buyers and sellers in our marketplace.

As part of that work, we are making a bunch of changes to the Mobile phones category to better reflect the range of products available. We’re adding a lot of new accessory categories and a specific section for replacement parts and components. We’re also removing the carrier-specific categories to make browsing for devices easier. You can expect to see these changes effective from Monday 10 September.

Download a category overview of how the Mobile phones category will be rearranged, or check out the information contained in this CSV file (right-click and choose 'save link as'). More...

Kev’s all dressed up for SPCA Cupcake Day

Written by Cat in General at 12:30am, Mon 27 Aug 2012

You may have noticed Kev the Kiwi dressed up in his chef outfit – he’s putting his best baking foot forward for SPCA Cupcake Day, and so are we!

Cupcake Day is a fun, community-driven annual fundraiser for the SPCA. Here at Trade Me, a bunch of our staff don their baking apparel and get busy baking for the benefit of our wonderful animal friends.

Keep an eye out around your area for yummy cupcakes in support of the SPCA. Go here to find out more about Cupcake Day, and visit this page to find the SPCA branch nearest you.

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