Ways to pay the seller

Learn how to pay the seller for your won item.

Paying_the_seller.svg Learn about the different ways you can pay for an item you've won.

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Don’t use instant cash transfer services such as Western Union, BidPay, MoneyGram, money orders or send cash in the post – these services are untraceable.
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  • Ping
  • Afterpay– payment is split across four instalments.


If you want to pay with Ping or Afterpay, make sure it's available on the listing. Sellers can't edit payment options after the listing closes. 

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coin-24.svgOther payment methods

  • Cash on pick up – make sure you’re handing over cash in person. Don't leave it in the mailbox.
  • Online bank transfer – include the purchase number in the payment reference.
    Contact the seller if they haven't sent their bank account details.
  • Credit card (offsite) – some sellers may offer in-store payment facilities.


Your Trade Me account balance can't be used to pay for purchases.

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credit-card-csv-24.svgSaved credit cards

You can save your card details, to make it easier when topping up your Trade Me account and paying with Ping.

We accept the following credit cards:

  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • American Express
  • Q Mastercard
  • Prezzy card (purchasing only)


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