Listings

If you're looking for tips and tricks on creating a great listing check out our seller guides.



Auction

  • Members can place bids.
  • Highest bidder wins the auction. 
  • No sale if the highest bid is below reserve.
  • If a bid is placed within the last two minutes of an auction, it will auto-extend by two minutes.

Setting up an auction

  • Start price
    Minimum first bid. Must be entered to create an auction.
  • Reserve (optional)
    Specify a reserve if you have a minimum price in mind. Auctions that reach reserve will sell to the highest bidder.
  • Buy Now (optional)
    Available until the reserve is met. If a buyer selects Buy Now, the auction will close once the purchase is confirmed.
  • Make an Offer (optional)
    Available until the reserve is met. Buyers can make an offer – sellers can accept, decline, or make a counter offer.

Auction details can’t be edited if a bid has been placed – but new photos can be added. Learn more about editing a live listing.

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Buy Now only & multiple quantity listings (MQL)

  • Listings only have a Buy Now price.
  • Option to set quantity available.
  • Auctions can’t be changed to Buy Now only. 
  • Buy Now only listings can’t be changed to auctions.
  • MQLs can’t be edited after a sale has been made.

Buy Now only

Under ‘Price & payment’, enter a Buy Now price. Leave ‘Start price’ and ‘Reserve’ empty.

MQL

  1. Enter the quantity you have available to sell.
  2. Under ‘Shipping & pick-up’, select whether to charge shipping per item, or per order.

Buy Now only

Under ‘Price’, enter a Buy Now price. Leave ‘Start price’ and ‘Reserve’ empty.

MQL

To list a Multiple Quantity Listing, head to trademe.co.nz in your browser.

Buy Now only

Under ‘Price’, enter a Buy Now price. Leave ‘Start price’ and ‘Reserve’ empty.

MQL

To list a Multiple Quantity Listing, head to trademe.co.nz in your browser.

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Make an Offer

  • Buyers can make an offer on a listing, using the Trade Me app.
  • Offers are valid for 24 hours.
  • Sellers can accept, decline, or make a counter offer.
  • Available for casual sellers, on general Marketplace listings.

Enabling Make an Offer

Select 'Allow buyers to make an offer' during the listing process. Learn more.

See Make an Offer terms and conditions for more info.

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Classified listings

Property, Motors, heavy machinery, and animals

  • The seller sets an asking price. 
  • Select ‘Or near offer’ if you’re open to negotiate.
  • Interested members can contact the seller directly. Contact details are only visible to logged-in members.
  • The seller withdraws the listing once sold.

Services

  • Good for small businesses and sole-traders.
  • Advertisers set up a listing to offer services. 
  • Members contact advertisers directly.
  • Members can review their experience.

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Viewing items

Viewings can be offered for Property and Motors listings.

Marketplace listings can’t be viewed beforehand. If a trade is completed offsite, feedback can’t be given – and buyers aren’t covered by Buyer Protection.

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Listing durations

Marketplace
General items Up to 10 days
Aminal classifieds Up to 14 days
Heavy machinery Up to 14 days
Motors
Cars – initial listing Up to 90 days
Cars – renewal after 90 days Up to 30 days
All other vehicles Up to 14 days
Property
Residential for sale Up to 56 days
Residential for rent Up to 14 days
Residential carparks for rent Up to 90 days
Commercial for sale Up to 168 days
Commercial for lease Up to 168 days
Commercial carparks for lease Up to 168 days
Rural for sale Up to 56 days
Retirement villages for sale Up to 90 days
Flatmates wanted Up t 14 days
Jobs
Bronze listings Up to 7 days
Silver and Gold listings Up to 30 days

 

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Find out more about your listing options – including listing types and length.


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