Listings

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

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Find out more about your listing options – and how they work.

 

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Marketplace

View Marketplace fees

General items

Auction.
Auction + Buy Now.
Buy Now only / multi-quantity listing (MQL).


Cats, dogs, birds, rabbits & guinea pigs (desktop site only)

Start a listing / General item / Pets & animals / Cats / Cats for sale or Cats to adopt
Start a listing / General item / Pets & animals / Dogs / Dogs for sale or Dogs to adopt
Start a listing / General item / Pets & animals / Birds / Birds
Start a listing / General item / Pets & animals / Rabbits & Guinea Pigs / Rabbits or Guinea pigs

Classified (asking price).


Horses & ponies (desktop site only)

Start a listing / General item / Sports / Equestrian / Horses & ponies / Horses or Ponies or Miniatures

Classified (asking price).


Livestock (desktop site only)

Start a listing / General item / Business, farming & industry / Farming & forestry / Livestock

Auction.
Auction + Buy Now.
Buy Now only / multi-quantity listing (MQL).


Heavy machinery, carbon credits & domain names (desktop site only)

Start a listing / General item / Business, farming & industry / (multiple heavy machinery categories)
Start a listing / General item / Business, farming & industry / Carbon credits
Start a listing / General item / Computers / Domain names

Auction.
Auction + Buy Now.
Buy Now only / multi-quantity listing (MQL).
Classified (asking price).


Businesses for sale (desktop site only)

Start a listing / General item / Business, farming & industry / Businesses for sale

Classified (Asking price or price on application).


Motors

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Cars

Start a listing / Car, motorbike or boat / Cars

Auction.
Auction + Buy Now.
Buy Now only.
Classified (asking price).


Other vehicles (desktop site only)

Start a listing / Car, motorbike or boat / –multiple options

Auction.
Auction + Buy Now.
Buy Now only.
Classified (asking price).


Parts & accessories

Start a listing / General item / Trade Me Motors / Car parts & accessories

Auction.
Auction + Buy Now.
Buy Now only.

Property

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Residential

Start a listing / Property / Residential

Classified

  • Asking price.
  • Enquiries
  • Auction (offsite).
  • Tender.
  • Negotiation.
  • Deadline.
  • Weekly rent (residential for rent only).

Flatmates wanted (desktop site only)

Start a listing / Flatmates wanted

Classified (rent per week).


Bare land, sections, and lifestyle dwellings (desktop site only)

Start a listing / Property

Classified

  • Asking price.
  • Enquiries
  • Auction (offsite).
  • Tender.
  • Negotiation.
  • Deadline.

Commercial property (desktop only)

Start a listing / Property

Classified

  • Asking price.
  • Enquiries
  • Auction (offsite).
  • Tender.
  • Negotiation.
  • Deadline.
Jobs & Services

View Jobs fees
View Services fees

Listing options

  • Classified.

Desktop

To get started, select Start a listing ( edit-24.svg ) from the Trade Me home page.

Mobile

To get started, go to My Trade Me profile-framed, then select Start a listing ( edit-24.svg ).

To get started, select Start a listing from My Trade Me profile-framed.

To get started, select Start a listing from My Trade Me profile-framed.

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Want more tips and tricks on creating a great listing? Check out our seller guides.

Auctions

To run an auction, specify a 'Start price' when creating your listing.

  • Buyers can bid against each other.
  • The highest bidder wins the auction (if the reserve is met).
  • 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)

Auctions will only sell if the reserve is met. Specify a reserve if you have a minimum price in mind.

Buy Now (optional)

Available until the reserve is met. If a buyer selects Buy Now, the auction will close once the purchase is confirmed.
Learn more

Make an Offer (optional)

Available until the reserve is met. Buyers can make an offer – sellers can accept, decline, or make a counteroffer.
Learn more


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Buy Now only & multiple quantity listings (MQL)

To start a Buy Now only listing or MQL, specify a Buy Now price – but leave 'Start price' and 'Reserve' empty.

  • Listings only have a Buy Now price – no bidding.
  • Auctions can't be changed to Buy Now only or MQL, and vice-versa.
  • Make an Offer is available. Learn more.

MQL
  • Multiple quantities of identical items (or groups/bundles of items) can be offered to multiple buyers, from the same listing.
  • The listing will close once all items have been sold.
  • Specify an available quantity – make multiple sales from one listing.
  • MQLs can't be edited after a sale has been made.

  1. Enter the quantity you have available to sell.
  2. Select whether to charge shipping per item or per order, under 'Shipping & pick-up'.

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

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


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Classified listings

With a classified listing, you deal and negotiate with potential buyers directly – and aren't tied down to the auction process.

Marketplace

Pets & animals

  • Set an asking price (if selling rather than adopting). 
  • Or near offer option – if you're flexible on price.
  • Buyers can contact via email (your email isn't displayed).
  • Phone number displayed securely – only to logged-in Trade Me members.

 
Once your pet has been rehomed, the listing should be withdrawn. Even if you've simply taken a deposit from the buyer.


Heavy machinery & other listings

  • Set an asking price.
  • Or near offer option – if you're flexible on price.
  • Buyers can contact via email (your email isn't displayed).
  • Phone number displayed securely – only to logged-in Trade Me members.

 
Once your item or business has sold, the listing should be withdrawn.

Motors
  • Set an asking price.
  • Or near offer option – if you're flexible on price.
  • Buyers can contact via email (your email isn't displayed).
  • Phone number displayed securely – only to logged-in Trade Me members.


Once your vehicle has sold, the listing should be withdrawn.

Property

For sale

  • Set an asking price, enquiries over, tender, price by negotiation, deadline sale date, or auction date (outside Trade Me).
  • Expected sale price – used for search results.
  • Buyers can contact via email (your email isn't displayed).
  • A phone number can be displayed securely (only visible to logged-in Trade Me members).
  • Option to add real estate agent details – if applicable.

 
Once your property has sold, the listing should be withdrawn.

Open homes

  • Add up to eight open home dates to your listing.
  • An address is required to add open home dates.

For rent, for lease, flatmates wanted

  • Display weekly rent, or monthly or annual lease.
  • Potential tenants can apply online via Renti integration (residential for rent only).
  • Potential tenants can contact via email (your email isn't displayed).
  • Phone number displayed securely – only to logged-in Trade Me members.

 
Once your property has been rented or leased, the listing should be withdrawn.

Jobs & Services

Jobs

  • Recruiters advertise a job vacancy.
  • Candidates can apply online, or contact the recruiter.

 
Once the vacancy has been filled, the listing should be withdrawn.


Services

  • Ideal 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 in-person

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Animals, property, vehicles, heavy machinery.

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General items.

Why can't I do viewings for general items?

We're here to protect you when you trade – and off-site trades can be risky.

We can't protect your personal details if they're shared in the Q&A.

There'll also be no record of sale/purchase – which means:

  • There's no paper trail if a dispute crops up later on.
  • Feedback can't be placed.
  • If something goes really wrong, Buyer Protection isn't able to cover you.


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Hot tip
Make sure your listing has a detailed description and great pics – so buyers can make an informed decision without needing to view.

Listing durations

Marketplace
General items Up to 7 days (default)
Up to 10 days ($0.10)
Animal 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 rent, Flatmates wanted Up to 14 days
Residential for sale, Rural for sale Up to 56 days
Retirement villages for sale, Residential carparks for rent Up to 90 days
Commercial – for sale, for lease, carparks for lease Up to 168 days
Jobs & Services
Bronze Up to 7 days or 30 days
Silver and Gold Up to 30 days
Services  90 days


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