Authenticating your account

Authenticated traders are more trusted. We'll show you two easy ways to become authenticated.

Authenticated traders are more trusted than non-authenticated members.


Getting authenticated

To authenticate your account:

  • top-up your Trade Me account with $1; or
  • purchase something on Trade Me using Buy Now, and pay via Ping.

Authenticated members have a red star (3 positive feedback) next to their username.


Why become authenticated?

Authenticated members can:

  • list items for sale
  • place bids over $5,000
  • use Buy Now when using a payment method other than Ping
  • purchase 'authenticated accounts only' listings
  • place bids on more than five separate auctions at once.


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