Authenticating your account
As an authenticated trader you are more trusted than non-authenticated members. Some listings are only available to authenticated accounts.
There are two ways to get authenticated:
- top-up your Trade Me account with $1,
- purchase something on Trade Me using Buy Now, and pay via Ping.
Once authenticated, you’ll have a red star beside your username – this is a key indicator of authenticated accounts.
Why become authenticated?
Authenticated members are able to:
- list items for sale,
- place bids over $5,000,
- purchase 'authenticated accounts only' listings,
- place bids on more than five separate auctions at once.
Authenticated traders are more trusted than non-authenticated members. We'll show you two easy ways to become authenticated.