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.
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 (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.