Make an offer terms and conditions
In addition to bidding on an item or using the “buy now” price, you may also “make an offer” on certain items. These terms and conditions set out what you need to know to begin using this feature.
Make an Offer is currently only available on some listings in our mobile apps, but may be made available on other platforms in the future.
- Using “Make an Offer”
Casual sellers may choose to enable the “Make an Offer” feature on any marketplace auction listing (except firearms and alcohol).
Buyers will not be able to make offers for a listing unless the seller has turned the “Make an Offer” feature on for that listing.
When you turn the “Make an Offer” feature on for a listing, you agree that we may notify you about any offers made on your listing.
- Receiving an offer or counter-offer
If you receive an offer or counter-offer, you may:
Accept the offer or counter-offer;
Decline the offer or counter-offer; or
If you are the seller receiving an offer, make a counter-offer.
If you choose to do nothing, the offer will automatically expire within 24 hours of the offer being made. You will not be able to go back and accept the expired offer.
- Making an offer
If you are a buyer, and the relevant listing has the “Make an Offer” feature activated, you may make an offer to buy the item for less than the Buy Now price. If there is no Buy Now price, you may make an offer for any amount you like. Trade Me may limit the number of offers buyers can make.
You must not make an offer for an amount you are not willing or able to pay for the item, as you will not be able to withdraw your offer once you have made it and, if your offer is accepted by the buyer, you have entered into a binding agreement to buy the item.
- Making a counter-offer
If you are a seller, and you receive an offer on your listing, you may choose to make a counter-offer. A counter-offer is only available to the buyer that made the initial offer, and must also be for an amount that is less than the Buy Now price. You may only make one counter-offer per offer. This means that if a buyer rejects your counter-offer, you may only make another counter-offer, if they make another offer first.
You must not make a counter-offer for an amount you are not willing to accept to sell the item, as you will not be able to withdraw your counter-offer once you have made it and, if your counter-offer is accepted by the buyer, you have entered into a binding agreement to sell your item.
- Accepting an offer or counter-offer
If you accept an offer or a counter-offer, you are entering into a binding agreement to trade with the person that made the offer or counter-offer.
You must not accept an offer for an amount you are not willing to accept for your item, or a counter-offer for an amount you are not willing to pay for the item.
- Declining an offer or counter-offer
If you decline an offer or counter-offer, you will not be able to go back and accept the offer unless the buyer puts in another offer.
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