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  • Kathryn commented,

    I requested this years ago. The current format really doesn't work. Something like the Baby-Sitters Club or Diary of a Wimpy Kid shouldn't be in with books like Hunger Games that are geared toward late teens and adults, nor should they be with books geared toward toddlers and infants. As it is having them placed either in children's or YA just makes it more frustrating to try to browse those sections. Keeping in mind too that a lot of adults read and browse YA fiction but not middle school books...

  • Kathryn commented,

    Gosh, it was a real secret wasn't it? I went to make a new listing to check if there was a notification about free selling at the bottom of the listing window as it had been so long. There was no text in the listing indicating the fees would be free like there normally is so how were we supposed to know? I'd been saving things to list too. 

  • Kathryn commented,

    I haven't received yesterday's payment either which is unusual.

  • Kathryn commented,

    I haven't found that Kathryn. Although I guess it's dependent on what stuff you sell. I'm away so wont have listings over Christmas this year but in the years I worked through the days and weeks after Christmas were crazy busy. Things like camping, sports, beach, outdoor, go ballistic. With not many at work, and perhaps a bit of boredom, casual scrolling of Trade Me can be huge. People log on to find the stuff they wanted but didn't get as a gift. They always do an "unwanted gifts" promo as well which tends to draw a lot of people to the website straight after Christmas. I had some stuff l...

  • Kathryn commented,

    I think the fact that the free seller holiday period falls during the quietest weeks for sales on trademe is a bit part of why they even offer it. Just like free selling days are always on a Saturday (so 7 day listings close on a Saturday - the worst day for selling) 

  • Kathryn commented,

    Trade Me really should do something about the sell through rate and the listing allowance. It's easy to get into a downward spiral where sales fall, your stats get worse, you have to list less, so sales falls again... and around and around it goes. It's in no-one's best interest for it to work the way it currently does. I appreciate that they extend Top Seller over Christmas but without also extending the listing allowance it's rather a moot point for me and I still end up working over Christmas trying to make things still work at the roughest time of the year.  I've pointed this out but ...

  • Kathryn commented,

    I was hoping for a pick up for Christmas as I usually have but it doesn't seem to be going to happen this year. Managing to keep Top Seller but am probably going to lose the heightened listing allowance as it expires the week after Christmas which is always dead. I'm not willing/able to pay high volume listing fees so next year is really going to suck...

  • Kathryn commented,

    I was charged success fees once for an item that sold on a free selling day. I contact trademe via chat and they refunded the fees.Go to contact us and wait a few seconds for the little blue chat button to appear in the bottom righthand corner and you can report the problem there. 

  • Kathryn created a post,

    If you blacklist a user are they still able to request relists/FPOs? The blacklist FAQ only mentions bidding and questions.

  • Kathryn commented,

    S, True but I think people are more likely to ignore the generic request but a direct e-mail with a person on the other end is more likely to get a response. I've only had one success fee refund request acknowledged in the last several hundred requests.