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  • Shane commented,

    This is what has happened, 

  • Shane commented,

    This happens often,  sometimes I believe its an honest mistake, but sometimes I think people are just being a bit cheeky.  Also some addresses will show with a rural charge even though they are not RD addresses.   Its the people that don't seem to know how to enter a delivery address that annoys me the most.  "on the corner opposite BP" doesn't exactly work when booking a courier.  You get used to these things, if there's a phone number we just call them up. 

  • Shane commented,

    A little patience required on the buyers part by the looks. These things happen.  

  • Shane commented,

    Providing the seller gives a 100% refund,  I see no reason why they cannot back out of a sale. I have done this, for the same reason as Callum,  however in my case the buyer got very abusive, threatening me with the police etc. My mistake was also very obvious, a $950 item offered for $9.50

  • Shane commented,

    We are now at the point where blowing out stock at cost or near to cost, just to get it gone. But, the view rates these days are at the lowest we have seen them, the sell through rates even lower still. Meanwhile the Aramax man is complaining about the ever increasing TEMU deliveries they are struggling to keep up with. Time to throw in the towel, these foreign sites flooding the NZ market can not be competed with. The only way they can be dealt with is at a legislative level, cant see anything being done about that anytime soon.  

  • Shane commented,

    We have actually removed many items from trade me, purely because we were paying listing fees and unable to find the items in search results and were getting no views at all. Unlike other platforms where even if spelling is a little off, you still manage to find things.  Trade me just gives the, "We couldn't find anything matching your search. Have another go – you could try a broader search, or double check the keywords you entered"        

  • Shane commented,

    NZ is broke,  people are just not spending. Businesses are closing all over the place, meanwhile the supermarkets are killing it with their price games.

  • Shane commented,

    ARAMAX We gave up on them several years ago, delays in pick ups and damaged items (some rather expensive items).   We now use NZpost Courier Service, had a good run with them.  They do cost a little more yes, but it saves a lot of time that would have been wasted explaining to buyers why they haven't received their items in the promised period. 

  • Shane commented,

    Hi,  yes I removed it.  Thought it wasnt of much interest to anybody.    

  • Shane commented,

    Massive drop across the board, Trade Me has had its day.  Trade Me visitor rates are down significantly, how can you sell something if it doesn't even get clicked on?  TEMU & ALIEXPRESS have taken over, NZ'rs just want cheap stuff with free delivery nowadays. The reason our post costs have increased so much is because we are effectively paying their delivery costs in NZ.  Based on our recent selling performance, we are going to close up, the issue now is how to get rid of the stock? I listed a few $40 items with $1 reserve and didn't even get starter bids.  Time to do something else,  sell ...