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  • Greg commented,

    Ours also hasn't come through, although today's payment did. Appears all Ping payments for Saturday 6th Jan are missing from peoples bank accounts.

  • Greg commented,

    It's not really the best result at all. Why should the buyer end up with positive feedback being changed to neutral (simply for not placing feedback), and now all feedback is deleted. The best result would be for the buyer to still have positive feedback, at the end of the day there isn't any fault on the buyers part.  Being able to so easily manipulate the Trademe feedback system seems somewhat of a failure.  

  • Greg commented,

    Heloise, it’s another one of the common bugs on the site, add it to the arm long list of site issues, and has been like it for years. Agree, it’s not a great look when people attempting to leave positive feedback end up leaving ‘??’. A shame there are so many issues with the site with seemingly no interest in fixing them

  • Greg commented,

    We are experiencing the same. We run a business on trademe, 2 years ago we would easily achieve sales of $3K per week. We now have a larger product range compared to 2 years ago. So far this week, its $300. I suspect this isnt entirely related to people tightening their belts and not spending, but also due to an overall decline across trademe, both usability of the site, and shrinking product selection due to increased fees for sellers.

  • Greg commented,

    Given trademe dont bother to act on community reports (when you report suspicious listings), I'm not surprised there is an increase in scams and fraudulent activity. 

  • Greg commented,

    Speaking to a family member who is a real estate agent with one of the countries largest real estate brands, they are actively considering moving all of their business away from Trademe. They include Trademe as an option in all of their marketing packages, and estimate their annual spend to be six figures. It does seem like a futile attempt by Trademe to survive, but by increasing fees across the board for Trademe property and for ‘in trade’ sellers, trademe are actively pushing a large percentage of their revenue to other websites. I anticipate we will see new entrants in the market, it’s ...

  • Greg commented,

    Thanks Gary, that is good to know it’s been raised before. Agree, I often end up printing a separate label, but I guess when the courier scans the label during the delivery they may miss notes printed on the parcel if they are referring to delivery instructions on their scanning device. Sometimes I’ve resorted to typing “see delivery note on parcel” to alert the courier driver to the presence of more detailed delivery instructions

  • Greg created a post,

    A suggestion to make the Book a courier process more efficient - is it possible to limit the number of characters which a buyer can enter as part of the delivery instructions field when making a purchase on Trademe?  Book a courier only allows a limited number of characters, so I am often re-formatting the instructions, or re-entering the instructions using less words while trying to convey the original message.   

  • Greg commented,

    Nici, I just created a new community post about this and have now seen your earlier post. This is the same for me, the mobile version only shows the first 25 listings with no option to go to page 2.

  • Greg commented,

    Using fuel is a good example.  If you applied that scenario to the Trademe business model, it would be the equivalent of paying 50% more for the same Diesel from the same pump, simply because you're a business customer.  Plus if you applied Trademe's logic, you also wouldn't be eligible for the 6-10 cent per litre loyalty discount which fuel stations offer (as that's similar to the success fee free days offered to casual sellers). There are not many businesses I can think of which punish their most valuable customers to the same extent.