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  • Michael created a post,

    I'd like to see another option in the shipping filter under the search results. At the moment there are two options for "Free Shipping" and "Pickup Available". I'd like a third option of "Shipping Cost Specified" or something like that. Basically so I can restrict searches to where shipping has been specified with a cost (free shipping could also be included under it), but all "Must Pickup" and "To be arranged" would be excluded. It would be very useful for things like computer monitors, many of which are pick up only, but a whole heap have shipping options tagged on them. Right now the onl...

  • Michael commented,

    Unfortunately there are some extremely strange people on Trademe who do list with a requirement for contact and/or payment within 2-3 hours of the close of the auction. The ones I've seen have put that requirement in the auction description (usually at the bottom, sometimes buried under quite a bit of other text). Personally, I thought it sounded silly and carefully avoided having anything to do with such unreasonable people. Like the OP, I'm not always in a position to respond immediately if I win an auction during the day (say with autobid). Rather ammusingly in one case I saw, an auction...

  • Michael commented,

    I'm not a fan of Gallery style grid layouts. I just want to be able to scroll down, checking the description of possible items of interest - gallery makes this much harder to do. From what I understand of website UX design, grid layouts like gallery are best when you are relying on the picture to sell something. That isn't the case with how I use Trademe. As an aside, why is it that website designers seem obsessed with removing choice from their users? We had better websites 10 years ago then we do now (this isn't just Trademe, it's everywhere).

  • Michael commented,

    I know they can't, but it would be nice if Trademe would somehow put up big warnings for Aramax if you happen to live in a "problem area". Perhaps if customer numbers dropped off a cliff in those areas Aramax would actually do something about them. Same thing could be done with NZ Post if there are certain areas that have constant and on going problems.

  • Michael commented,

    Anyone know what happens if several people have that Auto bid function set up in Bid bud for a particular auction?

  • Michael commented,

    Yeah, I've got to agree with Gary on that. First in, first served. As a buyer I've been on the losing end of that sort of scenario - nothing to be done about it, the person who hit the buy now is the new owner.

  • Michael commented,

    Thanks for that Vicki, that appears to have worked. Thanks for pointing that out Callum. I thought this had come up before, but couldn't find that post.

  • Michael created a post,

    I've received two fixed price offers from two separate sellers on here, but when I go to accept them I get a message saying "The server encountered an error processing the request". Anyone else run into this? It's quite annoying as I'm keen to accept the offers, but the system refuses to work. 

  • Michael commented,

    Yes and unfortunately the "snapping" that Callum mentions works very poorly. Another fun "feature" is if you search on something like "wellington boots" or anything else with a place name, the delightful system here changes your search to anything with the word "boots" being sold by traders in Wellington. There is a small piece of text underneath the search bar telling you that the system has changed your search, but it's easy to miss - particularly if you aren't aware of it.

  • Michael commented,

    Yup, the wonderful world of "smart" searching. It's a really annoying problem for anyone searching for local history related books as well.