Monday, 14 March 2011


Well bugger me days. So on one hand Trademe gets all conciliatory over the pricing of a listing to sell the Mad Rooter - now it appears they have had second thoughts.
We just received this email.
Hi ,

Thanks for contacting us.

After discussing this with other members of the Trade Me team it seems that this is is something that we are unable to do.

Again this is due to the fact that our listing fees are set at a specific rate that doesn't take into account the age or final sale price of the animal being sold.

There have been many members that have paid listing fee in order to sell one animal and as I mentioned earlier as there is no other category in which to sell this ram the $29 fee is still payable.

I am sorry that we weren't able to reach any alternative agreements on this issue.

If you have further questions regarding this issue please reply and we will answer your email as soon as possible.



Trade Me Support


Our conversation so far:

Hi thanks! I knew you guys would see sense (or maybe sniff trouble :-)

I just want what I think is fair. So happy to pay the $10 listing and would appreciate paying the normal success fee rate which if he sells for $60 would be $7.5%.

Is that okay?

Would appreciate a quick answer as The Mad rooter is terrorising the new ram. I am very worried that if he keeps it up the new ram wont be able to perform!

So it seems someone made an offer that they were not entitled to.

So Trade me are a pack of price gouging bastards after all!.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Perhaps Trade Me could explain what their increased costs are when a sheep is listed, compared to say a book, so that we can understand why a sheep listing is so much more expensive.