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  • My personal opinion - I like it - its easy to use, the price is right, and it has handy relist tools and better functionality for managing payments etc after the sale than the other one

    • by kim

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      New Zealand has been a bit of an anomoly in the auction market. Most countries would probably find ebay is the biggest place to sell stuff or buy it When I was living in Australia I flogged almost anything off on ebay aussie.

      But ebay NZ…no such thing - well there is but no one uses it. The monopoly belongs to an auction site called Trademe, which was originally started by some kiwi (dont ask me who) but then sold out a large corporate a few years back for millions (or maybe billions).

      It had the monopoly well & truly, and most kiwis were forced to use it either as a buyer to get a good deal or as a seller to make sales.

      Up till recently a number of wanna be competitors have tried to take a bite out of the NZ online auction market, and

      not even managed a nibble….

      While it is still the market monopoliser, this site, Sella, seems to be making some headway into the Trademe monopoly. Foir starters - its FREE - to sell, buy, everything is 100% free. And they got off to a good start buy getting into some deals with airlines, hotels and so on, and often have these $1 reserve auctions for airfares or hotel deals.

      In winter you can also pick up a ski pass for a good price.

      And you dont have to live in NZ to use it. Me and my workmates have spent a bit of time on it trying to score cheap trips away (cos its new its normally not blocked at work :), and if you are free to ski in the week - or coming to NZ to ski next winter, check it out cos ...

      • sometimes you can grab a ski pass for like $20nzd (usually around $70-$100. You can also score hotels, and packages for stuff like jetboating and so on.

        Its also starting to fill up with lots of people selling all sorts, so you can sell your own stuff on it, and though it won’t make you as many sales as trademe might, it is free so no auction fees. Plus you can sell to people anywhere not just NZ.

        So who is it for? While you might be thinking oh its a New Zealand thing what use is it to anyone not in NZ? Think again… you can get some unique stuff you wouldn’t be able to get anywhere else, score holiday deals so cheap you might realize you can afford to come see my beautiful country… And have you checked out the

        NZD - USD exchange rate?? $5 NZD is probably around $3.50usd.

        Best things about it: Its free - so nothing to lose by checking it out and the prices are great for anyone using AUD, EURO, Pounds or usd.

        There are lots of things on there you cant get on trademe. Anyone into gaming gadgets or brand names should check it out:)

        Worst things about it: Not as many buyers as trademe (but if you are a buyer that is an advantage as yoiu will get the same thing for heaps less often.

        My personal opinion - I like it - its easy to use, the price is right, and it has handy relist tools and better functionality for managing payments etc after the sale than the other one. AZlso you can get more in the listings and post more photos etc - so you get a better idea of what you are buying…

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