TM FEE INCREASES

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TM FEE INCREASES

Post by ionet » Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:31 am

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www.trademe.co.nz/Help/Sellers/SellerInfo.aspx

Changes to general auction success fees

We have increased some of our success fees, effective 1 September 2008. The new fees will only apply to auctions listed from 1 September.

General Auctions Fee before 1 September / Fee after 1 September

Sales up to $150 OLD FEES 5.9% NEW 6.9%

$150-$1,500

OLD FEES
$8.85 + 3.9% of sale price over $150
$10.35 + 4.5% of sale price over $150

NEW FEES
Over $1,500 $61.50 + 1.9% of sale price over $1,500
$71.10 + 1.9% of sale price over $1,500


Min success fee OLD 50c NEW 50c

Max success fee OLD $199 NEW $149

We have increased the percentage commission that applies to sales up to $150, and between $150 and $1,500, but kept the percentage that applies above $1,500 the same.

We have reduced the maximum success fee from $199 to $149 and kept the minimum fee of 50c the same.

There is no change to Motors success fees.

Fee examples:

The fee on a $20 successful sale will increase from $1.18 to $1.38.
The fee on a $200 successful sale will increase from $10.80 to $12.60.

These are the first changes to our general item success fees since September 2006.

These are the first changes to our general item success fees since September 2006.

Let's not forget all the fiddling along the way, ramping up of Motors & Real Estate fees


Has TM now passed it's 'Use By Date' or perhaps will the other auction sites start developing faster as punters become increasingly incensed with the Aussie way of screwing them over on what was their favourite site & they start moving in droves elsewhere ? ;-)


Let's face it it, TM are now extracting at least near on 7% out of any sale :shock:

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Post by scott_evil » Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:12 am

BOOOOOO

TradeMe are nothing but greedy money hungry scavengers.
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Post by ionet » Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:09 pm

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http://www.trademe.co.nz/Community/Mess ... d=29223376


TRADEME fees are higher than EBAY fees

1. TRADEME fees are higher than EBAY fees

Congratulations Trademe, your fees are now higher than Ebays. Commission fees with the latest increase by Trademe on a $100 sale is $6.90, Ebay is $4.78. On a $500 sale Trademe fee is $26.90, Ebay is $18.79. Ebay do have a listing fee that varies depending on the start price(from .10c) but I think this is preferable to the Trademe free listing as nowadays Trademe is getting clogged with repeat listings and listings with unrealistic asking prices. As well as being cheaper, Ebay also insert a photo beside every listing so you can see the item without having to click on the listing, on Trademe you have to pay for this. Hopefully Ebay will start a site here.

Commission fees with the latest increase by Trademe on a $100 sale is $6.90
Ebay is $4.78.
On a $500 sale Trademe fee is $26.90
Ebay is $18.79

That little revelation should make the resident TM natives real happy with the little Aussie Rippers who own the show, when everyone finally wakes up to the overall extent of the Aussie rort & heist off ;-)

What was that little ditty again ?

That's right - everyone is being done over a prize treat, like a dinner in the hot Aussie sun ;-)


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Post by ninjabear101 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:46 am

Ebay does have listing fees .. Have you added the listing fees?

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Post by CliveHill » Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:51 pm

17. Comparison of fees on my last item sold on Ebay
Listing fee was $3.85 as I had mulitple photos, certain bells and whistles. $22.28 for the sale fee (sale price $599 USD).
Which makes it 4.36% of the total sale.
TradeMe it would be $36.35 for the success fee (approx $855 when converted from USD) plus $3.95 for gallery etc.
Thats about 4.7% of the total sale price.
With the TM fee increase starting on the 1st Sept my profit in this example will decrease more.
The sum may differ slightly with lower selling items.
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Post by Foggyone » Sat Oct 04, 2008 8:01 pm

They nag you till you do!

An irked punter blogs. Click on the letter to see a bigger example.

And I bet the "Sell Something" button goes stright to a login page. Lets train ™ customers to be phished!!!!!!!!!! Again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by ionet » Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:56 am

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DECEMBER 5 2008 SPECIAL

2 December - Changes to Motors

On 03 December, we will be making further changes to Motors.
4 December - Changes to Motors

We have made further category changes to Motors.
Wallop!
5 December - Fee changes in Motors

Effective 11 December, the fee to list motorbikes, wrecked cars, forklifts & pallet movers, dinghies & row boats, go-karts and trailers

will increase from $19 to $29.

There will be no change to the success fees or promotional fees in these categories.
5 December - Changes to Computers

On 08 December, we will be making changes to Computers.
What is likely next ?

9 December - Changes to Computers

We have made further category changes to Computers. ? ;-)


10 December - Fee changes in Computers

Effective 15 December, the fee to list Computers will increase as follows... ?

;-)


Was David Kirk's instant severence package really that huge, the bank account just a tad empty or the Newspaper companies are secretly fighting to survive so Fairfax family's Christmas dividend cheque had to come from somewhere else ? ;-)

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Post by mark f » Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:19 am

Fees to list a property for rent will increase from $69 to $99 on March 6th

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Post by digidog » Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:46 am

mark f wrote:Fees to list a property for rent will increase from $69 to $99 on March 6th
That's still one area where it's a lot cheaper to advertise in local newspapers.
Are TM trying to kill that category? Or are Fairfax just demanding for a
bigger return on their (over)investment?

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Post by ionet » Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:53 am

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www.trademe.co.nz/Community/SiteAnnouncements.aspx

3 February - Fee changes in property


Effective 15 February, the fee to list a property for sale will increase from $199 to $249.


There are no success fees in this category, and you can relist for free until sold.
There are no success fees in this category

One would hope not at that price :shock:

A nice little 25.18% increase to make all the property sellers real happy ;-)

The worms in the corporate vault must still be hungry ;-)

How much more can they add to the price of job before the online killing is on par with the print version run in the rag ? :shock:

Will they pounce on any other section for more of a fees grab while at it ? ;-)


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Re: TM FEE INCREASES

Post by dobby » Tue May 18, 2010 8:07 pm

Changes to Gallery pricing
Written by the Trade Me Team in General at 9:16 am, Tue 18 May

From 26 May, the cost to promote a listing with Gallery will change for some categories.

For around half our categories, the price will drop from 55c to 35c. For the other half of our categories, the price will rise from 55c to 75c. Gallery for Books and CDs will stay at 25c, while Mobile phone accessories will drop from 55c to 25c.

So why are we changing the pricing? We've always tried to keep our pricing simple, so we thought hard before making this change.

Promoting a listing with Gallery results in more views and bids, but it’s more effective in some categories than others. Our new structure aims to make it fairer to sellers than a one-price-fits-all model, by better matching the cost of Gallery to the value it provides.

Below is a table that summarises the new structure. (Click to expand)
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Re: TM FEE INCREASES

Post by marika3 » Fri May 28, 2010 1:52 pm

I think that latest gallery fee increase is not "TM greedy", as most sellers say.
In my opinion, this is part of TM strategy to weed out low-priced listings and save space and traffic.
First was 55c minimum sale fee, which almost destroyed market for stamps, "garage sale" items and other genuine low-priced things.
Now higher gallery fee targets secondhand clothing and other areas where people trade in $1-$20 price range.
For high priced items like mobiles, cameras, etc, 55c or 75c for gallery just does not matter.
You only have to look at Latest Listings (with greasemonkey script turned off) to realise what goods still cope with new gallery price.

The problem is - what TM don't favour on their site, is, in fact, most attactive for buyers. Cheap junk, unique flea market items provide hunting ground for almost everyone. Without that, shop-style imported goods won't sell.
And we all know that TM now is not what it was back in 2004-2005, when price hikes started.
It will get worse. But this is TM strategy - shopping mall for importers of high priced goods.
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Re: TM FEE INCREASES

Post by noscams » Fri May 28, 2010 8:22 pm

I have only sold one item on trademe and never again.i have never bought anything off the site either

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Re: TM FEE INCREASES

Post by marika3 » Mon May 31, 2010 9:26 am

Reading all the threads on MB regarding recent gallery price increase, I wonder why sellers think that gallery in fact increase sales or views, as TM states?
From experience as a seller, listings with no gallery usually have more views and sell more often - simply because buyers have to look inside and read description, and not just browse by.
From experience as a buyer, I never look at promoted listings, including those with gallery. While they look better in categories, I know for sure that seller had to include expenses into reserve. Thus, listings with no gallery or other features are usually cheaper. We are buying items we need, not their "gallery packaging", right?
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