Commercial traders with no in-trade declaration

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Commercial traders with no in-trade declaration

Post by Googlybear » Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:56 pm

The new law that states sellers must declare if they are `in trade` came into effect on the 17th of June.

Over two weeks past this deadline and despite mass media coverage and multiple advisory emails from trademe, plenty of high volume sellers seem to think this law does not apply to them

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Re: Commercial traders with no in-trade declaration

Post by Googlybear » Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:58 pm

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Re: Commercial traders with no in-trade declaration

Post by digidog » Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:27 am

I must say that TM have been good about responding to complaints when a seller isn't displaying the "In Trade" logo. Their response is full of good information. Here's a sample:
Thanks for letting us know that you believe the seller '***' may not be disclosing that they are in trade. We will follow this up with the seller and make sure they are aware of the legislative requirement.

While it is not up to Trade Me to decide whether a seller is in trade or not, we can always pass on the relevant information to the seller to make sure they’re well-armed with all the information to make the decision.

Even if the seller isn’t disclosing they’re in trade, buyers may still have rights under the Fair Trading Act (“FTA”) and the Consumer Guarantees Act (“CGA”). You can find out more information about the FTA here:

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Partners/Content.aspx?id=50" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

And more information about the CGA here:

http://www.trademe.co.nz/help/657/consu ... s-act-1993" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

If you are wanting more information about whether a seller should be disclosing their in trade status, I’d suggest that you get in touch with the Commerce Commission. You can check out information on the Commerce Commission by going to the following link:

http://www.comcom.govt.nz/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Do let me know if you have any problems with this and keep in touch should anything crop up in the future. If you would prefer to chat in person, just call through on 0900 872 33. Please be aware these calls cost $1.99 + GST per minute but you are most welcome to email for free anytime.

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