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    a Seller's alternatives

    With every new owner of TM comes a need for shareholder profit from a saturated client base (if these are correct terminology). What that means when the small NZ market has peaked the only way to increase profit is to increase fees

    please list the alternative sites people trade on

    being a very infrequent seller, for vehicles
    there is

    Autotrader
    Driven

    what else? I came across BigMarket today.
    Works lovely... but whats the point if the audience isnt there.

    dont care if the marketplace is not free but feel 7.9% of TM is excessive.

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    opposite the supermarket in otaki with a phone number in the windscreen.

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    Pfttt if I'm selling I want the maximum number of potential buyers to be looking at my machine so I get top dollar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanB View Post
    Pfttt if I'm selling I want the maximum number of potential buyers to be looking at my machine so I get top dollar.
    so you sell on Facebook?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leed View Post
    so you sell on Facebook?
    Judging by the stupid people there are on Facebook. multiplied by the number of stuid questions stupid people are inclined to ask.
    Facebook buy and sell wouldn't be my first option
    KB has a for sale section and its free, you just need to give me $5 upfront

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    opposite the supermarket in otaki with a phone number in the windscreen.
    And by lunch time it will be gone. NOT sold though ... just gone.
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    eek

    Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
    And by lunch time it will be gone. NOT sold though ... just gone.
    and youre left holding the bill when the mrs gets back from the Bendon outlet

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    TM:

    " From time to time, we test new pricing on fees by raising the price or offering a discount. Price changes may run for a limited time, and be specific to a particular category, promotional extra, optional add-on, listing method or success fee.

    We sometimes A/B test our pricing, so some members will be offered a different price to others"

    TM is a failing company grasping at straws and no longer understands its business. This is also why they have offshoots in Peer to Peer lending and sell Insurance as side line ventures.
    If you want a guaranteed revenue stream (TM), why not TM petrol or TM supermarkets?

    back to vehicles...

    You know the car you want to buy. Perhaps your third biggest criteria is in selection is colour.

    lets ask how many years and millions of hours coding and there isnt a search dropdown for colour but there is for Petrol or Diesel, LPG, electric

    Ive seen better sites overseas where the system analyses the colours in your photos and categorises it into a spectrum against others vehicles ... just as mileage is an important category.

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    It would be nice to filter by bikes that are road registered too. I'd be particularly useful when looking for some types of bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leed View Post
    With every new owner of TM comes a need for shareholder profit from a saturated client base (if these are correct terminology). What that means when the small NZ market has peaked the only way to increase profit is to increase fees

    please list the alternative sites people trade on

    being a very infrequent seller, for vehicles
    there is

    Autotrader
    Driven

    what else? I came across BigMarket today.
    Works lovely... but whats the point if the audience isnt there.

    dont care if the marketplace is not free but feel 7.9% of TM is excessive.
    Craigslist. It works great and best of all it is FREE!!!!!
    ..................

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    Alas, that is the way of the world with Corporates. The three P's Profit, Profit, Profit.

    I remember using Ebay a lot prior to Trade Me and it was great, these days just a lot of overpriced junk and over the top postal rates.

    I suppose that's how MAGA works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leed View Post
    so you sell on Facebook?
    There is FB market place that appears to be getting more popular. From my perspective as a possible buyer off that medium it is too unreliable as a reply rate to a message question is 50/50.

    As a dedicated place to sell a vehicle TM is still king.

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