Many buyers pay cash on pickup with larger items — probably partially due to the relative concentration of the New Zealand population in a relatively small number of urban areas.
Trade Me shares many features with other online auction websites, such as e Bay.
Enjoy swimming and fishing in the nearby Pakuratahi River and picnic or camp in the pleasant surrounds of Ladle Bend and Summit.
Cycling/walking From the end of the Hutt River Trail at Te Marua you can continue on down the road past the Water Treatment plant and the Stuart Mac Caskill Lakes to join onto a track that takes you to the start of the Rimutaka Rail Trail via an underpass under SH2. On weekdays the first three trains into Wellington and the last three out are the peak commuter services.
The early strategy for Trade Me involved simply increasing its user base and encouraging members to refer their friends to the site.
Trade Me launched the Safe Trader escrow service about this time.
Running from Kaitoke to Summit, the Rimutaka Rail Trail links with the DOC-managed Incline down to Cross Creek in the Wairarapa.
A gently graded 18 km walk or mountain bike ride, the Trail features restored railway bridges and historic tunnels (take a torch).
By August 1999 membership had risen to 3500, and Morgan could dedicate most of his time and funding to the site.
Trade Me was publicly listed as a separate entity on 13 December 2011 under the ticker "TME".
Trade Me Ltd also operates several sister websites including Find Someone, Travelbug, Safe Trader and Holiday Houses.
Trade Me developed slowly initially, because its founder had little funding to pay for the costs of hosting and of expanding the site.
In addition, Trade Me initially offered a completely free service for both buyers and sellers, a strategy for expanding its member base at the cost of short-term revenue.