Category Archives: auctions

Goodbye Trade and Exchange

Michael Carney picks up that Trade and Exchange has finally given up on publishing in print. They ceased to be relevant a number of years ago, and will not be missed today. However Trade and Exchange were the Trade Me … Continue reading

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Well done Trade Me, but the threat remains

There’s an interesting article over at eBay strategies, which talks about how eBay lost the market for classifieds and mentions that Amazon is taking out the top end. (If you work at Trade Me then you should have eBay Strategies … Continue reading

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eBay UK stacks it high and watches it fly

eBay have taken a leaf out of 1-day‘s playbook and have launched a Daily Deal on their UK website. The idea is simple – offer a compelling deal from the homepage, drive traffic to the site each day and sell … Continue reading

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The reasons Ferrit failed

Ferrit’s failure has been tipped enough times in these pages – so to make it easy here are the main posts over the past 2 years. I believe that Ferrit failed for three main reasons: Very poor usability, with the … Continue reading

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The top one thing to change at eBay

A while back I posted a list of the top 10 things eBay could do to improve: Top 10 things to change at eBay I now believe I missed the most important one:  0: Introduce auto-extend on auctions.  Auto-extend makes the auction … Continue reading

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eBay’s horror year

It’s not farewell yet, but eBay’s descent in 2008 has been staggeringly complete. I was intending to write about it, but Dinah Balk has done that already. Here it is – 2008 – the year eBay lost its mojo. I’d … Continue reading

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Trade Me has added at least $3 billion to the NZ economy

A persistent, err, troll over at Bernard Hickey’s blog post on Trade Me and Australia asks an interesting question:  “How is Trade Me a productive NZ asset? The answer requires just a little bit of economics, and it is really … Continue reading

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