4tradeit – Help and Faq's at NZ's amazing new low cost auctions and classifieds trading website

HOW IT ALL WORKS


Online classified ads and auctions are no different from ads you see in newspapers and magazines or auctions you go to, except the audience here is nationwide. Someone has something to sell and they want people to know about it, so they post a classified or auction ad where more people would see it than if just advertised locally.

In the classified advertisement format your listing is just like a newspaper ad. At 4tradeit you also have the ability to enter multiple photos and up to 3000 characters of text to describe the item you wish to sell.

Review:

You can print some signs and flyers to put on notice boards and in letter boxes so more people will be attracted to your advertisement.

In the auction format you are inviting buyers to compete with each by bidding just like at a live auction.

You can set a minimum starting price for bidding.  

You can also set a reserve price for the item being auctioned. This means that buyers must place a bid above the reserve price to have any chance of becoming the winning bidder.

You can set a buy now price where you are inviting buyers to purchase immediately at this price set by you. Obviously your buy now price will be equal to or above your reserve price.

Registered Members then bid on the item. 4tradeit notifies bidders when they are outbid. This allows them to offer additional higher bidding.

If an auction closes above reserve, we email you and the highest bidder each other's details. You then contact the highest bidder to arrange payment and delivery.

It's easy! You only need to register on the 4tradeit  website (for free) and post your ad in the appropriate category.

But that's not all .. if you want your ad to get extra attention you may upgrade it by making it a category featured ad, home page featured ad, bolding the ad, adding an attention getter, or displaying the ad in the home page or category showcase carousels.

 

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BROWSING THE ADS


Ads posted to 4tradeit are organised into major categories.

The front page of the website contains a link for each major category available on the system. When you click on a link, you are provided a list of subcategories. Click a subcategory link to enter that area of the site. You are then provided with a list of the current ads which are posted to that subcategory.

When reviewing ads, you are provided with navigational menus which will lead to various areas of the site. Each ad detail page will provide links to the home page, the major category and the subcategory where this ad is posted.

There is also a menu (in the main search drop down box) listing all the categories - this allows you to quickly jump to a new category within the 4tradeit website.

You may click on the "Home" tab located on top of the main search bar or the 4tradeit logo icon at any time to return to the home page of the 4tradeit website.

Here are several ways to browse the ads in 4tradeit:

Normal Browsing the ads
In this mode you just choose categories and subcategories (either from the home page or from the list of categories from the main search bar drop down box) and in each category you see the ads posted by the sellers.

Newest Ads
This is a way to check only newly added ads. You may choose the period you want to view ads from (posted today, last week, last 2 weeks, etc.). When in this mode you may again choose categories and subcategories but you'll only see ads posted within the selected period of time. You may always return to normal browse mode by clicking the Home tab located on top of the main search bar.

Search Ads
This is very useful when you know what you are looking for. The easiest way to search through ads is to use the main search bar on the top of screen (silver area). You may enter a word or a few words you'd like to exist in the ads displayed to you (separate them with commas). Then choose a category you'd like to search in (or just leave it so it searches through all the ads) and click the 'Go' button next to the box to start the search process.

Just select a category, wait for the page to reload, enter the words to be searched for and set the rest of the search options. If anything isn't clear just click the question mark next to it to get a pop-up help.

If you want a more complex search say for items within a certain price range you should go to the Advanced Search page.

Here's a list of search options in the advanced search page that can help you find specific ads meeting your search criteria entered

1

by category - lets you choose which main categories to search

2

subcategories also - checks if you want the subcategories for the main category specified to be searched as well

3

keyword(s) search - indicates the list of words you're looking for in the ads (click question mark next to that field for detailed description on search phrases)

4

match whole words only / part word match / search by id only - specifies whether you expect the whole keywords to be matched OR just match part of the keyword, or for an item by its 'id' number assigned when registering at 4tradeit

5

select
- auctions and classifieds
- classifieds only
- auctions only, or
- auctions with buy now

tick box to
- only show listings ending in the next 24 hours

6

by price range - sets a minimum or/and maximum for the cost of the searched items

7

location - You can search the listings using the regions fields. The region search box is populated with region generated from listings from a selected region if the seller has added a region when placing the listing. Whichever region appears in the drop-down is the actual region that the listing/seller is located in. If a seller does not have a region attached to a listing, those listings will not display in a region search. Search results are returned only if they match the search criteria.

When you finished entering your search criteria, press the "Search" button to browse the items that meet your criteria. You may start a new search clearing all settings with the button at the bottom of the form.

Happy trading!


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YOUR ACCOUNT SETTINGS


After logging on to 4tradeit, click the My 4tradeit link at the top of the main search bar. In 'My 4tradeit' you can do various tasks such as:
- track what you are bidding on or selling
- check your messages and feedbacks
- view auction and classified statistics
- manage account information
- view MyStore setup information
- access additional useful trading tools

 

LISTING CART


The 'Listing cart' is located at the top of the left hand navigation bar.

In the 'Listing cart' you can:

- view your 'cart'

- list an auction or classified ad

- add money to your account

- open a 4tradeit MyStore or extend the term of a MyStore

 

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ITEMS I'M SELLING (CURRENT, SOLD, UNSOLD)


Current Sold and Unsold is the place to sell and manage all of your listings on 4tradeit

 

This section is a complete listing selling and management system that includes

Current listings

Sold

Unsold

MyProducts

 

Expanded explanation on how the MyProducts Listing Management System manages the following types of listings

Classified listings

Standard auctions

Buy Now Only auctions

 

Current listings page - displayed content and available trading tools

- All current (live) listings

- Listing start and close times

- Pricing (bidding and/or buy now price - for auctions, asking price - for classifieds, current bid price)

- Bidding icons (reserve met, reserve not met, no reserve, buy now)

- Sold/unsold button (classified listings)

- Social networking ‘share listing’ tools

- Edit listing details button

- Images management button

- Promote listing options button

- More options button e.g. Withdraw listing (when allowable)

- Copy listing button

- View numbers

- Bid numbers

- Watcher numbers

- Export listings link (csv file)

- Listing filters (closing today, with bids, reserve met, reserve not met, unanswered questions)

- Key word search bar

 

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Sold page - displayed content and available trading tools

- All sold listings

- Listing closed/expired time

- Link to listing (copy listing, relist item, place fixed price offer)

- Link to listing details

- Seller email link

- ‘Sold for’ price

- Sell similar item

- Send payment instructions

- Place feedback button (bulk listing enabled)

- Delete listing button (bulk listing enabled)

- Add note button (bulk listing enabled)

- Export listings link (csv file)

- Listing filters (e.g. closing last 45 days, closing last 7 days, closing last 24 hours, payment instructions to send, feedback to place, email sent, payment received, goods shipped, sale completed)

- Key word search bar

 

Unsold page - displayed content and available trading tools

- All unsold listings

- Listing closed/expired time

- Bids (auctions)

- Bidding icons - reserve met, reserve not met (auctions)

- Relist button

- Sell similar items button

- More options button (send payment instructions, copy listing, relist item, place fixed price offer)

- View new listing link (if relisted)

- Delete listing button (bulk listing enabled)

- Add note button (bulk listing enabled)

- Export listings link (csv file)

- Listing filters (e.g. closing last 45 days, closing last 7 days, closing last 24 hours, items I have offered, items I can relist)

- Key word search bar

 

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MyProducts

General information - displayed content and available trading tools

 

- All listings (fully integrated with current items page, sold page and unsold page)

- View listing link (click on the listing title to view the listing)

- Edit button (edit the listing details)

- Images upload button (upload, delete and change listing images)

- Listing details ( stock, price, fixed price offer (fpo), duration, extras, cost – fees due)

- Create new classified listing button

- Create new auction listing button

- Export listings link (csv file)

- Help link

- Sold/unsold button (only displays in classified listings rows)

- Pay button (displays in the cost column when there is a payment to make)

- Filters (active, inactive, with current fixed price offer (fpo), listing failure, 0 stock, unlimited stock, with extras, actions required)

- Folders (create separate folders for different types of product listing categories e.g. lawnmowers, phones, cars etc)

- Key word search bar

- List button (bulk listing enabled): activate a listing to display on the website

- Unlist button (bulk listing enabled): stop a listing from displaying on the website

- Delete button (bulk listing enabled): delete a listing from the website (has some restrictions i.e. if a bid has been placed)

- Copy button (bulk listing enabled): create a copy or duplicate of the selected listing(s)

- Listing Actions (bulk listing enabled): move listing(s) to a folder, start and reserve price, buy now price, fixed price offer, stock amount, listing duration, shipping, pick up options, payment methods, promotional extras)

 

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MyProducts

Classified Listings (a more detailed description of available tools and functions)

List and unlist listing(s)

a)

If a classified listing duration has not expired, the classified listing can be listed or unlisted as many times as you wish

b)

If the listing duration has expired and the list button is clicked, the old classified listing is deleted from the my products table and a new duplicate listing is created in it place

c)

If the classified listing has not expired and the duplicate button is clicked, a new duplicate listing is created in an unlisted state

- you can then manually list the new ad when you are ready to do so

- all of the listing details are editable throughout the life of the listing, except for ‘duration’ (this is only editable within the first 24 hours following the ‘listing’ of the new ad)

Duration and expiry of listing(s)

a)

A classified listing ‘duration’ cannot be adjusted if the listing is older than 24 hours

b)

A listing only expires if the listing duration runs out of time

c)

When a classified listing duration expires         

- the old classified listing remains in an unlisted state in your MyProducts table

- the old classified listing is posted to your ‘sold page’ if the ‘unsold/sold’ button displayed as ‘sold in the ‘current’ page when the listing expired

- the old classified listing is posted to your ‘unsold page’ if the 'unsold/sold’ button displayed as ‘unsold’ in the ‘current’ page when the listing expired

d)

Duration must be greater than ‘0’ for a  classifed listing to list and the total classified listing duration cannot exceed the  listing category's maximum duration setting

Duplicate listing(s)

a)

A classified listing can be duplicated or copied at any time

The details of a new duplicate or a copied classified listing are fully editable i.e. images, details extras, duration etc.

However, a duplicated or copied standard auction cannot be turned into a BNO auction or Standard Auction

Delete listing

a)

You can manually delete a classified listing ‘at any time’ from the MyProducts table, current page, sold page, and unsold page

FPO (fixed price offer)

a)

The FPO feature does not apply to a classified listing

Buy Now

a)

The Buy Now feature does not apply to a classified listing

Sell price

a)

A sell price can be edited any number of times up until the listing duration expires

Reserve Price

a)

The reserve price feature does not apply to a classified listing

Pricing column in MyProducts

a)

(S:) Sell price will always display

(R:) Reserve price will never display (does not  apply to classifieds)

(B:) Buy Now will never display (does not  apply to classifieds)

Copy and duplicate

a)

A classified listing can be copied or duplicated at any time

Listing type

a)

A classified listing cannot be changed to a standard auction or a BNO auction

Withdraw or delete

a)

A classified listing can be deleted or withdrawn at any time

Stock

a)

Stock does not apply to a classified listing

Shipping

a)

Shipping details can be edited at any time prior to close of a classified listing

Shipping does not apply to real-estate listing categories

Promotional extras

a)

Promotional extras can be added at any time

b)

Promotional extras will only display in the classified listings ‘listing display page’ or ‘listing display tables' when payment has been transacted in the Shopping cart

c)

Promotional extras can be added to a classified listing using the 'promotional extras action’, selecting promotional extras to add to a listing, clicking the pay button in the cost column and proceeding to the shopping cart

If you reselect the listing and select the ‘promotional extras action’, but do not select any promotional extras click the 'update product’ button, then the existing added promotional extras will be removed from the listing and associated fees removed from the ‘cost’ column 

Images

a)

Images and extras can be added and deleted until a classified listing duration expires

b)

The system will remember what extras and chargeable photos have been added and or paid for

c)

The system will charge for each additional extra or image above what has historically been purchased/added to a classified listing

 

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Standard Auction Listings (a more detailed description of feature tools and functions)

List and unlist listing(s)

a)

A standard auction listing duration must be greater than ‘0’ to list

A live standard auction can be listed or unlisted as many times as you wish until either:

- the standard auction has a bid placed on it or

- the listing duration has expired

b)

If a standard auction reserve price is met, the standard auction cannot be unlisted, withdrawn, or deleted from the MyProducts table

Edit listing

a)

The duration and details of a new standard auction or a duplicated auction can be edited within the first 24 hours of creation or before a bid is placed, whichever comes first

Duration and expiry of listing(s)

a)

A standard auction listing ‘duration’ cannot be edited if the listing is older than 24 hours

b)

The total duration of a standard auction (from when a new standard auction is listed or a duplicated auction is listed) cannot exceed the standard auctions listing category maximum duration settings

Withdraw or delete listing

a)

A standard auction can be deleted from the MyProducts table if the standard auction

- duration has not expired and/or

- has no bids i.e. a bid has not been placed and/or

- has no live FPO i.e. a FPO has not been automatically or manually generated, sent or activated

b)

A standard auction cannot be deleted from the MyProducts table if the standard auction

- duration has not expired,

- has bids or

-  an FPO has been automatically or manually generated, sent or activated and the FPO duration has not expired

A successful standard auction and listing duplication

a)

The standard auction closes successfully with a ‘Buy now’ purchase, or the standard auction duration expires and the reserve price has been met

In this scenario

- the expired standard auction will be unlisted in the my products table, and

-  the expired standard auction will be posted to the ‘sold page

b)

In the MyProducts table, if the listing is selected and the 'activate' button is clicked

- a new duplicate standard auction will be created in place of the expired listing

- the expired ‘sold’ auction will be deleted from the MyProducts table

- the expired standard auction details will remain on display in the 'sold’ page

- you can manually delete the expired auction details from the 'sold’ page at any time

An unsuccessful standard auction and listing duplication

a)

There is no ‘Buy now’ purchase, or

The standard auction duration expires and the auction reserve price was not met

In this scenario

- the expired standard auction will display as unlisted in the MyProducts table

- the expired standard auction will be posted to the ‘unsold' page

b)

In the MyProducts table, if the listing is selected and the 'list' button is clicked

- a new duplicate will be created in place of the expired listing

- the expired ‘unsold’ auction will be deleted from the MyProducts table

- the expired standard auction details will remain on display in the ‘unsold' page

- you can manually delete the expired auction from the ‘unsold’ page at any time

FPO (fixed price offer)

a)

An FPO can be added at any time to a standard auction

- prior to expiry of a listing

- after a listing has closed, and

- prior to a listing being archived

Sell, Reserve and Buy Now Price

a)

Sell, reserve and buy now prices can be edited at any time prior to the placement of a bid or expiry of an auction's duration (whichever comes first)

Buy Now price

a)

A Buy Now price displays in the auction listing display page and in the MyProducts table until a bid is placed

b)

A Buy Now price cannot be added after a bid is placed on a standard auction

c)

A Buy Now bid closes a standard auction

Start price

a)

You can edit a listing's start price up until a first bid has been placed

Reserve price

a)

You can edit a listing's reserve price up until bidding has passed the reserve price in the system

Pricing column in MyProducts

a)

(S:) Sell price will always display

(R:) Reserve price will display if there is a reserve price

(B:) Buy Now price will display if there is a Buy Now price

Copy and duplicate

a)

A standard auction can be copied and duplicated at any time

Listing type

a)

You cannot change a standard auction to a BNO auction or a classified listing

Stock

a)

Stock will always display as ‘1’

Shipping

 

Shipping details can be edited prior to a first bid or expiry of the auction duration (whichever comes first)

Promotional extras

a)

Promotional extras can be added at any time

b)

Promotional extras will only display in the classified listings ‘listing display page’ or ‘listing display tables' when payment has been transacted in the Shopping cart

c)

Promotional extras can be added to a standard auction listing using the 'promotional extras action’, selecting promotional extras to add to a listing, clicking the pay button in the cost column and proceeding to the shopping cart

If you reselect the listing and select the ‘promotional extras action’, but do not select any promotional extras and click the 'update product’ button, then the existing added promotional extras will be removed from the listing and associated fees removed from the ‘cost’ column 

Images

a)

Images and extras can be added and deleted until a standard auction listing duration expires

b)

The system will remember what extras and chargeable photos have been added and or paid for

c)

The system will charge for each additional extra or image above what has historically been purchased/added to a standard auction listing

 

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Buy Now Only Auction Listings (a more detailed description of feature tools and functions)

List and unlist a listing

a)

A Buy Now Only (BNO) auction listing duration must be greater than ‘0’ to list

b)

A BNO auction stock amount must be greater than ‘0’ for a BNO auction to list

c)

A BNO auction will unlist when a BNO auction stock = ‘0’

Edit listing

a)

The duration of a new BNO auction or a listed duplicate BNO auction can be edited within the first 24 hours of creation

b)

A BNO auction listing ‘duration’ cannot be edited if the auction is older than 24 hours

c)

Other listing details can be edited until the listing duration expires

Duration and expiry of listing(s)

a)

The total duration of a BNO auction (from when a new BNO auction is listed or a duplicated auction is listed) cannot exceed the BNO auctions maximum category specific duration settings

b)

A live BNO auction can be listed or unlisted as many times as you wish to do so until the BNO auction duration expires

c)

A BNO auction will close when the BNO auction duration expires

Unlimited stock

a)

Unlimited stock only applies to this type of listing

  - stock amounts can be edited at any time prior to the close of BNO auction

Withdraw or delete listing

a)

A BNO auction can be unlisted, deleted or withdrawn up until the first sale / purchase of an item on the listing

A successful Buy Now Only auction and listing duplication

a)

Stock has sold and the BNO auction duration expires

In this scenario

- the expired BNO auction will display as unlisted in the MyProducts table

- the expired ‘stock has sold’ BNO auction will be posted to the ‘sold’ page

b)

In the MyProducts table, if the listing is selected and the 'list' button is clicked

- a new duplicate BNO auction will be created in place of the expired listing

- the expired ‘stock has sold’ BNO auction will be deleted from the MyProducts table

- the expired BNO auction details will remain and display in the 'sold’ page

- you can manually delete the expired BNO auction details from the 'sold’ page at any time

An unsuccessful Buy Now Only auction and listing duplication

a)

No stock has sold and the BNO auction duration expires

In this scenario

- the expired BNO auction will be unlisted in the MyProducts table

- the expired ‘no stock sold’ BNO auction will be posted to the 'unsold’ page

b)

In the MyProducts table, if the listing is selected and the 'list' button is clicked

- a new duplicate BNO listing will be created in place of the expired BNO auction listing

- the expired ‘no stock sold’ BNO auction can be deleted from the MyProducts table

- the expired BNO auction details will remain on display in the 'unsold' page

- you can manually delete the expired BNO auction from the ‘unsold’ page at any time

FPO (fixed price offer)

a)

The FPO feature does not apply to a BNO auction

Buy now price

a)

The Buy now price feature does not apply to a BNO auction

Start price

a)

The start price can be edited at any time prior to the close of the auction

Reserve price

a)

The reserve price feature does not apply to a BNO auction

Pricing column in MyProducts

a)

(S:) Sell price should display in the MyProducts table pricing column

Copy and duplicate

a)

A BNO auction can be copied and duplicated at any time

Listing type

a)

A BNO auction cannot be changed to a standard auction or a classified listing

Stock

a)

Stock can be edited up until the first purchase / first item is sold

Shipping

a)

Shipping can be edited up until the first purchase / first item is sold

Promotional extras

a)

Promotional extras can be added at any time

b)

Promotional extras will only display in the Buy Now Only listings ‘listing display page’ or ‘listing display tables' when payment has been transacted in the Shopping cart

c)

Promotional extras can be added to a Buy Now Only listing using the 'promotional extras action’, selecting promotional extras to add to a listing, clicking the pay button in the cost column and proceeding to the shopping cart

If you reselect the listing and select the ‘promotional extras action’, but do not select any promotional extras and click the 'update product’ button, then the existing added promotional extras will be removed from the listing and associated fees removed from the ‘cost’ column 

Images

a)

Images and extras can be added and deleted until a buy now only auction listing duration expires

b)

The system will remember what extras and chargeable photos have been added and or paid for

c)

The system will charge for each additional extra or image above what has historically been purchased/added to a buy now only auction listing

 

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SOLD AND UNSOLD ITEMS PAGES


The 'Sold' and 'Unsold' pages display all of your listings/ads that have sold or have not sold.


Sold Page
In the 'Sold' page you can
- renew a listing/sell a similar item
- view the listing
- place feedback about the purchaser
- send payment instructions to the purchaser
- place a fixed price offer (if the listing has not been archived)
- delete a listing from your account
- add a note to a listing
- add status information about a listing

Unsold Page
In the 'Unsold' page you can

- sell a similar item/copy the listing
- relist a listing
- place a fixed price offer (if the listing has not been archived)
- delete a listing from your account

- add a note to a listing

 

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ACCOUNT INFORMATION


Within the 'Account information section' you can:
- view and edit information you provided about yourself when you signed up with 4tradeit
- add money to your account
- view your MyStore URL (if you have set up a 4tradeit MyStore)
- set up a Paypal account to provide buyers with a fast, simple way to make a payment to you when they win one of your auctions
- view MyStore setup information (if you have set up a MyStore)

 

QUESTIONS TO ANSWER


The 'Questions to answer' section displays questions submitted by other members on your active auction and classified listings. You will also receive corresponding email notifications for any question(s) asked on your listings; also answers to questions you may have posted on other members listings.

Unanswered questions page:
- View questions awaiting an answer
- Click the respond button to answer a question

- In the respond page, select 'yes' or 'no' radio button to elect whether to display the question and answer in your listing

Answered questions page:
- For the period that a listing is live, this page displays questions received and your answers
- You can post more than one answer to each question by clicking the 'respond' button
- You can elect whether to display or not display a question and the corresponding answer(s) in your listing

 

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4TRADEIT MYSTORE


If you have set up a 4tradeit MyStore, a 'MyStore' link will display in the left hand navigation bar and will take you directly to the home page of your MyStore.

Also, a 'MyStore control panel' link should also display which will take you to your MyStore control panel where you can manage all aspects of your 4tradeit MyStore.

If you have not set up a MyStore, you can do so by clicking on the 'Extend MyStore Term' link in the Listing Cart and selecting one of the MyStore Trading Term Choices. When you have completed payment of your selected MyStore Trading Term, the 'MyStore' link and 'MyStore control panel' link should display in your left hand navigation bar.

 

WATCH, WON & LOST


Watchlist:
In the 'Watchlist' page you can view your list of favourite ads that you wish to watch.

If you have marked several listings to recall at a later time, then they will appear here in your "watchlist".

To add a listing to your watchlist page, you can do so by clicking on the 'add to watchlist' link located within the display of each listing or within the listing display tables.

Once saved, the listing will stay in your watchlist list until the listing has been removed from the site, or you remove it from the list yourself.

An ad should also post to your watchlist page when you ask a question on a listing or make a bid on a listing.

Won:
In the 'Won' page you can view auction listings you have successfully won.

You can also:
- manage feedbacks
- manage delivery instructions
- email the seller
- view the listing

Items Lost:
In the 'Lost' page you can view auction listings that you were outbid on, or which closed unsold.

 

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FEEDBACK


In the 'Feedback' section you can:
- review feedback left about you by 4tradeit members
- place feedback about other 4tradeit members

 

MYFAVOURITES


The MyFavourites feature gives you a powerful and time-saving tool to keep you up-to-date on the newest ads posted to the 4tradeit website. Using MyFavourites, you can predefine specific search criteria for ads which may contain the information you have specified.

For example, lets assume you collect 2003 Holden Monaros or some type of hot collectibles. If you are looking to purchase a 2003 Monaro, you could setup the MyFavourites search criteria to notify you whenever an ad posted to the 4tradeit website containing the keywords 2003 Monaro. If a new ad is posted which meets your criteria, you will receive an email providing you with a link to the new ad posted.

For best results using the MyFavourites feature, you should be specific in defining your keyword searches. This will minimize the amount email you receive but will provide you notice of ads which most closely match what you are looking for.

You may delete any predefined MyFavourites searches by returning to the MyFavourites searches area and pressing the Delete Search icon on the right of the MyFavourites search listing you have previously typed in under the first column (called Categories to Search).

You can have as many MyFavourites search requests as you desire. It's like having a useful personal shopping assistant 24 hours a day!

Additional 'MyFavourites' tools

1.   Sub categories 'Search by' box on the left side of the screen:

 

When browsing through a subcategory you should see in the left column a 'Search by' box on the left side of the screen

Enter a search criteria, tick the 'save this search' box and then click the 'save | search' button

Your search selection should be entered into the system as a 'MyFavourites' search

2.   'Save as favourite' tick box in the main search bar:

 

Enter a search criteria in the main search bar

Tick the 'save as favourite' tick box

Click the 'Go' button

Your search selection should be entered into the system as a 'MyFavourites' search

 

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PRINT SIGNS AND FLYERS


The 'Print signs and flyers' section is located in 'My 4tradeit' under 'More Tools'
In this section you can create a printable version of your ads as a:
- tear-off flyer, or
- stand out sign

 

BLACK LISTED BUYERS


The 'blacklisted buyers' section is located in 'My 4tradeit' under 'More Tools'
In this section you can designate buyers that will NOT have the ability to bid on your auctions.

 

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SIGNUP


There is a simple sign-up form which we require you to fill in before you can start trading. It's easy and free.

We will send you a confirmation email to confirm your email address as part of the sign-up process. Click the link in the email we send you to activate your membership.

No matter if you want to buy or sell on 4tradeit you have to sign-up. Don't worry! We just need some information about you so we can help our users get the best out of the services we provide. Your information will be available only in this site and won't be used for spam or other illegal purposes.

To sign-up you'll have to click on the "sign-up" link in the left section of the main search bar or the "sign-up" tab above the main search bar.

From here the sign-up process will guide you. Fill in the fields of the form. Only fields marked with * are required but filling in all fields give you better access to the features of our site (i.e.. entering your telephone number will give your buyers or sellers the opportunity to contact you directly by phone; entering full address information will spare you time when you're asked about delivery address, etc.)

When you're done entering the information, click the "Sign up" button near the bottom of the page. If everything is entered correctly and you've accepted the terms of service you'll receive an email with sign-up information (containing your user name and password) and with a sign-up confirmation link. Click the confirmation link to activate your 4tradeit account.

Note: It's not a good idea to keep information such as user names and passwords in your mailbox. Try to remember your account information and don't share it with another person. Also see our Security Information section for more tips on online security.

That's it ... at this point your 4tradeit account should be activated and you should receive a second email confirming this.

If you have not received a confirmation email you should check that your junk mail settings are not blocking our emails. Our sign-up emails are sent out from support@4tradeit.co.nz; you may need to add this email address to your address book.

 

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VERIFIED ACCOUNT


Overview

- We encourage 4tradeit members to only purchase items from verified sellers displaying a 'Verified' icon

- It costs a seller $0.00 to get 'Verifed' seller status (a notification from a sellers credit card to their 4tradeit account validates their identity)
- 'Verified' is a trading security feature that helps 4tradeit members to identify listings that are legitimate and safe to purchase


To get 'Verified'

Login to
4tradeit
Click the
Verify my account link (found in one of three locations), either
- in the 'Listing Cart' (located in the left navigation bar), or
- in the 'My account information' page, or
- in the 'My 4tradeit' page (displayed under the 'My account' section)
Click the 'confirm' button
Click the 'complete order' button (under payment details)
Click the 'Pay with debit or credit card' button
Enter your details and click the 'Pay now' button (this transaction
transfers $2.00 into your own personal 4tradeit account for you to spend on listings/items you have for sale - no money goes to 4tradeit)

You are now 'Verified' as a trusted safe seller - you can expect your sales to now increase!

A 'Verified' icon should now display in your 'My 4tradeit' page and within all your listings on 4tradeit

Congratulations on taking the step to become a 'verified' seller. Enjoy an increase in sales!
 

*You can click on the 'Account statement' link in your 'Listing Cart' (located in the left navigation column) to view this $2.00 transaction in your account transactions history table

PayPal
PayPal Bank is the safer, easier way to pay and get paid online. The Paypal Bank allows anyone to pay online in any way they prefer, including through credit cards, bank accounts, PayPal Smart Connect or account balances, without sharing financial information.

PayPal Bank has quickly become a global leader in online payment solutions with more than 153 million accounts worldwide. Available in 190 markets and 24 currencies around the world, PayPal enables global ecommerce by making payments possible across different locations, currencies, and languages.

PayPal Bank has received more than 20 awards for excellence from the internet industry and the business community including the 2006 Webby Award for Best Financial Services Site and the 2006 Webby People's Voice Award for Best Financial Services Site.

Located in San Jose, California, PayPal was founded in 1998 and was acquired by eBay in 2002.

*PayPal is the bank used and trusted by 4tradeit for all internal website transactions.

 

 

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PROBLEMS LOGGING IN


There are several possible reasons why you may not be able to login to 4tradeit e.g.
- wrong email or password
- your membership is not enabled
- your cookies are not enabled

Refer to the below information for an expanded explanation

 

WRONG EMAIL / PASSWORD


If you enter the wrong email address and password combination you will see a message telling you that your entry was incorrect. If you cannot remember the password, you can request that a password reminder be sent to your email.

 

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YOUR MEMBERSHIP IS NOT ENABLED


You may have not yet clicked on the link in the confirmation email we send to you, to activate your membership.

Our emails could be blocked by junk mail settings on your email account.

Please ensure your junk mail settings will allow our emails to get through to you.

Our emails come from support@4tradeit.co.nz; you will need to add this to your address book as a safe sender.

 

YOUR COOKIES ARE NOT ENABLED


If you do not have cookies enabled in your internet browser, you may not be able to login or use the site correctly. A cookie is a small file that gets stored on your computer and enables you log in. Cookie options are controlled in your browser preferences which vary depending on which browser you use.

Cookies can also be affected if you are behind a firewall that prevents cookie information being sent through, or you are using browsing acceleration software, as this sometimes removes the cookie data.

 

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ABOUT AUCTIONS


4
tradeit uses two auction formats only.  They are based on the traditional auction format, where sellers put items up for sale to the highest bidder.

The first auction format is a 'standard auction'. This type of auction has three variations and options:

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2

3

Reserve price auction

No reserve price auction

Buy it now only auction

 

RESERVE PRICE

 

1

Some auction-style listings have a reserve price, which is a hidden minimum price, for a particular item.

2

A reserve price is the minimum price a seller is willing to accept for this item.

3

As a buyer, you will not be able to see the reserve price. You will only receive messages or notices on whether or not the reserve has been met.

4

The seller is not obligated to sell the item if the reserve price is not met.

5

The winning bidder must meet or exceed the reserve price and be the highest bid.

6

When there is a reserved price, you can bid in the normal way i.e. you enter the maximum amount you're willing to pay for the item.

7

Watch the label next to the current price to see whether the reserve price has been met.

8

Until you see that the reserve price has been met, there has been no successful bids in the auction.

9

Once the reserve has been met, the item will sell to the highest bidder when the auction closes.

10

If you place an auto-bid, and the auto-bid meets or exceeds the reserve price, the effective bid will automatically be raised to the reserve price.

 

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NO RESERVE PRICE AUCTION


When a seller creates an auction listing, they can elect to not enter a reserve price.
- The start bid is the reserve price
- When a first bid is placed, the auction is viewed by the system as a successful auction and the item 'will' be sold to the highest bidder.

 

BUYING WITH 'BUY NOW'


Buy Now is the simplest way to buy on
4tradeit. It allows you to buy an item when you want it, at a known set price.

When you see the icon next to a listing, or see a Buy Now price listed on an item page, the seller gives you the opportunity to purchase the item right away without waiting for an online auction to commence.

There are two ways to play a Buy Now auction. You can either:
- Place a bid and compete in the online auction, or
- Click the buy now button to purchase the item immediately

No reserve auction:
- The Buy Now button will display until an item receives its first bid

Reserve price auction:
- The Buy Now button will display until the reserve is met.

* When you see that an item has both a Buy Now price and a first bid price listed, you would need to act quickly if you 'want' to buy the item.

 

BUY NOW ONLY AUCTION

 

A 'Buy Now Only' auction format is the second type of auction on 4tradeit. This type of auction has one variation option only:

A Buy Now Only auction ad is posted with a

1

fixed selling price (per item or for the total items listed)

2

stated stock quantity (0-999 items)

3

fixed duration time

A buyer can elect to buy one or more items at a time until either

1

all of the stock has been sold, or

2

the listing duration expires

 

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RELIST ITEM OR FIXED PRICE OFFER


I missed out...what can I do?

Relist Item Request
If the auction did not meet the reserve price, you can request that the seller relist the item.

You can do this by clicking on the 'Ask the seller to relist' link in the automated Watchlist End Notice | Relist & Offer email notification you will receive from 4tradeit when the auction expires without a successful bid.

4tradeit will send the seller an automated email letting them know that someone is still interested in their item.

If the seller chooses to relist or offer the item, you will be sent an automated email notification from 4tradeit with a link to the item that has been relisted.

Fixed Price Offer Request
If the auction did not meet the reserve price, you can request that the seller offer the item at a fixed price.

You can do this by clicking on the 'Ask the seller for a fixed price' link in the automated Watchlist End Notice | Relist & Offer email notification you will receive from 4tradeit when the auction expires without a successful bid.

The seller can choose to offer the item to any bidder, or trader who has added the auction to their watchlist.

All conditions that were stated in the auction remain the same e.g. description, shipping details etc. You cannot ask questions at this stage.

If the seller chooses to offer you an item at a fixed price you will be notified by email i.e. you will receive a Buyer Fixed Price Notice | Relist & Offer email notification from 4tradeit. You can then choose to either click on the Accept Offer link in the email and proceed through the 4tradeit fixed price shopping cart, or click on the Turn Down Offer link in the email. Note: you must be logged in to 4tradeit to access the Accept Offer link.

 

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SELLING AND PRICING

 

1. SELLING TIPS

 

A GOOD DESCRIPTION

Take the time to construct a well written advertisement. You may use up to 4,000 characters of text for the description. Keep in mind, your advertisement will make your first impression.

 

AD PLACEMENT


When you place an ad, always take your time to select the most appropriate category. For example, a Car for sale should be placed in the Car 'make' category, rather than a general Car category.

 

TITLE


Most people will search to find advertising related to what they are seeking.

For this reason, make sure your advertisements Title and Description are clear and concise.

For example, if you are selling a car online, it may be a good idea to have the year, make, and model as the title.

These are the terms most people will use when searching.

 

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ADD FEATURES


Add features to your ad such as Bolding, Attention Getters and more. These extra features carry a small fee but can dramatically increase sales.

 

COMPETITIVE PRICING


Pricing is a key factor when selling.

Find similar items or properties for sale within your region. Buyers browsing the site will be comparing your advertisement to others.

 

COMMUNICATION


Prompt communication is vital to making a sale. Configure your online communications in a manner that is appropriate.

 

USE PHOTOS


If applicable, include photos within your ads. Photos ensure a professional presentation of an ad.

 

CONVENTIONAL ADVERTISING


Although the Internet provides a large source of exposure, conventional advertising methods will not hurt.

Where possible, create and place viewable signs and flyers to the public, or inform friends and family about your advertisements.

With each ad, there is a pre-configured 'signs and flyers' builder within the 4tradeit system to make conventional advertising easier. You will find this feature in your 'My 4tradeit' under 'tools'.

 

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SIGNS AND FLYERS


The 4tradeit Signs and Flyers tool is a great marketing tool that we provide FREE of charge to our advertisers.

After placing an ad on 4tradeit, go to 'My 4tradeit' and find the printers and flyers link under 'Tools'.

Click the "print signs and flyers" link. You will be shown a listing with all of your active ads. Click "Sign" or "Flyer" next to your desired ad to build your marketing materials. Our system will dynamically populate the appropriate fields and create a printable document for you to post or hand out wherever you would like. You will also be given the opportunity to change the entries of certain items so that they display exactly what you want on the sign or flyer.

Flyers are excellent for getting additional exposure from super markets, convenience stores, or anywhere you may find a public bulletin board. Flyers will print out with "tear off tabs" at the bottom of the page. The main body of the page will contain all the information about your sale. Each tab provides buyers with the items classified advertisement number, email address and other details you wish to publish.

Signs make fantastic window stickers for your Automobiles for sale, Brochures for Real Estate boxes, or general display anywhere you can find to post them.

 

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2. LISTING FEES


4tradeit has no listing fees or selling success fees.

The pricing page gives information that relates to optional listing extras such as

1

2

3

4

5

6

Extra images

Bolding

Category featured

Home page featured

Attention getters

Show-case carousels

Aditional features

1

2

3

You can post up to 20 photos (subject to the listing caterory)

You can enter up to 4000 characters of text to describe your ad

An ad can run from 1 day and up to 90 days

 

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3. BULK UPLOAD TOOLS


Car dealerships that use the Motor Central 'Limelight' software can email 4tradeit to request a special MyDealer registration code, and connection to the 4tradeit/Motor Central bulk upload system

 

Important:

Ensure you are registered before you send the below bulk upload email request


In your email, remember to include

- The name of your vehicle dealership

- The address of your dealership

- Your contact name

- Your contact details

- Your 4tradeit username

 

Request information link      4tradeit/Motor Central bulk upload system

 

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BIDDING AND BUYING

 

1. BIDDING

Only registered, verified members of 4tradeit can place bids.

4tradeit uses an automatic bidding system to make bidding on auctions more convenient and less time-consuming for buyers. There is nothing you have to set up in order to bid in this way. When you bid on an auction listing you will be placing bids using this method.

Here is how bidding on 4tradeit works:

How to place a single bid

  1. Enter a single bid in the bid box
  2. Click 'place bid'
  3. Confirm your bid

How to place an auto-bid

  1. Enter the most you are prepared to pay in the bid box
  2. Tick the 'Auto-bid' box
  3. Click 'place bid'
  4. Confirm your bid

Note

  1. Auto-bid (proxy bid) allows 4tradeit to bid on your behalf until the auction has been won or until bidding reaches your auto-bid limit. If you tick the 'Auto-bid' box when placing a bid, 4tradeit will keep you in the lead until you win or your auto-bid is exceeded
  2. You can increase an existing auto-bid by placing a higher value auto-bid
  3. No additional bid will be placed if you lead the bidding
  4. You cannot decrease the value of your auto-bid
  5. If your auto-bid amount is less that the listing reserve, your maximum auto-bid amount will be placed as your bid
  6. If your auto-bid amount is more that the listing reserve, your bid will be placed at the reserve price amount. 4tradeit will then keep you in the lead until you win or your maximum auto-bid amount is exceeded

BIDDING - EXPANDED EXPLANATION

1

When you place a bid, enter the maximum amount you'd be willing to pay for the item. Your maximum amount (if you place an auto bid, will always be kept confidential from other bidders and the seller.

2

Our system will bid incrementally on your behalf up to the maximum bid you enter

3

Our 4tradeit system compares your bid to those of the other bidders

If you place an auto-bid, the system places bids on your behalf, using only as much of your bid as is necessary to maintain your high bid position (or to meet the reserve price). The system will bid up to your maximum amount.

If another bidder has a higher maximum, you'll be outbid. BUT, if no other bidder has a higher maximum, you win the item. And you could pay significantly less than your maximum price! This means you don't have to keep coming back to re-bid every time another bid is placed.

Your bid must be equal to the start price or the minimum next bid amount for the auction.

If the reserve price for an item has been met, the item will sell to the highest bidder when the auction finishes. If you are outbid you will be sent an email informing you that you have been outbid.

If you are the highest bidder at the close of the auction, and the auction has met the reserve price, you are the winner! The reserve price is the lowest price the seller is willing to sell their item for. 4tradeit will send you and the seller automated emails notifying you of the final results of the auction. It is then up to you and the seller to make contact and arrange the payment/shipping details.

Our auto-bid feature allows the software to automatically place bids up to an amount designated by the user...absentee bidding.

What this means is that the software is expecting the person placing the bid to place a maximum amount willing to pay for the item up for auction. The software then accepts this bid and automatically bids against any other users and their bids until the user with the highest bid remains. Below is an example which hopefully will illustrate a bidding scenario.

Bid setup in the admin

Bid increments are set to preset amounts for different price bands e.g.. for $0.01 to $100.00 the bidding increment is $1.00

AN EXAMPLE AUCTION

- Starting bid is $5.00

- Reserve price is $20.00

Bidding

1

User A places an auto-bid of $30.00

2

The current bid is then set to $20.00 and minimum next bid is $21.00. NOTE: The current bid is $20.00 and not $5.00 because the reserve price is $20.00. If there was no reserve price the current bid would be $5.00 and the minimum bid $6.00.

3

Also if the User A bid was less than the $20.00 reserve price the current bid would be that bid and the next minimum bid would be that bid plus $1. Example: User A bids $15.00. The current bid becomes $15.00 and the minimum next bid becomes $16.00 but the reserve price is not met.

User B bids $50.00 after User A bids. The current bid becomes $31.00 and the minimum next bid becomes $32.00.

NOTES: The software automatically applies the bids for each user and continues until one loses.

4

User C then bids $55.50. The current bid becomes $51.00 and the minimum bid becomes $52.00.

5

User D then bids $60.00. The current bid becomes $56.50 and the minimum bid becomes $57.50.

Note

1

The software accepts the bids in the amount submitted and then applies the bid increment to that amount.

2

All users are notified of this process as it is occurring so that they can re-submit a bid if they are outbid.

 

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2. BUYING


Use the website search tools to locate listings that are sorted by categories within listing tables.

When you find an item of interest, you can contact the seller or simply place a bid on the item.

TO CONTACT A SELLER

CLASSIFIED LISTINGS

A 4tradeit member has two options to communicate with a seller when they are logged onto the 4tradeit website:
1. A "contact seller" link should display within a listings "ACTIONS" box. This link will take a 4tradeit member to a contact seller form where a member can send a message via email directly to the seller. A seller can then choose whether to phone or email the sender of the message.

2. A Listing "Questions and Answers" tool should display at the bottom of each listing. A 4tradeit member can enter a question in text area box and then click the "Submit" button. An email will be sent to the seller displaying the question asked, and an "answer this question" link. When the seller logs onto the 4tradeit website, the question should also display in the sellers "Questions to Answer" section for the seller to reply to the asker of the question.

AUCTION LISTINGS

A Listing "Questions and Answers" tool should display at the bottom of each listing. A 4tradeit member can enter a question in text area box and then click the "Submit" button. An email will be sent to the seller displaying the question asked, and an "answer this question" link. When the seller logs onto the 4tradeit website, the question should also display in the sellers "Questions to Answer" section for the seller to reply to the asker of the question.

Policies, terms and conditions 4tradeit policies are rules and guidelines that create a safe and fair trading environment for all members.

Learning about 4tradeit policies will help you avoid breaking rules (including the law) and aid you in trading with reliable, trustworthy buyers and sellers.

The most important guidelines and policies are:

Our terms and conditions

Privacy statement

Feedback policy and operation

Terms and conditions is your most important document. Please read it so you have an understanding of how 4tradeit operates.

We also created a privacy statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. This document discloses our information gathering and usage practices.

Feedback policy and operations
We have a feedback system and its operation and our policy are explained below.

Auctions:
The feedback rating system allows the winning bidder and seller to rate each other on how well the seller represented and delivered his/her product, and the timeliness of the buyer's payment. At the conclusion of  an auction, a winning bidder and seller can go to their feedback section and enter feedback about a transaction, by rating the transaction as either:

1 point for positive

1 point for negative

0 points for neutral

Points are automatically totaled and a ratings icon will appear next to the seller's username indicating their status as a user of the site. A different style of ratings icon will display each time a seller passes to a different feedback rating level.

4tradeit does not arbitrate in feedback.

Although certain exceptional circumstances will result in feedback being removed - feedback will remain a permanent part of your 4tradeit record. You can be held legally responsible for damages to the trader's reputation under New Zealand Law. So keep your feedback factual.

4tradeit will only remove feedback where it breaches our terms and conditions of feedback.

Feedback that is over 10 days old will not be reviewed by 4tradeit.

Feedback will be edited or removed if:

It contains swear words or vulgarities *

It contains defamatory statements as to the character of the individual *

It contains the trader's contact details, phone number, surname, email address or other means to individually identify the trader

The trader placing feedback has been permanently removed from 4tradeit for misbehaving

The feedback refers to any ongoing investigation by 4tradeit, the police, or any other authorised party

4tradeit is ordered by a valid court order to remove feedback

* 4tradeit reserves the right to determine what is considered swear words, vulgarities or defamatory statements

Classifieds
4tradeit members can post a comment regarding a listing by clicking the 'comment on listing' link that should display within a classified listing.

All 4tradeit members can view posted comments by clicking on the 'view posted comments' link that should display within a classified listing.

Feedbacks and ratings are designed to assist future buyers and sellers feel confident in conducting business with a particular user.

 

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MESSAGING


Classified listings
A 4tradeit member has two options to communicate with a seller when they are logged onto the 4tradeit website:
1. A "contact seller" link should display within a listings "ACTIONS" box. This link will take a 4tradeit member to a contact seller form where a member can send a message via email directly to the seller. A seller can then choose whether to phone or email the sender of the message.

2. A Listing "Questions and Answers" tool should display at the bottom of each listing. A 4tradeit member can enter a question in text area box and then click the "Submit" button. An email will be sent to the seller displaying the question asked, and an "answer this question" link. When the seller logs onto the 4tradeit website, the question should also display in the sellers "Questions to Answer" section for the seller to reply to the asker of the question.

 

Auction Listings
A Listing "Questions and Answers" tool should display at the bottom of each listing. A 4tradeit member can enter a question in text area box and then click the "Submit" button. An email will be sent to the seller displaying the question asked, and an "answer this question" link. When the seller logs onto the 4tradeit website, the question should also display in the sellers "Questions to Answer" section for the seller to reply to the asker of the question.

 

Seller Comments
A seller can add a comment on their listing. To add a comment, login to 4tradeit an go to the 'Listing display page' for your listing. At the bottom of the page you will see an 'Add comment' box where you can enter a comment.

*Please note: Currently, seller comments that have been added to a listing cannot be removed from a listing display page. The ability to remove a comment is a feature on our to-do-list.

 

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HOW DO I PLACE AN AD?


You will first need to register on the 4tradeit website and then verify your account. Registration and Verification are both FREE.

Listing details collection page
When you have registered on 4tradeit and verified your account, login and select "List new Auction' or 'List new Classified' from the navigation bar located on the left side of the screen. You will be taken to a listing details collection page. Select a 'Listing display category' that you wish to place an ad in. When you have completed your category selection, move down to the Listing Details section.

Listing details Section

In the Classified ads 'Listing Details' section you can enter details such as;

1

A title for the ad

2

A price for the item you wish to sell

3

Some optional questions to allow you to better describe your ad

In the Auction 'Listing Details' section you can enter additional details such as;

1

Minimum Starting Bid

2

Reserve Price

3

Buy Now Price

See About Auctions for further information about auctions. When you are happy with the content you have entered for your ad click on the 'Next Step' button. You will then be taken to the 'Image upload' page.

Image upload section

In the image upload section you can upload up to 20 photos (dependent on the selected listing category). A small fee will apply to each photo. Click on the 'Select images' button to locate an image file on your computer.

When you have browsed and selected all of the images you wish to add to your ad, scroll down to the 'Listing Extras section', or if you do not wish to add any images to your ad just scroll down to the 'Listing Extras' section.

Listing extras section

In the Listing extras section you can choose/add additional features to your listing that will enhance the potential selling success of your ad, e.g.

1

Extra images

1

Bolding

2

Category - featured

3

Home page - featured

4

Attention getters

4

Show-case carousels

When you have completed your selection of Listing extra's click the 'Next step' button. You will be taken to the Billing process section.

Shopping cart page

In the shopping cart page you can choose to:

1

Edit (make changes) to the ad

2

Delete the ad

3

Preview the ad

4

Enter a discount code (if you have received one) to receive a discount off the total cost of the ad (if the discount box displays)

At this stage you can click the 'Checkout' button to progress to the next page, or add additional ads to your shopping cart and then click the 'Checkout' button if you are happy with the items showing in your shopping cart. You will then be taken to the Order Summary page.

Order summary page

In the order summary page:

1

You can click on 'view my shopping cart' to make any shopping cart changes

2

Check the listing fee(s)

3

Confirm your personal billing information

4

Select your preferred method of payment

When you are happy with the information entered in the Order Summary Page click on the 'Confirm Order' button to finalise payment for the items in your shopping cart.

When you have completed the payment section your ad will immediately be uploaded to the 4tradeit listing pages and to your MyStore pages (if you have set up a 4tradeit MyStore)

 

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HOW MUCH WILL AN AD COST?


4tradeit has no listing fees or selling success fees.

Please go to the pricing page for a list of the applicable fees for listing extra's such as bolding, extra images, home page featured, category featured, attention getters and show-case carousels.

 

HOW LONG DO ADS RUN FOR?


F
rom a minimum of 1 day and up to 90 days.

 

I DON'T SEE A SUB-CATEGORY THAT FITS MY LISTING?


You can:

1

2

3

Place the ad in the main category

Place the ad in "other" category, or

Contact us and we may add a category just for you

 

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CAN I INCLUDE AN IMAGE/PHOTO IN MY ADD?


Yes ... you may add multiple images to each ad

 

CAN I MAKE CHANGES TO MY AD OR PHOTOS?


When you are logged onto 4tradeit, click the MyProducts link and look for the 'edit' button and the 'images' button beside the listing you wish to edit (note: the edit button will only display within the first 24 hours of an ad being listed).

You can also edit a listings details by going to the seller management bar that displays in an ad's listing display page and clicking the 'edit listing' button.

 

CAN I RENEW MY AD?


When your listing has expired, you can click the 'renew' button that displays beside the listing (in the 'Unsold' page) to renew/relist your listing.

 

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HOW CAN I CHANGE MY INFO OR PASSWORD?


When you are logged onto 4tradeit:
- click "My 4tradeit" above the main search bar
- click "my personal information" and then
- click "Edit my info" button

Here you can change your personal information and password

 

DO I HAVE TO GIVE YOU MY ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER?


Yes. Placing an ad on 4tradeit is essentially a sales transaction. In the unlikely event of a billing or trade discrepancy, we require this information to verify your identity and account.

  

DO YOU SELL OR SHARE MY REGISTRATION INFO?

Your info will never be used for any reason other than to verify your account. You can read more details on this by reading the 4tradeit. Privacy Policy.

 

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I CANNOT REMEMBER MY USERNAME OR PASSWORD?


Click the 'login' located on the left side of the main search bar to go to the login page, and then click the 'Forgot password?' link.

Enter your email address ... your user name and a temporary password will be emailed to the email address in your 4tradeit account.

 

HOW DO USERS OF THE 4TRADEIT WEBSITE RESPOND TO MY LISTING?


Classified listings
A 4tradeit member has two options to communicate with you when they are logged onto the website:
1. A 'contact seller' link should display in your listing 'ACTIONS' box. This link will take a 4tradeit member to a contact seller form where the member can send a message via email directly to you (the seller). You can then choose whether to phone or email the sender of the message.

2. A Listing "Questions and Answers" tool should display at the bottom of each listing. A 4tradeit member can enter a question in text area box and then click the "Submit" button. An email will be sent to you (the seller) displaying the question and an "answer this question" link. When you log onto the 4tradeit website, the question should also display in your "Questions to Answer" section for you to reply to the asker of the question.
 

 

Auction Listings
A Listing "Questions and Answers" tool should display at the bottom of your listing. A 4tradeit member can enter a question in text area box and then click the "Submit" button. An email will be sent to you (the seller) displaying the question and an "answer this question" link. When you log onto the 4tradeit website, the question should also display in your "Questions to Answer" section for you to reply to the asker of the question.  

 

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LISTING POLICY


For a fair, safe and enjoyable trading experience, 4tradeit has a few rules for listing items. These rules involve how certain items are described, and practices that would provide an unfair advantage or result in a negative buyer experience.

Ensure you are legally allowed to sell any items you list, this includes ensuring that the item doesn't breach of any copyrights, trademarks or intellectual property rights.

Members must follow the following listing policies:

1

Listings shall be placed under the most appropriate category and accurately represent the item for sale.

2

Inaccurate or misleading information about the shipping location of an item is not allowed on 4tradeit.

3

Listings shall accurately state the location from which the listed item will be shipped from.

4

Members may not engage in keyword spamming e.g. where a member places brand names or other inappropriate keywords in a title or description for the purpose of gaining attention or diverting members to a listing.

5

A maximum of 10 identical items can be offered for sale at any one time by each 4tradeit member.

6

Members may not offer for sale additional items outside of the 4tradeit website.

7

All listings must be an actual item that is available for immediate sale and not just for advertising purposes.
Services must be available with normal trading hours for at least 4 days per week.

Prices shall be stated in New Zealand dollars and inclusive of GST.

8

Only the actual cost shipping and materials used to ship an item shall be charged to the buyer.

9

Members are not permitted to create titles for listings that do not accurately describe the item for sale.

10

Members may not state the reserve price in the description of an item when the item is not listed with 4tradeit as a reserve price listing

11

When an item is listed on the 4tradeit website, this is a commitment to sell the item through 4tradeit. A member may not withdraw an item part of the way through an auction. If this occurs, 4tradeit reserves the right to suspend or cancel a members 4tradeit account.

12

All listings optional extras fees shall to be paid for by the seller.

13

Listings above G rating shall not be promoted or listed on 4tradeit.

It is the right of 4tradeit to remove any listings that breaches 4tradeit terms and conditions, or 4tradeit. At its sole discretion, 4tradeit may also remove items off the homepage as it deems appropriate.

 

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JOB LISTING POLICY


It is important that members follow this policy when listing a job on the
4tradeit website.

Job listings shall:

1

Be listed in the most appropriate job category

2

Be opportunities for individual employment and not a franchise or business opportunities.

3

Be an actual existing vacancy and not a future opportunity.

4

Not be duplicated on the website in the same category. If the listing is relevant to more categories, or is both a part time and permanent job then you can choose to place more than one listings.

5

Be legally compliant and represent appropriate decency.

6

Not have links to external sites.

7

Adult listings shall not be promoted or listed on 4tradeit.

Listings for overseas job vacancies shall only be listed on the site if it is clearly stated in the main title which country, city, state etc the job is located. 4 reserves the right to remove any job listings that breach the 4tradeit terms & conditions. 4tradeit at its sole discretion also reserves the right to remove any inappropriate job listing.

 

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PRIVACY POLICY

0. INTRODUCTION


Your privacy is very important to 4tradeit Ltd
. It is your obligation to read and agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy before becoming a 4tradeit member.

As part of the normal operation of 4tradeit services, 4tradeit may collect, use and, in some cases, disclose information about you to third parties.

This Privacy Policy governs the information 4tradeit Ltd collects about you and your use of information 4tradeit Ltd provides to you.

By accepting this Privacy Policy and the Terms & Conditions, you are giving your consent to 4tradeit's use and disclosure of your personal information in the manner prescribed in this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy is part of the Terms and Conditions agreement.

4tradeit Ltd takes your right to privacy seriously and want you to feel comfortable using 4tradeit.

This Privacy Policy deals with personally identifiable information (referred to as "Data" below) that may be collected by 4tradeit.

This Policy does not apply to other entities that 4tradeit Ltd does not own or control or persons that are not 4tradeit Ltd's employees, agents or within 4tradeit Ltd's control. For additional information, please take time to read 4tradeit Terms & Conditions

 

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IN TRADE POLICY




Sellers must make it clear that they are ‘in trade’ when selling items online. This means consumers will know when they are protected under the Fair Trading Act and the Commerce Commission guidelines.

The Fair Trading Act applies to what people in trade do and say when selling goods and services. The Consumer Guarantees Act provides guarantees for when you purchase from a person in trade.

If you are trading as a professional seller, then the law means you need to disclose this to members when you are selling online. If you don't disclose this, the Commerce Commission can fine you.

What does ‘in trade’ mean and how does it apply to me?

Buyers
For buyers this is good news and you do not need to do anything. Just look for an 'in trade' status icon that should display in the listings 'Seller' information section. Below is an example of how the status icon should display:



When you see the 'in trade' icon in a listing, it means the Consumer Guarantees Act will apply to the product in the listing and you will have protection.

Sellers
‘In Trade’ applies to you
- if you are a professional seller
- if you make, buy or obtain goods with the intention of selling them
- if you are GST registered, or
- if you regularly sell goods or services online

I am a seller 'in trade' – what now?
Determining whether or not you are in trade is something that you will need to decide – we cannot make this decision for you.

Below is a brief example to help you consider what you need to do:

  • If you purchase 10 lawnmowers with the intention of selling them online, then you are ‘in trade’. When you sell them online, you must clearly show that you are selling them in trade and comply with the Fair Trading Act and Consumer Guarantees Act.
  • If you have one or two lawnmower that you bought for yourself, you used them a few times, and are on-selling them, then you are not ‘in trade’ as you initially purchased them for personal use.

How do I add the 'In Trade' tag to my account
To add the In Trade tag to your account, go to your 'My 4tradeit', click on the 'My Account Information'
 link, then click on the 'Edit My Info' button.

 

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1. COLLECTION OF DATA


The main purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a smooth, efficient, safe, customised trading experience. This allows
4tradeit Ltd to provide services and features that would most likely meet your needs, and to customise 4tradeit services to make your experience safer and easier. 4tradeit Ltd only collects personal information about you that 4tradeit Ltd would consider necessary for this purpose and to achieve this goal.

If you choose to bid, buy or sell on 4tradeit, 4tradeit Ltd collects information about your bidding, buying and selling behaviour. 4tradeit Ltd also collects other users' comments about you in the feedback section of 4tradeit.

If you send 4tradeit Ltd personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other users or third parties send 4tradeit Ltd correspondence about your activities or postings 4tradeit, 4tradeit Ltd may collect such information into a file specific to you.

The 4tradeit Ltd registration process contains 'required information' fields. Like many websites, 4tradeit Ltd may also automatically receive general information that is contained in our server log files such as your IP address and cookie information.   

 

2. USE OF DATA


4tradeit Ltd may use Data to customize and improve your user experience on 4tradeit.
4tradeit Ltd may use personal information about you (including but not limited to the information in the file 4tradeit maintains about you, and other information 4tradeit may obtain from your current and past activities on 4tradeit) to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, help ensure safe trading on 4tradeit, and enforce the 4tradeit User Agreement. At times, 4tradeit may look across multiple users to identify problems or resolve disputes, and in particular 4tradeit may examine your information to identify users using multiple User IDs or aliases. If you choose to list an item for sale on 4tradeit, 4tradeit Ltd may use your address to provide associated support.

You agree that 4tradeit may use personal information about you to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to analyse site usage, to improve the 4tradeit content and product offerings and customise 4tradeit's content, layout, and services. These uses improve the 4tradeit website and better tailor the website to meet your needs, so as to provide you with a smooth, efficient, safer and customised experience

4tradeit will make efforts to ensure your Data is not be provided to third parties unless:

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provided for otherwise in this Privacy Policy

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4tradeit obtains your consent, such as when you choose to opt-in or opt-out to sharing of Data

3

a service provided on the 4tradeit website requires the interaction with or is provided by a third party, by way of example an Application Service Provider

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pursuant to legal process or law enforcement

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4tradeit finds that your use of 4tradeit violates this Policy

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Terms of Service, other usage guidelines or as deemed reasonably necessary by 4tradeit Ltd to protect 4tradeit Ltd's legal rights and/or property; or 4tradeit is purchased by a third party whereby that third party would be able to use the Data in the same manner as 4tradeit can as set forth in this Policy. In the event you choose to use links that appear on the 4tradeit website to visit other web sites, you are advised to read the privacy policies that appear on those sites.

 

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3. COOKIES


Like many websites, 4tradeit uses cookies to enhance your user experience, such as retaining your personal settings. Advertisements may appear on the 4tradeit website and, if so, may set and access cookies on your computer and would be subject to the privacy policy of those parties providing the advertisement.

 

4. CHILDREN 
 

4tradeit does not allow persons who are under the age of seventeen to become members of 4tradeit. For additional information, please take time to read our Terms & Conditions   

 

5. EDITING OR DELETING YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION


4tradeit provides you with the ability to edit information in your user account information provided to 4tradeit during registration, within your 4tradeit personal information page.

You may request deletion of your user account by contacting 4tradeit.

Content or other data that you may have provided to 4tradeit and that is not contained within your user account, may continue to remain on 4tradeit at the discretion of 4tradeit Ltd even though your user account is deleted.

For additional information, please take time to read the 4tradeit Terms & Conditions.

 

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6. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY


4tradeit may make changes to this Policy from time to time. Any changes to this Policy will be posted on the Terms and Conditions page and/or by sending a message to the e-mail address you have provided to 4tradeit that is contained within your user settings.

 

7. NO GUARANTEES


Whilst this Privacy Policy states 4tradeit's commitment for the maintenance of information and 4tradeit will make efforts to meet them, 4tradeit is not in a position to guarantee these standards.

There may be factors beyond 4tradeit's control that may result in disclosure of data. As a consequence, 4tradeit disclaims any warranties or representations relating to maintenance or nondisclosure of Data.   

 

8. CONTACT INFORMATION


If you have any questions about this Policy or the 4tradeit website, please feel free to
contact us

 

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OVERVIEW OF BANNED AND RESTRICTED ITEMS


Banned and Restricted items
New Zealand law imposes restrictions on certain items that can and cannot be sold online. A list of these items can be found under the 
'Banned and Restricted Items' Standards

Within this Banned and Restricted Items section there are listing criteria restrictions on some types of listings and listing categories. Listings that broadly fall into any of the following categories will be removed from 4tradeit:

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Illegal under National and/or International law

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Promotion of, or potential aid in illegal or harmful activity

3

Potential for physical or financial injury to another party

4

Potential hygiene or safety hazard/risk

5

Books, videos, dvds, cds, music, movies, games, software, memorabilia and event tickets

It is important that users of the 4tradeit website respect and comply with the category listing criteria. For more information, click on the following links:

books, videos, dvds, cds, music & movies, travel & event tickets, memorabilia, games & software

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Religious, political, ideology and/or lifestyle themed content

It is important that users of the 4tradeit website respect and comply with the category listing criteria. For more information, click on the following link:

Religious, political, ideology and/or lifestyle themed content

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Art, jewellery and business type listing categories

These listing categories have specific listing criteria. It is important that users of the 4tradeit website respect and comply with the listing criteria stipulated for these listing categories. For more information click on the following links:
art, jewellery, business types

To avoid embarrassment through having a listing removed from the 4tradeit website, we would ask all 4tradeit members to please comply with the 4tradeit listing standards.

If you are unsure if an item you wish to sell meets the 4tradeit listing standards, please email the 4tradeit support team (enable popups to veiw contact form) with an image and/or description of the item you wish to sell for 'product listing approval'.

The above criteria are only a broad overview. Refer to the list of Banned and Restricted items which is comprehensive but not definitive. It is crucial that you read through and familiarise yourself with this section.

The Banned and Restricted items list is in no way exhaustive and 4tradeit unreservedly retains the sole right to remove any listing on the 4tradeit website that 4tradeit determines falls within any of the above stated categories and/or is deemed by 4tradeit as inappropriate for the 4tradeit website.

Important: A 4tradeit member who lists items that fall within the Banned and Restricted items categories, and continues to list items that fall within the Banned and Restricted items categories after they have received two warning notifications via email from 4tradeit, their 4tradeit membership and account will be cancelled.

Funds remaining in a member's 4tradeit account at the time of cancellation, less any free $ credits received from 4tradeit, less an admin processing fee of $5.00, shall be sent to the member's physical address as held in the 4tradeit database. (Note: it is a member's responsibility to keep their physical address in their 4tradeit account up to date - 4tradeit takes no responsibility for a physical address being incorrect). For more information, refer to 4tradeit account.

 

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BANNED


1. BANNED ITEMS


Below is a list of items which you are
not allowed to sell on 4tradeit:

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2. RESTRICTED ITEMS


Below is a list of items that you can sell but are
restricted on 4tradeit:  

Note:

4tradeit reserves the right to remove other items that are not on these lists if they are considered offensive or are in breach of our terms and conditions.

 

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3. CATEGORY DEFINITIONS

Aboriginal Artifacts


Many artifacts and heritage items are protected under federal laws in Australia. 4tradeit will co-operate with relevant agencies in determining what items may lawfully be sold.

Please follow these general guidelines when listing related items on 4tradeit. It is also important to remember that artifacts or relics removed from locations outside of Australia may also be subject to legislation originating in the country from where the artifact or relic was originally located.

It is the responsibility of the seller to ensure that the artifact or relic that they are offering for sale can be legally done so and that all permits and protocols required by the home country have been adhered to.

 

Adult material and items


Adult rated material and items are banned on 4tradeit.

This shall include a) videos, magazines, DVD's and any other material deemed by 4tradeit as inappropriate for the 4tradeit website, b) all adult sex toys, sex implements and/or all other adult sex items.

 

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Agricultural


You must ensure that any agricultural compound complies with the requirements under the Agricultural Compounds and veterinary medicines (ACVM) Act.

For further information contact the NZ Food Safety Authority or phone the ACVM Group on +64 4 463 2550.

 

Air guns (BB and paintball guns)


People over the age of 18 do not need a firearms license to own an air gun. However those aged 16 and 17 years who wish to own an air gun must hold a firearms license.

Those trading air guns face to face should ensure that they sight the firearms license or proof of age identification of the person they are trading with.

You may only sell air guns that are already in New Zealand. Overseas members may not sell firearms on the site.

 

Alcohol


You may not sell alcohol of any nature on the site. The NZ Sale of liquor Act 1989 states that the sale of liquor to the public or any member of the public requires a license.

 

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Animal materials


You may not sell any endangered species, protected wildlife, sports fish, game or unwanted animals (e.g. ferrets). It is your responsibility to make sure you are not selling these items. If in doubt contact the
NZ Department of Conservation.

You may not sell snails, whales, sharks, dolphins, seals, sea lions or indigenous birds (or parts thereof). If you want to sell fish contact the
NZ Ministry of Fisheries for more information.

 

Animal traps


You may only sell animal traps that are not hard-jawed leg-hold traps.

 

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Antiquities


The sale and export of NZ artifacts and antiquities is covered by the Antiquities Act 1975.

To remove an antiquity from New Zealand, the owner must obtain permission from the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

It is an offence to sell New Zealand artifacts to people other than registered collectors, public museums and licensed dealers.

For further information please contact the NZ Ministry for Culture & Heritage

 

Art


4
tradeit encourages the lawful sale of art on our website. Please refer below to the Code of Conduct to ensure safe trading. This Code of Conduct is considered "general trade practice" within the organised art community. It does not supplant or replace 4tradeit's general seller policies such as the Terms and Conditions, but rather, supplements these policies. Sellers are encouraged to abide by these guidelines when selling works of art on 4tradeit.

Code of Conduct

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I agree not to knowingly sell, exhibit, trade, produce, or advertise any unauthorised copy or reproduction of any work of art.

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I agree that a reproduction (in the form of a poster, print, or exact replica painting) is authorised only if it does not violate any applicable laws, copyrights, or trademarks.

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I agree to the following conditions when listing an exact replica painting:

The words "Reproduction" or "Repro" are included in the title.

The item description clearly states that the work is a reproduction.

I agree that I may include the artist's name in the title of the listing only when listing a work by the artist him/herself or an exact replica of the artist's work. I may not include the artist's name when listing a work done "in the style of" an artist.

I agree not to disclaim knowledge of, or responsibility for, the authenticity or legality of an item that I describe as genuine. I further agree not to describe or market any item as genuine if I cannot provide reasonable evidence to prove its authenticity.

I agree to fully disclose any information concerning alterations, conservation, or repairs performed on the work of art in a clear and prominent manner within the item description.

I agree not to knowingly participate in any way in the advertisement or sale of any work of art using any deceptive practices, including, but not limited to, false or misleading claims of the item's scarcity, value, provenance, condition or investment potential.

I agree to abide by all laws relating to the sale of works of art and to assist in the prosecution of violators of the law in this respect

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In addition, all Artworks listed for sale on the 4tradeit website shall not display the following content and/or subject matter:

nudity and/or pornography

sexual activity

alcohol and/or drugs

religious themes

explicit violence

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Backup or copied software, CDRs or DVDRs


You are not permitted to list CDRs, DVDRs, or other forms of recordable media unless they are blank.

This policy includes but is not limited to copies of software programs, video games, music albums, movies, electronic books, television programs or images.

 

Bike helmets


You may only list a bike helmet if it is certified to a standard approved by Land Transport New Zealand.

Your helmet should have a sticker inside it stating which standard it complies with. For more information please see the NZ Land Transport site.

 

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Books and magazines


You hay not list any form of  Books, magazines, annuals, and/or any other form of written material or content on 4tradeit

 

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Businesses for sale


All businesses listed on
4tradeit must be sold as a going concern.

You may not sell or promote new franchises or opportunities.

You may not list for sale any business that is related to, or has connection to the sex, gambling, occultism, drugs, and/or alcohol industries.

 

Clothing


Used clothing (except underwear, swim-wear and certain athletic garments) may be listed on
4tradeit as long as the clothing has been thoroughly cleaned according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Listings that contain inappropriate descriptions or images will be ended.

 

CCTV


To ensure compliance with the New Zealand Privacy Act 1993, you may not sell CCTV footage.

 

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Child restraints


Child restraints must meet approved standards and be less than 10 years old.

Child restraints certified for use in New Zealand will show an 'S' mark (New Zealand Standard NZS 1754), or a tick mark (Australian Standard AS 1754), or an 'E' mark (European Standard ECE 44).

Read more about NZ Child Restraints

 

Computers, accessories, software and games


Computers

- can be listed within the computer hardware category

 

Computer accessories

- can be listed within the computer hardware category

 

Software and games

- cannot be listed under any category on 4tradeit

 

For more information, click the following links 

videos, dvds, cds, movies    
music
   
games

 

 

Coins


4
tradeit does not permit the sale of coins or paper money that are fraudulent or improperly described.

Sellers who knowingly fail to disclose information about the authenticity of coins or paper money, alterations to coins or paper money, or other information that might have a material impact on the coin or paper money value may be reported to the authorities.

 

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Contracts and tickets


Before listing an item on
4tradeit, you should carefully read any contracts that you have entered into that may limit your right to sell your item on 4tradeit.

Some items, such as airline tickets, have terms printed on the item that may limit your ability to sell that item.

In other cases, such as when you are distributing a company's products, you may have signed a separate contract with them.

4tradeit does not search for items that may raise these types of issues, nor can it review copies of private contracts, or adjudicate or take sides in private contract disputes.

However, we want you to be aware that listing items in violation of your contractual obligations could put you at risk with third parties.

4tradeit therefore urges that you not list any item until you have reviewed any relevant contracts or agreements, and are confident you can legally sell it on 4tradeit.

 

Copyrighted items and content


You must not sell items or include content which breaches any copyright or other intellectual property rights. This includes replicas and look-alike's.

As a seller it is your responsibility to ensure the items you sell and the content of your listing are not in breach of any intellectual property rights as applicable to New Zealand. Read more about NZ copyright law

 

Cosmetics, used


Used cosmetics are not permitted for sale on
4tradeit.

 

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Counterfeit Currency Stamps


The sale of counterfeit currency and stamps, and equipment designed to make these items violates New Zealand law, and is strictly forbidden on
4tradeit.

4tradeit strongly supports law enforcement efforts to recover counterfeit items listed on our web site, and urges the prosecution of those responsible for knowingly attempting to sell such items on 4tradeit.

These laws ban not only counterfeit paper money, but also counterfeit coins, bank notes, bonds, money orders and other securities. New Zealand law also protects foreign currency and stamps from counterfeiters. Therefore, these counterfeit items may not be listed on 4tradeit.

 

Credit Cards


4
tradeit does not permit the listing of credit or debit cards.

This includes inactive credit or debit cards.

Whilst 4tradeit appreciates the collectable value of such cards, in New Zealand these cards remain the property of the issuer and even though it may be in your possession, you do not have title to sell.

 

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Drugs & Drug equipment


Narcotics, steroids or other controlled substances may not be listed on
4tradeit.

Drug paraphernalia may not be listed on 4tradeit.

Such paraphernalia includes all items that are primarily intended or designed for use in manufacturing, concealing or using a controlled substance.

The sale of prohibited drugs and drug paraphernalia is strictly forbidden on 4tradeit, and violates New Zealand and international law.

4tradeit strongly supports law enforcement and urges the prosecution of those responsible for knowingly attempting to sell such items on 4tradeit.

 

Drug like substances


4
tradeit prohibits sellers from describing legal substances, such as plants or herbs, in a manner that suggests ingesting, inhaling, extracting or otherwise using any substance or compound from the legal substance that will provide the same effect as an illegal drug, compound or substance or that will provide unsubstantiated health benefits.

 

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DVDs, CDs, Videos, Music, Movies


You may not list DVDs, CDs, Videos, Vinyl, Music and/or Movies on 4tradeit

 

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eBooks and downloadable media


You may not sell eBooks. We classify an electronic book (eBook) to be any book or information in digital format that you can access using a software program. This includes but is not limited to:

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Copies, software or programs where the buyer downloads or has access to download from a website.

Music and video files that you can deliver through file sharing software.

Downloadable or electronically delivered eBooks.

The sale of a URL or web address where a member can download or obtain free copies of information.

ebooks or other information sourced from the Internet produced in a printed version that is sold outside distribution or copyright laws.

Electronic invites, including gmail and similar items.

Any media delivered on CDRs or in a downloadable format.

 

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Electronic Surveillance Equipment


4
tradeit does not permit the sale of products that are designed primarily to record the private oral, wire, or electronic conversations of others without their knowledge or permission.

These items (for example, small, easily hidden transmitting devices such as telephone "bugs", "wiretap" devices, "miniature transmitters", and "surveillance microphones") are illegal to possess or sell under the Crimes Act and their use also violates the law in many countries.

 

Travel Packages & Event Tickets

 

You may not list tickets to 'any type of event' on 4tradeit

 

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Firearms


You may only list "A" category firearms, in sporting configuration, as defined by the Arms Act 1983.

You are not permitted to sell firearms that require additional license endorsements to purchase.

Those trading firearms or ammunition face to face should ensure that they sight the firearms license of the buyer.

Those trading firearms remotely should ensure that they sight a written order, signed by a Police officer, stating that they have inspected the purchaser's firearms license.

A standard letter is available at any police station. You may only sell firearms that are already in New Zealand.


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Fireworks


You may not list fireworks for sale on 4tradeit

 

Food


All food sold on the site must be produced in a registered premise or under an approved food safety programme or registered risk management programme.

It must also comply with New Zealand food labeling and standards requirements. Visit the New Zealand Food Safety Authority website for further information or contact your local council.

 

Frequent flyer points


You may not sell frequent flyer points on the site. Most frequent flyer reward schemes do not allow the transferring of points between members.

 

Games and software


You may not list any form of games of any type or gaming software on 4tradeit

 

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Government and Transit Documents


You may not sell any article of clothing or identification relating to transportation security or employment with an transportation related industry, including but not limited to, articles of commercial airline pilot's uniforms, steward or stewardess uniforms, baggage or airport service uniforms, mass transit train or subway related uniforms.

Vintage commercial airline clothing, such as ties, scarves, jackets and similar items, may be sold so long as the item description clearly states that the item is at least 10 years old, is no longer in use by the airline and does not resemble any piece of the airline's current uniform.

You may not sell any official internal, non-public documents, manuals or other materials related to mass commercial public transportation, including internal manuals published by commercial airlines, or entities operating subways, trains or buses .

 

Government Id's and Licenses


Government IDs and licenses, or items that claim to be, or that look similar to, government identification documents are not permitted on 4tradeit.

 

Hang gliders and Paragliders


Gliders must have a new Warrant of Fitness before they are sold. WOF's can only be issued by the NZHGPA.

For more information visit The New Zealand Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association.

 

Human bodies or body parts


You may not list a human body or body parts for sale on the site. This includes such items as sperm, eggs, excrement, and bone.

 

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Hazardous Materials


Hazardous or dangerous goods are items that may pose a danger to health, safety, or property while being transported, such as explosives, radioactive materials, flammable gases and solids and toxic substances.

Many hazardous goods cannot be posted through the mail or commercial carriers at all. Such items are not allowed on 4tradeit.

 

Importation of Goods


If you are importing goods into one country from another, either by selling or buying items listed on
4tradeit, you are responsible for ensuring that the importation of that type of product complies with applicable national and local laws.

These laws often are complex, and issues will vary depending upon exactly what item is involved and the countries in which the buyer and seller reside.

 

International Trading


4
tradeit insists that listings and transactions comply with the laws of the countries where both the seller and the high bidder reside.

Members are responsible for ensuring that their transactions are lawful in both countries.

4tradeit strongly suggests that members educate themselves about the laws of their own country and the countries where they plan to do business.

 

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Jewellery


You may list jewellery on 4
tradeit that falls into any of the listing categories specifically listed under 'Jewellery' in the 4tradeit listing categories section

Listed below are types of jewellery you may not list in any listing category

If you are uncertain, please do not list the item

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Dragons

Occultic symbols

Neck straps i.e. studded neck belt

S & M

Symbolism that is against or negative toward any religious group or segment of the community

Note

This list is not exhaustive. 4tradeit retains the sole right to remove any listing on the 4tradeit website that may or may not fall within any of the above stated categories or may be deemed by 4tradeit as not appropriate for the 4tradeit website.

 

Lock-picking Devices


4
tradeit does not permit the listing of any lock-picking or lock-smithing device.

 

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Lottery and raffle tickets


You may not list lottery or raffle tickets for sale.

 

Made to order items


You may list items that are 'made to order' in the following circumstances:

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The goods will be shipped within one week of the auction's close.

The auction is for a specific item, where the winning bidder may choose one simple thing such as colour or size.

The winning bidder does not have to supply additional information, such as a photo, in order for the item to be made.

 

Mailing Lists


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tradeit does not permit the sale of bulk email, Internet Protocol (IP), Instant Messenger (IM), or mailing lists that contain names, addresses, phone numbers, or other personal identifying information are not permitted.

Any tools or software designed predominantly to send unsolicited commercial messages ("spam") will not be permitted.

 

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Medical Devices


For the health and safety of
4tradeit users, 4tradeit requires sellers of used medical devices (for example, thermometers and breast pumps) to comply with each of the following when listing such items on 4tradeit:

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Sellers must clean and handle all medical devices in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions before posting.

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Sellers may not list any medical device that has been altered in any way that significantly changes the product's performance or safety specifications.

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Sellers must provide the buyer with the original box, labels and instructions that were provided by the manufacturer with the original product.

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Medical devices that do not come with the box, label(s) and a complete set of manufacturer's instructions may not be listed on 4tradeit.

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Sellers must clearly inform potential bidders, in the item description, if the device has been opened or used.

In addition, users should review the product manufacturer's website before listing or bidding on any used medical device to obtain the latest information about any health or safety issues relating to that product.

 

Medicine and supplements


You may not sell medicine or supplements intended for human use. Items deemed to be medicine or supplements will be removed at
4tradeit's sole discretion.

 

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Menacing dogs


You may not list menacing dog breeds for sale on the site. These dogs breed include:

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American Pit Bull Terrier

Brazilian Fila

Dogo Argentino

Japanese Tosa

 

Music and Memorabilia


Music
You may not list any form of music medium on 4tradeit e.g.
- DVDs
- CD
- Videos
- Software
- Music score sheets
- Tickets to musical events

 

Memorabilia
You may not list any form of memorabilia on 4tradeit.

Note: This list is not exhaustive. 4tradeit retains the sole right to remove any listing on the 4tradeit website that may or may not fall within any of the above stated categories or may be deemed by 4tradeit as not appropriate for the 4tradeit website.

 

Multi Level Marketing and Pyramid Schemes


The listing and advertising of multi-level marketing programs (including online payment randomisers), matrix, pyramid, Ponzi schemes, and all similar programs are not permitted on 4tradeit. Such programs are often regulated or illegal.

 

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Nazi Memorabilia


You may not list Nazi memorabilia for sale on the site. It is at
4tradeit's discretion what is considered to be Nazi memorabilia.

We do allow the sale of German coins and postage stamps about WWII or Nazi Germany.

 

Offensive Materials


Sellers may not list items that promote or glorify hatred, violence, racial or religious intolerance, or items that promote organisations with such views.

 

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Offensive weapons


You may not sell weapons where they are purely intended for attack purposes. This includes but is not limited to: flick knives, butterfly knives, ninja stars, knuckle dusters.

 

Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) software


You may only sell Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) software on
4tradeit if it is sold with a computer.

 

Pets and animals


Dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, horses and ponies, may not be auctioned. These animals must be listed in their correct category as a classified ad. This is to prevent the seller from being obliged to sell the animal to an unsuitable home. You are able to include your contact phone number in the listing.

Note: we have banned the sale of some breeds of dogs on the site e.g...

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Brazilian Fila

Dogo Argentino

Japanese Tosa

 

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Plants


You may not sell plants that are listed on The National Pest Plant Accord. This list can be found at
Protect New Zealand.

 

Police related items


With limited exceptions (partially listed below),
4tradeit does not permit the listing of law enforcement or emergency services uniforms, badges or equipment from any public entity, including badges issued by the government of any country.

This prohibition extends to police badges and official equipment from law enforcement agencies of New Zealand & Australia.

 

Postage meters


Postage meters are not permitted on
4tradeit

 

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Product Safety Standards


Ensure the following items comply with their applicable product safety standards before they are listed on 4tradeit:

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Baby walkers

Children's bed clothes

Children's toys

Cigarette lighters

Cots and bassinettes

Bicycles

For more information read about product safety

 

Protected New Zealand objects


You may not sell weapons where they are purely intended for attack purposes.

This includes but is not Under the Protected Objects Act 1975 (previously the Antiquities Act), it is an offence to sell taonga tuturu (Maori cultural objects) to people other than registered collectors, public museums and licensed dealers.

The Act also regulates the export of protected New Zealand objects and you must obtain permission from the NZ Ministry for Culture & Heritage to export such objects.

 

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Radio transmitters or receivers


All radio transmitters or transceivers listed for sale must comply with New Zealand licensing and compliance regulations. Check your
NZ compliance requirements and NZ licensing requirements

For further queries please contact Radio Spectrum Management on 0508 RSM INFO.

 

Recreational drugs


You may not list recreational drugs (herbal or chemical) or related equipment on the site. This includes such items as dance pills and NOS canisters.

 

Religious, political, ideology, and/or lifestyle themed content

You may not list any item on 4tradeit that relates to, promotes, states, or conveys any message or imagery under the following categories.

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Violence

Encouragement or glamorisation of violence

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Eastern sports

Karate, tai chi, tai kwan do, kick boxing and/or other eastern sports

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Religious belief systems

Christianity, Buddhism, Sharmanism, Caodaism, Jainism, Cheondoism, Hoahaoism, Tenriism, Hinduism, Islam, Atheism, Evolutionism, Communism, Socialism, Humanism, New age, Astral travel, Yoga, Rebirthing, Meditation, Mysticism, Bahai, Scientology, Secular psychology, Bahai, Mormanism, Jahovahs witness, Paganism, Spiritualism, Zoroastrianism, Krishnaism, Sihkism, Confucianism, Shinto, Taoism, Judaism, Freemasonary, Witchcraft, Nazism, Fascism

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Sexual lifestyle

Family orientation or configeration, Marriage, Sexual orientation, Pornography, Sexual abuse, Sodomy, Homosexuality, Lesbianism, Transexual, Polygomy, Polyamory, Beastiality, Prostitution, S&M

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Political

Political parties, Political ideologies, Political activism

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Occult

Horoscopes, fortune-telling, magic, witches, wizards, fairies, goblins, ghosts, spells, magic potions, the occult, witchcraft, ocultic activity and tools

Note: This list is not exhaustive. 4tradeit retains the sole right to remove any listing on the 4tradeit website that may or may not fall within any of the above stated categories or may be deemed by 4tradeit as not appropriate for the 4tradeit website.

 

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Services and products


You may not sell services or products relating to sex, massage, alcohol, yoga, new age, religious, political, spiritualist and/or any other service or product deemed by 4tradeit as inappropriate for the 4tradeit website.

 

Software


The sale of all forms and types of software is banned on 4tradeit

 

Software that interfaces with 4tradeit website


You may not list software that technically interfaces with the
4tradeit website. This includes but is not limited to things such as auto-relisters.

 

Stamps

4tradeit does not permit the sale of stamps that are fraudulent or improperly described. Sellers who knowingly fail to disclose information about the authenticity of a stamp, alterations to the stamp, or other information that might have a material impact on the stamp's value may be reported to the New Zealand Authorities.

 

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Stocks & securities

The sale of stock or other securities is not permitted on 4tradeit.

 

Stolen property

4tradeit strictly forbids the sale of stolen property. 4tradeit strongly supports law enforcement efforts to recover stolen property that is listed on its Web site, and urges the prosecution of those who knowingly attempt to sell such items on 4tradeit.

 

Tobacco


You may not sell tobacco on the site. The advertisement and sale of tobacco based products contravenes the New Zealand Smoke-Free Environment Act of 1990.

 

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Uniforms for NZ Emergency services


You may not sell uniforms or accessories for New Zealand 111 Emergency services. This includes police, fire and ambulance uniforms.

 

VCDs

You may not list VCDs for sale on the site. We understand that the majority of VCDs are pirated. We have a blanket 'no sale' policy of these items.

 

Veterinary medicines

You cannot sell Prescription Animal Remedies (PAR) or veterinary only medicines.

 

Wholesale lists

You may not sell wholesale lists or place listings that are used to solely promote the purchase of items through other channels.

If you are unsure of whether or not you are allowed to list an item please contact us.

 

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