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Terms and Conditions

Trade me online User Agreement

Trade me online is designed to create an open and enjoyable experience, but it also has limits and risks that you should understand before participating.
Please help us to keep Trade me online an enjoyable and positive experience. If you see a listing that violates the rules below, please let us know by contacting us through the Trade me online contact desk.

Your Account.

To access and use some of the Services, you may need to register with us and set up an account with your email address and a password (your “Account”). The email address you register with will be your email address, and you are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You are solely responsible for all activities that happen under your Account.

Free Ad limits

Free ads are limited to up 20 and any additional ads after that the user will require to purchase one of our packages

Trade me online’ Rights to Terminate.

You agree that Trade me online, in its sole discretion, may terminate any Trade me online listing or use of the service immediately and without notice if (a) Trade me online believes that you have acted inconsistently with the spirit or the letter of this Terms of Service or (b) if Trade me online believes you have violated or tried to violate the rights of other users.

Your Conduct. 

You are solely responsible for the contents of your transmissions through the service. You must ensure that your participation in the trading of items or services does not violate any applicable laws or regulations. By this we mean that you must check that you are not prohibited from doing so by any law or regulation. In particular, you may not trading property which requires a written contract, which is illegal, which requires a licence to buy or sell (for instance firearms, alcohol or pharmaceutical drugs) or which requires you to obtain an export licence.

You must not transmit through the service any unlawful, harassing, libellous, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene or otherwise objectionable material. You must also not transmit any material that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable law or regulation.

If either Trade me online or any user terminates a user’s membership, that user will continue to owe Trade me online any money that was owed to Trade me online prior to termination.
Trade me online prohibits the use of another internet service to send or post spam to drive visitors to your site hosted on or through the Trade me online system, whether or not the messages were originated by you, under your direction of a related or unrelated third party.

Listings that are for “free item” affiliate or pyramid schemes are banned from Trade me online, any user found to be posting this type of listing may have their membership suspended or terminated as a direct result.

Eligibility for Membership.

Our services are available only to individuals who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. If you are under 18 years old, you can use this service only in conjunction with and under the supervision of a parent or guardian. If you do not qualify, please do not use our services.

Trade me online is only a Venue.

Our site acts as the venue for members to list and trade items. We are not involved in the actual transaction between traders. As a result, we have no control over the quality, safety or legality of the items advertised the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability of traders to complete trades. In addition, note that there are risks of dealing with foreign nationals, underage persons or people acting under false pretence.

There is no agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchisor-franchisee relationship between Trade me online and any User of the Trade me online service.

You give us a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, sublicense able (through multiple tiers) right to exercise all copyright and publicity rights, in any existing or future media, known or unknown, over the material or User Data displayed in Your listings or bids. For the purpose of this Agreement, “User Data” shall mean all information (if any) submitted by you, (the “User”) to Trade me online with the exception of credit card numbers, bank account numbers etc.
No Resale or Unauthorised commercial use of the service. You agree not to make any unauthorised commercial use of the service without express written consent of Trade me online

Trade me online makes no warranty that the service will meet your requirements, or that the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or entirely error free. We do not make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the service or as to the accuracy or reliability of any information provided by traders and obtained through the service. We will not be liable to you or any third party for any indirect or consequential loss or damage, or for any loss of data, profit, revenue or business, howsoever caused (whether arising out of any negligence or breach of this Agreement or otherwise), even if that loss or damage was foreseeable by, or the possibility of it was brought to the attention of, Trade me online

We reserve the right to provide counterparties with information pertaining to a complaint or statement, written or oral, made against them by you or a third party acting with or without your consent. Because we do not and cannot be involved in user-to-user dealings, in the event that you have a dispute with one or more users, you release Trade me online (and our agents and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

User agrees that Trade me online shall not be responsible or liable to user, or anyone for the statements or conduct of any third party on the service.

No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by user from Trade me online or through or from the service shall create any warranty not expressly stated herein.

You agree that use of the service is at user’s sole risk. The service is provided on an “as is” and an “as available” basis.

You must reimburse Trade me online for any loss, cost or expense which we suffer if someone else makes a claim against us as consequence of the use of the service by you or by someone else from your computer.

Trade me online shall not be responsible for any items obtained by trading, for any damage to items during transit or during the inspection period, nor for misrepresentations and/or breaches of contract by either buyer and/or seller. Trade me online shall not be responsible for the cost of procurement of substitute goods or any losses resulting from any goods purchased or obtained.

Trade me online assumes no liability for the content of the listings. The trade lister shall reimburse Trade me online for all losses Trade me online may suffer as a result of the listing, unless that loss is due to Trade me online ‘ act or omission.

Modification to the service.

We reserve the right to modify or discontinue the service if there is a change in the law or our operational requirements. We will not be liable to you for any loss you may suffer if we have to modify or cease the service for reasons beyond our control if we give you at least 14 days notice. In certain exceptional circumstances beyond our control we may have to change or discontinue the service without giving you this amount of notice. If this is the case we will give you as much notice as we can.

If you do not wish to use the new operating rules or policies you should not continue to use the service after the notice requirement.

Third Party services on Trade Me online.

You may use the PayPal or Stripe payment for some financial transactions on our Services. When you link your PayPal or Stripe account to your Account, you can use your PayPal or Stripe account to pay or be paid for items by buyers or sellers while using Trade Me online Services. You acknowledge and agree that by utilising any third party services through our Services (such as PayPal or Stripe) you are bound by the terms and conditions of that third party and we are not liable for any loss, claims or damages arising in connection with that third party’s services.

If you to link your PayPal or Stripe account to your Account you appoint Trade Me online as your limited agent to:

  1. provide to PayPal or Stripe your name, address, payment amount, item details, item category, and all other information required by PayPal or Stripe to enable PayPal or Stripe to process payments to or from your PayPal or Stripe account; and
  2. receive payment confirmation and decline notices from PayPal or Stripe in respect of your PayPal or Stripe payment transactions.

When you link your PayPal or Stripe account to your Account, we accept our appointment as your limited agent to undertake those activities specified in the paragraph above. Our appointment as your agent to undertake these activities terminates immediately upon your Account ceasing to be linked to your PayPal or Stripe account.

If you have a dispute with PayPal or Stripe , a buyer, or a seller, that does not arise directly as a result of an error by Trade Me online, in respect of any payment transacted (or failed to be transacted) on your PayPal or Stripe Account, you release us and our affiliates (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees and those of our affiliates) from any and all claims demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known or unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

Trade Me online is not able to access your complete financial details from PayPal or Stripe or your PayPal or Stripe account. At no time does Trade Me online hold any of the funds when a buyer pays a seller using PayPal or Stripe . Funds are transferred directly by PayPal or Stripe from the buyer’s PayPal or Stripe account to the seller’s PayPal or Stripe account after the deduction by PayPal or Stripe of any relevant PayPal or Stripe fees. PayPal’s or Stripe terms and conditions apply to your use of PayPal or Stripe when you access PayPal’s or Stripe services from our Services, and you must agree to PayPal’s or Stripe terms and conditions in order to use the PayPal’s or Stripe services. You acknowledge and agree that, to the extent permitted by law, we are not liable to you for any loss or damage you incur arising from your use of the PayPal or Stripe method, unless such loss or damage was as a direct result of Trade Me online error, in which case our liability is limited.


These Terms of Service shall be governed by and constructed in accordance with the laws of Australia and any disputes will be decided only by the Australian Courts.