A spokesperson from Cash Converters says Trade Me has popularised buying and selling used goods, but it can’t match Cash Converters’ immediacy. Founded in 1984 in Perth, Western Australia, the company entered New Zealand in 1993 and employs more than 250 people at 20 outlets around the country. It is the world’s largest secondhand dealership.
“A customer can come into Cash Converters to sell or buy without all the listing, re-listing, picking up and posting fuss,” the spokesperson says. “Customers can examine the goods before buying them, and compare with similar items.”
She says Cash Converters also partners with Trade Me, enabling customers to purchase items from Cash Converters online.
The company initated a change in format earlier this year, with all stores being refitted externally and internally. The spokesperson says this will result in improved store layouts and “a new level of customer service”.
The new-look Cash Converters will offer increased accessibility thanks to new stores in Birkenhead, Otahuhu, Otara, Pukekohe and Johnsonville, and the range of lending options has been redesigned.
“We are broadening the appeal of Cash Converters and generating new business,” the spokesperson says. “We are here and growing with new locations and more simple products, helping thousands of Kiwi’s every week to get on with life.”