By now, you may have heard the hype surrounding Kiwi director Taika Waititi’s new film, The Hunt for the Wilderpeople. What you may not know is that characters' clothes, including Ricky Baker’s “skuxx as hoodie”, are being auctioned off on Trade Me to raise money for charity. To add to the fun, questions are being answered in character by the cheeky "I didn't choose the skuxx life, the skuxx life chose me" Baker.
Who doesn’t love online auction site TradeMe? Whether you’re buying, selling, arguing in the comments section or just wasting time waiting for the bus, TradeMe is about as close as it gets to a Kiwi online institution. But there’s more to TradeMe than discount mopeds and second-hand baby clothes. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find a very accurate thermometer for the preclusions, interests and obsessions driving the Kiwi mood at any given moment.
If there was any thoughts about drones being just a fad, data from Trade Me proves otherwise. The remote controlled flying objects are still in hot demand by consumers, with listings on its site for drones increasing 118 percent in January.
Trade Me has announced Target Australia will start selling apparel through the buy and sell website’s online store. Over 10,000 clothing items will be sold from across the ditch to New Zealanders.
Some shoppers have goods stuck in limbo after purchasing items from Dick Smith’s Trade Me portal, and the Kiwi company is looking into what it can do. Dick Smith appointed receivers on January 4 after directors placed the Australian group into voluntary administration.