I’ve just been sent a link to this stuff.co.nz article that explains why TradeMe have banned the auction of iPhones.
I think this is crap.
Sure, it’s their service, so they can ban what they like, but in reality there are many more products sold via TradeMe that have equal or greater fraud potential than iPhones.
By this reasoning, they should ban the sale of parallel imported GSM phones that aren’t available in NZ via Vodafone-affiliated resellers.
[hat tip sportsthought.com]
The NZ Herald reports about this. They note that sellmefree.co.nz “…is not prepared to deny New Zealanders the chance to get their hands on the hot gadget, and are authenticating each auction individually…” Nice!