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Another Kiwi selling site set to take on Trade Me

17 Aug 15

A new Kiwi-owned website has been launched in the hope of taking on Trade Me. 

Onoffer.co.nz is a traditional buy, sell and exchange platform, and will not host auctions as Trade Me does, according to onoffer.co.nz founder and chief executive, Jason Gibb.

“Auctions are more of an American concept, whereas Kiwis like hunting out a bargain and haggling for a deal then and there,” he explains.

“We grew up with the concept of ‘ONO - or nearest offer’ and that’s the concept behind this site.

“We made a site that allows Kiwis to get a deal by making an offer.”

Onoffer.co.nz enables sellers to post an item with a price and stipulate for how long the offer is on the table, Gibb says.

Buyers make their best offer based on what they think the item they want is actually worth and the seller can see all those offers.

“No waiting around for an auction to close,” Gibb says. “The nearest offer wins.”

Gibb says onoffer.co.nz is the only uniquely Kiwi site of its kind. He says the site will be cheaper than Trade Me for users and there are no percentage success fees at all.

Charities will be able to list items on the site for free.

Photos and YouTube video clips can be posted for free and every listing gets ‘some’ Homepage listing exposure, free of charge.

As well as buy and sell functions, onoffer.co.nz will feature a swap function.

Users can also post items to the site that they want to give away.

“One man’s junk is another’s treasure and this function will save many trips to the tip,” Gibb says.

Gibb, 43, developed the OnOffer concept seven years ago. 

“We did our research and asked online users what they liked and disliked about buying and selling online and the feedback we received has been valuable to the development of the site,” the company says on its website.

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