Ensure you have filled in all of the required information. If you are still having problems then please contact us.
Listing in the Buy/Sell or Jobs Section
All registered users are able to place an item or sale or wanted in the buy/sell and jobs sections. Follow the simple steps to place a listing.
To upload photos wtih your buy/sell listings, just follow the easy listing process. Ensure that your image is <512kb.Don't copy images from search engines or use images that you don’t own yourself.
Uploading Videos to our site
Copy and paste the You-Tube URL to the relevant area of the buy/sell listing screen.
You must ensure that your listings do not breach any copyrights, trademarks, or intellectual property rights.
Listings must comply with Equine Trader terms and conditions. For more information on this please go to our Terms and Conditions page.
We require you to put an asking price in your classified listing.
Members should keep the Fair Trading Act in mind when writing their listing descriptions.
Equine Trader doesn’t allow the sale of counterfeit items. Listing fake items can breach NZ law and our terms and conditions.
The Consumer Guarantees Act has provisions which place obligations on the seller to ensure that items arrive in acceptable condition in a timely manner.
If you sell more than 6 cars in a year then you are a trader and need to be registered.
Check for money owing on a vehicle before you buy.
If you have an issue with a vehicle that you brought from a motor vehicle trader, the Motor Vehicle Disputes Tribunal offers specialist knowledge about the car industry.
Sometimes trades go wrong and cannot be resolved by either the buyer or seller.Taking a claim to the Disputes Tribunal is good way to get an independent decision on the issue.
Not sure of your consumer rights? The Citizens Advice Bureau can help
Please read our Terms and conditions for a guide to our expectations around member behaviour.
You can report suspicious listings or sellers who are breaching our Terms and conditions by clicking on the Community Watch link below each listing or by emailing us on email@example.com
Asking the seller a question
Use the “Ask A Question” feature at the bottom of every listing on Equine Trader.
Keeping Safe Online
Equine Trader classifieds are a great way to help you clear out your garage or stables or find the best horsey product. But before you buy or sell on the site you need to check out these links to make sure you’re trading safely:
NetSafe promote cyber safety by educating and supporting individuals, organisations and industry on a range of internet issues. They have useful advice on internet scams. Have a play around with Netsafe's Scam Machine. It gives a great insight into how scams work.
Netsafe's OWLS is a great online privacy resource for kids.
The orb has been developed by NetSafe as a simple and secure way to report concerns about online incidents. They can advise you on scams and frauds, spam, objectionable material and privacy issues.
Be wary of logging into your Equine Trader account, online banking, etc, at internet cafes.
Overseas scammers can target members by trying to trick them into giving away personal details. They can then use these details to commit fraud. If you receive a message regarding an item you haven’t bought then regard it as suspicious and don’t engage with the sender.
Phishing is a favourite past time for internet crooks. Be careful about what you click on and who you give your data to.
Smishing is the same fraudulent scam as phishing, but instead of delivering the scam by email it’s sent to your phone by SMS (text message).
Unfortunately, members might find themselves being taken in by an overseas scammer. We do our best to keep this kind of activity off the site, but the reality is some scammers are successful. With a few verified exceptions we do not allow listings for classifieds from outside NZ/Australia. NEVER send money offshore without verifying the trader. Do not pay for trades using Western Union. We will check this for you if you are in doubt.
From time to time stolen goods are listed on the site. Report these listings to us and we’ll investigate and forward details to NZ Police if appropriate
It might be the bargain of the century, or you might end up being scammed. If you’re buying an expensive item and the seller won’t let you see it before paying, or has a convoluted story why its not available for viewing, then don’t transfer any money until you can satisfy yourself that it actually exists.
If an overseas buyer asks you to pay for the shipping of a vehicle, forget it. Freight forwarding is a scam.
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