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Trade Me is the largest Internet auction website operating in New Zealand.
Managed by Trade Me Ltd., the site was founded in 1999 by New Zealand entrepreneur Sam Morgan, who sold it to Fairfax in 2006 for NZ0 million.
This action proved the turning point for Trade Me, saving the site from potential financial disaster.
Much of the success to come was based around the 'Trade Me Manifesto', a series of ten values for keeping the site fast and the company technology focused.
The site initially used web banners, but falling prices for advertising made web-banner revenue insufficient to cover expenses.
Trade Me then introduced fees for auction services: first for features such as bold titles; then in September 2000 it introduced "success fees".
The running Kiwi in the Trade Me logo is named "Kevin" or "Kev" and his name can be seen by hovering over the site logo.
Trade Me was publicly listed as a separate entity on 13 December 2011 under the ticker "TME".