Story: Second-hand trade

The thrill of the auction

The thrill of the auction

Though online auction and trading websites did not provide the heightened atmosphere found in traditional auction houses, online bidders still experienced the exciting sense of competition that came with buying things this way. In the photograph above a Trade Me user is hovering over the 'place bid' button in the hope that she will triumph over her rivals.

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How to cite this page:

Kerryn Pollock and Bronwyn Labrum, 'Second-hand trade - Online trading', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/24960/the-thrill-of-the-auction (accessed 7 December 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock and Bronwyn Labrum, published 11 Mar 2010