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Offline sifty

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Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« on: April 14, 2012, 04:48:05 pm »
One of my pet hates (maybe this means I spend too long on Trademe) is irrelevant keywords.

Why!! Put "Diesel" as a keyword on a Petrol car? Or "Lupo" as a keyword on a "Golf"?

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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2012, 05:02:17 pm »
Very common and strictly speaking, against Trademe rules but they don't seem to do much about it.
The reason for doing it is so the listing shows up in many more searches.
Car dealers (including one who frequents this site) are particularly bad at this as  a search for a given make will be flooded with totally irrelevant listings and is a total pain in the a***.
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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2012, 06:34:53 pm »
Yeah, "Pissing me off" is not actually a great sales technique.

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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2012, 06:58:39 pm »
"BRAND NEW Breaks!"

Oh cool. are they in the front or the "rare"  ;)

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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2012, 02:00:11 pm »
^lol

One forum member a couple of weeks ago posted a TM listing where the word "SPECIAL" was part of the features list of the car.

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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2012, 07:08:39 pm »
"Any question please leave massage i will get back to you"

http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/volkswagen/polo/auction-466813799.htm

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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2012, 07:51:28 pm »
Man I always get nailed for my Auctions.
When I was trying to sell my MPS, I stated "great alternative to a Subaru WRX  or a Mitsubishi Evo",
they threatened to remove my Classified and said key words aren't permitted.

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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2012, 08:01:20 pm »
"Any question please leave massage i will get back to you"

http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/volkswagen/polo/auction-466813799.htm

Certainly, is this the 1cc or 1.4cc model ?

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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2012, 07:28:07 am »
Man I always get nailed for my Auctions.
When I was trying to sell my MPS, I stated "great alternative to a Subaru WRX  or a Mitsubishi Evo",
they threatened to remove my Classified and said key words aren't permitted.

Really? That's so lame, there are any number of worse offenders. I've seen something before like "Keywords: Cefiro, Skyline, Hoes, Titties, Skids, etc..."

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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2012, 12:46:22 pm »
Seen this today

mountain bike for sale featuring

"Shimano hydrochloric disc brakes"


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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2012, 01:19:58 pm »
Hope your "spear" wheel clearts your new "breaks".

"BRAND NEW Breaks!"

Oh cool. are they in the front or the "rare"  ;)
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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2012, 12:15:27 am »
Seen this today

mountain bike for sale featuring

"Shimano hydrochloric disc brakes"

Haha, that's the Barracuda with "preload dampening hare and hound adjustment" on the forks as well. Whatever that means.

But he spelt brakes right  ;D
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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2012, 08:14:59 pm »
This car is in MINT condition - except for all the bits that are clearly NOT??
Don't get me wrong, I'd driveit. But it isn't MINT.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/audi/auction-465602304.htm

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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2012, 08:18:20 pm »
throw a dictionary at him

haha

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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2012, 05:14:05 pm »
a folding sunroof does not make it a convertible, but I love the handmade front plate



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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2012, 07:54:02 pm »
I love the home made licence plate!

Any car that has a dent, where the description mentions "got a ding in the front left of the bumper, from previous owner..."
 ::)  Does it make any difference at all if it was "The previous owner"?? A dent, is a dent, is a dent... and it means you can't call it "Mint" any more either.  :P

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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2012, 06:04:10 pm »
If by "rare" you mean "Not rare at all" then sure.

Apparently a "rare" 5 Speed Polo GTI - http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/volkswagen/vw/auction-470111387.htm

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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2012, 03:28:50 pm »
http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-accessories/volkswagen/auction-479744246.htm

Bumber? And text speak has no place anywhere. Even in texts.