|Privately held company|
|Headquarters||Birkenhead, Auckland, NZ|
|Revenue||Not Available (2008)|
Number of employees
|less than 10|
Lixtor's business model is substantially different from its rival site TradeMe as it tries to operate its business on advertising revenue rather than charging users on listing fees and success fee.
Following this dispute with TradeMe, Lixtor listed their auction site for sale on TradeMe on 17 November 2008, with the starting bid $100,000,000. The listing was listed with the option to support Plunket by rounding up the success fee. However the auction was disabled by the TradeMe administrators hours after the auction.
Nonetheless, Lixtor re-listed the auction minutes after their listing was disabled by TradeMe moderators, but this second listing was also removed hours later. No more listings were reported after this, possibly due to TradeMe's policy to suspend the "suspicious" members.
On 3 February 2009, in the wake of the emerging New Zealand copyright law Section 92a, New Zealand Creative Freedom Foundation published an article. It was stated that Lixtor vs. TradeMe case is a good example of how the new section 92a in the New Zealand copyright law could be "misused", if passed.
- Kloeten, Niko (6 November 2008). "TradeMe trying to 'intimidate', says auction rival". National Business Review. Retrieved 15 October 2011.
- Lixtor.co.nz - About Lixtor
- TradeMe[permanent dead link] - Lixtor.co.nz FOR SALE starting bid $100,000,000 (Google Cache)
- Scoop Archived 16 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine. - Lixtor is FOR SALE for $100,000,000 on TradeMe
- TradeMe - Lixtor.co.nz FOR SALE starting bid $100,000,000 (#1)
- TradeMe[permanent dead link] - Lixtor.co.nz FOR SALE starting bid $100,000,000 (#2)
- Mauricio Freitas - Trade Me closing accounts?
- The Aucklander - Newbie takes on TradeMe
- "Guilt Upon Accusation: New Zealand Businesses". Creative Freedom NZ. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011.
- Lixtor - official site