To celebrate International Friendship Day, we asked for your yarns about the mates you've made through Trade Me.
There were a bunch of choice stories, but one in particular stood out.
In 2012, Alex's parents went flatting so Alex could live independently in their family home. Alex decided he wanted to get a few flatmates so with a little help, he jumped on Trade Me and posted an ad on Flatmates Wanted.
Since that day, Alex has made some life-long friends. Today, Kathryn, Victoria, Rochelle and Alex have one of the coolest flats in New Zealand. They have random dance parties, steak and chip Thursdays, Christmas parties and put on all sorts of other celebrations whenever the occasion strikes.
This little 'flat family' were brought together thanks to Trade Me.