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jeffc313
November 24th, 2008, 08:07 PM
today I was browsing ebay for things that I wanted to buy, and decided that it would be pretty awesome for a reverse ebay, a REbay if you will, where you post something that you want, and sellers bid to the lowest price to send it to you. mockups are coming soon, any idea/feedback
would be helpful.

gn2
November 24th, 2008, 08:20 PM
It's been done already: http://pages.ebay.co.uk/wantitnow/

jeffc313
November 24th, 2008, 08:24 PM
damn. thought I was original. guess not

fatality_uk
November 24th, 2008, 08:58 PM
But it's not very well promoted by eBay because they make less cash from these sales.
There's nothing to stop you doing it.

Remember Yahoo & Google? Yahoo was THE search engine till these two upstarts decided to do something different! ;)

Just because there is a market leader, doesn't mean there isn't a market!

jeffc313
November 24th, 2008, 09:02 PM
But it's not very well promoted by eBay because they make less cash from these sales.
There's nothing to stop you doing it.

Remember Yahoo & Google? Yahoo was THE search engine till these two upstarts decided to do something different! ;)

Just because there is a market leader, doesn't mean there isn't a market!

I suppose that may be why I never had heard of it. i may still undertake this as a hobby project. still, suggestions and ideas are welcome!
thanks