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Old 10-25-2007, 08:35 AM
 
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i've been selling on ebay for a number of years and i've got tired of all the fees and paypal is not no in favor of the seller.
i've been thinking of setting up an alternative to ebay start off small work my way up. do you think its worth it or is it a waste of time...
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:00 AM
 
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Yahoo was around long before Google...then Google came along and did it better. Apple was around before Microsoft...no need to explain that one. (I'm a Mac user, but "facts is facts"! ) If you have the means to do it better...go for it. Personally, I'd love to see an improvement on ebay--and I detest Paypal--gave up on it after one too many spams trying to get into my account!
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:09 AM
 
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Default 'Looking to start an alternative website to ebay looking for a few good sellers

i'm looking for some ideas how to go by and build a better improved site.

i'm thinking of trying to get a few power sellers together and work out the details. there no reason why is cant work!!
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:15 AM
 
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I would start with a niche market and grow from there. There is already several other general auction sites.
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:22 AM
 
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true good point truckingbronco..
i'm looking for those people who hate ebay for raising fees and paypal for not being seller friendly. thats a nice way of putting it.
the niche would be to get together a fee seller and form a site and build consumer confidance
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Old 10-25-2007, 10:38 AM
 
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i've been selling on ebay for a number of years and i've got tired of all the fees and paypal is not no in favor of the seller.
i've been thinking of setting up an alternative to ebay start off small work my way up. do you think its worth it or is it a waste of time...
I already run an alternative.. its not worth it...
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Old 10-25-2007, 10:44 AM
 
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whats the name of the site?

how do u have it set up
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Old 10-25-2007, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Southwest Missouri
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Apple was around before Microsoft...no need to explain that one. (I'm a Mac user, but "facts is facts"! )
Actually, Microsoft was founded a year before Apple.
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Old 10-25-2007, 01:56 PM
 
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We were just talking about this yesterday and saying the same thing. I thought there were a few other auctions sites but none have been able to beat out ebay. Good idea to get some Power Sellers together but are they not Power Sellers because of ebay? I hope you figure this out, it would be interesting. Good luck!
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Old 10-25-2007, 02:37 PM
 
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Actually, Microsoft was founded a year before Apple.
Yup...[checking, checking] you're right! So I guess the point is: there's room for both of them, so there's room for more than one auction site
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