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Can we build an ebay and paypal alternative please

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by favoured111, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. favoured111

    favoured111 Junior Member

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    Hello World,

    I believe in this forum. I believe we have men of integrity here who can come together and we counter ebay. It might not be a days job but its a doable thing.

    I would like to ask if the members of this forum can come up together to build an alternative to Ebay empire.

    We have enough people here already to get it started and if everyone can just put half of the effort put in personal advertising, it will challenge ebay in months.

    I appeal to the moderators to take this foward as ebay and Paypal is behaving like an anti- christ.

    People cannot keep going through such pains as we do in ebay.

    I will discuss a more secured way to keep buyers and sellers protected. As they will be a verified way of storing valid datas.

    Also, money will not be released for 2 days after shipping time elapses to give room for feedback of receipt. Lastly Buyers must not be allowed to bid for new items after a few days of expected receipt without leaving feedback.

    This will keep everyone hardworking but at least people will reap well for their hard work.

    Please interested members should indicate interest as we build a channel to take this further. Either through BHW or other platforms to be agreed.

    The world must move forward

    Kind regards

    Favoured111
     
  2. imonething

    imonething Newbie

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    Sounds like a doomed plan too me, sorry buddy.
     
  3. favoured111

    favoured111 Junior Member

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    How. can you explain. Think outside the box.
     
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    i am in....
     
  5. johnhunter

    johnhunter Regular Member

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    Please don't put too much time or effort into this, many people have tried and failed to do similar things, Ebay and Paypal have a monopoly and its not going to be toppled any time soon.
     
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    Codythebest Senior Member

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    They are hundreds of thousands of EBay and Paypal clones out there. The scripts were for sale by hundreds on ebay itself at $0.99. They went unsold because what's matter is ... traffic.
     
  7. JimmyConway

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    I feel that properly managed and marketed, an alternative could become quite useful. 2checkout and Moneybookers are the current ones. They're not so bad.
     
  8. OldSalt

    OldSalt Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    First of all, I believe that what you've said has some merit to it - we have alot of marketers that have a good amount of influence on them. If several or more got together to create a paypal or ebay alternative, I think that with the marketing power of BHW, it could grow.BUT, I would not suggest doing both - at least not at first.

    I personally think that a paypal alternative should go first. I would think that if a number of our most successful members put their heads together, that they could hire the people to write the code, and could market it very well.

    I know as a BHer that I would immediately put it into use as an alternative payment plan for any site that I'm involved in and would encourage people to sign up for it.I think that an ebay alternative could come later but as I said, attempting both at the same time to me would be too much.

    I think that there are many people on here that would wholeheartedly support a new payment alternative (especially if it was 'homegrown').Just my thoughts...
     
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  9. redclover

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    I could not have said it any better oldsalt. I also think going at them one at a time is better.
    PayPal is the worst. Ebay is the second. Is it possible? yes I think so. But getting everyone
    interested is something different. Also frankly speaking...Customers cannot know BHW Members
    and community started it because then they might freak out.

    Remember the average consumer is like a stupid cow that walks where it is told.

    RedClover
     
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  10. favoured111

    favoured111 Junior Member

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    It can be done. I see it work. We all are more powerful team than there-be in ebay and paypal. We are giving them their power by patronage. so we can create alternatives to them.

    We can start one at a time as suggested by Oldsalt but let a team with a vision be formed.

    I will gather details of people that are in for this and we can start a plan . No money is involved. just ideas and skills at this point.

    Please PM Me.
     
  11. PhaseSeo

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    Wow! What the heck is this? Is this for real?
     
  12. OldSalt

    OldSalt Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Is the theory real? Yep... is it going to become a product? Probably not. ;)
     
  13. Seoworking

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    you can make it if you good money.You can get good domain,script ,do good advertising for your site and build reputation.Money is the only way you can reach over there
     
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    Yeah there have been many attempts at doing this. Near impossible to do, probably not worth the effort
     
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    While we are at it lets start a search engine called goggle and try and take down google.
     
  16. krishnaverma

    krishnaverma Power Member

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    Your idea is good but we need someone who is ready to spend blindly in this project.
     
  17. williamk

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    I too agree with you. I am sick of paypal and their regulations but I still have to use them as a seller. Right now I am using Paypal and Moneybookers as the backup payment processor.
     
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    People have been making alternatives to ebay and paypal for well over a decade. There was yahoo auctions that failed. I think only through legislation will competition be possible over ebay/pp's monopoly. Perhaps the european nations have a better sense of fair play than the u.s. does, and will lead the way. But it's been a loooong time coming.....:rolleyes:
     
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  19. favoured111

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    All Things are possible. Just need few believers. Believe we can and yes we can.

    Ebay and Paypal are big because we made them big. Thats all. We also can fight it out. no battle is easy but the tough in spiirit pull through. Here we are
     
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    Circumstances in a market changes as it matures, as the first brands that established themselves in the industry go into monopoly mode to protect their market share. Rivals to Paypal, unless they are backed by a giant company, cannot receive the penetration the pioneering brand did because the loyalty of the consumer usually defaults to the original brand they 'grew up with' so to speak. An exception to this is when the emerging market is still growing, thus still is possible to see a migration from one platform to another (e.g., MySpace to Facebook).

    In the later stages of a mature market, most people are satisfied with the existing leader, so new commercial competitors are either ignored, shut down or bought out. What might work in the case of Paypal is for people to create a creative commons kind of payment portal program that uses credit or debit cards to transfer money to an online business without the need for a merchant account. To a consumer, it would simply look like a regular card purchase. That system would cut out the middle man, and could not be taken over by a big company. As for eBay, a deep-pocketed company would have to heavily promote an alternative, or creative commons equivalent auction system would have to come along that takes off virally.
     
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