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eGay Bumpers JV

Discussion in 'Joint Ventures' started by ShadeDream, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. ShadeDream

    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    Hello BHW,

    Have you ever tried selling an item via eGay that you knew it was worth more then it actually got auctioned of for? Well many of us have and it was a bit of a piss take. This JV is about creating an eGay Price Bumpers community where members will be able to bump each others price, either for free as a favor or to earn a little cash. E.g. Seller A asks bumper B to bump his price up and he is willing to pay £2/$2 for the bump. Bumper B bumps the price up and the item manages to sell for a higher price. Seller A is happy and he pays £2/$2 to bumper B. Both people are in a win win situation. So do you get the point here?
    Why? Because eGay is really taking the piss. First of all you have to pay the fee's to put your item up, okay that's no big deal because it's not to expensive. But then once you sell your item you have to pay the end of auction fee's and these can be big. Second, if you use GayPal, you don't only get charged eGay fee's but GayPal charge's you too. Third, GayPal put in this new rule to sellers that have a lower feedback or are new to eGay where the money is kept in the GayPal account until the buyer leaves positive feedback on eGay or until 21 days are up and no file dispute rises against you. I just really can't be bothered to explain everything but if you have used eGay before as a seller then you know what I'm talking about, they don't only RIP you off but they are unfair and they make up a lot of bullshit.
    The main idea here is to help out the "personal" sellers to sell their items for a higher price, this is not something for the mass sellers that make a lot of money from eGay but for the "personal" sellers that lose a lot of money because of A. High fee's B. Item sells low because of competition etc...

    So I'm looking for someone to go into a JV together and create an eGay Bumpers Community. Let's bring it on! Let me see your views. :)
     
  2. ShadeDream

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    I have the hosting and the money for the domain. All I need is a small team.
    I reckon that money could be made via ads. Or is all of this a bad idea?
     
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    No one? I guess the idea is crap?
     
  4. justthinking

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    IMO, bad idea. eGay will catch all of you and ban all those accounts. Think about how many people have ebay accounts. Now even if your 'group' had 100 members there would have to be considerable overlap between all the accounts.

    If A bids on on multiple auctions from B, it will eventually look very strange. Haven't you ever read seller's feedback and a buyer is asking whey so and so keeps bidding on your auctions. You could get away with this sort of arrangement years ago, but I think you are asking for trouble. It is too easy to track.
     
  5. jazz99

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    I agree. If ebay can track 100 million accounts then this would be no problem to detect
     
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    Well to be honest that's true. But I reckon that if someone was really dedicated to this then they would probably come up with a very, very clever idea that would work. Nothing is impossible.
     
  7. L3G10N

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    Well I have had countless people bump my auctions. You just have to be smart about it.