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  Reply # 694199 1-Oct-2012 14:05 Send private message quote this post

mattwnz: I just wonder why they aren't doing it all in NZ, it is not as though the guy is poor.


My guess, nobody reputable in New Zealand wanted to touch it with a 50ft barge pole.





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  Reply # 694201 1-Oct-2012 14:06 Send private message quote this post

networkn: I agree, I think the feedback should be aimed at being a little more constructive, at least they are giving this a go. As to why they would outsource to India, whilst cost is likely the primary motivator, I have worked with Indian web teams in the past, and some of them have been some of the most qualified and clever people who are hard working and honest. I am not saying this is the case here, I am just saying it's possible there is more than one reason.


I agree, but I just think it would have been really smart to have it all developed by a local team.

I think Trademe get great mileage in the tech community because the guys are known.

I look at SNAP, who now have their entire team on their web site with photos and think "ya, that's smart, those guys get know and people feel a sense of community and it grows as a local New Zealand business".

I agree with you that it's great to see someone giving this a go in the face of TradeMe delivering a 75% profit margin mainly to overseas owners.

However I also think most people are being constructive, sure there's a bit of joking about and the usual mocking, but if people didn't actually give a crap then they'd just not even bother commenting and just wait until it burns it self out.

At least with us all bashing at it, if they're smart, they'll listen and address our issues and make it a great competitor.

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  Reply # 694202 1-Oct-2012 14:07 Send private message quote this post

The "Load failed: no data found." message is infront of the dropdown when you press browse at the top.




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  Reply # 694204 1-Oct-2012 14:09 Send private message quote this post

DoggNZ: Ok, if Wheedle are watching this thread maybe we should try and be constructive?

1) The "Wheedle-Send Question" you get when someone asks a question on your auction needs to have a reference to the actual auction in the subject and a link in the body of the email (like Trade Me)

2) Blacklisting doesn't work

3) Uploading images doesn't work properly

4) It nearly let me place a bid on my own auction and then 404'd...lol



Fantastic idea! So refreshing to see something constructive! This country is drowning in negativity lately.



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-After uploading photos I cant choose what should be the main photo.




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  Reply # 694211 1-Oct-2012 14:11 Send private message quote this post

freitasm: No one wants to see other people fail.



I don't think that's true for a second, but I do think that people in this community very much like to make things happen even if some days the comments don't always give that appearance.

My vision of this community is that it's got a lot of people who have seen things done badly in the past, seen people loose a lot of money needlessly and know the impact that failed IT projects have on us all from a perception point of view and as such want IT to drive forward in a productive and profitable sort of way.

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  Reply # 694212 1-Oct-2012 14:12 Send private message quote this post

The general tone of this launch from the public reminds me of when quickflix lauched here in NZ ...
Here we have a new player who is wanting to invest and most people will moan and complain.

I'm going to give them a go, warts and all.


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  Reply # 694215 1-Oct-2012 14:16 Send private message quote this post

BraaiGuy: The general tone of this launch from the public reminds me of when quickflix lauched here in NZ ...
Here we have a new player who is wanting to invest and most people will moan and complain.

I'm going to give them a go, warts and all.



Yip, I think that's a very good comment.

I remember growing up that people used to say all the British did was moan and groan, think it's time to grab the mirror some days.

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  Reply # 694216 1-Oct-2012 14:17 Send private message quote this post

BraaiGuy: The general tone of this launch from the public reminds me of when quickflix lauched here in NZ ...
Here we have a new player who is wanting to invest and most people will moan and complain.

I'm going to give them a go, warts and all.



You appear to be right. It does make me wonder exactly what it would take to satisfy the genral public...
In NZ we complain that we have no options, that everything is a monoploy, that the ownership is all overseas... Yet when something new comes along, it is generally ripped apart by fault finders.




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  Reply # 694221 1-Oct-2012 14:22 Send private message quote this post

networkn: I agree, I think the feedback should be aimed at being a little more constructive, at least they are giving this a go. As to why they would outsource to India, whilst cost is likely the primary motivator, I have worked with Indian web teams in the past, and some of them have been some of the most qualified and clever people who are hard working and honest. I am not saying this is the case here, I am just saying it's possible there is more than one reason.


I have worked with an India developer myself, mainly because they had the skills I needed, and they were very good and professional. However I know someone who had a nervous breakdown dealing with an Indian development team, and they said the would never do it again. So I guess it is all to do with the scale of the project, and the skills required, and who you use.I get spam every day from India developers, but would never use any of those companies.

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  Reply # 694223 1-Oct-2012 14:23 Send private message quote this post

Im still part way thru getting a connection between a friends oscommerce cart and trademe, so hopefully by the time I am done wheedle have sorted out their API.

IMO launching without one and a way to get all the big sellers using the listing software onboard with one click was a mistake.

if they got them onboard and offered a rebate on any freight they use with mainfreight on wheedle sales they could have made a massive dent in trademe.




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  Reply # 694227 1-Oct-2012 14:26 Send private message quote this post

mattwnz:
networkn: I agree, I think the feedback should be aimed at being a little more constructive, at least they are giving this a go. As to why they would outsource to India, whilst cost is likely the primary motivator, I have worked with Indian web teams in the past, and some of them have been some of the most qualified and clever people who are hard working and honest. I am not saying this is the case here, I am just saying it's possible there is more than one reason.


I have worked with an India developer myself, mainly because they had the skills I needed, and they were very good and professional. However I know someone who had a nervous breakdown dealing with an Indian development team, and they said the would never do it again. So I guess it is all to do with the scale of the project, and the skills required, and who you use.I get spam every day from India developers, but would never use any of those companies.


I know people who have had break downs dealing with companies in NZ too, it's really just a matter of finding the right partner. 


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  Reply # 694228 1-Oct-2012 14:27 Send private message quote this post

richms: Im still part way thru getting a connection between a friends oscommerce cart and trademe, so hopefully by the time I am done wheedle have sorted out their API.

IMO launching without one and a way to get all the big sellers using the listing software onboard with one click was a mistake.

if they got them onboard and offered a rebate on any freight they use with mainfreight on wheedle sales they could have made a massive dent in trademe.


Well there is still the possibility that could occur I imagine. 


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  Reply # 694229 1-Oct-2012 14:30 Send private message quote this post

I see what people mean about the watch list thing... and is it just me or has it got slow for everyone?





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  Reply # 694231 1-Oct-2012 14:35 Send private message quote this post

Well the trademe auction now has had 561 views.
So their definitely seems to be a lot of background activity on the site.

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