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  Reply # 693784 30-Sep-2012 21:35 Send private message

These categories all look the same as the trademe site, as does the general layout, search filtering etc. looks like a blatant copy of trademe.




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  Reply # 693786 30-Sep-2012 21:44 Send private message

Look at auction #863





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  Reply # 693787 30-Sep-2012 21:54 Send private message

Holy fail, Batman!

Someone pointed out this result for a search (a number plate "SKYL9") - look at the image:



The image change if you switch to grid view:



And if you go to the auction you can get something like this instead of the plate: 



I've refreshed the page multiple times and only once the plates SKYL9 actually showed up - a number of random pictures were presented.




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  Reply # 693788 30-Sep-2012 21:54 Send private message

I keep forgetting what the site is called. Brand fail




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  Reply # 693790 30-Sep-2012 21:57 Send private message

The TV ad make it sound like they want "wheedle" to turn into a verb, pretty much like we say "google" when talking of "doing a search".





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  Reply # 693792 30-Sep-2012 22:00 Send private message

I get the baby image for both views.. Still, it's the wrong thumbnail and images for the auction, so it's still a big fail.




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  Reply # 693793 30-Sep-2012 22:00 Send private message

Well i just signed up and listed two little items in a show of support for healthy competition. How can a monopoly satisfy it's investors year after year? The easy way of course, fee hikes year after year.

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  Reply # 693794 30-Sep-2012 22:01 Send private message

Does anyone realistically see this lasting? I sure as heck don't.

Out of all the potential business opportunities out there, this was what they chose to chuck money at? Yikes.

EDIT: Blatant copy of Trademe in a *bid* to easily transition and keep users?

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  Reply # 693796 30-Sep-2012 22:02 Send private message

Ropata: Well i just signed up and listed two little items in a show of support for healthy competition. How can a monopoly satisfy it's investors year after year? The easy way of course, fee hikes year after year.

I was thinking of that but no confirmation two hours later. How long did it take to get yours?



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  Reply # 693797 30-Sep-2012 22:03 Send private message

ZollyMonsta: These categories all look the same as the trademe site, as does the general layout, search filtering etc. looks like a blatant copy of trademe.


Maybe they are using some generic off the shelf auction software?

Makes you wonder if they did any testing at all on that website before launching it. Makes apples maps failure look pretty minor.

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Reply # 693798 30-Sep-2012 22:06 Send private message

ZollyMonsta: I get the baby image for both views.. Still, it's the wrong thumbnail and images for the auction, so it's still a big fail.

I did not give them my usual email address or real name and address for this and similar reasons.

The way things are looking database wise - my details are just going to pop up randomly somewhere.



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  Reply # 693799 30-Sep-2012 22:06 Send private message

I'm seeing occasional 503's (service unavailable)

Perhaps traffic is building up heading closer to midnight?




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  Reply # 693801 30-Sep-2012 22:07 Send private message

I actually don't think copying the general look of the trademe site is that bad of an idea. I mean, as far as their interface goes trademe does it very cleanly IMHO.. and because everyone has used trademe, there is less of a barrier for new users to come across.

The problem is if they don't do _anything_ different, then the only reason to use the new site is pricing. I don't think that's enough myself.

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  Reply # 693803 30-Sep-2012 22:12 Send private message

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Ropata: Well i just signed up and listed two little items in a show of support for healthy competition. How can a monopoly satisfy it's investors year after year? The easy way of course, fee hikes year after year.

I was thinking of that but no confirmation two hours later. How long did it take to get yours?


Just checked my gmail/apps spam folder and found it (another fail). It took about an hour to come through.

Next thing Wheedle tells me the activation code is invalid and - after that I get a 404 when trying to use the resend activation code link. Irrg.

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  Reply # 693805 30-Sep-2012 22:12 Send private message

"There is no need to top up your account, everything is free until November 29"

And they show clip art of a pile of pancakes. With "relax, have a cake"




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