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  Reply # 688785 20-Sep-2012 13:18 Send private message

Why did TM do away with the 2-minute autoextend? Surely it makes them and the seller more money.




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  Reply # 688789 20-Sep-2012 13:23 Send private message

Hey here is another idea for your website ....

For those budget trademe auctions that don't show the image. Grab the images in your searches..



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  Reply # 688794 20-Sep-2012 13:34 Send private message

russelo: Thanks for this service. I've won two auctions already and lost one (outbidded my max bid) under a group bidding. Also, I think slow bid made me won my last auction.

Question, for items where I'm still deciding if I'm really interested in it or not, why can't I add it to my watchlist without putting a bid? I don't want to put a bid on it in cause I may forget about it and end up winning the auction.


It's an undocumented feature, but you actually can -- if you set the bid amount to 0, BidBud won't try to bid on the auction. Bids set to 0 are treated as "watch this auction" -- BidBud will monitor the closing price of the auction and let you know how much it went for when it's finished.




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  Reply # 688802 20-Sep-2012 13:37 Send private message

stevenz: Why did TM do away with the 2-minute autoextend? Surely it makes them and the seller more money.


They haven't done away with it -- it still exists. The best time to bid on an auction is still just before it ends though, and using BidBud makes it very easy to do this (amongst its other features).



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  Reply # 688804 20-Sep-2012 13:38 Send private message

BraaiGuy: Hey here is another idea for your website ....

For those budget trademe auctions that don't show the image. Grab the images in your searches..


Yep, great idea -- so great in fact, it's already done, try it out :)

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  Reply # 688807 20-Sep-2012 13:45 Send private message

andrewc:
BraaiGuy: Hey here is another idea for your website ....

For those budget trademe auctions that don't show the image. Grab the images in your searches..


Yep, great idea -- so great in fact, it's already done, try it out :)


hehe great.

Its really annoying browsing tradme and not seeing images.



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  Reply # 688853 20-Sep-2012 14:26 Send private message

andrewc:
russelo: Thanks for this service. I've won two auctions already and lost one (outbidded my max bid) under a group bidding. Also, I think slow bid made me won my last auction.

Question, for items where I'm still deciding if I'm really interested in it or not, why can't I add it to my watchlist without putting a bid? I don't want to put a bid on it in cause I may forget about it and end up winning the auction.


It's an undocumented feature, but you actually can -- if you set the bid amount to 0, BidBud won't try to bid on the auction. Bids set to 0 are treated as "watch this auction" -- BidBud will monitor the closing price of the auction and let you know how much it went for when it's finished.



There's also an "add to watchlist" button now.

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  Reply # 688901 20-Sep-2012 15:33 Send private message

Have just found this thread so haven't been able to try it out, but well done. Great ideas and initiative. Hope it goes well.

How will you monetise it?

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  Reply # 688904 20-Sep-2012 15:40 Send private message

linw: Have just found this thread so haven't been able to try it out, but well done. Great ideas and initiative. Hope it goes well.

How will you monetise it?

What about having your own auction site?

Then when searching it queries tradme/sella/ebay and your own all at the same time?

You can list your adds cheaper than trademe. Maybe even for free to start off with, and then as your user base grows, start charging for them, but undercutting trademe prices.

I'm keen to see some good competition for trademe. They supply a good service but its time they had some real competition.



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  Reply # 688909 20-Sep-2012 15:48 Send private message

BraaiGuy:
linw: Have just found this thread so haven't been able to try it out, but well done. Great ideas and initiative. Hope it goes well.

How will you monetise it?

What about having your own auction site?

Then when searching it queries tradme/sella/ebay and your own all at the same time?

You can list your adds cheaper than trademe. Maybe even for free to start off with, and then as your user base grows, start charging for them, but undercutting trademe prices.

I'm keen to see some good competition for trademe. They supply a good service but its time they had some real competition.


Building the site is the first priority, monetising comes second. Trademe could do with some competition, that's for sure -- but sella has been around for ages and haven't made much headway. I'm not sure how I could do better!

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  Reply # 688939 20-Sep-2012 16:51 Send private message

Great idea .. and nice design. 
Hope to see a lot more features from the feedback .. 

I just registered. 



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  Reply # 688940 20-Sep-2012 16:55 Send private message

vamsee: Great idea .. and nice design. 
Hope to see a lot more features from the feedback .. 

I just registered. 


You mean features that people have requested on here?
I'm working on it :)
Watch this space and good luck with the bidding... and feel free to ask for something that hasn't been mentioned yet.

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  Reply # 694300 1-Oct-2012 15:44 Send private message

Any plans to add Wheedle?




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  Reply # 694307 1-Oct-2012 15:51 Send private message

BraaiGuy: Any plans to add Wheedle?

Yes -- if they provide a developer API.

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  Reply # 694310 1-Oct-2012 15:54 Send private message

BraaiGuy: Any plans to add Wheedle?



I'm guessing Wheedle don't have an API and won't for a while, making this non-trivial.

Also it would need to be done as a seperate site I believe (unless you can get trademe to agree to it) The Trademe API ToS say:


You may not combine Trade Me content with content from other online marketplaces without our express permission.

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