Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | ... | 36
1201 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 131


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

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.





---
James Sleeman
I sell lots of stuff for electronic enthusiasts...


3869 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 158


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

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.

D





Promote New Zealand - Get yourself a .kiwi.nz domain name!!!

Check out mine - i.am.a.can.do.kiwi.nz - don@i.am.a.can.do.kiwi.nz


 
 
 
 


19928 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3653

Trusted
Subscriber

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

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




Richard rich.ms

490 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 6


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

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.



Please add my observation

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

3869 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 158


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

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.

D





Promote New Zealand - Get yourself a .kiwi.nz domain name!!!

Check out mine - i.am.a.can.do.kiwi.nz - don@i.am.a.can.do.kiwi.nz




2385 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 286
Inactive user


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

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.


3869 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 158


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

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.

D





Promote New Zealand - Get yourself a .kiwi.nz domain name!!!

Check out mine - i.am.a.can.do.kiwi.nz - don@i.am.a.can.do.kiwi.nz


270 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 37

Trusted

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

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.




Michael Skyrme - Instrumentation & Controls

12804 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1461


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

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.

19928 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3653

Trusted
Subscriber

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

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.




Richard rich.ms

13906 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3306

Trusted
Subscriber

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

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. 


13906 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3306

Trusted
Subscriber

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

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. 


3869 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 158


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

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





Promote New Zealand - Get yourself a .kiwi.nz domain name!!!

Check out mine - i.am.a.can.do.kiwi.nz - don@i.am.a.can.do.kiwi.nz


BDFL - Memuneh
58344 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 9795

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 694230 1-Oct-2012 14:32
Send private message


2385 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 286
Inactive user


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

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

1 | ... | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | ... | 36
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Push notifications: A productivity killer
Posted 25-Jul-2017 14:15


Intergen takes SKYCITY to the cloud
Posted 25-Jul-2017 14:04


Nothing nebulous about Microsoft’s cloud-transition
Posted 21-Jul-2017 15:34


We’re spending more on tech, but not as much as Australians
Posted 21-Jul-2017 11:43


Endace announces EndaceFabric for network-wide packet recording
Posted 20-Jul-2017 20:49


Acorn 6: MacOS image editing for the rest of us
Posted 20-Jul-2017 17:04


HTC faces backlash over keyboard pop-up ads
Posted 19-Jul-2017 15:53


BNZ adds Visa credit cards to Android Pay wallet
Posted 18-Jul-2017 19:44


Still living in a Notification hell – Om Malik
Posted 18-Jul-2017 13:00


Duet Display uses iPad to extend Mac, PC
Posted 18-Jul-2017 10:58


PC sales could be worse
Posted 17-Jul-2017 07:34


Crypto-currencies, tulips, market bubbles
Posted 17-Jul-2017 06:38


NZ Tech Podcast: Big batteries, solar cars, cold war, IoT
Posted 16-Jul-2017 16:53


Vodafone Australia mulls Wisp alliance, NZ implications
Posted 13-Jul-2017 16:49


Rural health professionals see fibre pay-off
Posted 13-Jul-2017 11:52



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.