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August 31, 2015, 07:31:51 PM
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It has become apparent to me that people who want to sell goods for bitcoin have no elegant way of doing it.

I've been trying to sell stuff for bitcoin ever since it hooked me in 2013, but I haven't really succeeded.  Things like CryptoThrift are nice, but things take forever to sell.  Glyde is okay too, but there aren't enough products for sellers to sell, especially if they're selling new items.

But the Marketplace section here on bitcointalk.org is where it gets interesting.
In the Physical Goods section on the first page when I looked at it, there were 2 WTB's and 15 WTS tags.  Does this mean supply is outweighing demand for goods sold in exchange for bitcoin?

It sounds like it will be a while before something like OpenBazaar becomes a thing, so I'm looking for other options.  Where can I sell my own physical goods that are in new condition?  Starting your own online store sounds appealing at first, but it becomes a much less elegant, and more time-consuming solution.

So where do I go?
I'm stuck here, and my wallet balance isn't exactly "increasing."
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August 31, 2015, 07:37:29 PM
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Does this mean supply is outweighing demand for goods sold in exchange for bitcoin?

Well yeah, this seems to be the case in the current times. If your items seemed to be something that someone needs, then it would be bought, otherwise it would be not. The Goods section of this forum seem to be a nice place to look at, but seeing that there are more WTS than WTB makes it not that appealing to sellers. If you may, what kind of items do you want to sell?

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August 31, 2015, 07:47:09 PM
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Does this mean supply is outweighing demand for goods sold in exchange for bitcoin?
If you may, what kind of items do you want to sell?
Mainly consumer electronics.
PC Accessories, cameras, game consoles, smartphones, tablets, laptops, headphones, speakers, etc.

If people want to buy it, I'd love to sell it (given that it's new, and for bitcoin).
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August 31, 2015, 11:19:22 PM
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I think the best case for people is to build a rep.

And that takes a bit of time to do, but after you gain rep, the forum itself in those sections will do well for you.

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August 31, 2015, 11:26:47 PM
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Maybe you should read this,Decentralized Marketplaces: The Best Alternative to eBay & Amazon

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When eBay first launched in 1995 it heralded a revolution in shopping, allowing anybody who could access the internet to buy and sell with other individuals. Suddenly the costs of setting yourself up as a retailer crashed through the floor, whilst consumer choice skyrocketed. It was this peer-to-peer character of eBay which allowed it to flourish through the famous dot com bubble and out the other side.

But under the surface the likes of eBay are just digital versions of traditional business model, for example the auction house. Today, economies of scale have allowed sites like eBay and Amazon to utterly dominate online retail. Yet the peer-to-peer empowerment of the individual which has made them so popular does not extend below the surface. Underneath it all, these sites are little different from the giant retail conglomerate of old. Sellers are often forced to pay high fees which make earning a profit difficult, whilst risking giving away control of their brand – making it difficult for them to break free from the platform in the future. Meanwhile shoppers often do not realize that the products choices on offer are controlled and limited behind the scenes from corporate HQ.

Hope it helps somewhat.

Open Bazaar is there also

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September 01, 2015, 04:59:14 AM
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My advice is use Decentralized Marketplace, without 3rd party.


This is useful link.

Open Bazaar and NXT market is the best place i think.
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September 01, 2015, 05:06:05 AM
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cryptothrift has probably the most traffic. marketplaces like open bazaar or NXTMarket are really nice and needed, but no-one is using them.

what are you selling?

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September 01, 2015, 01:04:35 PM
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cryptothrift has probably the most traffic. marketplaces like open bazaar or NXTMarket are really nice and needed, but no-one is using them.

what are you selling?
Like I said before,
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Mainly consumer electronics.
PC Accessories, cameras, game consoles, smartphones, tablets, laptops, headphones, speakers, etc.

If people want to buy it, I'd love to sell it (given that it's new, and for bitcoin).

You're absolutely right.  Decentralized marketplaces are going to take a while before they take off and become profitable for sellers.
I think my best bet might be listing tonnes of products on CryproThrift or gaining a reputation here on the Bitcoin Forum.

I just don't know where to start.  It's a little hard to be relevant here, and I don't know where to apply myself.
I must gain some activity and leave the newbie-zone.
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