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Andre Jensen (World Bitcoin Exchange)
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July 02, 2011, 02:42:34 PM
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Hay Bitcoiners,

Im looking at opening a site that clones eBay's (structure) but with my own logos and site setup, i would like some advice from the community to what features or aspects of the site could help make the site user friendly for both sellers and buyers as well, heres what i think

1. a place where new/established bitcoiners can purchase bitcoins, mining rigs, bitbills, currency, and anything to do with bitcoins only.

2. buyers choose to purchase via paypal, bitcoin transfer etc.

3. Fees will be half that of ebay and based on flat fee structure.

4. a comments and feedback section that can't be removed and strict policies that removes any user that abuses the site (like more than 3 negative feed backs get removed or blocked)

so thats it in a nut shell just want to get your suggestions, or if you think its a stupid idea please let me know or on the other hand if you like it again let me know as well.

cheers
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July 02, 2011, 03:10:55 PM
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My opinions:

1. John Doe won't use it if he cannot sell his banana phone. Limitations scare users away.

2. Paypal will close your account. They (and ebay) dislike Bitcoin.

3. Fees need to be cheap to make users switch away from the established ebay.

4. No need to remove users. Someone who does business with a -100% feedback seller deserves his losses.

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July 02, 2011, 09:33:51 PM
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My opinions:

1. John Doe won't use it if he cannot sell his banana phone. Limitations scare users away.

2. Paypal will close your account. They (and ebay) dislike Bitcoin.

3. Fees need to be cheap to make users switch away from the established ebay.

4. No need to remove users. Someone who does business with a -100% feedback seller deserves his losses.


Hay thanks for your opinion every bit helps, do you think if i run the site more like an exchange will this make a difference?
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July 02, 2011, 09:39:51 PM
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Not a dumb idea, just, I don't see how this could work out realistically the way actual exchanges are set up with third parties.

The only way I could trust this, is if Mt Gox were to make GoxBay, already having a built in system of confirmed/trusted btc exchanges that can be tracked in some way.   Now I joke saying Mt. Gox based on the public trust in the site, but it would take something, maybe not that level, but pretty big to make this work imo.


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July 02, 2011, 10:25:19 PM
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The ebay system can work because you basically only change the currency and payment system. But you need to aim it towards everyday users who are not involved with the tech aspects of bitcoin. Keeping that in mind, you would probably need some sort of automated bitcoin exchange too.

You can start small and first target bitcoin users to build up a user base.

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July 02, 2011, 10:44:50 PM
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July 02, 2011, 10:57:07 PM
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Try and come up with a name that's simple yet catchy AND is original. Please, please, please nothing like BitBay  Shocked

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July 03, 2011, 03:15:18 AM
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Try and come up with a name that's simple yet catchy AND is original. Please, please, please nothing like BitBay  Shocked

 How about eBit?!?

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 I'd love to see an ebay-style website. 

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July 03, 2011, 04:16:33 AM
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I assume you've already seen http://bitcoinhop.com/?
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July 03, 2011, 06:28:03 AM
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I just mocked this up, and got the domain for $1.50 from godaddy. I can get the ebay clone script, but making it accept bitcoins, well im not sure if that's possible.

http://image.bayimg.com/iaibaaadp.jpg
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July 03, 2011, 07:20:43 AM
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I just mocked this up, and got the domain for $1.50 from godaddy. I can get the ebay clone script, but making it accept bitcoins, well im not sure if that's possible.

http://image.bayimg.com/iaibaaadp.jpg

You don't seem to be competent enough for me to be willing to trust you could run good enough security.
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July 03, 2011, 07:29:19 AM
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I assume you've already seen http://bitcoinhop.com/?

hay thanks will do
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July 03, 2011, 08:21:19 AM
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You don't seem to be competent enough for me to be willing to trust you could run good enough security.
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Security for what? To run an auction website? Maybe your remark is better ignored.
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July 03, 2011, 08:26:41 AM
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I like the idea and have some things I would list.  Early adopters get the best rates right?

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July 03, 2011, 09:00:00 AM
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Not a dumb idea, just, I don't see how this could work out realistically the way actual exchanges are set up with third parties.

The only way I could trust this, is if Mt Gox were to make GoxBay, already having a built in system of confirmed/trusted btc exchanges that can be tracked in some way.   Now I joke saying Mt. Gox based on the public trust in the site, but it would take something, maybe not that level, but pretty big to make this work imo.



I not trust Mt Gox. Too many hacked this days.

The basic idea is good.  Just need to change something to work in real situation.

If you want call me to discuss how to build it for you. I am a asp.net developer.

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July 04, 2011, 01:41:14 PM
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Hay Bitcoiners,

Im looking at opening a site that clones eBay's (structure) but with my own logos and site setup, i would like some advice from the community to what features or aspects of the site could help make the site user friendly for both sellers and buyers as well, heres what i think

1. a place where new/established bitcoiners can purchase bitcoins, mining rigs, bitbills, currency, and anything to do with bitcoins only.

2. buyers choose to purchase via paypal, bitcoin transfer etc.

3. Fees will be half that of ebay and based on flat fee structure.

4. a comments and feedback section that can't be removed and strict policies that removes any user that abuses the site (like more than 3 negative feed backs get removed or blocked)

so thats it in a nut shell just want to get your suggestions, or if you think its a stupid idea please let me know or on the other hand if you like it again let me know as well.

cheers
Gorkalitus:-)



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July 04, 2011, 11:15:57 PM
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July 04, 2011, 11:35:09 PM
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Sounds great but i have one question...

if you get scammed on ebay/paypal they refund you your cash how would that work with bitcoins?

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July 05, 2011, 01:40:22 AM
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I got my ebay clone site up and running. It's not live for purchases but it's fun to play around with. Would be nice to sync the BTC currency automatically. I'm thinking about only letting reputable sellers who verify have stores(*scams). I'm interested to see your site once it's ready.

http://www.bitoffer.com
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July 05, 2011, 06:05:12 AM
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I wonder how big bitcoin needs to get before mainstream catches on?  To the point that Ebay/PayPal & other big merchants would accept it the same as credit cards, etc.

Probably a long way off, but sure would be nicer than having to scrape together an ebay clone site.

Jon 
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