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Old 25th October 2007, 11:53 AM   #1

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Default Looking To Start An Alternative Website To Ebay !!!

look how it all got started:

Yahoo was around long before Google...then Google came along and did it better. Apple was around before Microsoft...no need to explain that one. I'd love to see an improvement on ebay--and I detest Paypal.

i have a few ideas, but what i'm looking for is to build a site with a few powerseller or wholesaler and build a solid Reputation based on trust and honesty.

Is it Possible or i'm just dreaming?

if so what resources would i need

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Old 25th October 2007, 12:00 PM   #2
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Old 25th October 2007, 05:04 PM   #3
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Unless you have a pretty big budget and a good plan I am afraid you are dreaming.... but every great idea started with a dream.......... don't give up on it.....

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Old 25th October 2007, 05:06 PM   #4

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You will need alot of good ideas to draw business away from eBay... including the marketing power as well.

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Old 25th October 2007, 05:43 PM   #5
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Just a bit of history and clarification. Apple and Microsoft were not competitors early on. It was Apple, which did not release it's coding and IBM, which did. Apple and IBM were computer manufacturers, as well as software developers.

Microsoft actually unseated Digital Research's CP/M operating system with MS-DOS. Drigital Research tried to fight back with DR-DOS, soemtimes called Doctor DOS, which had a lot of features that MS only added in later versions.

DR-DOS could never break into the "installed at the factory" model that MS used to build their empire, so marketing beat value, as usual.

I don't think even Google, with their enormous wealth could unseat eBay, and their attempt to dislodge PayPal is less than a stunning success. They are buying sellers by giving away advertising, but they are not making a significant dent in PayPal's consumer usage.

20 years from now I think you'll still find eBay, PayPal and Amazon on the top of the heap. They got the "firstest with the mostest."

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Old 25th October 2007, 06:20 PM   #6

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be another to 'firstest and mostest'. Do something different and most importantly start small. You can think big, but even google started small out of a garage.

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