Darple is an eBay-like Web site that allows bidding on
multiple items without buying multiple items. When you win an item, your
other bids for similar items are automatically withdrawn. It’s pretty cool. My local
paper wrote an article about it this morning. eBay should be doing this.
They’d get a lot more activity, and pricing would reach realistic levels
quickly because serious buyers would be able to rapidly place bids without
worrying about ordering multiple items. As a buyer, you wouldn’t have to spend
so much time surfing eBay itself and mulling over choices. You’d just search,
bid and wait for everything to shake out.
Do you think a feature like this would boost or erode pricing levels on eBay?
That’s the most interesting question, I think.
Please comment below and let me know what you think. Thanks.