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Decentralized Marketplaces: The Best Alternative to eBay & Amazon
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Yesterday I was out playing tennis with my friend (who never posted in here yet) and he talked about an experience he had on Ebay where he was selling a used camera lens. When the deal was closed he looked at the total fees and became angry about the greed from Ebay and PayPal. First Ebay took 10% of the entire amount. Then Ebay took 10% for the entire amount. Then there was transactions fees and maybe more fees I can't remember. He said that there was no information about that when he created his add, and that it was his own fault not to read all the terms. A lot of people is complaining about the greed by PayPal and Ebay.

Then we talked about how about a decentralised blockchain based alternative to Ebay. I just searched it is already there. Read some of the links here. 
It would be nice with feedback if any of you have tried those marketplaces?

We should support those places instead of Ebay and Amazon to create a more fair world and promote fair prices.


http://cryptorials.io/decentralized-mark...ay-amazon/
https://medium.com/@nauticus/blockchain-...c7b755b513
https://thenextweb.com/contributors/2017...azon-ebay/
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(2018-04-28, 11:28 AM)Carsten Wrote: Yesterday I was out playing tennis with my friend (who never posted in here yet) and he talked about an experience he had on Ebay where he was selling a used camera lens. When the deal was closed he looked at the total fees and became angry about the greed from Ebay and PayPal. First Ebay took 10% of the entire amount. Then Ebay took 10% for the entire amount. Then there was transactions fees and maybe more fees I can't remember. He said that there was no information about that when he created his add, and that it was his own fault not to read all the terms. A lot of people is complaining about the greed by PayPal and Ebay.

Then we talked about how about a decentralised blockchain based alternative to Ebay. I just searched it is already there. Read some of the links here. 
It would be nice with feedback if any of you have tried those marketplaces?

We should support those places instead of Ebay and Amazon to create a more fair world and promote fair prices.


http://cryptorials.io/decentralized-mark...ay-amazon/
https://medium.com/@nauticus/blockchain-...c7b755b513
https://thenextweb.com/contributors/2017...azon-ebay/

I didn't read the links yet, but about Amazon; they are more or less fair when it comes to trading. Paypal and ebay are crooks.
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#3
Yes, Ebay and PayPal are crooks!

Regarding OpenBazaar. Is just trying it out. What we don't need is bad user experiences. Therefore I should not get a message like this:

"Error: Failed to connect to Built-in Server - BTC. The server cannot be reached"

It's those kind of things that prevents it from being a true alternative. They should get it fixed ASAP.
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(2018-04-28, 11:57 AM)Carsten Wrote: Yes, Ebay and PayPal are crooks!

Regarding OpenBazaar. Is just trying it out. What we don't need is bad user experiences. Therefore I should not get a message like this:

"Error: Failed to connect to Built-in Server - BTC. The server cannot be reached"

It's those kind of things that prevents it from being a true alternative. They should get it fixed ASAP.
Never heard of openbazaar.

Nauticus and soma still have a long way to go before launch.
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#5
Syscoin (sys) seems to be made for these kinds of market places. https://www.syscoin.org/about/

Daily volume is almost $24 million.

Has anyone invested in Syscoin?


Nxt is also made for this.
https://nxtplatform.org/what-is-nxt/marketplace/
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#6
Okay. OpenBazaar is working with BitcoinCash. Seems that Bitcoin somehow are giving problems.
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(2018-04-28, 12:57 PM)Carsten Wrote: Syscoin (sys) seems to be made for these kinds of market places. https://www.syscoin.org/about/

Daily volume is almost $24 million.

Has anyone invested in Syscoin?


Nxt is also made for this.
https://nxtplatform.org/what-is-nxt/marketplace/

I have not read all about the different platforms, but till now syscoin seems ok.
Maybe we should test it.
What I like is the certificate feature.
It would be easy to build some kind of password manager.
I use roboform and dashlane but none of them are secure enough.
A blockchain version would be more secure.
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#8
I have downloaded the syscoin market application.
Had a look into the market listing, but there is no listing yet. Seems it has to find adoption.
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#9
I often complain about ebay, but there is not a well known alternative other than amazon. I have been using aliexpress, not blockchain of course, but a reasonable alternative for buying anyway. I have not tired it for selling.

Finding a god reliable blockchain based company would be good but I think a lot of non-crypto people would be put off before even starting. A good market leader is needed that can be publicised and trusted. That will take time and people like us using it to iron out issues and bugs.
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#10
We have this local one in Denmark https://www.dba.dk/. Works fine but is not decentralized.

Sad the attempts to decentralize is not being popular.
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