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community swapping website

FROM: Paolo

What NEED does this meet?
Most of us live in a world where our neighbours are strangers.

Most of us have a stack of DVD's/videos/books/computer games/kids toys, getting dusty on our shelves.

My concept is a free website for your local community that helps you meet your real world neighbours, by listings and swapping your dusty read books, exchanging your seen dvds, and trade your played computer games or kids toys.

What is the APPROACH?
Have already developed an advanced swap group engine and website. I want input from you people. The website is of course free:


Check it out and please, let me know what you think and which way I should develop it, and promote it.

What are the BENEFITS to people?
Save a fortune on Books/dvds/computer games/kids toys/anything else.

Meet your neighbours! We all know that its good to have friends in your neighbourhood.

What is the COMPETITION?
show me... them?

What BUDGET & LOGISTICS are required?
£50k to bring it up to 'broadcast standard' and initiate a PR campagain.

November 19, 2003 in Connecting People, Leisure, Matching System | Permalink


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In essence a good idea and to some extent it relates to my post (Internet charity shop).

One concern I would have (and I have the same concern over my post) - how to avoid
undesirable interest in your posessions from would-be thieves?

So I think the key is how the introductions are made and some kind of rating scheme.

Posted by: sgb at Nov 19, 2003 4:06:40 PM