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BidJit.com has been launched...
« on: May 26, 2008, 09:38:36 PM »
Hi!

We have finsihed and launched www.BidJit.com and hope everyone will come by and take a look and free test drive for 30 days.

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Re: BidJit.com has been launched...
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2008, 10:00:44 PM »
OK, I checked it out.   Wasted a bunch of time clicking on stuff only to be told "Sorry! There are no "auctions" currently listed in this category. Please check back soon!"

About 90% of everything I see listed is "reserve not met".  If people aren't going to sell for less than a reserve price, why not start there and not waste bidders' time trying to guesss what they want, only to find out it's more than retail?

Just suggestions, but not ready for prime time.
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2008, 10:11:29 PM »
For example, featured item, Gold Century 1016a metal detector (an off brand I never heard of).  $60 reserve not met.  $53.69 on Amazon, backed by Amazon's 30-day moneyback guarantee.

So they're aleady 10% overpriced, and now we have to guess how much more they want than that, and wait almost two weeks to see if we "won".
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Re: BidJit.com has been launched...
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2008, 04:37:14 AM »
from a whois lookup
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Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
   Domain Name: BIDJIT.COM
      Created on: 06-May-08
      Expires on: 07-May-09


the domain name being only registered for a year makes one wonder how much faith the site owner(s) have in the site and makes one wonder if it's a scam (most scammers only register for one year)


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Re: BidJit.com has been launched...
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2008, 04:41:38 AM »
from a whois lookup
the domain name being only registered for a year makes one wonder how much faith the site owner(s) have in the site and makes one wonder if it's a scam (most scammers only register for one year)



Hey, maybe they just want to forget about renewing it and use the old the credit card expired excuse as they didn't know that and it was on auto pay so they didn't realize it so the site can be down a few days.  We all been there done that, remember that site, LMAO!
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Re: BidJit.com has been launched...
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2008, 05:15:30 AM »
We all been there done that, remember that site, LMAO!

I bet I remember a lot bigger one than you do.

Hotmail, during Christmas vacation.  It was down for a couple of days until one of the Linux boys paid the annual fee out of his own pocket.

You'd think Microflaccid could manage to do something like maintain a domain, wouldn't you?
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Re: BidJit.com has been launched...
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2008, 06:24:56 AM »
I bet I remember a lot bigger one than you do.

Hotmail, during Christmas vacation.  It was down for a couple of days until one of the Linux boys paid the annual fee out of his own pocket.

You'd think Microflaccid could manage to do something like maintain a domain, wouldn't you?
How embarrassing is THAT?!?!?  :0240

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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2008, 09:52:29 AM »
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Re: BidJit.com has been launched...
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2008, 03:26:31 PM »
Reading some of the replies below makes me wonder just what people want out of an auction site (an auction site that just launched on Monday no less). I listed stuff for sale on Bidjit.com and have had plenty of views and a few bids.

No, not all the categories are filled as the site just came out of beta a few weeks ago and was beta testing under another domain for four months. The domain is registered for five years (not one) and while there are those on site offering up their stuff at a reserve, they are others who are not. Seems some are missing the point that the site is a venue and does not control if sellers put up their stuff at a reserve, buy now or through the classifieds.

What I do see is an effort on the part of Bidjit with large ad campaigns on Yahoo sending in traffic into the listings. Hey, eBay had to start somewhere and they started with listing #1 and and so on. For all the whining and moaning about eBay, one would think that peeps might give Bidjit or Wigix a try. Bidjit navigation is point and click. I click my way through the cats quickly as they collapse and narrow my search and do the same when I list an item.

I list on Wigix, Amazon and OLA and now Bidjit and all are working for me. I like OLA but their cats are a mess, I like Wigix as it's different and Amazon is fine, however, if another site goes up next week, I'll list there as well. It's all in the numbers folks, the more places the sell - the better :h0161

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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2008, 03:43:12 PM »
:)  Hi Ebayer.  How long have you worked for Bidjit?  Just wondering.   ::)  Since it only took you about 13 minutes after joining, no reference to your selling venue in your signature, and you haven't looked at any other threads...it seems a little obvious that you're here to promote the site.

I'd be interested in seeing your items on bidjit.  User name?

Thanks.

And, our member WOW documented what he found on whois, above:

"Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
   Domain Name: BIDJIT.COM
      Created on: 06-May-08
      Expires on: 07-May-09"


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Re: BidJit.com has been launched...
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2008, 04:27:32 PM »
The domain is registered for five years (not one)

Sorry, but I can read and it clearly says one year
http://www.networksolutions.com/whois/results.jsp?domain=bidjit.com

You must have the bidjit domain confused with the domain name that you used for creating second posting account (it's registered for 5 yrs, bidjit is only registered for 1 year)

and while it doesnt necessarily mean anything, it can give one certain impressions (scammers typically only register for one year, site owners that dont have faith in site only registered one year, etc).  I'm not accusing or even meaning to imply anything in regards to reason for the 1 yr thing; i'm only saying that it doesnt create a favorable impression.

Of course, creating a second id on a forum in order to say good things about your own site doesnt create a favorable impression either.

PS. we have a rule here against having multiple accounts.  So, I've deleted your second account.

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Re: BidJit.com has been launched...
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2008, 05:30:58 PM »
Reading some of the replies below makes me wonder just what people want out of an auction site (an auction site that just launched on Monday no less). I listed stuff for sale on Bidjit.com and have had plenty of views and a few bids.

Since bidjit is entering the market that already has ebaY in it, I would expect it to have considerably more in its opening salvo than ebaY had to.  Our town already has electricity, and while it might be possible to compete with the existing company, it's not going to be done by wiring up two garages and an apartment and then saying "AEP had to start somewhere".

I would expect 50,000 or so listings, even if many of them are the site owner's stuff,so there's something for potential bidders to look at besides empty category after empty category.
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