Overstock helped lead the charge of big businesses accepting bitcoin — and now they’re also among the first to bring bitcoin acceptance to a global scale.
In response to an Overstock.com promotional campaign to price all of its books at least 10 percent below Amazon, Amazon is slashing hardcover prices to historic lows.
Another site billing itself as an eBay killer is launching today. Fididel offers real-time negotiation and trains negotiators that can work on behalf of sellers to help them get good prices, which makes it a potential shopping place for those disillusioned with eBay’s auction sniping. Yes, sellers and investors are unhappy with eBay at the moment, but I look at the online auction giant like I look at Wal-Mart; it’s a behemoth that might piss a lot of people off, but lots of other people still shop there.
Of course, the Internet has lots of room for other online auction or e-commerce sites, ranging from other giants such as Amazon.com to upstarts such as Etsy or last week’s launch of Wigex. As for Fididel, I think it will face the same difficulty other online auction or swap meet sites face: getting enough buyers to shop there to make it worthwhile for sellers to participate, and to a lesser extent, getting enough sellers so buyers will congregate. Read More about Think Niche to Slay eBay