EF Bidding .....

Moein Moein
I would like to present this idea to EF management:

Setting up (Bidding) for toys and other stuff
It will help some to have their toys by best prices, and it may increase the selling for certain toys that some need to try out but without spending a lot of money.

Ofcourse, that will not stop the direct selling process, but will go together. So a specific toy can be bought directly or by bidding.

I konw this consider to be (strategic) suggestion which needs to be studied very well.

Also, some may ask "Why does EF need to set up a bidding, while it has many discounting, Giftting seasons, and pointing system?"
thats true, but it could used as another sale line for some toys -not all- that EF likes to pass it away for any reason. Again it is a strategic descision..

Do you like this idea and also like to share me presenting it to EF management?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Yes, I agree
svalentine;)
1  (1%)
No, not a good idea
humblepie , Curiouscat , Nazaress , Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama , Entropy , BiJess , DeliciousSurprise , SilverMinxxx , Elnoa , Gunsmoke , Ciao. , - Kira - , Ryuson , wrmbreze , Beck , closed account , wetone123 , blacklodge , namelesschaos , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , megan1987 , NurseKitty , AJvil , wildorchid , aliceinthehole , Nora , meitman , comatose-kitty , BlooJay , joja , kawigrl , Modern^Spank^Anthem , Mwar , indiglo , Sohotdinosaur , sweetiejo , Hibangel , darthkitt3n , JessCee , jmex83 , ECU Pirate , MamaDivine , plaidvulva , lilly555 , Gone (LD29) , Nkev , sktb0007 , Geogeo , ghalik , travelnurse , booboo111926 , mistre$$ , Synthete , Vadim50 , Kitka , richsam , Lildrummrgurl7 , Airen Wolf , Neotigress , Alyona , Incendiaire , Rod Ronald , shorejen9 , Bignuf , Melan!e , Stagger13 , Kat and Aaron(aaron) , Pandwhora , KinkyNicki92 , bayosgirl
70  (95%)
Yes, but it needs some improvements (Pls write it down)
I have another openion (Pls write it down)
DreamWolf , SparklyGlitter , yummyinmytummy
3  (4%)
Total votes: 74
Poll is closed
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Sammi Sammi
I'm not sure I understand - you mean like ebay style?
03/04/2012
wrmbreze wrmbreze
Do you mean for the toys that are available to review as assignments?
03/04/2012
Nazaress Nazaress
I don't really think it's a good idea. EF is already fairly priced and has sales 24/7, in addition to the Points program. There quite simply is no better site than EF and the prices are not something I'm going to complain about. Bidding would just be confusing and unnecessary. If EF needs toys to be reviewed, that's what the free and push assignments are for. If EF wants to give items away because they have too many, they're going to be discontinued, etc., that's when and why they give them away as free gifts with purchase. If an item is too expensive for someone, that's why we have buy-out assignments. I think the system is fine as it is and bidding should be left for places like eBay.
03/04/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
If it existed I would be ok with it of course, but other than that I don't miss it to tell the truth...

With Eden Classifieds one can go for bids anyway, and all the other toys have their set price already, decided by all of those who are involved in the profit, business process etc. (I mean everybody who has a decision in it, already agreeing on the decisions all together) - so because of that the site works smooth and fine, pretty much everybody seems to be satisfied with it, you get FREE TOYS with your points (not having to spend a dime) if you are into being active enough, and bidding would mean only that prices get pushed higher and higher, can you image how many people would be disappointed to see their precious desired toy is too expensive already to get?

It gives more of a "safety" for everybody to know how much you can get something for, you can save and work towards getting it, and there are many extremely great sales and deals, so to start bidding from a very low price, you know, what happens when nobody wants it and somebody buys it quick with the very low price - EF has to make money somehow too, and even if you spend points mostly, you will catch yourself squeezing some real money in here and there too - so I think that it's best if the staff knows the prices, and they don't have to watch how biddings are going...

And whatever other reasons (I am not so familiar with such things to tell the truth, just imagined a few things vaguely), it just sounds a little weird to me, but if I am imagining it wrong then I apologize, and I hope if it will exist on EF then it will run fine and will please and cheer up everybody, staff and users alike...
03/04/2012
Entropy Entropy
I wouldn't like to see this site go to bidding. If I want to bid on something I'll go to ebay. I like the store just fine like it is right now.
03/04/2012
Moein Moein
Quote:
Originally posted by Sammi
I'm not sure I understand - you mean like ebay style?
Yes Sammi exactly like ebay system.

Also, not EF only -as a dealer- is going to make bidding, but also manufacturers of toys as well.
03/05/2012
Moein Moein
Quote:
Originally posted by wrmbreze
Do you mean for the toys that are available to review as assignments?
No, I mean any toys or other item at EF.
03/05/2012
Moein Moein
Quote:
Originally posted by Nazaress
I don't really think it's a good idea. EF is already fairly priced and has sales 24/7, in addition to the Points program. There quite simply is no better site than EF and the prices are not something I'm going to complain about. Bidding ... More
Yes you are right, and I share you the part about Gifts, points and discount.

But also Manufacturers may use this way through EF to sell their products as in ebay.com
03/05/2012
SilverMinxxx SilverMinxxx
I like how things are now with a set price and sales.
03/05/2012
Moein Moein
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
If it existed I would be ok with it of course, but other than that I don't miss it to tell the truth...

With Eden Classifieds one can go for bids anyway, and all the other toys have their set price already, decided by all of those who are ... More
For Second paragraph:
I told you that bidding is another way not only way to sell. Any one can buy directly without bidding like ebay.com

For Third paragraph:
Ok, I understand that.. it is a buisness and sales to gain profit. But as I suggested earlier: Manufacturers can use bidding through EF to sell by their products as in ebay.com, so here EF will gain money.

For final Paragraph:
Yes I am also with you, it is not an easy idea. And as you thinked vaguely I did as well, but getting another concolusions.

I hope to hear from EF's management about that.

Believe me Dreamwolf, every time I talked with my wife or with my self about EF I wondered how do these people run this store with all these free things and unpaid serveses given to us!!! And that what cause me to think this way and proposing such suggestions... I hope EF not get angry about that.
03/05/2012
Positwist Positwist
Isn't this pretty much what Eden Classifieds is?
03/05/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I'm not into ebay. I have done a few toy swaps that worked out well. I'm OK with the way things are.
03/05/2012
Ciao. Ciao.
There's a place for bidding in some areas, but I think from a retail perspective it would only serve to confuse the customer. Since EF is not so limited in stock there's no scarcity incentive that would drive up bidding. Essentially every product would come down to lowest minimum price.
03/05/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
It would make things too complicated. Someone would not only have to supervise the "bidding" but we would have to wait for a bidding war to be over to get some toys.

In most US systems of trade, there is a set price and that is what people pay. Most Westerners prefer a set price, so they can budget for items they want, and if there is a sale, all the better. I know in other parts of the world people LOVE to haggle for prices and I've been told it's rude not to haggle for prices, but many in the US and other Western nations simply don't budget for that type of economy. On Ebay a lot of the stuff is used, so it's more like a garage sale than a real store.

Using a bidding system would be nearly impossible with all the coupon codes Eden gives us, and I would hate to have to wait for the toy I wanted if there was only ONE left, and there was a bidding war.

I am happy simply seeing a price, knowing that's what I'll pay, rationing my points and money this way. This is how I use money in the rest of my life (Americans are not really all that fond of haggling) and I like the system the way it is.

Someone also mentioned that it could cause prices on high quality toys to go up, as toys with less interest would be sold for virtually nothing and Eden would have to make up the money somehow. I like high quality toys, and I wouldn't like not knowing what I'm going to pay for something ahead of time. Even on Ebay, I usually just use the "Buy Now" option.
03/05/2012
Beck Beck
This sounds like an idea that could be okay added onto the Classifieds, but otherwise no.
03/05/2012
closed account closed account
i agree with beck on the classifieds perhaps. regardless, brainstorming and throwing ideas out there is always great imo. It's one of the things I like about EF.
03/05/2012
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by Beck
This sounds like an idea that could be okay added onto the Classifieds, but otherwise no.
Contributors are more than welcome to set a base price and then accept the best offer when it comes to their ads on the Classifieds.
03/05/2012
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
I'm sorry but I don't like this idea at all. I feel like I'm friends with so many folks on here even if I've never met them...but if suddenly I'm 'bidding' against them on an item...I don't know. I think it ruins the close community feeling of this place.
03/05/2012
Nazaress Nazaress
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
It would make things too complicated. Someone would not only have to supervise the "bidding" but we would have to wait for a bidding war to be over to get some toys.

In most US systems of trade, there is a set price and that is what ... More
Great points, P'Gell. You're absolutely right. If I tried to haggle at a store for a brand-new item, they'd call me crazy and kick me out. That's just not how America works. And I also just use the "Buy Now" option on eBay. I hate all that bidding and not knowing how much I'm actually going to pay for the item. Depending on how popular the item is, you could even end up paying more for an item than you would have if they had just had a "Buy Now" price.
03/05/2012
Moein Moein
Quote:
Originally posted by Ciao.
There's a place for bidding in some areas, but I think from a retail perspective it would only serve to confuse the customer. Since EF is not so limited in stock there's no scarcity incentive that would drive up bidding. Essentially every ... More
EF classified is a different because items there are sold by persons and it could be used.
03/05/2012
Ansley Ansley
Just so everyone knows, the idea has been passed along. We'll see what comes of it!
03/05/2012
AJvil AJvil
Quote:
Originally posted by Moein
I would like to present this idea to EF management:

Setting up (Bidding) for toys and other stuff
It will help some to have their toys by best prices, and it may increase the selling for certain toys that some need to try out but without ... More
Don't like this idea. Just keep the site the way it is. You can buy this stuff bidding style on ebay just not a lot of variety there.
03/05/2012
wildorchid wildorchid
Quote:
Originally posted by Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
I'm sorry but I don't like this idea at all. I feel like I'm friends with so many folks on here even if I've never met them...but if suddenly I'm 'bidding' against them on an item...I don't know. I think it ruins the ... More
I completely agree with you. I know Eden is a business, but this could tarnish the community aspect that the contributors love so much. I like being able to buy toys without feeling any potential animosity towards my fellow contributors.

I think this idea is supported just fine on Eden Classifieds.
03/05/2012
Moein Moein
Quote:
Originally posted by Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
I'm sorry but I don't like this idea at all. I feel like I'm friends with so many folks on here even if I've never met them...but if suddenly I'm 'bidding' against them on an item...I don't know. I think it ruins the ... More
Yes you are right at this point ..

But it is not only one of its kind to bid on.. And the name of bidder will not shown.
03/05/2012
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
I don't understand this at all. Manufacturers DON'T use ebay, most of the time. They have a system that works for them and they are highly unlikely to use an auction system.. because this system already works. What you're suggesting offers nothing to manufacturers, who would only lose money.
03/06/2012
Moein Moein
Quote:
Originally posted by Adriana Ravenlust
I don't understand this at all. Manufacturers DON'T use ebay, most of the time. They have a system that works for them and they are highly unlikely to use an auction system.. because this system already works. What you're suggesting ... More
Well,
before 1 hour I almost were near to accept that manufacturers don't have ebay stores and don't offer their products for bidding there.

But >>>
These are three of many manufacturers at ebay.com shows their products and offer bidding to buyers:
link

link

link
03/06/2012
spineyogurt spineyogurt
Doesnt make sense, stuff costs what it costs.
03/07/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
Nope. I wouldn't mess with a good thing.
03/07/2012
SMichelle SMichelle
Quote:
Originally posted by Beck
This sounds like an idea that could be okay added onto the Classifieds, but otherwise no.
I agree.
03/07/2012
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