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Auction Website
Mind of Niuhuru | June 3 2011 | Niuhuru

Posted on 06/03/2011 9:15:30 PM PDT by Niuhuru

Can anyone tell me the computer code to create a 'bid' button on an auction website? I don't want to bother with Ebay and do this myself and not let Ebay cheat me out of a profit.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: auction; business; programming; website

1 posted on 06/03/2011 9:15:32 PM PDT by Niuhuru
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To: Niuhuru

The code is “336”


2 posted on 06/03/2011 9:22:30 PM PDT by frankenMonkey (Because he was the son you bore, And gave to that wind blowing and that tide!)
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To: Niuhuru
Alternate Ebay site at link...


3 posted on 06/03/2011 9:22:30 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Niuhuru

So you want to bid at a site, or create an auction site?


4 posted on 06/03/2011 9:22:36 PM PDT by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: Niuhuru

http://extensions.joomla.org/search?q=auction
that is a link that could be useful to you. It seems like you want to build an auction website, and I think there might be a little more than a code for a button that you’d need.


5 posted on 06/03/2011 9:23:28 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: Niuhuru
"I don't want to bother with Ebay and do this myself and not let Ebay cheat me out of a profit."

I'm computer illiterate, but I can help with grammar.

The way you typed it out it sounds like you're saying, "I don't want to bother doing this myself." Just reverse ''Ebay'' and ''do this myself'' if you have trouble seeing what I mean.

Also sounds like you "Don't want to bother letting Ebay not make a profit off me."

For overall better readability, you could have said, "What is the code for making a bid button? I would like to do this myself without having Ebay involved and swiping my profit."

6 posted on 06/03/2011 9:28:27 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (The brain is the weapon; everything else is just accessories. --FReeper Joe Brower)
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7 posted on 06/03/2011 9:41:13 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Niuhuru

Uh, well.......it’s probably covered in the answer to “life, the universe and everything” ... which is 42.


8 posted on 06/03/2011 10:01:17 PM PDT by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie mmm mmm mmm)
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To: Niuhuru

(snicker) My bud just told me this afternoon that a German customer wanted to buy from his Ebay account but his Paypal account could not “match up” with his Ebay account so he could not check out properly, including the shipping.

So he contacted the customer NOT on the Ebay messaging service (via his real e-mail address) and the customer understood. Just went thru my buddy’s Paypal account without Ebay’s involvement and got paid. He shipped out the item for the weekend.


9 posted on 06/03/2011 10:09:12 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: Niuhuru

Why not use Craig’s list to sell your item?


10 posted on 06/03/2011 10:10:24 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: Daffynition

It’s not my item. I know some high level sellers who have seriously high level luxury items (a Salvador Dali painting) and I want to start helping out and making money from it. I tried to communicate with Sothebys and Christies, but they are so slow with communication and I am eager to make my own money. I’m house bound so I’m limited.

Why bother trying to get the seller’s items to Sothebys when I can start my own website and auction the things that I come across as a result of my networking. There are so many of them and I would have my own ‘Sothebys’ instead of relying on them. After all, isn’t that the whole point of being a conservative?


11 posted on 06/03/2011 10:17:02 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: max americana

So he cheated Ebay. Why is that considered a noble thing? He used their platform to sell his items and then stole the profit that he agreed to pay when he made his initial agreement. Unbelievable.


12 posted on 06/03/2011 10:27:14 PM PDT by Hildy (Hollywood liberals once embraced Communism "because they hadn't invented Pilates yet"- David Mamet)
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To: Niuhuru

well, part of being a conservative is finding out what all the legalaties of running a business. It’s more than putting a few buttons on a website. There’s taxes and insurance and probably some kind of license involved. If you want to do all that, good luck to you...but again, a lot more than buttons.


13 posted on 06/03/2011 10:29:25 PM PDT by Hildy (Hollywood liberals once embraced Communism "because they hadn't invented Pilates yet"- David Mamet)
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To: Hildy

That’s his take, not mine. I didn’t see the e-mails but based on what he told me that within ONE WEEK he could not figure out (the customer) how to match the Paypal account to Ebay.

Of course, my bud tried to instruct him. Didn;t work. Now who are u or I to say that in order for this transaction to work, they have to stick to a procedure that clearly the other party cannot comprehend. Or piss off the customer due to frustration just to go by Ebay?

Customer wanted the item. period. here it is. paypal. Done.


14 posted on 06/03/2011 10:34:56 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: Niuhuru

What you want to do (real time auction) is not feasible for 1 person to operate. You would be better off setting up a website for direct sales at a listed price and you can collect a commission.


15 posted on 06/03/2011 10:38:10 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kirkwood

Clever idea really.

When you think about it, that is actually a perfect idea.


16 posted on 06/03/2011 10:43:45 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Niuhuru

Sir,
You take the item on consignment and sell it. You deliver the funds to him minus whatever commission and fees you have. Depending on the item the commission rate might be 5% to 20% on the final price.
If you list the item on ebay figure out the fees involved and go from there. If the items are big ticket items you might offer a flat 10% commission after the fees.
Feel free to ask me anything you like. I have a good deal experience with these types of sales.


17 posted on 06/03/2011 11:34:08 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: warsaw44

I actually alreayd have a prepay legal service set up to handle the legal end of it.


18 posted on 06/03/2011 11:46:24 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Niuhuru
put it on Craigs list. It's free. I just sold a bunch of tools there and never cost me a cent.
19 posted on 06/03/2011 11:54:25 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: Niuhuru

I’m not going to get in a pissing match with you, since you appear to have your mind already made up.

You think that overnight you are some how going to attain the reputation and reach of a Sotheby or Christie.

Good luck with that.


20 posted on 06/04/2011 12:03:12 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy

I get it. funny. 42. Am reading now.


21 posted on 06/04/2011 12:07:15 AM PDT by Dryman (Define Natural Born Citizen)
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To: Daffynition

Not overnight of course, but in time, hopefully on my terms.


22 posted on 06/04/2011 1:00:54 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Daffynition

Not overnight of course, but in time, hopefully on my terms.


23 posted on 06/04/2011 1:10:29 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Niuhuru
It’s not my item. I know some high level sellers who have seriously high level luxury items (a Salvador Dali painting) [...]

"High-level" sellers? Like maybe the nephews of the recently-deceased Energy Minister of Nigeria? Who first contacted you a few weeks ago by e-mail? And now you want to learn how to scam the auction site and deprive them of the commission to which they are entitled?

Good luck with that!

Regards,

24 posted on 06/04/2011 1:13:22 AM PDT by alexander_busek
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To: Kirkwood

not true. It’s unlikely that his auction site would be successful, but he certainly could build a joomla site with auction modules which would do what he wanted - with paypal integration and a whole bunch of bells and whistles.

heres one
http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/e-commerce/auction/12644?qh=YToyOntpOjA7czo3OiJhdWN0aW9uIjtpOjE7czo4OiJhdWN0aW9ucyI7fQ%3D%3D

and you could just do a search for “ebay clone script”
http://www.zeeauctions.com/

there’s one.


25 posted on 06/04/2011 1:21:07 AM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: truthfreedom

Our GOP central commitee used BFpro to auction shotguns for fundraisers. BFPro - the upgraded version - still has limitations that need work.


26 posted on 06/04/2011 1:58:00 AM PDT by x_plus_one (Q:How many middle class debt slaves does it take to pay for Obama care? A: All of them)
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To: Niuhuru

You could go to an eBay auction and get the source code on the item page. If you are decent at HTML it should be a snap to find the right code and replicate it to the site you are building. Firefox makes it easy by using View>>Page Source...or highlight the desired area and right click. Then choose “View Selection Source” from the context menu.


27 posted on 06/04/2011 5:01:59 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Treat me good, I'll treat you better. Treat me bad, I'll treat you worse.)
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To: Dryman
"Am reading now."

LOL.... then you will know also that it also depends on whether or not you know how important it is to always know where your towel is!

28 posted on 06/04/2011 5:08:24 AM PDT by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie mmm mmm mmm)
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To: truthfreedom

You apparently have never actually run such a site. It is simply not practical to operate an auction site with only 1 person. It has to be constantly monitored 24/7 for hackers. A sales site is also vulnerable to hackers, but at least you are not under the pressure of keeping the auction going in real time. There are legal requirements here to be concerned about and not just technical ones. The technical ones are relatively minor, but the legal ones are huge.


29 posted on 06/04/2011 8:14:55 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kirkwood

I’m not arguing that ebay could be a one person company.

I’m really just saying that there are a lot of auction scripts that can be installed.

My initial argument was that an auction site was much more than pasting code to create a button.

The likelihood that after he puts up his auction site, no one cares, is the largest, I would think, not that he’d be immediately hacked.


30 posted on 06/04/2011 1:29:28 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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