Tuesday, December 07, 2004

MSN vs. eBay

Neowin reports that MSN will be launching a new e-commerce service called Messenger Marketplace:
    Buy and Sell within social network, also list wants and share recommendations. List items you want to sell, things you are looking for, and your recommendations. Your buddies notice new items you’ve listed when they login. They can either buy, sell or refer you to one of their buddies.

    It is like eBay except with people that you already know and trust directly (or a few degrees out).
Clever idea. Hard to do this without already having a good social network built, but MSN does have that for MSN Messenger users.

It's starting to look like eBay will have some new competition.

[via Todd Bishop]

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