StuffBuff, a TC50 company, has officially launched bringing with it social, embeddable auctions for the masses. What is StuffBuff? It’s basically an auction site with a social bent. Instead of wading into a mess of used sleeping bags and broken Nintendo DSes on eBay (true story!), you head over to StuffBuff and set up an auction. You can then embed the auction into your FaceBuzzBookTwit page. Unlock “entertainment auction” sites like Swoopo, this is a straight up auction service with two little additions.
From the press releases:
• LiveHaggle – This “first of its kind” chat-based auction system was
developed using PayPal’s Adaptive Payments API, and enables members to
engage in real time chat with sellers and other bidders across any Web
site or blog, while committing to bids in the conversation.
• Blink! – An addictive twist on Dutch-style auctions, this tool asks
users, “How long can you hold out?” Items are presented for sale at a
starting price that drops throughout the course of the auction, the more
auction participants the faster the price falls. The first bidder takes
home the product.
To show you dudes an dudettes how it works, StuffBuff has set up an auction for a PS3 with all proceeds going to Stupid Cancer/I2Y.
It can only be a matter of time before eBay tries their own embeddable auctions so StuffBuff has a short window of interesting opportunity. How could you use it? Well, maybe you could auction off a date with yourself on your blog or Facebook page! Just imagine if all your readers could compete for your undivided attention and, in this amorous month, affection.
StuffBuff is a new king of ad platform allows people to buy and see relevant advertisements based on the text that they highlight. When a user highlight a particular keyword they are in essence “informing” advertisers of what they are interested in. StuffBuff displays a small ad unit that allows them to learn more about a product or offer and even purchase that item without ever having to leave the publishers site.
Founded in 1995 in San Jose, CA, eBay connects millions of buyers and sellers globally in the world’s largest online marketplace, utilizing PayPal to ensure secure transactions. The company also operates specialized marketplaces such as StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, and eBay Classifieds sites, which together have a presence in more than 1,000 cities around the world. eBay items can be sold either via a silent auction, in which users input the maximum price they are willing to...