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Feedback needed on new feature: "find that deck"

Unread postby rhu » Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:49 am  

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I've set up a very early public live test of a very new feature on the site. I wanted to help users find a deck they're looking for, so it will search all of the trade lists on the website and then it will search ebay. If this works / is useful then I'll extend it to handle other stores too.

The trade feature is something I'm particularly keen to extend, once I pad out the users pages and implement a PM system then hopefully people will be more interested in trading with each other through the site.

What do you think? Is this a good direction to take the site in?
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Re: Feedback needed on new feature: "find that deck"

Unread postby ecNate » Sat Aug 23, 2014 2:38 pm  

The feature is already on ebay, but this would simplify the process. I do like the trade option as well, but not sure I would use that.

Do you think people could also use the trade as for sale easily? I would think if somebody has it for trade they would also entertain offers to purchase so it wouldn't have to be built into the the application as another checkbox.

That said, I think there's maybe some other priorities to work out first, but if this keeps you engaged, go for it!
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Re: Feedback needed on new feature: "find that deck"

Unread postby montecarlojoe » Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:53 pm  

I guess a "for sale" or "Trade value" field would be needed?

Though I'm sure that could be easily worked out by talking to the person ;)
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Re: Feedback needed on new feature: "find that deck"

Unread postby cherrynukacola » Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:53 pm  

Love the find the deck function. It would be great if users could indicate that they have one for sale and also allow us to add retailers that have the deck in stock.
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Re: Feedback needed on new feature: "find that deck"

Unread postby ecNate » Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:21 pm  

cherrynukacola wrote:Love the find the deck function. It would be great if users could indicate that they have one for sale and also allow us to add retailers that have the deck in stock.



Somewhere it was discussed about trade vs sale, but really if somebody has it for trade then it means they may be open to a sale and just contact them to determine a price. I see the point about making it listed what price is and making it clear that it is for sale vs trade. My gut feel is that could end up being feature creep and trying to duplicate ebay with feedback ratings, shipping details, condition, etc. Still, that does sound like a good possible future addition. Until then you could also just modify the deck title in your collection to clarify how many for sale and price, that 'should' work.

Retailers in stock sounds really cool, but my guess is that will get added so little and more importantly the data will go stale and be inaccurate over time that it will be more of an annoyance than any help. I love the idea, but I wonder
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Re: Feedback needed on new feature: "find that deck"

Unread postby montecarlojoe » Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:03 am  

The in - stock feature would be great, but un;ess there could be an automatic crawl/search like the ebay feature I don't think it would be maintainable...

Still, I look forward to Rhu proving me wrong lol
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Re: Feedback needed on new feature: "find that deck"

Unread postby ecNate » Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:14 am  

I saw how hard it was for emmanuel to keep up with who still had his curator deck and with so many possible sites and methods / tech for showing in stock I don't see how it would be auto maintained.

However, I do see how this suggestion could have value. There are some lesser known decks which may only ever have been available from the artist so listing that, even in description field manually would be good.

Also, keeping track of every possible location and handling all systems is a bit much for rhu to handle. Maybe rhu could pick the top 5 sites that can be crawled and just do those.

All inclusive is a dream, but there may be a way to handle some of it.
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