Sunday, January 28, 2007

BookMooch: a community for exchanging used books (book swap and book exchange and book trade)

BookMooch: a community for exchanging used books (book swap and book exchange and book trade)


I saw this site for the first time the other day from my friend Dan Pickett via del.icio.us. I was really intrigued by their awesome traffic ratings! . I do wonder about their business model though..it simply makes affiliate money off of Amazon sales for books not found in their network. It seems like Half.com would be a better fit possibly to add.

This is also got me thinking about what other platforms this business model could work in i.e ipods/mp3 players or Movies maybe even clothing etc. Let me know what you thin k of their site. I will be putting a couple of books up very soon. My first search in this but what caught my attention was that there were numerous members that had this on their wishlists!

Overall pretty cool concept...

2 comments:

Dan said...

I thought you would find that link interesting.

The problem with this sites is there always seems to be more demand than supply. Figuratively, it relates to a frustrating aspect of the web - lots of watchers, observers, and people that want but aren't willing to give.

I'm hoping this changes as people get more comfortable in this space. But, great post, man!

Blendah Tom said...

Great point Dan, I think that micro community's are key to success aka Digg (Tech) etc. That way relationships can be formed to break that barrier that you are speaking of.

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