EBay is launching a new service targeting collectors, including coin collectors. Will it take off? It's not in wide release yet, but people can sign up for the Alpha testing program.
EBay has launched Setify, a Pinterest-like social curation tool that enables its users to track their purchases and collections.
“Ever since it was founded, eBay has delivered useful resources for collectors, and Collectibles remains one of the most popular buying and selling categories on eBay,” Senior Writer Sebastian Rupley wrote in eBay’s blogpost.
And this is where Setify comes in. The free platform is a hybrid between a wish list that showcases the items that you currently own and items that you need to fill out the collection, and a forum for discussions about said collections. Users can update their Setify pages by uploading images of owned collectible items, along with items they want to complete the collection. Through searches, users can select items in the search results that they wish to own using a “Want” button or they can choose to select “Own” to identify items that they currently own, and purchase desired items off of eBay. Setify will only be geared toward coin and comic book collectors, although Rupley has indicated that more categories are to come.
Not surprisingly, Setify also has a social element where its users can boast their collections or viewers can admire or maybe negotiate for desirable items.
Setify is currently in alpha testing and you can request an invitation.
I signed up for an account, but haven't heard back from eBay yet. This sounds very similar to the NeoCollect system built by John Sallay.
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