It was a fantastic first week for FyndIt! We scheduled our soft launch on Veterans Day 11-11-13. In the last ten days we have seen traffic from all over the world visit our website. Our early adopters have been busy posting items they are looking for in the Wants in addition to items they found in the Finds.
We are continuing to look for early adopters to test our website and provide us with feedback on how we can make FyndIt a better service. We are focusing our beginning efforts on the Comic Book Memorabilia category. If you are a comic book lover or know of someone who collects comics, statues, action figures or collectibles, we would like to extend an invitation to add Wants and Finds to the FyndIt website.
We have been excited over the past week cruising the Wants and Finds getting to know what characters and genres our comic book members like to collect. In addition to comic book items, some of our new members have posted requests for puppies, designer dresses and discontinued food products. One of the fun things about FyndIt is surfing all of the cool stuff that other people want! You never know, you might know where to find it and in the process earn some money for producing a good match.
Perhaps our most unexpected Want of week one came in the form of an adorable long-haired male Yorkie puppy. The Want expired after only a couple of days, but you can still post a Find if you know where to locate one. FyndIt would be a great place for breeders and dog lovers to connect. Puppies make unforgettable Christmas presents!
Speaking of Christmas, there has been interest from a few members who are collectors of Department 56 Holiday Villages. Comic book memorabilia has basically taken over the Wants and Finds, so it was exciting to see additions of holiday Wants and Finds in the Collectibles category. FyndIt is a great place for Department 56 collectors to search for retired items. If you know where to find discontinued Department 56 Holiday Villages, log on to FyndIt and post some items to make some coin. If someone likes what they see they will pay you a bounty to find out where to locate the item.
The greatest bounty amount posted to FyndIt during the first week was $30 for a 1990s Prada dress. The Wanter set a short time limit to find the item so the post has already expired. She must have needed the dress to go to a party sometime in the last week. One of the great things about FyndIt is that you can specify when you need an item by. Offering a higher bounty when you are in a time crunch helps to light a fire under others to run out and find it for you.
A $25 bounty reward for a Spider-Man 3 US One Sheet Lenticular Poster was the second highest bounty for the first week. The Wanter has not accepted a match for this item yet, so if you can locate this rare Spider-Man poster for the price quoted, you could earn yourself an easy $25. There are only a few days remaining before this post expires. Hurry and start hunting for a Spider-Man 3 US One Sheet Lenticular Poster to win the bounty.
One of our members is a Wonder Woman collector and she is looking for a hard-to-find 1979 Wonder Woman telephone valued between $800 and $1,000. The phone was available in the 70s with a touch tone or rotary dial option and the base came in different colors. The Wanter of this item is willing to pay a bounty of $20 to the person who can help her find this classic piece of Wonder Woman memorabilia. If you know where to find this vintage phone, log on to FyndIt and post a Find. If your item is matched, you could walk away with an additional $20 in your PayPal account.
It has been exciting this past week to watch our community members make matches and exchange location information and money for wanted items. We hope people will continue to use our service and tell their friends about it too. We’d love it if you could help us spread the word about FyndIt.
We have received some great feedback from our early adopters and hope the suggestions, comments and bug reports continue to roll in. The folks at FyndIt look forward to hearing member feedback and using it to help improve the user experience. Find us at www.fyndit.com and let us know how we are doing.