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Re: Web Shopping Idea

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2005 10:01:00 -0600
To: Deborah Cawkwell <deborah.cawkwell@bbc.co.uk>, Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: www-archive@w3.org
Message-Id: <1131552060.12579.26.camel@dirk>

> With this idea, the giver does not have to pay the full price of the
> selected item. Instead, the wish-list shows both the price of the gift,
> and the amount already promised towards paying for the gift. The giver
> can then promise an additional amount towards the selected gift. This is
> added to the promised amount. If this amount is sufficient to take the
> total promised by all givers, then the item is purchased, using a method
> similar to those described below.

I saw something like that a while ago... oh yeah...

 https://www.fundable.org/
 <- http://del.icio.us/connolly/economics 2005-07-09

I think fundable requires that the purchasers trust each other,
so your idea seems somewhat novel...

> This idea is to use Web
> technology to allow people to club together to buy a gift, even people
> who do not know one another, or do not speak often.

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Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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