Posted by Erol Abit on March 04, 1999 at 04:53:28:
In Reply to: Would you buy a rug on the Internet? posted by Jerry Silverman on March 03, 1999 at 23:26:33:
: Spending just a couple minutes with my trusty Metafind search engines I found a huge list of oriental rug dealers with Web sites. Most are pretty primitive, nothing more than the Web equivalent of a printed brochure with little or no interactivity...like someone told them they needed to be on the Web and they said, okay, what's the cheapest way?
: Some, however, are making an attempt to use the Internet to sell their merchandise.
: My question, then, is: Are we "there" yet? What will it take for people to send real money for a rug they've only seen pictures of? Would you do so? And, finally, how do you explain the apparent success of rug sales on eBay?
Buying is strongly related to how Selling is being done. Some can not sell even though he has a shop but some can sell even he has no shop. I know an example of a book seller. He had no real book shop but he sold much books via internet and then he opened a book shop. The trust can not be given by opening a shop but even by a virtual shop on internet. I know those some rug shops that created their page after someone else told the need to be on the net. In fact, they do not believe themselves and therefore someone else and therefore someone else on the internet too. They are not communicating with people but they are just putting some things on the net and even you send e-mail, most probably you won't be responded.
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