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Sell cars on facebook

Discussion in 'Website Design Critique:' started by unbornink, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. unbornink

    unbornink New Member

    What do you think?

    Car Search on Facebook | Facebook

    We’ve been building this at work, you can list your car for free if you are looking to sell it, hosting up to 9 images per advert.

    It works inside of Facebook for massive exposure, and also has a database of approved cars from dealers across the country.

    Car Search on Facebook

    The permissions are used to calculate the distance to the cars from your location and name / email address to pre populate contact forms.


    Thanks guys
     
  2. squeezee

    squeezee Member

    You lost me when it demanded access to my data, I really don't like giving data away to a potentially dodgy app. Why not say where the cars are or allow me to put in a town and a radius?
     
  3. unbornink

    unbornink New Member

    Thanks for the feedback,

    The idea was to simplify the process. Just like many other Facebook & iPhone apps it uses data that you have already input (on your fb account or GPRS on the iPhone) to save you having to re-add the same information over and over again.

    However, there is an option under 'advanced search' for you to input a postcode and choose the distance of listed cars.

    Hope that helps :)
     
  4. squeezee

    squeezee Member

    that link goes straight to a page that has ALLOW / DON'T ALLOW access to my details, there isn't an advanced section that I could find. It ain't going to happen.
     
  5. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    Why not just use Facebook's marketplace? I don't use many FB apps, and likely wouldn't add one to sell something. I'd probably just mention I was selling my car in my status and let word of mouth do the job.
     
  6. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    Must admit to not being overly technical when it comes to Facebook apps but I surf Facebook through https and your app says I need to switch to http. Is there a reason for that? I am a little less squeamish about allowing my details through apps if I can run through the Facebook SSL.
     
  7. unbornink

    unbornink New Member

    Sorry not sure why that is, I will pass on the message to our developers to get an answer for you.

    We are currently in the process of removing the permissions request and allowing you to input the data yourself :)
     
  8. unbornink

    unbornink New Member

    would you consider advertising on such sites as autotrader or ebay? If so, it's the same idea but through Facebook, and free. The app works with some of the largest UK car dealerships so you can expect to get great exposure to your ad, or find a dealer approve car easily.
     

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