I stumbled on this new anti-ebay service called Listia. It allows you to unload all the stuff you don’t need in exchange for “Listia Credits”. You then use those credits to acquire goods other Listia members are listing. Simple? Yep!
I am currently running an experiment where I am offering a gift card with variable value based on the amount of credits I will get… sor of like assigning a $ value to a credit. Right now I estimate that a credit run for about 0.016$. This is based on today’s ended auctions for gift cards… so I am pricing my offering according to that.
I will keep an eye on future listings to see if credits value goes up or down… like tracking the value of the dollar. My reference will be the US$.
You can check the progress of my experiment at http://www.listia.com/auction/113282
I have also created a page where one can track Listia Credits Exchange Rate at http://netputing.com/listiacrx