I have just been alerted to the launch of an new eBay searching site – getitnext. This site has rather nice functionality, allowing users to refine their seaches using tag clouds and selecting categories from a graphical category tree.
The application also allows buyers to find hot items within a particular category i.e. items with the most bids, and deals i.e. items with no bids, a functionality with eBay also does not have.
So in summary, this is a search app which actually adds value to the user. My only worry for the people of getitnext is that eBay could so easily borrow their ideas.