Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Can YouTube be the new eBay? #HarleyDavidson @YouTube @eBay

I'm sure that there are some very clever highly paid folks in Google/YouTube right now figuring out how Google can make more money using the video platform that YouTube provides. I came across the ad below for a 2003 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic (including very pretty girl) from Tampa Harley, and thought "Why didn't I think of that before?". Now regular readers of this blog need not worry that I am about to sell my own bike which (apart from the white-wall tyres) is the very same model. But it did occur to me - why don't YouTube/Google use their platform to sell stuff on-line? Maybe they are doing it already, but it seems to me that others are using their platform to sell products. I like the idea that a seller can show a product (such as the coolest bike in the world) working - nothing beats the sound of a Harley-Davidson purring.

So - can YouTube take over from eBay? I think so - YouTube can provide the means for buyers to review a product. I know this is happening on eBay already, but YouTube should be in this market.

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