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January 9, 2011

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Hubinero – The Best Place For New & Used Bikes, Bike Parts And Accessories Online.

Cash Award: 5 Feedback/Reviews Awarded $5 Each. No Awards Remaining.

Hubinero - Startup Featured on StartUpLift

A free bicycle-specific auction site.

Target Audience: Bicycle enthusiasts 18 years and up.
Competitor: eBay.
Website URL: http://www.hubinero.com


Feedback sought:

  • Visit http://www.hubinero.com. What are your initial impressions?
  • Is the site easy to understand and navigate?
  • What do you think of the sign up process? Would you sign up?
  • Please make a mock listing, what do you think of the listing process?
  • Do you have any suggestions to make the site even better?

About Hubinero:

Hubinero is a bicycle-specific online auction and listing service allowing users to buy, sell and swap for free. Hubinero offers unique and useful resources to the cycling community such as a calculator to estimate the value of a used bike, diagrams to identify components of several different styles of bikes as well as the ability to upload both pictures and video to enhance listings.

Sellers can easily open store fronts to sell anything from bikes to digital media via download to an international audience. Users are able to leverage existing feedback from eBay and Amazon as well as select from 11 different payment options to get up and running quickly.

Cash Award: 5 Feedback/Reviews Awarded $5 Each. No Awards Remaining.

       
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  1. [1]
    morsha1
    Jan 9 2011
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    Visit http://www.hubinero.com. What are your initial impressions?

    When I visited the site, my first impression was good – The site is easy to navigate, I can choose wich kind of bikes I want in the menu at the left side of the site. The site looks good, with a nice and simple design.

    Is the site easy to understand and navigate?

    The site is very easy to understand – Theres a categories of the products at the left side of the site. There is a big button of “register” and “place a listing”, I understand it in seconds.

    What do you think of the sign up process? Would you sign up?

    Yes, I signed up to the site. The process is very easy, It took me a minute to sign up. I confirm the account from my Email.

    Please make a mock listing, what do you think of the listing process?

    This part was very hard for me. I didnt understand what I need to do. It tok me a lonk time until I started to place a listing. Well, I admit – I dont understand in bikes, so I just wrote what I was thinking at the moment and I hoped it will be ok.

    Do you have any suggestions to make the site even better?

    The site is good, the design and the sign up process are good.
    If I was know something in the bikes category, I sure I was place a listing easy.

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    greatfeedback4u
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    Points: 10708
    Rank: Level 14
    Has Helped 132 Startups
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    Jan 9 2011
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    What are your initial impressions? My first impression is that this is a site for auctioning bikes and bike…
     

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    Latasha
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    Points: 8628
    Rank: Level 13
    Has Helped 171 Startups
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    Jan 9 2011
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    What are your initial impressions? I would have to say my first thought that came to my mind…
     

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  4. [4]
    Jan 9 2011
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    Visit http://www.hubinero.com. What are your initial impressions? My initial impression is that it’s a pretty neat idea for a website.  It’s a specific, to the point auction site.  I think the colors are very eye catching and appealing.
    Is the site easy to understand and navigate? Very much so.  I was instantly impressed and my curiosity was peaked.  I navigated around the website to kind of get a feel for how it all worked.  It was very easy to navigate and simple to understand.
    What do you think of the sign up process? Would you sign up? Yes.  I read over the Terms and Conditions and feel like my information would be totally safe to release.  It is very important for a potential customer and/or seller to be able to read in detail about how the information they are releasing may be used and may not be used.  I have issues with as a Buyer, the seller being able to see all of my personal information, but I realize it is part of the auction process.
    Please make a mock listing, what do you think of the listing process? I like the idea of having a verification prior to listing anything.  Becoming verified is important for me to see prior to a purchase on any auction site.  The listing process was very easy.  Step by step instructions.   Editing the listing description has a very detailed form with lots of editing features to chose from!  The setting part was very easy.    Shipping had a very extended list of options available, which should be very helpful to anyone looking to buy or sell.   When I got to the Shipping and Payment area, Under direct payment, I was unable to check any actual Direct Payment Method, therefore, I could not proceed to the Preview and Finish screens.
    Do you have any suggestions to make the site even better? I would have liked to have been able to go through the entire listing form to see how it actually looked and worked, but could not proceed.    I did look through the Wanted and Stores section, and also tried out the Contact Us page.  Everything seemed to be in working order.    Overall, I think it will be a hit with the targeted audience.

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    melaniestuber
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    Points: 1150
    Rank: Level 8
    Has Helped 22 Startups
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    Jan 9 2011
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    Visit http://www.hubinero.com. What are your initial impressions? My initial impression was that finally someone came up with…
     

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  6. [6]
    Sierra12346
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    Points: 3287
    Rank: Level 11
    Has Helped 64 Startups
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    Jan 10 2011
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    Visit http://www.hubinero.com. What are your initial impressions? My impression was that the service that you provide is an auction…
     

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    kybocskay
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    Points: 1025
    Rank: Level 8
    Has Helped 24 Startups
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    Jan 10 2011
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    Visit http://www.hubinero.com. What are your initial impressions? When I first looked at this site it looked…
     

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    prwriter2008
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    Points: 1200
    Rank: Level 8
    Has Helped 13 Startups
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    Jan 10 2011
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    1. Visit http://www.hubinero.com. What are your initial impressions? I think you have an extremely clean layout, very…
     

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    Tricia
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    Points: 700
    Rank: Level 7
    Has Helped 14 Startups
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    Jan 10 2011
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    Visit http://www.hubinero.com. What are your initial impressions? I am extremely impressed with the professional look…
     

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  10. [10]
    Cole
    Jan 11 2011
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    re: greatfeedback4u
    Thank you for visiting the site and for your thorough review.  Hubinero is totally free so there are no additional costs for listing modifications/enhancements.  The only charge, which is optional, is for Seller Verification and it is a nominal amount.  The site asks for your age as an enhanced security measure – should there be any disputes between buyer and seller.  I will keep your feedback in mind for the second iteration.
     
    -Cole

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    Cole
    Jan 11 2011
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    Thanks Melanie!  Hubinero allows you to report abuse within the My Account section of the site. Also, the Contact Us page is sent to an email that is checked frequently.  As we continue to grow, it is highly likely we will have a direct dial number – stay tuned.
     
    -Cole

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    Cole
    Jan 11 2011
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    Thank you , Sierra.  In addition to clicking the logo to get to the homepage, there is a navigational link at the bottom of all pages that says, “Hubinero Home.”  Link sharing is a good idea and something that needs to be implemented.  Hubinero has plans to showcase customers so we appreciate your suggestion!

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    Cole
    Jan 11 2011
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    Great idea for the intro paragraph.  I’m happy you noticed the added value of being able to enter the brand and details by item.  This allows the site to keep a living database of items sold.  Hubinero is working towards using this information to create a “blue book” for bicycles.  I also appreciate your comments about banner ads, not my favorite either but it allows everyone to enjoy the site for free!  As the site continues to grow, the advertising will become more relevant.  I am actually hoping that sellers can leverage it to drive more business to their storefronts.
    -Cole

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    Cole
    Jan 11 2011
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    Hi Tricia.  Users can click any one of the 11 payment options once they are set up in the My Account section of the site.  We will try to make it more clear that you have to set up your payment options before the site allows you to select one for a listing.  Thanks for taking the time to visit.
     
    -Cole

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    hsalandy
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    Points: 100
    Rank: Level 4
    Has Helped 2 Startups
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    Jan 11 2011
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    Visit http://www.hubinero.com. What are your initial impressions? Upon landing on your homepage I was pleasantly surprised at the…
     

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    Cole
    Jan 11 2011
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    Many thanks for testing multiple browsers.  Good idea about the MSRP auto-fill, that would make it simpler than having to google your bike.
    -Cole

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    zonesp
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    Points: 75
    Rank: Level 3
    Has Helped 1 Startups
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    Jan 12 2011
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    What are your initial impressions? The first thing I noticed upon visiting the website was the box headlined: "Hubinero…
     

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    StartUpLift
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    Points: 5266
    Rank: Level 12
    Has Helped 1062 Startups
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    Jan 12 2011
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    StartUpLift
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    Jan 12 2011
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    StartUpLift
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    Points: 5266
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    Jan 12 2011
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    Cole
    Jan 12 2011
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    Thank you for the constructive criticism.  I struggled with the large promo box but I want people to see what differentiates hubinero from other auction sites and listing services – being completely free and targeted as an example.  I will keep your suggestions in mind for future iterations.
    -Cole

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    root
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    Points: 25
    Rank: Level 2
    Has Helped 2 Startups
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    Jan 16 2011
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    WHAT IS YOUR INITIAL IMPRESSION? Hubinero would probably have to be the biggest site ever…
     

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    StartUpLift
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    StartUpLift
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    StartUpLift
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    Jan 16 2011
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