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San Diego, CA, United States, 2007/01/16 - Introducing MindHaggle.com, the Internet's premier knowledge auction marketplace, where you can sell what you know and buy what you don't.
Until now, expert knowledge was the one commodity missing from the online auction phenomenon. MindHaggle.com is rectifying that oversight by enabling eggheads and idiot-savants alike to auction off a piece of their mind. The first Internet auction arena dedicated to the knowledge market, MindHaggle.com opened in beta mode today.
MindHaggle.com gives a new meaning to "giving someone a piece of your mind." Through straightforward auction listings and wanted ads, the site connects knowledge sellers with buyers seeking their expertise. Colette Smith, a law student at the University of Wisconsin Madison, is using the site to buy knowledge from a business etiquette expert. She calls MindHaggle.com the "ebay® for knowledge."
Browsers of MindHaggle.com will find auctions from a chef's top-secret sauce recipe to an HR executive's insider information on what Fortune 500 companies seek in their candidates. Certain knowledge, which until now had been virtually inaccessible - such as how to break into editorial fashion styling, can be purchased directly from experts with industry success. What's more, buyers can buy professional services at a fraction of the price they would pay in the "bricks and mortar" world.
MSN, Yahoo! and Google Answers have all recognized the unquenchable quest for information and knowledge. The one element that has been lacking from their "answers," however, is relevant expertise; often times, the answer provider's background is not related to the information supplied.
MindHaggle.com bridges this gap by connecting knowledge-seekers with the direct gatekeeping experts of that information. President Grace Chen explains, "Theoretically, instead of asking the librarian for quantum physics references, the user can directly posit questions to the physicist who wrote the books." The site's intuitive design enables users to easily review a seller's biography, experience and ratings. Thus, the users can ascertain the relevancy of the seller's knowledge and expertise to their particular situation.
Knowledge sellers can create basic ads free of charge, while buyers who seek specific knowledge can place free "wanted" ads. Only when knowledge is actually purchased is a nominal two percent charge assessed on the completed transaction.
Headquartered in San Diego, CA, MindHaggle.com is the brainchild of Internet entrepreneur Grace Chen. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, Chen set out to close the gap between knowledge-seekers and knowledge-holders. The simple premise of the site is to bring people together to buy and sell today's most valuable commodity: knowledge.
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