NZ 2.0 buddy Ben Nolan is selling one of his web apps, bubbletwo, on eBay. There he is pictured on the left, pretending he's zooming down the Silicon Valley highways in a Ferarri (which may yet happen if he sells his mapping startup zoomin.co.nz).My
"I'm selling bubbletwo.com. You will get full ownership of the domain name, the ruby on rails application that powers bubbletwo, all html, css and the database.
The site was released yesterday and has been visited by just under 200 users. Bubbletwo lets people create an instant blog. Its kind of similair to Shorttext or Writeboard.
If you win the auction (the reserve is just enough for me to buy a macbook pro and a 24" Dell monitor) I'll send you an agreement to transfer over the IP. I will also help you move bubbletwo over to your own colocated server (I use layeredtech.com for my hosting). After that - you're on your own.
I expect that with a decent amount of promotion and a little luck - you could earn back the reserve price within a year using Google Ads."
Now in the interests of full disclosure I have to admit I have something to gain if Ben is successful. If he manages to sell his app on eBay, then I get his old Mac mini :-) I'm easily bribed, as you can see :-) But also I like promoting my fellow Wellingtonians. Go Ben!