San Jose, CA (PRWEB) December 20, 2005
As Christmas quickly approaches so does the shipping deadline of most online stores. For last minute shoppers using eBay the window closes even sooner as buyers rely inexperienced sellers trying to ship the item on time. mapBid at http://www.mapbid.com solves this problem by providing a local eBay search. By using a local search the customer can quickly find eBay items in close proximity to their home. This gives the customer an option to simply drive down to the item location and pick it up themselves. Picking up the item in person also gives the added benefit of getting exactly what you paid for.
mapBid located at http://www.mapbid.com is a new Silicon Valley based website which allows users to view local eBay auctions on a graphical map. The service allows people to type in keywords and retrieve all the eBay auctions which are local to a specified zip code. mapBid utilizes the Google Maps API technology and plots virtual pushpins onto a map. The user can click on any of the pushpins on the map to display a preview of the item's title, thumbnail image, and price . A detailed list of all the virtual pushpins is also available on the right side of the map.
The service is also useful for larger eBay items such as autos, real estate, or any big ticket item where the customer would want to visually inspect the merchandise.
Users interested in viewing eBay auctions in their neighborhood can visit http://www.mapbid.com
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