Fairway Resident Launches Community-Based Classified Wanted Ad Site

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A Fairway, Kansas resident announces this week the successful launch of WantedWants.com, a community-based classified wanted ad site. The resident's home-buying experience in Fairway influenced him to develop a more community-friendly classified ad site that would save residents time and money. Kansas City's residents are set to benefit from the site's free services.

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Kevin Bordegon, a Fairway resident and entrepreneur, celebrates this week the Kansas City launch of WantedWants.com, a free classified wanted ad website. In an interview this week, Kevin explained the motivation behind the site's development. He recalled purchases Kansas City residents make in their daily lives, such as new TV's, stereos, air conditioners, iPods, books, etc. Kevin believes that if the residents have the ability to post their wanted items on a public forum, there would plenty of sellers to match those wants with used and unwanted items.

"It's a shame to see so many people paying top dollar for new items, when the second-hand items are just as good. What I've created is a clean website where the community can go to post items they want. Everyone can relate to a newspaper's Wanted section and that's what I had in mind. The site does not require registration; it's quick, easy, and free."

A company representative stated that Kevin originally thought of the idea during his move to Fairway, KS. "Kevin and his wife, Neely, had just purchased a home in Fairway and began the shopping routine. It was then that he thought about how wonderful it would be to create a community forum where residents could exchange, ask for, and sell items and services on a local level."

By segmenting the local markets into communities and colleges, WantedWants.com users can post items in the most appropriate categories. For instance, Overland Park residents are able to post in the Overland Park category, which allows residents to search and post ads knowing that the items and services are locally provided.

Erica Rothweiler, an Overland Park resident, believes the community segmentation is one of the best aspects of the site. "It's great to know that the people posting and responding to the wanted ads are Overland Park residents. It gives me a sense of comfort and trust. I have no problem asking for and using another resident's couch- and it's great to know the person lives right around the corner."

In the interview, Kevin was quick to identify the challenges that exist in the classified marketplace. However, he exhumed confidence that a locally-based, Kansas City website that offered free services to the community would succeed. "It's really about helping people find what they're looking for; whether it be a new relationship or a swing set, one can find it for no charge at WantedWants.com."

"WantedWants focuses on the community. Each household in every neighborhood across America has certain items that they could use… a shovel, swing set, dog cage, football, car, boat or maybe an exercise bike. Imagine all of the items that you no longer need in your home- perhaps because your children are growing or off to school. I'd love to see people posting those items on our site. By focusing on the community, WantedWants.com can lower the costs to obtain items and our users can post ads in an environment that doesn't expose them to the material that can be found on other posting sites. At WantedWants.com, you simply post what you want and go away… the seller will contact you. You don't have to continue to search sellers' posts."

WantedWants.com is a free Classified Wanted Ad site that allows its users to post in over 1,000 cities, communities and colleges nationwide. The user clicks on his or her state and from there can post a 'want' for an item/service. Sellers can search posts nationally. Posts remain active for 90 days. Currently, the site has more than 1,200 active posts in the Kansas City area.

Kevin Bordegon and his wife, Neely, currently reside in Fairway, KS.


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