My startup: Crossies.com

Joshua Marsh joshua at themarshians.com
Mon Sep 17 08:09:50 MDT 2012


On Sun, Sep 16, 2012 at 9:46 PM, Daniel C. <dcrookston at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Sep 15, 2012 at 2:16 AM, John Fenley <pontifier at hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > We facilitate the Buying, Selling, Storing, and Streaming of physical
> media.
> > Basically we hold our users media collections, stream them the content,
> and provide a stock market style trading system where supply and demand
> sets media prices.
>
> So you're trying to compete with iTunes, Amazon and eBay with a
> website you admit is bad and a budget of zero dollars.  And your idea
> is that people will send you their physical media and you'll keep it
> safe for them and make it available to them over the Internet, right?
>
> Let me ask you something - why the hell would anyone want to do that?
> If I already have the DVD (high quality, in my home, instantly
> available any time I want it) why would I mail it to someone else
> (probably takes a week or more to get there) so that you can put it on
> your "cloud" (probably take another few days) so that I can then watch
> a degraded-quality, choppy video stream whenever your servers happen
> to be up?
>

You are missing the point of the business. Take the stuff you already own,
some of which you will never be able to get from Netflix, iTunes, etc. and
use his service to stream/share wherever you want. Plus it sounds like he's
planning on making a market out of it. So if you own a copy of MST3K, you
can lend it to others while you aren't watching it and get a small kickback
for it.

I can think of dozens of reasons to do this. First, the majority of my
physical media sits unused 99.99995% of it's life. Why not make a little
money on that wasted time? If his service will stream 1080p, then I'm not
worried about quality. Next, The vast majority of blu-rays I own are
children's movies that I'd like to be available in odd places at odd times;
not when I'm at home where the media is.

Finally, some of you are just being plain rude. Your response was neither
helpful to the group, nor effective in getting your point across. After the
first couple sentences, you'd already given yourself away as a troll who
didn't understand what the main points of the business were.


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