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Carly.
So, my friend and I are working on a little project, and our working name is Death of a Salesman because, if we dedicate ourselves to it enough, it WILL eliminate all need for car salesmen.

Due to the fact that we have no patent and need more time than most people would to create it, I cannot disclose a heavy amount of information to you.

I will tell you some stuff though.
Basically, you would simply need to think of the car that you want, and we would provide a top 50 list of cars to fit your criteria. There would be full-page write-ups and reviews about each car so you can see if the #1 on your list really is number one, or whatever. Overall, it really is a fool-proof way to shop for cars in an unbiased manner, it takes FAR less time than sitting around talking to people, and it's free. The only trade-off is that you have to buy and make your own coffee.

Please vote. I just need to see if there's interest here before I print out a bunch of public surveys. toung.gif
Josh
cars.com
Carly.
It's very different.
Faяaп.
So youll write a full page review on every single car?
Carly.
Not her and me alone. We'll just load every common US-legal car from the past 20 years in without reviews and then get help writing those once the site is online.

EDIT: Now I'm off to do homework. feel free to ask questions, but don't spam it up with stuff like "Yeah I agree with [so and so]."
Daniel.
So you want to stop salesmen by inviting people from the internet?

Hey, has anyone seen that movie with Sly, Schwarzeneger and all those other famous actors? Is it good?
DMC-12
So..... Autotrader?
Kubason
well since I'm from czech republic, I don't care but it may work
Carly.
QUOTE (Daniel. @ Sep 19 2010, 04:25 PM) *
So you want to stop salesmen by inviting people from the internet?

Hey, has anyone seen that movie with Sly, Schwarzeneger and all those other famous actors? Is it good?

...What?

QUOTE (DMC-12 @ Sep 19 2010, 04:32 PM) *
So..... Autotrader?

No. It's different. I'm sorry I can't say much more, but you gotta believe me, it hasn't already been done.
07-GTC-13
these salesmen need to feed their families
Carly.
I know, and they will. It's not like you'd just go to the dealer with your number one car in mind and buy it. You'd still need to negotiate a price with them. All it eliminates is them trying to throw on useless upgrades and/or switch you to a completely different car. You'd just bring in a printed "certificate" or whatever and say "This is what I want, I'm not changing my mind, and if you try to convince me otherwise I'm leaving." then go get it.
Josh
so then it's like the build-your-own feature, on most car companies' websites?
Jolteon
so then its like another one of bryces projects that might sound promising, but obviously will never be done?
Helmasaur King
Very cool, I once thought about it before I had heard people say it, and I thought about how the perfect world uses automatics . Nobody has to do anything dude, it is all about 2nd tier jobs now, the first tier is out, no more writing on paper, the world is CHANGING.............

sounds pretty cool, though, I hope you hab fun
Carly.
QUOTE (Josн @ Sep 19 2010, 06:38 PM) *
so then it's like the build-your-own feature, on most car companies' websites?

NO.
Unox.
QUOTE (Jolteon @ Sep 19 2010, 04:07 PM) *
so then its like another one of bryces projects that might sound promising, but obviously will never be done?

i agree with this.
i'll also never need this feature, but it sounds good for those entirely oblivious to buying "transportation" (if they're using this service, they dont want a car, they want transportation)
you don't have to mention any of us in your box office movie on the international success of this original idea if you don't want to [/"The Social Network"]
Carly.
QUOTE (Unox. @ Sep 19 2010, 08:13 PM) *
i agree with this.
i'll also never need this feature, but it sounds good for those entirely oblivious to buying "transportation" (if they're using this service, they dont want a car, they want transportation)
you don't have to mention any of us in your box office movie on the international success of this original idea if you don't want to [/"The Social Network"]

I WANNA SEE THAT SO BAD!

But back on topic: Yeah, I know it seems unlikely, but all I need to know is a little bit of programming and the bare basics of a helluva lot of cars. So it'll take a while, but it's doable.

EDIT: And you're right. It's only for "ordinary" people. The best car for me would probably be something like an automatic 240SX or some s**t. But do I want that? F*ck no. I want a real car. If this works, then my first car will be a Cadillac CTS-V in ice white. cool2.gif
Jolteon
but what is the point of this? why not just save the car salesman's job?
Carly.
Because people are lazy and I can make money from ads. Plain and simple.
Carly.
BUMP!

I may have thought of a way to raise money and, thanks to a loophole in the system, be able to do whatever the f**k I want at school. I am going to create a religion. cool2.gif (The school rules specifically state you can violate the dress code for religious purposes and all religious holidays are considered excused absences) You're probably taking this less seriously now, but I'm totally serious. If it's something that can be done, you can bet I'll try it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRK8P94QXxQ
Helmasaur King
FSM was a joke
07-GTC-13
tried that years ago dawg. you have to get 200 people or it's not considered official.
Daniel.
lol bryce stop failing
Carly.
It r going to werk i promis
07-GTC-13
well, you say you only ahve 1/2 real friends, were are you going to get the extra 199/198 from?
Carly.
School. I'll just spread the word around my classes and get everyone who converts to join a Facebook group so I can keep track.

EDIT: And that's beside the point anyway. Back on topic bitches.
Cooper
Australians will stick to carsales.com.au look what i can find http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/result..._Model_String|0
Carly.
But that's not what I'm talking about. On that website, you need to know what kind of car you want and stuff. On mine, it will be more like "Well... I want a car. Maybe a convertible." and then you can still easily find the perfect one off of so little criteria.
Cooper
Actually, look down th side, there are hundreds of options

Keyword
Postcode
State
Make
Style
Colour
Price
Year
ANCAP Safety Rating
Green Star Rating
Approved / Inspected
Mileage
Body
Transmission
Drive Type
Fuel Type
Cylinders
Seats
Doors
EngineCC

I used a custom search, it came up with a bagged hilux

http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/result...36%204294766424
Carly.
Still not the same.
Cooper
Is yours for buying from faulty second hand dealerships?
Onii-chan
QUOTE (Daniel. @ Sep 25 2010, 02:06 PM) *
lol bryce stop failing


ROFL
Daniel.
QUOTE (.ecyrB @ Sep 27 2010, 12:10 PM) *
But that's not what I'm talking about. On that website, you need to know what kind of car you want and stuff. On mine, it will be more like "Well... I want a car. Maybe a convertible." and then you can still easily find the perfect one off of so little criteria.


Don't know about the US, but The Netherlands has at least 3 sites where you can use very little criteria, like you stated, a convertible.
Carly.
QUOTE (DLuZive @ Sep 28 2010, 01:17 AM) *
Is yours for buying from faulty second hand dealerships?

No.

Are you all thinking this is like a database of all cars that are currently for sale?
Well here's a hint: It's not. You cannot physically see the car you're going to buy. The actual shopping comes after and our site will not be associated with it.

EDIT: And it's not like that either. You don't go into it with much criteria, even none at all if you're that much of a noob, and it basically forces you to make up your mind in a non-demanding way.
Daniel.
Clear some s**t up, this is the first time you don't make sense.
Mkid
QUOTE (Daniel. @ Sep 28 2010, 03:06 PM) *
Clear some s**t up, this is the first time you don't make sense.


First time? Every serious conversation I have ends up like this. lol
Cooper
I bought ar from dealer second hand, we had to replace the transmission and stuff
Carly.
Out of laziness and an unwillingness to look, I decided to ask:

What software do you recommend for simple but powerful if-then programming? I can get everything else on my own but I'm at a loss for this stuff.
Helmasaur King
use python, if it is a website thing, then I don't think python works without it being downloaded, so you maybe should use eclipse or netbeans to use java ! I don't know, but python would work I think, if you could do web support
Unox.
HK, just how much different crap do you do? you seem to know a bit about everything.
Helmasaur King
I make barrels
Cooper
lmaoo. I make GT-Rs...
Carly.
Anywayyy..
Yeah, I'll give Python a shot and/or try those other ones. Thanks! smile2.gif
Mkid
he is just a linux fanboy and everyone and there mom programs using python in linux
Helmasaur King
yes i think so , python is pretty common, I think java will be better, though
Carly.
I came up with a grammatically incorrect working title. toung.gif It has a good ring to it, it's only two short words totaling 3 syllables, it's not in English but both of the words are cognates, and something about it just sounds official. "AutoBesten." Because it's about getting the best car, Germany makes good cars, and BestenAuto sounds like crap.
Mkid
I like BestenAuto better
Jolteon
So you still havn't explained... What is the point of this? Many sites do reviews of cars, and you can search for a convertible, it gives you a rundown of it, and it will give you a few options.
Carly.
Because it's different. I don't want to get too far into it, but it is. You just have to wait and see.

And actually, Mkid, you might be right...
Daniel.
What the f**k
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