|We're writing to let you know that after almost two years of building up Crave to be the marketplace for fans, by fans, we will be closing the site next month. We were working earlier in February on options to keep the site running, but unfortunately none of those came through, so we've sold the business to a new owner. |
Our vision for Crave was to create a social marketplace for fans of anything collectible. We heard your frustrations with eBay and we set out to deliver a better experience. As a member of the Crave community, you played a big part in guiding what we built. Thank you for all of your help and for making it the fun and engaging marketplace we were aiming for. We are sad to see it end and will miss you terribly.
Although the marketplace did not grow fast enough to keep the business going, it has been a rewarding experience for us.
What's next? In the next couple weeks, the current site will be shut down. All sales have already stopped and transactions in process have been completed. The new owners have future plans, so stay tuned. You are welcome to post farewell comments on Facebook or Twitter. You can also email us at email@example.com. Our new permanent address will be firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to keep in touch.
All our best,
Erin, Kabe, Cole, Matt, Damon, Laura, and Jonathan
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I for one will miss their services. Was Crave flawed? Yes. There were several things that needed to be improved upon, but it was nice having an alternative to eBay. I've seen a lot of services come and go that tried to complete w/ eBay (Yahoo! Auctions, BidVille to name a few) and it's sad that no one can seem to stand up to the juggernaut that is eBay. I had a lot of great experiences on Crave and I hope that whomever bought the company will resurrect it at some point...with a few improvements.
I've had a link in the sidebar to my items for sale on Crave.com for awhile now. During the month of March I plan on setting up a toy store of sorts here on the blog to continue selling my items as I still have Transformers, G.I.Joe and Marvel figures left over. I may even sell off some of items you have seen reviewed here as well. I'll make an announcement once the layout is in place.