Thanks for sharing this post here. Buying clothes in sale is bliss. I even bought Carbon38 tank tops on sale this week. I can’t get enough of these sales. Now, its time for Nautica. I love the sale time you can get so many articles in a very happy budget.
rollover: If I can’t watch a movie this month – or I just don’t like any of the movies this month, I don’t lose my credit. I can watch two movies next month.
Shareable credits: If I don’t watch a movie this month, I can share the credit next month and watch a movie with my wife for “free”, something I can’t do with Movie Pass.
I feel this is targeted towards people like me, who can only make it to the movies 3-4 times a year (toddlers, work, school) and never to matinees. I’m not saying I’m going to get it, but it does appeal to people in my situation more than movie pass.
I came across Mercari a year ago or so, when they started pushing Yahoo Auctions in Japan. They are, admittedly, lower end atm and I’ve never found anything I wanted to buy there myself so far- though i’ve been looking for an opportunity (hence the deal). I think they / similar co’s have a lot of potential, though, because of the differences in mobile marketplace dynamics + “tons of complaints” but “stellar reviews” reminds me a lot of eBay in the early years…
Re PayPal - if this is about eBay, they are now independent co’s + eBay isn’t that big in Japan as far as I can tell. It would be interesting to see if Mercari / others can get a toehold in US the same way they did in Japan or whether eBay will do a better job then YA in the mobile marketplace segment - so far it has not been impressive, imo.