Consumer-to-consumer (C2C) and is like basically what it sounds like. This type of e-commerce is typically grouped with online auctions, although certainly not limited to that. The sites eBay and Amazon are good examples. Those two websites are perfect examples of C2C commerce because they involve two consumers, or non-businesses, exchanging goods and services with one another. This has to be one of the most popular forms of e-commerce out there as well because it allows people to get access to goods that may not even be available any longer. Here are a few good examples of C2C e-commerce is beneficial: In the first scenario you are looking to find an old antique clock from the 1902’s. Your grandmother used to have a clock just like it and now you want to own a clock like it for your home. Every weekend you scour the flea market and thrift stores in your area, in hopes of finding that antique clock that you want so badly. After years of searching, you simply cannot find it anywhere. This is because your range of looking is completely limited. That same clock might be in the possession of someone living in China, but you might have no idea. This is where e-commerce really comes in handy. After looking for a long time, you go on eBay and search that clock and style that you are looking for. After 3 seconds, you find that clock! Someone in England is selling their clock and for a price that you cannot pass up. After all of those years of searching, you find it in a matter of minutes online. Amazon.com is great because you can buy, sell and trade books with other people for prices that you simply cannot get in the bookstores. Textbooks for college are priced much lower than normal and so college immediately becomes more affordable.
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