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Motivating submission of new conditional purchase offers from past rejected purchasers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004398D
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-03

Publishing Venue

The IP.com Prior Art Database

Abstract

In conditional purchase offer (CPO) systems popularized by companies such as Priceline.com, system and methods for allowing purchasers to set their own price for items such as plane tickets have been patented. The frustration experienced by unsuccessful purchasers and the disenfranchisement of those purchasers, however, has not been addressed in the prior or subsequent art related to this technology. If customers are lost due to rejection of their offers, they can be nonetheless pursued in the future by tracking their stored user information from past CPO submissions. Using the practices summarized herein, this can be accomplished.