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Here's what the secret Craigslist for the one percent looks like

By Shawn Knight
Jul 16, 2014
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  1. Craigslist is a great way to find stuff at a bargain or make some quick cash by offloading stuff you no longer need or want. But for the opulent among us looking to buy or sell high-end goods, there's a...

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  2. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,750   +1,105

    Or set your company back $24,000 annually. A Bloomberg license is very expensive, but I bet very few people buy their own. I work about 15 ft from a Bloomberg terminal and I'm no member of the 1%. It's also most likely called POSH because Bloomberg works off 4 letter menu codes. They would have need a 4 letter name.

    I do think it's funny though that this system was pretty much designed to be used only at work. :)
     
  3. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,319   +709

    Assuming that you're mostly self-made, that's how you become part of the elite: you're ALWAYS working even when you're not.
     
  4. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,536   +2,335

    "That fact alone pretty much means POSH is off-limits to everyone except the one percent."

    So, basically, most people can't afford the door fee for a marketplace full of items they can't afford. Therefore, injustice. At least, that's how this entire piece reads to me.

    As for the basic nature of the interface... Nobody working with financial & business information wants to be dealing with a bunch of pretty interfaces and graphics. Save that noise for PowerPoint presentations.
     
  5. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,254   +222

    Noise? You can create stunning visuals with minimalistic input which does not take away from the usability of the UI.
     
  6. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,536   +2,335

    In my experience (I'm an independent derivatives trader), and from what I've gathered from those who have trained me, "stunning visuals" are, by and large, noise. If it doesn't improve the readability and delivery of the information, it needs to be killed.
     
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  7. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 810   +102

    Only 42k for a 2005 Porsche? :D
     
  8. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,536   +2,335

    Depreciation's a *****. That's why you don't buy $100k sports cars unless you plan to keep them a decade or two.
     
  9. Win7Dev

    Win7Dev TS Evangelist Posts: 560   +172

    Mileage and condition aren't even listed. Maseratis go for under $30k all the time to people who want to be able to say they own one.
     
  10. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,536   +2,335

    If you don't mind the maintenance, a decent Quattroporte isn't a bad choice as a used car. The exhaust note alone is worth the money.
     
  11. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,475   +2,034

    It's injustice and discriminatory at best. It seems like it's just fine for the 1% to discriminate and look down their noses at us. All my life I was taught all people are created equal and not to discriminate but I guess that's wrong now.
     
  12. If someone wants to pay 2 grand a year for access to an online classifieds section, by all means. Its not discrimination or injustice. I could charge 10 grand a month for access to a similar site. Maybe I should.
     
  13. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,254   +222

    I agree to an extent that having amazing visuals is rather useless but many new panels have been improving in this department. Of course it's not needed and for a company to pay a designer its rather waste of resources however as I have said, there are many designers which can improve the visuals and overall the UI experience without making it seem like "noise".
     

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