Reverse Groupon - Nopourg?
We all know how Groupon works...nail salons, restaurants, and sky diving companies offer one-time, gigantic deals to drive massive traffic. Now, why not instead of [company] offering deals to [consumers] can't [consumers] request deals from [company]? That would be real "Group Buying Power."
How would it work?
Individuals would come together to form a Group Purchasing Order. This already happens today, for example, with small lumber companies who buy collectively in order to compete with the pricing of Home Depot. We can extend this model to individuals who want to buy things we really want and need like groceries, music, airfares, bikes...and the list goes on.
Why would it work?
College is the best place to do this! Imagine it - we all live in extremely close proximity and have the same needs and wants. We can exploit competition in the market and our easy shipping situation (one huge shipment) to negotiate lower rates!