In Brief

Nyopoly lets members shop for women's clothes and accessories on their own terms.

Shawn Harris’ newly established Nyopoly brings some of the thrill of haggling for bargain prices — a scene often limited to small-town market stalls in foreign places — to the online retail market for anyone with some patience and a credit card. It’s “fashion on your terms,” the site proclaims.

Members can make up to three offers on an item, receiving a response in seconds. If the offer is accepted on first try, they’re rewarded with a 20% cash-back credit to use on a future purchase; if an offer is accepted on second try, the reward is a 10% cash-back credit. If a member’s offer isn’t accepted until the third round, they receive the item without any bonuses — but quite possibly at a better price. After three rounds of rejected offers, however, a member must either pay full price or wait 48 hours to start the process over. Or simply move onto another item.

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