I am looking for a request a bid script where buyers can post a request for pricing on single or multiple items and sellers can reply with their best price or best offer for these items. Anyone using the system must first register as a “Buying Member” or “Selling Member” using a double optin system.
Features the script must have:
Guests to the website can view the postings but cannot add new postings.
Double optin email system is required for registration as Buyer or Seller.
Buyer and Seller contact information is hidden from everyone but Admin.
Registered Buyers post their requests for free.
All requests posted by Buyers will remain active for seven (7) days.
Only the Buyer may modify their original posted request.
Admin can cancel or remove any postings.
Registered Sellers must buy credits and cannot bid or post unless they have credits available. (PayPal preferred).
Buyers cannot post as a “Seller” and Seller cannot post as a “Buyer”.
Buyers receive best price or best offer bids from Sellers and these are all visible on the website.
Sellers are charged `X' credits for each bid submitted and they cannot submit a bid unless they have credits in their account.
Sellers’ bid prices are hidden to everyone except the Buyer and Admin.
Buyers and Sellers can ask questions of each other. Questions and answers are posted and visible on website… not by email exchange.
Buyer chooses whichever bid he desires and the Seller is automatically notified that his bid was accepted. The Seller must confirm the bid and pricing.
When the confirmation is received, the Buyer’s contact and the successful bid information are sent to the Seller.
The total amount of the sale is posted to the Seller’s account.
Invoices are automatically sent to the Seller for a percentage of the Seller’s total accumulated sales for the month.
The Seller contacts the Buyer via email and instructs the Buyer about how to pay for the item. (*Note: This happens outside of this website.)
When the Buyer chooses the bid he prefers or seven days has expired, the bidding stops.
If the bidding period has expired, an email message is automatically sent to the Buyer to notify him. Buyer is given three (3) days to pay the Seller.
If no bids were received for the Buyers request, the posting is listed as expired and kept in the system.
A private message board is not needed.
The site should have Admin features or heavily commented source code clearly identifying where changes can be made.
For the most part, this script would be quite similar to existing open source freelance scripts so you could probably modify one of these to make this script.
Script must be completely open source with all commented sections written in English.
PHP/MySQL with clean Web 2.0 appearance is preferred.