SuperOyster, the Seattle startup that is creating marketplaces for spots in line, has gone alpha. They’ve created 3 fake marketplaces where you can get a spot in line. “sell” your spot in line, and “buy” a spot in line. The marketplace for the fictional L.A. Stars has over 200 people playing so far.
The alpha provides a good feel for how the service will work and, although the code is still a bit rough around the edges, it’s clear that they’ve done a good job of keeping waiting lists simple. If you want to play around, i recommend reading the caveats first.