FindersTellers was founded based on two ideas.
Firstly, we've all been in situations where we've wanted something specific but not known where to go looking for it. Stores are a great place to go if you know exactly what you're looking for. But what if you don't know exactly what you're looking for? Other websites, like Amazon and EBay, assume that you have a fairly good idea of what you want to buy. With FindersTellers, you can have a specific or a vague idea -- once you post what you do know, others will help you brainstorm.
Secondly, we sometimes know exactly what we're looking for, but it's so specific that we have difficulty finding it. For example, I've come across a really intriguing item in a store half-way around the world, but I didn't buy it because I thought I could get it back home. But I was wrong -- now, where do I buy it without flying all the way back? FindersTellers is about using the network of people around the world to help each other.
FindersTellers can be used by anyone, not just those who are looking. If you're a vendor, you can search the categories to see what trends are out there for your business. For example, if you're a wedding planner, you can take a look in the wedding category and check out what the latest trend is. Based on this, you might get some good ideas for your business. Who knows? You might even find a potential client here!
I'm an IT professional and work on a wide range of technologies, specializing in anti-fraud security. I travel regularly for fun and have worked around the globe. FindersTellers is my pet project which I single-handedly created. Aside from designing and coding this website, I personally pay for the upkeep of it (e.g. annual registration fees, operations expenses, etc.). If you have any ideas or general feedback, please use the Contact Us form to send me an e-mail!