i want my Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream and i want it now...
July 4, 2003 12:21 PM   Subscribe

living in atlanta? missing kozmo? meet zifty! they're closed for the holiday today, but if you've got a hankering for snackage, movies or the essentials of life (and you live in cental atlanta), then zifty might just fill that portion of your life that's been empty since april 11, 2001.

has anyone spotted any other companies attempting to reproduce the kozmo experience on a low-coverage, one-city-only scale? even with all of its instant gratification, does this idea really stand a chance?
posted by grabbingsand (10 comments total)
Is that last paragraph an attempt to avoid comments on the order of "Pepsi Blue—and it's in Atlanta!"?

If so, it didn't work.
posted by languagehat at 12:58 PM on July 4, 2003

Hold me.
posted by signal at 1:13 PM on July 4, 2003

Actually, dear languagehat, I was fascinated by the very idea of any company rehashing the failed idea behind Kozmo.com and wanted to see if this was only in Atlanta.

and besides... nobody really liked pepsi blue. did they?
posted by grabbingsand at 1:17 PM on July 4, 2003

I wouldn't necessarily label zozmo's idea as failed—just its execution.

Home delivery of goods purchased is a very well-established business model. For kozmo, I'd have to say that it was too much too fast... some things are best left to the locals.
posted by silusGROK at 2:54 PM on July 4, 2003

ddplus.com, for eastside Seattle-area (that would be Redmond/Bellevue/Kirkland) food delivery from just about anywhere in the area to just about anywhere.

Gonna miss 'em when I move.
posted by Ryvar at 3:00 PM on July 4, 2003

grabbingsand, i'm not quite with mr. hat but I do think the category-specific links were going in that pb-ish direction, just for future reference.
posted by billsaysthis at 3:17 PM on July 4, 2003

When I lived in LA we frequently used Pink Dot, which gloriously delivers booze and cigarettes as well as movies, meals, groceries, etc. I miss them now that I am in the dreary North again.
posted by evilcupcakes at 4:26 PM on July 4, 2003

Actually, I would think this would work well in Athens. For those who don't know, its a college town an hour outside of Atlanta where UGA is situated. Lots of kids there don't have cars and what population the city has is pretty high density with all the apartments and high-rise dorms.
posted by jmd82 at 7:30 PM on July 4, 2003

There are literally dozens of enormous sites that do this sort of thing, and much much more, in Korea. It's de riguer.

Contemplating a move back to Australia (immigration willing), my wife and I have recently been chagrined to note that there's almost nothing like it in Sydney, which will certainly mean a big change in our shopping habits.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:22 PM on July 4, 2003

What, no pr0n?
posted by cpfeifer at 11:48 AM on July 7, 2003

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