lastminute-auction.com was born of a pretty simple idea. We had always used eBay and knew that there were some great bargains on the site ... if only we could find them.
There are a thousand ways to define 'bargain', but the one we decided upon was Under a Dollar, Under an Hour. We started searching for these typs of auctions, selfishly intending to use the results ourselves. However, when we realized there were constantly thousands of auctions that met our 'bargain' criteria, we thought we should probably make our lists available to the world.
Our moms always told us that we should do something to help mankind before we die. This probably wasn't what they had in mind, but we think it counts.
Mike Powell is an independent Software Engineer from Ohio specializing in PHP and SQL. A senstive Cancer, he enjoys sunset walks along the beach and pillow fights (just the lightest of taps with the softest of pillows, please!)
Juergen Horn is a German who lived many years in Boston before returning to Europe, where he occupies himself with projects in both the on- and the off-line worlds. He is a reclusive, eccentric figure and freakishly tall.
Currently, both Jürgen and Mike live in Valencia, Spain. They're also the minds behind Criticker.com, a film recommendation engine and community, and For 91 Days, a long-travel project that brings them around the world for three months at a time.