Announced earlier today over at LA Metblogs, Neighborgoods is a new Los Angeles site that allows users to lend out common and uncommon household objects like cooking equipment, power tools, luggage and other items you just need occasionally to other members. A perfect solution for these leaner economic times that also strengthens community ties…
Hey, we don't live in Echo Park...but that's why it's still in alpha and free!
NeighborGoods also allows users to list items they want to giveaway or sell. Also if you're more of free market Greedy Gretchen/Gregory, you can choose to set a rental fee for items you offer on your profile (which would be fair enough for certain pricier items).
We just signed up just a few minutes ago and and plan to start adding certain items like our portable steam cleaner and household tools, items we already lend out to friends. Why not get the chance to meet other sharing types nearby? NeighborGoods is totally free currently and everyone who signs up as an alpha member will receive a Pro account for one whole year. Sign up here and let's start trading, neighbor!
NeighborGoods is the online community where you can save and earn money by sharing stuff with your neighbors. Need a ladder? Borrow it from your neighbor. Have a bike collecting dust in your garage? Earn some extra cash by renting it out!
NeighborGoods members can borrow, lend, rent, sell and buy stuff from their neighbors, saving money and getting more value out of the items they already own.
When you add an item to the NeighborGoods inventory, you choose how to share it with the community. You can allow your friends to borrow the item for free and charge others a rental fee. Or you can decide to make the item only available to friends. Its your stuff, so you set the rules.
NeighborGoods helps facilitate transactions with a reservation calendar, automated reminders, wishlist alerts, and private messaging between neighbors. NeighborGoods keeps track of all your stuff.
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