Thanks to Tina Eisenberg over at Swissmiss, I recently learned about Krrb, a new online website that let's you buy, sell, trade, and give away among your neighbors. It's affectionately being referred to as "the lovechild of Craigslist and Etsy" — an online garage sale, block sale, flea market and local classifieds all rolled into one, and specifically tailored to thrifters, crafters, collectors, designers, artisanal food-makers, and anybody who wants to deal locally.
Completely free to join (yay!), here's how it works:
Krrb is a safe place to buy, sell, trade and give to your neighbors — locally and in-person. Krrb puts you at the center of your stomping grounds and displays all that you and your neighbors have to offer.
- Set your location (be in as many places as you'd like).
- See all that your neighbors have to offer (use the radius slider, it's magic!).
- Post stuff to your own personal corner (here are some ideas).
- Get to know your neighbors better (it's our mission).
- It only takes a few seconds to get started! Join for free
When I typed in my Brooklyn address, I got a few pages of wares nearby. A few furniture pieces I'd seen on Craigslist that morning, but there were also vintage items, a few handmade gifts, clothes, tools, appliances. Craigslist has gotten so overrun with spammers and dealers that I find it increasingly difficult and frustrating to navigate, so I'm excited to see what Krrb develops into.
Check it out here.
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