NeighborGoods: Share/Borrow/Rent Items from Neighbors!
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How many times do you find yourself in a situation where you would prefer to borrow a drill, a lawnmower, a carpet cleaner etc. from a neighbor instead of buying or renting one from the store?! Well, NeighborGoods allows you to do just that! NeighborGoods is a safe community where you can save money and resources by sharing stuff with your friends. Need a ladder? Borrow it from your neighbor. Have a bike collecting dust in your closet? Rent it out for some extra cash!
When you add an item to the NeighborGoods inventory, you choose how to share it with the community. For example, 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. It’s your stuff, so you set the rules.
NeighborGoods helps facilitate transactions with a reservation calendar, automated reminders, wishlist alerts, and private messaging between neighbors. Neighbors can rate each other and even flag another member’s account if something goes wrong. Through transparency and peer ratings, NeighborGoods provides members with all the tools they need to share safely and confidently.
Borrowing and lending items on NeighborGoods is free of charge. Members may charge a deposit or a rental fee for the use of their items but NeighborGoods does not charge transaction fees. NeighborGoods was started in Los Angeles and is launching nationally today!
Personally, I think that this is such a wonderful idea. What do you think?