This post is months late. It’s a status similar to that of the cleaning of my overfull and under-organized shoe bin. But for those of you who are getting to the spring cleaning now, this may be of interest. Yardsellr is an app that allows you to skip the yard sale in the sweltering late March heat. (Yes, it is 90 degrees today.) It takes the whole experience and makes it virtual, integrated into Facebook.
This is a snippet from the FAQ:
Logging into Yardsellr happens through your Facebook account because Facebook is a quick and easy way to get your items seen by your friends and other Yardsellr users. You can invite all of your friends to your Yardsale event and ask them to promote your event as well. When your friends promote your Yardsale for you, even more people see the stuff you’re selling. If your friends are nice enough to promote your Yardsale for you and they sell on Yardsellr as well, be sure and return the favor.
The system is based on sharing information and the nugget of wisdom that made Mark Zuckerberg the celebrity he is today — friends trust their friends and thus are more likely to act on information they receive from their friends than from strangers. Friends work for each of us as a filter. They play a part in determining what we see, what we consider and, of course, even what we buy. Enter Yardsellr, 100% dependent on that notion. The company was founded by Danny Leffel, formerly of eBay, to take online selling to the next level. There is no cost to buying or selling, just for additional and optional social marketing.
Yardsellr has entered the Tucson market and is looking to expand. Check it out if you had a yard sale in mind but think lemonade might not be enough to beat the heat. Also check it out if you are particularly into Elvis, Hello Kitty or Star Wars. These products are specialties. Or is that just what they predict I’ll buy?