The NearBuy Story

In eight days, I will be making the journey from Georgia, where I have lived all of my life, to Palo Alto to begin my journey at Stanford.

For logistical reasons, I am in the process of selling most of what I own. Or, at least, I should be. I find my mom nagging me every weekend to list things on Craigslist or eBay but I just find myself so fed up with both systems, that I never end up doing it.

eBay is not a fast listing process, and they take a huge chunk of your profit. Craigslist allows you to keep more money, but you have to sort through the horrendous UI and 40 people wanting to trade for their moldy potato before you find a good offer. Then you have to deal with family nagging you that you're going to get murdered.

NearBuy solves this issue with the best of both systems. It has a clean and easy-to-use UI closer to eBay's, but a location-based system a la Craigslist that allows you to exchange money in-person and keep the profit.

My target user is anyone trying to get rid of all of the extra shit that is clogging up their storage.

The feature I am most proud of is the listing screen because I kept it as dead simple as possible, allowing users to list items in record time.

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