Zaarly Android app lets you buy and sell locally

Jul 20, 2011

Who needs a flea market? With Zaarly you can buy and sell with you local community right over your Android phone. I was a little surprised to find many listings already posted in my area, but I guess that’s because the service was available on the Web and for iPhone before its recent launch in the Android Market.

Someone put a lot of thought into the user experience of the app. It’s free to download the app and only takes a minute to register a new account right from your phone. If you are ready to sell something, you can also create a new listing in no time. Simply enter the name and description of the item, how much you want for it, and how long you want the listing posted on the service. Then you’re done.

Zaarly works in the near term only. The service avoids stale listings clogging up the service by limiting all postings to a maximum of seven days.

Need something? No problem. Just post an “I want” listing with the terms of when you need the item and how much you’re willing to pay. You may also browse the listings based on filters of proximity, price or length of time left on the listing.

Zaarly manages all of the financial transactions for you so you don’t need to worry about carrying change or dealing with cash. You can access your account over the Web or your phone. All in all, the service is easy to use and seems to offer an easier flow than Craigslist. Check it out for yourself.

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