I’m a huge fan of Craigslist, as some of you may know. But the anonymous nature of Craigslist transactions have even made me feel sketched out at times. If you’re looking for something different and
very new check out EggDrop, a program that helps you buy and sell things locally.
Think of this like a mix between Ebay and Craigslist. Buyers and Sellers can make accounts and protect their real identities and there is even a ratings system to reduce the chance you’ll get ripped off and/or killed (although the latter is probably a chicken and the egg sort of argument) .
You can even message potential buyers or sellers through the program (saving you from having to give you your telephone number or e-mail address). The program also gives you the option of watching items, so when the price drops you can scoop it up (assuming that there aren’t 8 other people also doing the same thing).
EggDrop has a very polished interface and really shows how Android applications should look. So what’s the problem? It’s just new. There aren’t a lot of people using it right now, and I couldn’t find anything being sold in my area. The bright side is that EggDrop also runs on iPhone and iPads, so while the user base seems sparse right now it will almost surely be growing.