GiveAway allows you to quickly give away things you dont need, and quickly get things that you do. Pretty fulfilling, right? Not only is it sustainable and smart, it also provides endless hours of entertainment via browsing through other peoples stuff. Try it and you might discover something great that you didnt even know you needed!
To make things easier, we show you stuff thats nearby, while our unique auction system determines the winner through a fair and easy bidding system
Giving items away is much easier than trying to sell them elsewhere. On GiveAway, you can add an item in just a few taps. Only the automatically selected auction winner can send a message to the giver, so you only have to coordinate with one person. Then, the winner will come and pick up the item!
To keep things fair, every user on GiveAway is awarded what we call Karma. Karma is your GiveAway currency to use for bids. Users earn Karma by giving away items and can spend it on items they covet. Using Karma, you can claim interesting items in the app. The more interesting your item is, the more Karma other users will spend to make it theirs - and thus the bidding part of GiveAway.
Thats how items are given away: the giver adds the item and just waits for the bid to take place. Other participants from the area see the item in their feed marked as No bids. The first person who wants it offers 0 Karma. A countdown begins, and so does the bidding. Other participants can offer more Karma if they want. The winner is the person who offers the most Karma before the timer expires. The more interesting the item is, the greater the amount of Karma that the giver will receive for it and the more youll have to offer for an item you want!
The item is available in the feed as long as the timer is still running. The timer starts when the first person who wants the item taps Want it on the app. The duration of the timer is dynamically calculated, depending on the urgency that was specified when the item was added, as well as the time of day. For convenience, the timer never expires during the night (in the givers time zone). If an item receives a bid within the last 10 minutes of the timer, then the countdown starts from 9 minutes 59 seconds once again, so that anyone who wants to re-bid could do so.
When participants offer Karma for an item, the amount of Karma offered remains frozen until the end of the timer, regardless of if they win the bid or not. If someone wins the item, their Karma is transferred to the giver when the item is handed over. If an agreement was not reached, the winner can refuse to pick up the item, or the giver can cancel the trade. The person who posted the previous bid will become the winner, and everyone elses Karma will unfreeze.
Items can be claimed for free, without Karma. But only if there is no one else who is willing to bid Karma to claim these items.
You can raise your Karma by giving items away, by bringing new participants to the app, and by supporting the project. Share items in personal messages and on your social networks, and also use the Invite friends function. You will receive bonus +1 Karma for every new participant that follows your link as soon as they log in to the app. For convenience, you can get started by using the Raise Karma button in your profile.