Playing off the cliché, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” JunkBox offers Facebook users a way to buy, sell, trade, and barter their unwanted items. The idea is to potentially eliminate the waste created by disposed goods and generate a little cash in the process.
One advantage over eBay is that rather than competing against strangers, only Facebook friends can dig through the JunkBox for that eight-track player, Rubik’s Cube, Asia concert T-shirt, or Atari 2600 game cartridge they’ve been looking for. And when dealing with friends, the transaction has to be smooth and hassle-free, right? “The People’s Court” comes to mind.
The Facebook page introducing the JunkBox app says:
It´s free! It´s private. Only your Facebook friends have access to your JunkBox. It´s a great excuse to clean up your home, garage, or yard. It supports sustainability and opens the doors for upcycling your junk, throwing less stuff away, keeping the streets clean, and fighting for a greener world. And needless to say, it’s a fun and easy way to make some dough on junk that friends can turn into treasures.
Readers, do you think applications like JunkBox could help social commerce take off?