Tuesday, December 17, 2013

DJI Phantom 2 Vision - who wants to try this out!

Yup that's right... drones for cameras. Testing a new idea with neighborrow UNLOCK. Unlock cool, new, or hard to get items and everyone who unlocks gets a turn to try out the item in the order they reserved it and helped it tip. CLICK THE "SHARE" BUTTON BELOW (BELOW THE OMG IMAGE, NEXT TO THE LIKE BUTTON) AND YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY ADDED TO THE QUEUE (IF YOU LIVE IN THE USA). You get the drone for 5 days absolutely zero cost (in dollars, modest cost in social capital) You will get it within 6 months based on your position in line. If you are outside the US and willing to pay shipping let me know

Friday, November 1, 2013

NO RISK LENDING for members.

You may have seen somewhere in one of our social media platforms an experiment we ran for NO RISK LENDING. The pilot went so well that we are pleased to announce it is available site wide.

As long as you document the exchange and get the BORROWER to do the same, any item lent though neighborrow is now protected. That means if the lender does not get it back in the agreed upon amount of time, we will replace it or send you a check for $100.

To qualify as a lender you most...

  • When you lend something you most post a photo, the borrower's handle, and the due date.
  • Use the #LENDERGT hash-tag and the @neighborrow mention on twitter. For FB make sure you do it in one of the groups or just mention it on our page. 
  • IF YOU GET THE BORROWER TO acknowledge the post, the protection goes up to $150. 

Friday, March 22, 2013

Springsteen Said It Best

The door is open but the ride ain't free.

I have spent the last 5+ years thinking, talking and writing about what is commonly referred to as the sharing economy. There is so much we still do not know about what it is and what it will be. Even the terminology is a variable. Is it the sharing economy, the access economy, collaborative consumption, peersourcing, p2p, c2c, underused asset utilization? There is no consensus just yet.

I don't even know what I think is the best term for it.

I do know one thing though. It is not the FREECONOMY.

I'm not talking about no free shit. Free is not sustainable. The funny thing about sustainability is, you have to sustain it.- Ron Finley

The one thing I believe is that this reinvented, democratized, decentralized way of accessing things we need to use but do not necessarily need to own is not about FREE. That model is simply not sustainable. Beyond the obvious economic flaws, there are psychological issues about free as well. People ascribe low value to free stuff believing "You get what you pay for".

Many sharing economy founders (myself included at one point) looked at all the extra stuff lying around and determined that that was the problem. The solution was making a free market for this stuff that was otherwise being wasted. I think the solution is more complex than that and by the time this stuff is sitting around, it's already too late.

The solution needs to effect change on how these items are purchased and accessed in the first place, disrupting the traditional notion of ownership from the very beginning.

The answer is not making the unused stuff, "Free".

Monday, January 21, 2013

neigh*borrow in action! The carpet cleaner episode

WANTED TO BORROW: carpet cleaner/ shampooer to borrow for the duration of a weekend on any available weekend . Thanks!!!
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