eBay for DIY electronics - Testers wanted - SF ONLY

Hey guys,

I really hope I’m not breaking protocol by posting this; my apologies if so!

I built an iPhone app called FOBO (stands for Free Or Best Offer). It’s sort of like a hybrid between Craigslist and eBay. Auctions are really fast (97 minutes) and local (so no shipping). There are already hundreds of people on it.

I have a huge stockpile of shields and boards I want to pass along to people just getting started with DIY, and thought some of you here might like to do the same. If you’re in San Francisco, check it out! I’ll be giving away a few of my boards, soldering irons etc. over the next few days.

http://www.fobo.net/sf or search for “FOBO” on the App Store (look for the green UFO icon).

I’m totally accessible if you have any questions: ed @ the fobo domain, or around the mission if anyone ever wants to meet up!


PS - LMK if you sign up and I’ll wave any fees (normally takes a 15% cut, my username is “ed”)

So is this a way for you to to get free advert “space” ? What exactly do you need testing, and what does tthat have to do with you giving “free” stuff away? Also what if i live in Sonoma, and feel like making that 50-60 minute road trip to pick up an item ?

You’re so kind to wave a fee for something you’re trying to get us to do for YOU.

Lastly, what the hell does this have to do with anything Beagle related ?

If you had it for Android I might be interested, but for now, delete key


Hey William, I was just hoping find people beyond my circle of DIY friends who might think FOBO is interesting. The fee thing sounded smarmy (sorry); the app handles payments so I have to pay processing fees, but not a big deal, it’s like 3%. Hope you don’t write off the app because of my email!