Locl Is Like eBay, But Only For Your Suburb

Do you want to buy or sell something, but don't want to bother with a trip to the post office? Australian start-up eBay competitor Locl is a new "mobile marketplace" app that uses geolocation data to find sales around your suburb.

Lifehacker has a quick look at the new app, which apparently has "a strong social component" including a chat window where sellers and potential buyers can discuss items for sale and haggle.

Oddly enough, there's no Web interface for buying or selling, and no Android app (although one is coming soon). If you want to use Locl, you have to have an iPhone or iPad, which cuts out a lot of potential bargain hunters.

We can't see Locl toppling eBay or Gumtree any time soon, but if you want to get rid of some junk around the house without too much hassle, it seems perfectly reasonable at first glance. [Lifehacker]

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