Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Garage Sales Go Mobile With Rumgr
Founded by three Zappos alums, Rumgr is an app that takes the garage sale experience to the mobile space. You can take photos of your unwanted things and post them to the location-based marketplace, and you don't even have to write a description. Moreover, there's a public chat where interested parties can ask you questions, as well as a private chat where you can iron out the payment and pickup details with your buyer. Rumgr also has an “Inside Your Garage” feature that lets you track your sales, items, and other people's items you're watching.
Earlier this year, the Las Vegas-based startup raised a $500,000 seed round from a group of investors, including Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, Resort Gaming Group CEO Andrew Donner, and Fred Mossler. The new funding will go into Rumgr's expansion and product development efforts. The app only works on iPhone for now, but an Android version is set to follow.