GiveAway is an app that provides you fast and fulfilling way to give away things you don’t need, to get useful stuff, or just to have fun flipping through the amusing lots.
For the sake of convenience, we automatically show you items that are close to you, and we use our unique auction system to determine who to give items to.
Giving items away is much easier than selling them. You can add an item in just a few taps. Only the automatically selected auction winner can send a message to the giver. Then the winner will come and pick up the item.
For the sake of fairness, everyone has a Karma balance. Participants receive it by giving away interesting lots. Using Karma, you can claim interesting items in the app. The more interesting the item is, the more Karma other participants will give to receive it.
That’s how items are given away: the giver adds the lot and just waits. Other participants from the city see the item in the feed marked as “Free”. The first person who wants it offers 0 Karma. A countdown begins. Other participants can offer more if they want. The winner is the person who offers the most Karma before the timer expires. The more interesting the lot is, the greater the amount of Karma that the giver will receive for it.
The lot stays in the feed as long as the timer is still running. The timer starts when the first person who wants the item taps on “Want it”. The duration of the timer is dynamically calculated when it starts. It depends on the urgency that was specified when the item was added, as well as the time of day. For convenience, the timer never expires during the night (in the giver’s time zone). If a lot receives a bid within the last 10 minutes, then the countdown starts from 9 minutes 59 seconds once again, so that anyone who wants to could take full part.
When participants offer Karma for an item, Karma remains frozen until the end of the timer. If someone wins the item, Karma is transferred to the giver when the lot is handed over. If an agreement was not reached, the winner can refuse to pick up the item, or the giver can cancel the trade. The person who posted the previous bid will become the winner, and Karma will unfreeze.
Items can be claimed for free, without Karma. But only if there is no one else who is willing to bid Karma to claim these lots.
You can raise your Karma by giving items away, by bringing new participants to the app, and by supporting the project. Share lots in personal messages and social networks, and also use the “Invite friends” function. You will receive bonus for every new participant that follows your link as soon as they log in to the app. For convenience, please use the “Raise Karma” button in your profile.
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