I wanted to do a little write-up about Lockboxer, a brand new service (still in Beta) designed with eBay buyers and sellers in mind. I have to say from the start that it reminds me a lot of Kaboodle the last time I looked at it but there are a few features that set it apart.
On its face, it’s way of keeping track of your home inventory. Search for items you own at home and save them in lists (though you’re limited to 500 items in the free account). But what gives this an extra twist is that the items are tied to live eBay completed item results. If, for instance, you use Lockboxer to keep track of all your kids’ toys and you decide to get rid of some, you can see at a glance what they’d sell for on eBay. It’s an interesting way to value what you have and I could see it being very useful for insurance purposes.
I also love this idea for collectors. You could easily keep a record of what you have while still having an idea of the value of your collection at a glance.
The homepage also recommends setting up lists to help you track items you donated (the eBay values come in handy here to prove the value of donated items come tax time) or to set up Want Lists.
Since it’s still in beta, the site is pretty bare bones but you can start to play around even before signing up so it’s worth taking a look.
When I mentioned that I’d be writing this article, Lockboxer was kind enough to share their official launch press release which I’m sharing below:
Head on over to Lockboxer, play around and let me know what you think!