Laundromatch

Airbnb for laundry machines

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Joelle AlcaidinhoACI Researcher, misanthropic gadabout
Interesting idea but I find the answer of "using Facebook for login/signup" as completely lacking as a solution to the trust question.
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John Gianakopoulos
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Product Manager
It isn't the most robust solution, agreed. We do have verified credit cards on file, full names, and the last 4 digits of hosts' social security numbers, so that should discourage theft. As far as safety goes, background checks are something we're looking into doing as well along with reviews.
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Ben WinokurLawyer, PassportParking
There are huge issues to solve, but I think personal washing machine utilization versus laundromat wash+fold is the endpoint for mobile enabled laundry services. The marginal labor costs at laundromats for wash+fold make scaling hard. Can't wait to see where this product goes/ how it evolves!
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Irving TorresFreelance Designer
I was going to say the price is a bit steep for $10 a load until I realized that the "host" does the laundry for you. I guess that's not too bad but I'll stick to the $2.50/load I pay at my complex. Good work regardless. Curious to see how many people sign up as hosts vs. customers.
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Robert CarpenterCEO, Head of Growth at Hitshop.com
Really cool service. I'd use it if it was available around the corner here in Pacifica. Do you have a Twitter handle? I'd like to share it...
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Joshua Liu
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Software Engineer
@robmcarpenter Thanks! We have one now - @Laundromatchapp
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