Can I charge money for lending my stuff, space, or skills?
No one should be left out of pocket when they lend through Comoodle. Although the asset itself must be offered for free, you can change reasonable fees to offset the costs of providing it. These costs might include -Travel expenses, -Heating, lighting or opening a room or space - Getting an extra key cut
When you offer to lend something through Comoodle, you should specify any costs in the ‘terms’ section.
What about deposits?
You can charge a deposit when you lend out stuff, space or skills as a form of security just in case something gets lost or damaged. Again, this should be specified in the ‘Terms’ section.
How do I borrow through Comoodle?
Start by visiting the ‘borrow’ section of the site and typing what you want into the search box. If someone is currently offering the thing you want it will appear. Carefully read any information and terms set by the lender and if the offer seems suitable click ‘I’d like to borrow this’. You will be asked some questions about your proposed use of the asset and the lender will be notified that you are interested in their offer. You will then be able to discuss the lend with them via the Comoodle instant messaging feature.
What if the thing I need isn’t being offered by anyone? Go to the ‘wishes’ section and click ‘make a new wish!’ Select stuff, space or skills and give as much information as possible about the thing you are looking for. Other users will see your wish in this section and if they have what you need they can offer it. You will receive an email notification if someone offers to grant your wish.
Someone has made a wish for something that I am also looking for; can I wish for it too?
Yes, if you are looking for the same thing you don’t have to create a brand new wish. Click onto the existing wish and select ‘I want this!’ and you will be added to the list of people also searching for the item.
I have seen a ‘wish’ that I would like to grant. What do I do?
Click on the wish, select ‘ I have this’ and fill out the details for the thing you have and It will be added to Comoodle as an offer and the person who wished for it will be notified of its availability.
Why do I have to create and offer to grant a wish?
The thing you have may not exactly meet the requirements of the wish and there may be more than one person looking for it. Creating a profile matches your offer to the most suitable borrower.