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I'd like to organize a baby clothes gemach in my area and I was wondering if there was any software that people have used to do this, or if this was a piece of software I'd have to write on my own.

Requirements:

  • If possible, I'd love this to be a "distributed gemach" where some donors might store their own donations.
    • This means these donors would have to post their own donations (logins, account management, etc).
    • This also means all donations would need a pickup address/time/maybe contact info once an item is "purchased".
  • Aside from that, mostly just like an online store that allows for a finite set of tags/categories where the prices are $0 and there is no available shipping. I just want to be able to skin it so it doesn't feel so e-commercey.
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Great idea! If this doesn't exist yet, maybe someone will be inspired by this to create it. –  Isaac Moses Feb 1 '13 at 1:14
    
@IsaacMoses Thanks. If I become the one inspired, I'll let you know. –  Charles Koppelman Feb 1 '13 at 3:31
    
I am thinking about building web-based, distributed gemach software. I would appreciate your ideas about the must-have features. –  user3482 Nov 7 '13 at 21:57
    
@AlexGitlin I listed the must-have features I had in mind, above. I have a bunch of other ideas on this, as well as a data-model and a just-barely-started Rails-on-Mongo project up on github.com/ckoppelman/distributed-gemach. Get in touch with me there if you want to chat about this. –  Charles Koppelman Nov 8 '13 at 5:14
    
@Charles Koppelman This may not go down well. I am personally against the whole idea of 'gmach'. Open a second hand clothes store by all means but keep it as a business. If someone doesnt have money give it him free. But dont make it free for all. –  preferred May 6 at 17:36

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