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Zaarly turns your neighborhood into a bazaarHow many times have you said to yourself: I would pay money for that. That's the idea behind Zaarly, a new errand-based tech startup. Through the Web site or mobile app, you list your request, name the price you're willing to pay, and wait to see who...
-Peter Clark is a San Francisco college student who is looking to fine-tune his DJ skills. -I just wanna make sure that I'm not building bad habits or doing something that I shouldn't be doing. -To quickly find a more experienced DJ for a lesson, he puts his request on Zaarly, a new web and mobile app where users list their request, price, and timeframe for goods or services and hope that someone can fulfill it. -And boom! -Our goal is to make it just dead easy for people to find the stuff they want, for people to make money, and then for them to transact with each other. - Zaarly officially launced in May of this year with an initial investment in PR from Ashton Kutcher, the star of CBS's Two and a Half Men. -Which has been a rocket ship out of the gate. We're a 6-month-old company with 60,000 users and growing like crazy. None of the similar sites like Craigslist, eBay, TaskRabbit, or Gigwalk tap into existing tech like Zaarly. -This would have been impossible without a Facebook, without a Twitter, without Google Maps on mobile. -You guys from Zaarly? -Yeah. -Sweet. -I had my stopwatch running and it took exactly 45 minutes for Peter to put out the request that he was looking for a DJ and Will to show up at this doorstep. -Tighten it up, not for every mix of course. -Both Peter and Will said they enjoyed the Zaarly experience. -He showed me some-- point some things that I should and shouldn't be doing. I'm happy. -I think it's a lot of fun. You know what I mean? If you have the spare time in your hands and, you know, you can provide a service, I mean, why not? -Zaarly derives its name from the word Bizarre and the idea that everything is for sale. In San Francisco, I'm Kara Tsuboi, cnet.com for CBS News.