15 comments

  • Jodi WarrenJodi Warren, over 5 years ago

    Can an American explain to this Brit why this is a good idea? I know that having a washing machine in your flat or house is less common in the US than over here. But I've never been to a laundromat (or laundrette at we call it) that didn't either give you change or would some way facilitate you actually using their service. I just don't get how that relates to you paying a bunch of money for some money.

    4 points
    • Ryan RushingRyan Rushing, over 5 years ago

      All laundromat's I've used have coin machines inside. The problem is I rarely have cash, so I have to visit the ATM before hand. It's not a $5 problem though.

      0 points
    • Caleb SylvestCaleb Sylvest, over 5 years ago

      Actually (in my experience) I would say that most American homes do have their own laundry facilities.

      And yes, every laundromat I have ever been to does have a quarter machine. Not only that but they usually accept credit cards.

      1 point
      • Bryce DriesengaBryce Driesenga, over 5 years ago

        Yeah, I think only tiny and/or fairly low-end apartments don't have a washing machine these days. Could be wrong though. But most people in West Michigan have them.

        0 points
  • Caleb SylvestCaleb Sylvest, over 5 years ago

    Honestly, what has the world of startups become? This may actually be worse than 'Yo'.

    1 point
    • Adam SelbyAdam Selby, over 5 years ago

      How can it possibly be worse? It's at least doing a service, focusing on conveinece. Surely some people actually will find it a good idea.

      Then again, I think change machines are still a thing at laundromats right?

      0 points
      • Caleb SylvestCaleb Sylvest, over 5 years ago

        I'm kind of joking about it being worse than Yo, but equally terrible.

        Yo at least has almost zero expenses in infrastructure (it's digital and was built in a day). But then again, apparently some idiots did throw away some money on it, so...

        0 points
  • Adam WintleAdam Wintle, over 5 years ago

    I hope they don't require exact change only

    1 point
  • Asad DhamaniAsad Dhamani, over 5 years ago

    It will take two days for shipping anyway. How about waking up early one day and going to the bank to get change? Why not get $100 worth of quarters in one go? I don't think a bank would say no to the request. Not trying to be rude, but I don't see any advantage, at least as someone who isn't American.

    0 points
    • Account deleted over 5 years ago

      Banks often charge for change (at leas they do in the UK), but not a 50% markup.

      0 points
  • Darth BaneDarth Bane, over 5 years ago

    Dumbest idea ever.

    And people will flock to it like moths to a flame.

    0 points
  • Nick TassoneNick Tassone, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

    Go to a bank? I don't need a subscription service for everything

    0 points
  • Nick PfistererNick Pfisterer, over 5 years ago

    Can someone confirm if this is a joke or not?

    0 points
    • Asad DhamaniAsad Dhamani, over 5 years ago

      Sorry to say, but it isn't. They are using Stripe for payments, and according to my experience with them, you need to have a registered business in order to use the payment gateway. Also, Stripe has a $15 fee for chargebacks, I don't think they'd risk that if it were a joke.

      0 points
  • Ben Henschel, over 5 years ago

    Every laundromat I've every seen has a coin machine. Most US homes have a washer/dryer. The only time not having coins is an issue is apartment buildings that have laundry in the basement (or not in your apartment). Still, not a $5 problem. Agreed we don't need a subscription service for everything.

    0 points