In light of this common conundrum, people are increasingly turning to the age-old practice of bartering trade their unused items for things they want, as opposed to buying new items or even worse--throwing them away.
Websites like Swaptree.com allow you to swap your unused books, CDs, DVDs and video games. With millions of people listing millions of things, the swap opps are staggering!
The way it works is members list the items that they are trading and the items they want, and Swaptree’s two and three-way trade algorithms instantly find all of the items that they can receive for the items that they have. Referred to by mainstream media outlets as “the eBay of Swap,” Swaptree.com also allows for cross-media trades, so members can swap a DVD for a book, a video game for a CD, or a book for a video game, etc.
In addition to being green (average members lower their annual carbon footprints by approximately 180lbs) Swaptree is completely free—you only pay for postage, which means that you can get a book, CD, DVD, or video game for around two dollars.
Please feel free to check out the FAQ page here, http://www.swaptree.com/WebFrmFAQ.aspx, if you have any questions--happy swapping!
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Gem is a Hawaii Mom Blogger who posts reviews and giveaways, and blogs about life in Hawaii as a mom of 3 boys, including one with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. She loves to travel, bake, and eat anything with chocolate.