Swapping books, CDs, DVDs and games

@newtondak (3950)
United States
November 12, 2008 9:50am CST
I've run across a couple of sites where you can swap your used stuff for other people's used stuff. Clink on my website link in my profile and you'll find information about them there. Does anyone else have sites where you can barter things you have for things you want?
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@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
12 Nov 08
I belong to sites such as Freecyle and Cheap Cycle so I will have to look into this, too. Freecycle is where people offer things for free. Cheap Cycle is where they offer items for sale at low cost.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
12 Nov 08
I belong to Freecycle, but I'm about 60 miles from a major city and that's where most of the stuff is. The online sites work well for me even if I do need to pay shipping.
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• United States
12 Nov 08
There's nothing wrong with putting those links in the conversation since they're for information, not referrals. I've been using paperbackswap.com for several years, and have also used their sister site, swapadvd.com since it opened. The DVD site doesn't seem to be doing as well, since the membership is still pretty small, and it's hard to find DVDs that I want. But both sites are great for getting rid of books and movies that you don't want, and getting new ones in exchange. I tried Book Mooch, but I could never find anything I wanted, and the site wasn't very user friendly so I quit. But swapping is definitely the way to go.
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
12 Nov 08
Since I do get points to use for books on one for referrals and free shipping on the other for referrals, I didn't think it appropriate to post the direct links here.
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@AnythngArt (3304)
• United States
12 Nov 08
I love PaperbackSwap and use it all the time! I have gotten so many great books through the site, and it has helped to keep the mounting book pile at my house from getting any larger. For no more than the investment of media mail postage, I can save hundreds of dollars for books. Yes, I still do go to the bookstore and spend money, but I like the recyling aspect of the swapping. I haven't tried the DVD or CD swap aspects yet, although that day may not be far on the horizon. I think swapping is a great idea and I hope that a lot more people will participate in the future. Now (this terrible economy) is a great time for people to begin. We can all use a financial break!
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
12 Nov 08
I have always been pretty frugal, but I'm always looking for more ways to stretch a dollar!