Friday, July 18, 2008

Pass it on: Sites for swapping

Freecycle and craigslist are two great resources for passing along free (or inexpensive) items. And I'm still experimenting with Zwaggle, which allows you to trade children's items, with mixed results.

But what do you do with those piles of dust-collecting books or abandoned CDs?

A few Web sites exist that key into your hobbies and allow for free to low-cost swapping.

Among them:

Paperbackswap.com
Swapadvd.com
Swapacd.com

By sharing your items with other interested readers or listeners, you earn credits that you can redeem for swapped items of your own. While you're responsible for the shipping costs, you also don't have to purchase these items new.

2 comments:

Chris and Teresa Clark said...

I'm a loyal user of PaperbackSwap! I just don't have enough CDs or DVDs to use the other sites yet. :o) It's a really nice and easy way to recycle books I've already read.

Jody Reale---Zwaggle said...

Thanks for trying Zwaggle. I'm interested to hear more about your experiences, and what you think would improve it.