is a new and innovative way for people to easily trade and swap books, CDs, DVDs and video games they are finished with, for the ones they want next – and it is all done for FREE.
Your only expense is paying the shipping to ship your item but since you are shipping CDs and books the cost is minimal if you use Media or First Class mail. When you are ready to ship your item, Swaptree will automatically provide you with the shipping amounts and class information based on the particular item that you are shipping.
Swaptree creates trades by matching items that you have with other people who want those items, and vice-versa.
What you can trade:
- Video games
You must own whatever you are trading and you can trade for thousands of items that you want.
Note: At the current time Swaptree is only available to residents of the United States.
How to use SwapTree in 4 Easy Steps:
List an item you want to trade by putting it on your “Have list”. Add the ISBN number and the system will look up the details for you. Add a short description about the condition of the item.
Find an item you want. SwapTree searches through their database to find users who have what you want. Your want list is easy to fill. Add the books that you have been dying to read, classic movies you want to watch, or your dream games you want to play. Having items on your want list allows other users to initiate trades with you.
After you have added items to your “have list” you will begin to see the green GET NOW button next to items. This means that Swaptree can set up a trade that allows you to receive that item right now. Just click the link and get the trade started.
Swaptree suggests that you put items on both your Want list and Have lists. All trades on Swaptree are one-for-one, meaning that you will trade one item and receive one item in return, and therefore all items have the same value.
Don’t let your collections of books, CDs, DVDs, and video games just sit on the shelf gathering dust. Start swapping them so you can acquire other items you want. Because Swaptree is free, it makes it easy to discover new authors, musicians, films and games that you might not otherwise buy.
If you have used Swaptree yourself, please let us know your experiences with the service. Have your experiences been good or bad? In your opinion, what are the pros and cons of the service? Any equivalents / rivals out there we should be looking at?