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Trade Books, CDs, & Video Games for Free with SwapTree

Wendy Limauge 31-01-2009

swap book cds dvds video games onlineSwaptree 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:

  • Books
  • DVDs
  • CDs
  • 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.

It is very easy to join SwapTree. Just fill out the simple registration form at You must be 13 years of age or older and agree to their Terms of Use to join.


How to use SwapTree in 4 Easy Steps:

Step 1:

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.

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Step 2:

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.

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Step 3:

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.

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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?

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  1. Saul
    August 7, 2016 at 4:49 am

    Swaptree like a lot of the other sites all disappeared. does a similar thing nowadays

  2. R4i
    June 19, 2009 at 3:55 am

    Looks like this will be a big hit, looking forward to using it!

  3. anon user
    March 2, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    swaptree is not innovative. for video and pc games, the gametz website is far superior and has been active for over 10 years so therefore has a large base of users with many documented successful trades. newbies can trade with long time members with confidence that their trade partner will come through.

  4. Aibek
    February 6, 2009 at 9:00 am

    Another, good site for trading CDs is

  5. Wallace Rhimes
    February 2, 2009 at 10:31 am

    I have tried them all, and Swaptree is the best. I just don't like those point systems - too confusing and not practical if I want to stop using the website. Swaptree is a one-for-one trade. LOVE IT!!! Just got Borne Ultimatum for a Harry Potter Book.

  6. Neil Watson
    February 1, 2009 at 10:29 am

    And Bookmooch also operates in the UK, for those of us not lucky enough to live in the USA!

  7. Catherine Devlin
    February 1, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Bookmooch has been doing this for years, very effectively. Bookmooch is more flexible, though, because your donor doesn't have to get a book from *you* in return, they can get their compensating book from anyone else in Bookmooch.

  8. CodeKing
    January 31, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    hey thanks for letting us know about this great site.

    i went there on your advice and already have a trade for the book Twilight. Wow Twilight for $2 in postage! Whats not to love?