Swap.com has created the world's largest swap marketplace with over 1 million members that have already completed more then 4 million swaps! Swap is an online marketplace that allows you to list the items you want to swap in a variety of categories. You can swap all of your no longer wanted media including books, music, movies and games. Plus you can find local swaps in your community for clothing, or organize your own.
This is the way of shopping. Think of the benefits not only to your wallet, but also to the environment. You can look for a local swapping event in many countries, and you can also host your own swap. If you aren't interested in swapping locally, you can swap media online. You simply post your want list and find someone to swap with. Joining is super easy, and you can even connect through facebook.
Not only is Swap.com a great social swapping site, but they are also helping our schools! They have a program designed to get books donated to US public schools (Swap4Schools). Any US public school educator can create their own free account, build a want list, then members are given the option to donate their items instead of swapping them. They have already had over 6,000 donated. I think this program has so much potential, especially with the budget cuts. In Michigan alone, our governor is taking away money from the K-12 programs leaving our schools with budget cuts in the millions.
Swapping is a lot of fun, you save money and the environment. If you can help a school, how cool would that be? Sometimes donating, especially books to thrift stores is in such abundance that it isn't even helping anyone. Recently our thrift stores have been practically giving books away because they have so many boxes of them. If you can get your items to someone that wants them or donate them to a school that needs them, I think that would be really great. Go ahead and give Swap.com a try. There is a lot of potential at this site, help spread the word!
A little birdie told me that Swap.com in the very near future they are launching a more extensive swap market to swap anything. Right now you can only swap your books, music, video games and movies online, that will not always be the case. Ok, stop reading and go join. The more members they get, the better the swapping community will be!