Web Spy: Swap.com

[There are over 100 million sites on the Internet. 100 million! You might think you know about all the important ones (CollegeCandy, Gmail, Google, Facebook…), but there are thousands of other sweet sites out there (like Bake It In a Cake, Jog.FM and Fellow Up) and more showing up every day! We get it – it’s not easy or fun sifting through the crap and porn to find those gems, so we’re gonna bring the gems to you. Just sit back, kick up those feet and allow us to introduce you to the diamonds in the internet rough.]
It’s no secret that college students appreciate saving money. But if you’re like me, you also enjoy (or thrive on) shopping for new things. Sure, you can scour Ebay, thrift stores, and clearance sales to find the best deals, but when it comes down to it, you’re still spending money. So what if I told you that you there was a way for you to get all the CDs, movies, books, and video games you want for almost nothing?
Swap.com allows you to trade your lightly used items you don’t want anymore with others’ items — and all you have to pay for is the cost of shipping it to them!

And here’s the best part: swapping requires just a little bit of work and almost no thinking (which is what we all want to hear after hours of studying). Just go through all your old crap and list everything you’re willing to swap. Once you do that, Swap.com will show you the items you can receive for yours — simply click “GET NOW” to start the trade!
You can also list out the movies, books, CDs, and video games you’d like to receive in return to make swapping even easier!
Once the other trader accepts, you’ll be provided with the shipping info you need — and then all you have to do is wait to receive your item in return!
And what’s more, since you’re passing everything along instead of throwing it away, Swap.com is the eco-friendly thing to do (it fits with that whole “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” saying, you know?).
Honestly, I don’t know if I’ve ever been so excited to start spring-cleaning my apartment! I can’t wait to see if I can trade any of the old CDs cluttering my shelves (ahem Ricky Martin ahem) for some new movies and books (The Hunger Games? Please??) on Swap.com!
Good deal, right? And there’s plenty more web where that came from. Check out the other sites that are on Laura’s web radar!

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