This section is about making use and reuse of things you already have. Is it better to pay or to barter / swap for a product or service you need? I say, if you don’t pay with money it’s almost as good as free. Look at the sites below in this section to barter, trade, and in turn save your money.
Get free books, CDs, DVDs, Video Games, by recycling what you have. On Swaptree you can:
Trade the media you have for the media you want, for FREE
Instantly see all the items you can receive in trade
Print perfect postage right from your computer
Discover new artists, authors, movies and games
Recycle, reuse and reduce your carbon footprint
- Imagine a world where you can get anything you want by simply giving something in return. Favorpals is dedicated to the belief that human beings can better serve each other through a spirit of collective cooperation.
Begin by imagining that money ceases to be the currency of choice. Imagine you can have almost anything you want without having to reach into your pocket for your wallet. What if the billions of online users can make this happen?
Trashbank: - Trashbank is an online website where you can sell your items or services or barter, swap, and trade your items or services with other people.
New Barter Site: - Started recently, but looks promising.
Trade Books and DVDs: - Bookins is a book and DVD trading engine. Use it to find good homes for your books and movies, and to get items you want in exchange. Offering items is easy. Simply enter the ISBN or UPC code from the back of your book or DVD. Their site will fill in all the details like title and cover image. Then, pick items you'd like to receive. Their system will automatically arrange for shipments. From you to one member and from a third member back to you, and so on. You never have to contact anyone, there is no bidding, and there are no hassles of dealing with different traders and personalities for each exchange.
Business Bartering: - Business oriented; convert your business' goods and services into International monetary System (IMS) trade dollars that work like cash to purchase needed items; develop trade barter dollars as another approach to increase sales and revenue; realize the smart practice of trading your excess inventories at full value instead of taking costly markdowns; fees are involved on barters. Gain exposure to thousands of dollars in new business with no additional marketing or advertising cost.
Trade Anything:- Trade what you have for what you want.
Barter Business: - Barter Business Unlimited helps businesses increase sales, build customer loyalty, and tap into new markets - all while conserving cash flow and all by bartering goods and services within the membership network. Businesses save needed cash reserves by using barter dollars earned from selling products or services to other member businesses. A business membership lets you purchase products direct from other businesses, as well as obtaining media advertising, travel and entertainment services, healthcare and fitness opportunities and so many other professional services.
Barter Bart: - The purpose of this website is to provide an exciting way for people all across the world to trade their cool items and services for other cool items and services. Since the trading is done in an auction style format, you may end up getting a whole lot more than you expected for the item or service you listed. THERE ARE NO FEES TO USE THIS SITE!
- Barter, Find, sell, trade, buy any item, service or real estate with TradeAway. Sell your home, buy a car, trade for a boat or vacation. Register now!
Swap Paperbacks: - Mail a book. Get a book. Any book you request is yours to keep, share or swap. No late fees. No processing charges. No hidden charges. By joining this Site, you become a member of a national club committed to sharing paperback and audio books. You post ten or more books that you are willing to exchange and in return for your posting, you earn two credits good toward the selection of any other club member's books (limit two startup credits per household). With your credits, you may order books from another member and they will ship them to you at their expense. Each paperback costs you one credit and each audio book costs two credits. Other members may order books from you. If they do, you ship them at your expense (typically $2.23, last I looked) and earn one credit for each paperback and two credits for each audio book received by another club member.
At present, Site membership is free, but They may institute a charge at some point in the future to defray the cost of providing this valuable service. If They do add any fees, you will be given plenty of notice and have the opportunity to accept or decline the charges.
OK, this is not entirely free as you have shipping costs, but it is a nice service for people who make use of it.
Exchange Used Books: - BookMooch is a community for exchanging used books. BookMooch lets you give away books you no longer need in exchange for books you really want.
Give and receive: Every time you give someone a book, you earn a point and can get any book you want from anyone else at BookMooch. Once you've read a book, you can keep it forever or put it back into BookMooch for someone else, as you wish.
No cost: there is no cost to join or use this web site: your only cost is mailing your books to others.
Community Weaver: - Time Bank members use the Community Weaver site to get community news, list the services they wish to exchange, and log the hours they spend helping and being helped by neighbors. Neighbors helping neighbors is as old as our species yet in the hustle and bustle of modern life They are losing touch with the pleasures of being in community. So we're using that touchstone of modern life - the Internet - to reintroduce neighbors to each other and the joys of doing things for each other in reciprocal relationships.
Vacation Exchange: - Accommodation costs are the single largest expense of any vacation! Why not home exchange or home swap as it's fondly referred to, saving you lots of money to travel further and longer than you could ever have imaged. Contact the home listings at Digsville - it's free! Digsville has the most robust and comprehensive home listing in the industry and it's free to contact them. Check out the new and recently edited listings today! There is a fee, but the savings is in the vacation exchange.
Home Exchange1: - Why trade homes? There is a fee, but the savings is in the vacation exchange.
Price - Pay only a small fee to list your property for one year as opposed to at least $100 per night in a hotel.
Authenticity - Live like the locals and get to know your neighbors and surroundings as a member of the community rather than a tourist.
Convenience - Base yourself at your home exchange property and explore a region in depth on day or overnight trips.
Security - Get to know your exchange partner through correspondence and telephone calls so that by the time you leave for vacation. You will be staying in a friend's home and a friend will be staying in yours.
Friendship - Build a lasting bond to a family from another culture by sharing a meaningful home exchange experience with them.
Home Exchange2: - Home Exchange is the vacation alternative where two families agree to swap homes for a vacation... "You stay in my house while I stay in yours." There is a fee, but the savings is in the vacation exchange.