Swap with a sailor (or a pirate ;)
January 17, 2003 7:21 PM   Subscribe

Swappingtons! Howdy fair sailor, "Swappingtons is a great way to get rid of any books, CDs or DVDs that you don't want anymore, and get other items in return for them. The great part too is, once you're done with the items you get, you can just turn around and list them again so someone else will take them and you can get something else." Andrew (of DiaryLand, Pitas and various other web enterprises) has set up a barter club for your mutual benefit! (kinda like a LETS) Be sure to check out the short instructional dramatization :D
posted by kliuless (9 comments total)
What's wrong with Trodo?
posted by Erasmus at 7:35 PM on January 17, 2003

What's wrong with Trodo?

probably nothing. except that swappingtons is only a few days old and already has more twice the items that trodo does.
posted by dobbs at 8:12 PM on January 17, 2003

Cool. I've got all sorts of junk to swap.

But... um. How do you get your first points? Other than referring others, that is. I feel like I'm stuck in a chicken-and-egg loop already.
posted by pzarquon at 8:20 PM on January 17, 2003

You get them from people who already have points (there are a bunch, mostly from referring people) getting stuff from you. It's not as catch-22 as it looks, there are lots of trades going on.
posted by beefula at 8:22 PM on January 17, 2003

Does it by any chance include spouse-swapping?
posted by 111 at 9:20 PM on January 17, 2003

Everything Andrew does is golden. Mostly because he has a bazillion webgroupies that will use any service he creates. He's a great guy though. I've had a couple interesting conversations with him via AIM.
posted by katieinshoes at 10:00 PM on January 17, 2003

Umm...here ya go.
posted by mirla at 11:12 PM on January 17, 2003

I may be a big dumbhead and have missed that this is possible, but it'd be swell to be able to limit geography (and thus postage, since you're pretty much preselected to be a cheap and/or poor bastard if you're using the site anyway) for those of us outside of North America.

I'm in Korea, and if I could filter folks with items to swap to just, say, Korea (to pick a madcap example), that'd be good. Japan too, maybe, but customs might become an issue then, maybe.

Not that there'd be anyone on the filtered list yet, but it'd feel nice just to be able to do it, you know?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:58 PM on January 20, 2003

(Note to self : pay more attention to fine line between being deliberately goofy and sounding like an imbecile.)
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:56 AM on January 21, 2003

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