Swapping tools & resources

Swapping is similar to bartering, and involves the exchange of goods or services between two parties. Swapping events are a means of recycling or circulating goods between members of a community.

Gumtree Swaps

gumtree

Country
UK

Swap items, trade & exchange goods online. Don’t just throw away your old belongings, post a free advert now!

 

Swapz

swapz

Country
UK

Swapz is the UK’s biggest, most established and original marketplace where you can swap, trade, sell and deal with like-minded people both locally and nationwide. The choices are all yours.

With categories to suit everyone and hundreds of thousands of listings you’re sure to find something you want, need or just can’t live without.

 

 

Swap.com

swapcom

Website / iPhone App

Swap.com is leading the swap movement both online and in communities across the world. We bring people together to swap their stuff through our website, mobile app, local events, homes, schools, and co-branded partnerships. Swapping is the origin of social commerce and turns the stuff you own into currency to get the stuff you want.

 

Titletrader

Welcome to TitleTrader, book, movie, and music swap club. Titletrader is a free service that allows users to exchange books (paperback and hardcover), music (CDs), and movies (DVDs and VHS) with other community members from anywhere around the world. We have a large selection of titles and the inventory is growing daily, thanks to our users. We invite you to join this exciting free book swap service for free.

 

 

Paperback Swap

paperback

Trade Books for Free with our online Book Swap. It’s easy: List books you’d like to swap with other club members.Once a book is requested, mail it to the club member. In return, you may choose from 4,856,581 available books! Enjoy trading Hardbacks, Audio Books, Textbooks and more.

Android

SwapaCD

swapacd

We help music fans Swap, Trade & Exchange Used CDs. Mail a CD. Get a CD. Every time you ship a CD to another member, you can request one for yourself having it delivered directly to your door! Any album you request is yours to keep, share or trade.

SwapaDVD

swapadvd

We help movie lovers Swap, Trade & Exchange DVDs for Free. It’s easy. List movies you’ve already watched. Once a DVD is requested, mail it to the club member. In return, you may choose from 261,377 available Movies!
- DVDs you request are mailed to you for free.
- No late fees. No hidden charges.
Join Today and Swap Movies for free

 

Bookmooch

bookmooch

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 & 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.

Apps
Android

 

Swapit

swapit

About
1) Click on ‘Swap Zones’ to see what’s available.
2) Search for something or
3) Read the items description carefully and make sure it matches the posted photo and title. Tip: Watch out for certain wording. Something that is described as “like” a brand name item, isn’t the brand name item.
4) Check the Seller’s star rating. Avoid sellers who have received a lot of negative ratings. Sellers with high ratings have completed lots of successful transactions and are more likely to send the item as described with no hassle
5) Get bidding – type in your bid. Swapit will notify you if another bidder outbids you!
6) Bidding will hot up towards the end of the auction, start monitoring your auction a few minutes before it ends so that you can place a counter bid if necessary

 

 

Love Home Swap

lovehomeswap

Swap or rent amazing homes all over the world and connect with like-minded members

Find stylish homes to swap or rent with like-minded holidaymakers in 150+ countries worldwide. With 40,000+ homes to choose from, our dedicated Travel Team will help you find your perfect matches throughout the year – from weekend breaks to family getaways.

Read it, Swap it

readit

At ReadItSwapIt, you can swap your old old old books for new ones.It is a free book exchange website that allows you to swap the books you don’t want for the second-hand books that you do. It’s completely free to use the site – all you pay for is the postage of sending the book.

 

Mrs Bear’s Swap Shop & Vintage

mrsbears

London, UK

With everyone feeling the pinch in the current climate, Mrs Bear’s clothes swapshop is themed on a World War II “make do and mend” ethos. The simple idea being you can exchange your unwanted clothing, shoes or accessories with someone else’s. Swap your way to a new wardrobe at little cost to you and the environment! It’s also aimed at re-gaining a sense of real community whilst reducing your carbon footprint. The clothes swapping events are held at various locations in London and Manchester.

Vinted

vinted

iPhone App

Sell, swap and give away your pre-loved clothes instantly from your phone! Now you can check out the latest items on the catalog and instantly upload your clothes to sell or swap. 

PaperBackSwap Wishing

pbswishing

Platform
Android

Enter an ISBN number or use your phones camera to scan a book’s barcode to find out how many people are wishing for that book on PaperBackSwap.co

Contact
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