Swaptree.com Shakes Up the Online Marketplace

22 05 2007

Watch out eBay, there’s a new site in town, and it literally has a mind of its own. Swaptree.com allows you to trade your DVD’s, CD’s, video games, and books with others across the country. Not impressed? Well, Swaptree’s built in algorithms automatically find all the things people are willing to trade for your item, eliminating the endless searching and negotiating between users. Simply list what you have to trade along with a selection of titles you want and let Swaptree do the rest. The interface is very simple, just enter the UPC or ISBN, add a short description and watch the offers come pouring in. To top it off, all trading transactions are completely free, you only pay shipping. Free, intuitive trading sound too good to be true? For now, it pretty much is. Unless you’re lucky enough to receive an invite, Swaptree won’t open a public Beta until July 4th. Can’t wait? You could always try shooting them an email and plead for an invite…it worked for me! Looks like good old fashioned barter still has a place in the 21st century after all.

By Joe Famularo

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