I was recently cleaning out (again!) some of our bookshelves and weeded out books we didn't want. When I realized how little I could get for them from half.com or amazon, I looked into some of the book-swapping sites. I decided to put my unwanted inventory at swaptree.

When you open a swaptree account, you list your inventory, and you make a list of items (books, cds, dvds, and games) that you want. Swaptree works its magic by coordinating swaps between its members. The more items you list and request, the greater your chances of entering into a swap.

It had been more than a month since I opened my account (I had listed about a dozen "haves" and "wants"), and I was about ready to give up on it, when I got a request for a multiple way swap. Continue reading