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The Barter Economy: 14 Great Places To Trade Stuff Online

The Simple (Website) - 5/24/2009 by Trent
What you can trade: books

What can I say? I love PaperBackSwap. Im an avid reader, and that often means that my shelves get overstuffed with books. I used to take piles of them to the used book store, but Id get at best a 2-for-1 exchange and the selection at local used book stores was limited. PaperBackSwap works much more efficiently. You just list ten books you want to trade and the site gives you two credits. A credit essentially represents a single book that you can request, so you can immediately request two books out of the more than a million books listed on the site. Want more credits? When someone requests a book youve listed, send it to them and receive a credit when they receive it. Shipping is easy, too - you can print off complete shipping labels directly from the site. For me, it beats used book stores in selection, convenience, time, and cost.
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