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I bet you have an item or two (or twenty) that you no longer want just sitting around gathering dust. Why not trade them for other things that you want or need? Marcy gives you eight suggestions of places you can trade or barter your stuff. Some of the places allow you to swap for free and some charge a small fee. Some of them even have lists of things people are offering to give away. Check out these Internet swap shops as you get ready for spring cleaning.

I'll add one site that Marcy didn't mention -- Craigslist offers free classifieds in many cities all over the World. Just browse to a location near you and check out the listings or post your own. Many of the cities also have a "free" or "free stuff" category.


February 19, 2007 at 4:38 pm
(1) Andrea says:

You can also try Freecycle. There is one for most counties & cities everywhere.

February 26, 2007 at 8:56 am
(2) kathy says:

Freecycle is great. I have been a member of my local one for over a yr and its easy to join and use. I have gotten some cool stuff and have gotten rid of a lot of things.

March 13, 2008 at 9:41 am
(3) Len says:

This is a site where you can list things with photos for free.

March 13, 2008 at 9:44 am
(4) Len says:

Sorry, the link didn’t go thru.

March 13, 2008 at 9:46 am
(5) Len says:
April 16, 2008 at 1:22 pm
(6) John says:

I use http://www.caretotrade.com to swap items. I’ve traded some books, antiques, and have recently listed my home for trade. It’s free.

August 10, 2008 at 8:15 pm
(7) crazyfox says:

hello you could also try http://www.swapcycle.co.uk its good its all free and you can either buy or swap things or a combo of both

February 26, 2009 at 3:57 pm
(8) JD says:

This is a new but rapidly growing free barter site that I’ve used many times. some areas are growing faster than others, but it’s the easiest site I’ve found to use. It’s very similar to CraigsList, but devoted to swapping…enjoy!

February 26, 2009 at 4:12 pm
(9) gh says:

why cant i leave a link?

February 26, 2009 at 4:14 pm
(10) gh says:


sorry, this is JD again regarding the new barter site…..for some reason it wouldn’t let me leave a link when I posted under my real name????? enjoy the site!

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