03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Swap Or Shop: Which Will You Do This Holiday Season? (POLL)

Swapping might be the new shopping this holiday season as more buyers are simultaneously trying to get rid of the old and acquire the new...all without dropping a dime. The New York Daily News pointed out the growing amount of websites devoted to the cause:

Sites like,,, and let you swap almost anything online. and are great for trading books;,, and are great for trading clothes. Try and for trading clean, safe children's toys with other parents. can also be a goldmine - just check out their barter section.

But there's also been a surge in community swap meets, like the recently-held Score! hosted by Bust, Flavorpill, & MeanRed in Brooklyn, New York. And some circles of friends are even holding swap parties to trade their gear.

What do you think about swapping for the holidays?

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