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

First Posted: 03/18/2010 5:12 am Updated: 05/25/2011 2:50 pm

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 BarterQuest.com, SwapTree.com, U-exchange.com, SwapTreasures.com and TitleTrader.com let you swap almost anything online. PaperBackSwap.com and BookMooch.com are great for trading books; SwapStyle.com, ClothingSwaps.com, DignSwap.com and RehashClothes.com are great for trading clothes. Try Zwaggle.com and SwapBabyGoods.com for trading clean, safe children's toys with other parents. Craigslist.com 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?

Quick Poll

This season, I will...

SWAP!

SHOP!

Swap and shop!

Pull a 'Scrooge' and do neither!

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Filed by Hilary Moss  |