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Swaptree

by Andrew Price

February 3, 2008


We got an email from one Mark Hexamer recently, who, after some kind words about our magazine, mentioned he founded a company called Swaptree.com. He says:

"You simply list the items you have and the items you want, and Swaptree's trade algorithms, instantly finds the members who want what you have and have what you want. So on Swaptree one copy of Harry Potter The Deathly Hallows, can be traded to another member, and another, and another, saving trees and pollution in the process. After all do we really need 40 million copies of Harry Potter on the planet? Shouldn't say 5 million be enough? Lets recycle all the paper AND all the books."

A vivid example. If Swaptree works, you can stash that economic stimulus check under your mattress and just trade for new movies and books. After poking around the site for a while, we're sold. Has anyone reading used Swaptree?
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