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Swap To Save

NewsOk.com (Website) - 10/7/2007 by Marshall Loeb
NEW YORK — If you're looking for ways to curb your spending without sacrificing the small joys, try swapping instead of shopping. Here are three Web sites that allow you to trade your gently used items for someone else's treasures:


•Paperbackswap.com. A site designed for readers both discriminating and frugal, Paperbackswap is the 21st century answer to a lending library. Registration is free.

• Swapstyle.com. Saving money doesn't have to mean suppressing your inner-fashionista. The membership will run you $19.95 a year. After that, swappers are responsible only for paying postage.

•Eswapnow.com. Gamers, music lovers and movie hounds may find what they're after at Eswapnow.com. Registration is free. and all traders pay for is postage.