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9 Best Ways To Get Free Stuff

MSN Money (Website) - 8/12/2011 by Brandon Ballenger
Swap.com. Is it free if you have to trade something? Sure, if your bargaining chip no longer has much resale value. This site lets you create "have" and "want" lists for games, books, movies and music, and then matches you up with others. You do have to pay shipping. However, the site makes it easy, handling the logistics with printable labels and providing delivery confirmation so nobody gets ripped off.



If you want to do it the old-fashioned way, there is a local trading section too, but the range of stuff you can get is more limited. An upcoming Swap.com Market section sounds like a barter version of eBay, with a much wider range of tradable goods. For now, though, you can trade at least your wardrobe on SwapStyle.com (run by a different group) and there are lots of other item-specific swapping outlets like PaperbackSwap.com.