Swapmamas.com is alternative to garage sale
By Denise Nape The Shopper May 24, 2012 9:40AM
I have been looking around my neighbor at the annual garage sale postings trying to decide if I want to join in. Garage sales are great, if you aren’t holding one. So. Much. Work. To then have a woman holding socks in your face offering five cents instead of the ten cents that you asked. And I cannot stomach the idea of just giving everything away with no return. I give plenty to the local shelter but there are some items that I feel that I could/should get something for.
I found Swapmamas.com as a possible solution to my dilemma. The idea is to offer your merchandise and see what others are offering to trade.
After signing up for the service, I did a little browsing. The amount of baby/toddler gear here is impressive. Especially things like outerwear and swimwear, which for a baby are barely worn before they grow into the next size. You can find coupons and gift cards here that you can get for your stuff.
In the designer section, people are offering True Religion, Kate Quinn Organics and Janie and Jack, just to name a few.
Here’s a little about their concept:
It’s about getting to know other moms, making lasting connections, and doing a little old school trading with new friends.
Sometimes you may want to swap, Even Steven. Sometimes you may simply want to clean out your garage and donate your goods to another Mama. It’s entirely up to you.
It all boils down to one very simple, time-tested truth. The more you give, the more you get, whether that be actual goods, or the simple satisfaction that comes from helping someone out. Our mantra? People before profit. Swapmamas is free to all. No middleman. No warehouse. No fees. You choose what you want to swap, who you want to swap with, and how you want to ship. The only thing you pay is the cost to ship your package to a friend. (And if that’s not an option for you, join a local group and bypass shipping all together!)
There is no money exchanged. There IS a whole lot of good karma to go around.
Shopper’s tip: It’s free. Why not try it out and help someone out or just clean out?