Sunday, December 12, 2010

Now for something completely different...

So, I decided to go to to try and save money. You are supposed to be able to trade books, movies, cd's, and video games you currently own for ones you want.

I discovered that "there is no demand for that" is a popular response to things that I own when I typed them in and expected to make a match to swap for something. 

 Maybe if the cd's were newer than say music from when I could last hear (last century probably)? 

Or books that were either newer (I've been making good use of the library and thrift stores) or less obscure (ex. Dancing with the Witchdoctor by Kelly James)? It really makes me assess my reading material. But, I know it won't change what I read. If I am going to take the time to read a book, by God I am going to read something I want to read and enjoy and not just something I feel I should read. Although occasionally the two do intersect.

At any rate, I can't say for sure that is a great site since it wanted me to trade my Dixie Chicks "Home" CD, the only thing I owned that had a match, for some Nursing textbooks. But I imagine occasionally people's desires do match up and a wonderful exchange is made satisfying both parties. Or else there are a lot of people posting things with wishful thinking. One of those.


  1. I like the idea of this swapping site but if it doesn't work then it not worth much, is it..

  2. Exactly. It's a great idea, but not so good in the execution. Maybe it will improve with time.

  3. It's an interesting concept, but perhaps not big enough audience.