For those of you who love PaperBackSwap (and if you aren’t a member, you should check it out!), they’ve recently started another club called Swap-a-DVD.
Similar to PaperBackSwap, when you sign up with Swap-a-DVD,
you post 10 DVDs you already own and would like to pass on to someone
else. After you have completed that, you are given 1 free DVD credit
which you can use to request one of any of the DVDs in their system.
Then, when anyone requests any of your ten DVDs and you ship them out
and the receiver notes that they have been received, you get an
additional DVD credit for each DVD you ship out. You can
continue shipping and listing DVDs like this and then choosing DVDs to
have shipped to you. You only pay postage on the DVDs you ship out.
Here’s the best part, though: when you refer someone else to Swap-a-DVD
or PaperBackSwap and they sign up and list their ten DVDs, you automatically get a free
DVD credit. I’ve gotten a lot of free book credits through PaperBackSwap this way!
great thing is that you can set up a wishlist for your account. If they
don’t have a certain DVD you are interested in right now, you can add
it to your wishlist. Then, when someone else lists the DVD, you get an
email letting you know it’s been listed and giving you first dibs on
Laura — SwapaCD has a fee because the site automatically refunds your credit if there are any problems with the transcation. It is a form of insurance and offsets the cost for the founders. (With the other two sites, you have to ask the Sender to return your credit if the book/DVD is damaged …)
Love all three sites and SwapaDVD is definitely worth checking out! =)
The swap-a-dvd looks great I signed up using your link. I posted my 10 dvds and people immediately requested 4 of them. I now have 5 credits to get different dvds for my daughter. What a great way to recycle outgrown movies!!!
Of course, all of your advice is sound.Crystal, Thank you for approaching this sometimes emotionally sensitive subject with candor. It might seem a little extreme, but here’s one idea. Completely eliminate all processed sugar (corn syrup too) and all white flour from your diet. Even if you just use this as an experiment to see how much your lifestyle would have to change, it can help shed some unwanted weight. For those of us with a sweet tooth (I’m in this crowd) honey, real maple syrup, and dried fruits can offer some relief from the sugar cravings. But don’t forget a sabbath from your diet! Once a week is a good guideline to use, when working very hard to accomplish a goal. You might be amazed at the endurance you have, and the motivation you’re given, when you know that you will have a rest from your labor.
Does anyone know why paperbackswap and dvdswap are swapping for postage costs only and on the cdswap you have to pay? What’s with that??
This has been around for awhile. Also check out SwapACD.com. Same deal. You can transfer credits back and forth between all three services.