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Online Swap: Books, music, movies
New - 8/13/2010 by Ashlee Wynne

Prepare for the deal of a lifetime: Order new books and DVDs while getting rid of the unwanted books and DVDs cluttering your home, all for the price of shipping.

Sound too good to be true? Meet and sister sites and, which have both gained popularity since Paperbackswap’s debut in 2004.

The objective of these swapping sites is to save members money, all the while sharing books, movies and music across the nation.

Money is also saved by using Paperbackswap’s sister site SwapaDVD, which was launched in 2006. After posting DVDs into the system via the UPC, members can order movies and ship them out for the cost of a first-class package, which is about $1.90.

Melanie Beasley of West Deptford has been a member of SwapaDVD since November 2007, and is also a member of Paperbackswap and All three sites are connected, and credits can be transferred between them.

“I transfer my book-swapping credits over (to SwapaDVD) and it’s a great deal since I always have books to trade. I love the versatility of these three sites, since I can transform books into CDs or movies. It’s one of my favorite forms of recycling,” Beasley explained.

In addition to their sales versatility, all three websites allow members to rate and review books, movies and music. A book or film that is not already posted into the system can be added to a member’s wishlist and offered immediately when they become available., also launched in 2006, differs slightly from the other sites as there is a minimal transaction fee of 49 cents plus one credit every time a CD is ordered. CDs are posted through the UPC.