Sunday, June 13, 2010

Ready to Trade on Swaptree

A NOTE FROM JENN: Good morning Greenies! It is Monday morning now and I just wanted to say that things with Swaptree were all taken care of yesterday. The confirmation email, though indicating it was sent at 6:00 AM, did finally arrive sometime after noon. I was able to confirm and start listing items for trade.

I wanted to simply test the service for the moment so I listed just one book in my ‘have it’. Sadly no one on the service had this item in their ‘want it’ list so I am unable to receive any trades just yet but I’m sure that will come soon! I also added a book to my own ‘want it’ list and will be excited when I can have it arrive at my door!

Customer service was quick to return my email as well, although they didn’t have to do much considering it worked itself out. Because the site is free (no special envelopes to buy and no money is exchanged) and the only expense is when shipping an item (can we say Media Mail?) this allows Swaptree to suggest all kinds of trades -- movies for CDs, books for video games, etc. -- not just a one for one which is nice.

So I am amending my Leaf Rating on this cool company and concept to a Four Leaf Rating!

Everyone has extra stuff lying around -- DVDs, books, video games and CDs -- the thing you used a million times, read and won’t read again or just plain didn’t enjoy. But what is a person to do with all this brand new merchandise? Trade it on Swaptree!

The company makes it super simple to exchange your merchandise, in fact it is only a three step process! First, register. This will only take a few seconds and the information is minimal (you can also connect with friends on Facebook). Next, add items you want and list items you have to trade. Finally, all that is left to do is swap!

Now, I am a little bummed that I can’t share the whole experience with you because I never received the confirmation email (it is required to click on to activate the account) despite repeated attempts, a change in emails and contacting the customer support folks.

This is not to say it doesn’t work for some however so don’t be alarmed! My friend Bridgete was the one who suggested I become a swapper as she was able to sign up and suggest the site to me. It is legitimate and there are some cool items to be had, I just can’t get to them yet.

Hopefully the good folks at Swaptree will get me a return email so I can give a proper rating based on the entire experience, including being able to swap! But for now, based solely on the concept of it as well as my sign up experience, I have to give Swaptree a Two and a Half Leaf Rating.

I hope to hear from you Swaptree, I am looking forward to bumping your leaves up as soon as I can get active with this very cool concept! ♥love♥


Bridgete said...

How odd that you can't get the confirmation email! I had no problems with it, and I've traded 9 things already! So far I've always gotten the stuff I was supposed to get, in the stated condition. It's pretty cool. I hope they can help you soon!

Jenn said...

Yup, all set now! It took a lot longer than I had expected for the confirmation to arrive and I've only added one book so far but I'm sure there will be more I have to add soon :-)

9 trades & all as stated, that's the stuff I like to hear!

Almost Precious said...

Sounds like a much needed concept, trade books, DVD's, Videos etc, rather than store them for ages...unread, unseen, unloved and gathering dust.

Sometimes sites have problems, I've had my share with disappearing followers boxes, having to re-log moments later (even though I had the "remember me" box checked). Photos that refused to be placed into my blog post where I wanted them to be. Then later in the day or even the next day all is well...stranger than fiction but true. :D

Bridgete said...

Ooh, you got it all set up? Hooray! I've been trying to find you to friend you but it doesn't seem to be working, so...find and friend me! I'm under the email that's my full name, not my catwoman email. =)