The following is a sponsored post on behalf of Swap.com. I was also provided a shopping credit to facilitate this post, opinions expressed are that of my own.
Recently I asked by Swap.com to shop and evaluate their website and goods here on Frugal and Fun Mom. They gave me a credit to shop their site, and I in turn navigated around and checked out the various categories.
Personally I love to shop thrift for the thrill of a great find, so this made this shopping experience fun for me.
If you asked me to describe Swap.com in 3 words, I would say new, secondhand, & quality. I choose those 3 because they not only have gently used but they also have items that have never been opened.
According to Swap.com they are a site that specializes in buying, selling and trading high-quality kids and baby items. They have books, clothing, games, toys and even maternity clothes.
I looked around the website and found LEGO toys, Star Wars themed merchandise, Melissa &Doug, and Build-a-Bear. I also saw craft related items, sports equipment, and clothing. Some these items were new, and some were used.
I compared prices on random new items and some were cheaper than other retailers, some prices were the same, and few were slightly higher.
Since my daughter’s birthday is this month and Christmas is around the corner, I decided to purchase new items for gifting. I found a neat Stepping Stone Kit and Pop Art Necklaces. I also took a look at a couple of websites, including Amazon, to compare and find the prices on these items. On these particular ones, I found Swap.com to be cheaper.
I had also been wanting to order my daughter a baseball glove so she could go out side and play ball with her Dad and brother. I did not see a new one, but I found a pink one that was listed in Good Condition for $8. It looked really nice based on the picture, so I decided to order that one for her as well.
Once I was finished shopping and was ready complete my order, I put in all of my shipping information, used Paypal to make the purchase, and that was it. I even got FREE Shipping since this was my first purchase. FYI, if you login as a guest, you can shop with a credit card.
My order came a week or so later, and everything was nicely packaged in plastic. When I opened up the baseball glove, it looked brand new. I decided to give it to my daughter as a last-minute birthday present. The other items were put away for Christmas.
If you are interesting in trading or selling items at Swap.com, they will sort, categorize and professionally photograph the items and let you know when the items are on your account. You select what you want in exchange for your items, or set the sales price. Paypal is required for this service. There is even an option to donate proceeds from sales to your favorite charity.
If your items have not traded in 45 days they will even buy them. Check out the Swap.com SureSell Guarantee.
What do you think of the concept of shopping thrift or consignment online? Please visit Swap.com and tell me an item that you would like to have?
I would definitely purchase from the site again and continue to compare pricing as well. I might have to test out the swapping service soon, I have toys and clothes that my kids are growing out of.
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