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Daily Expenditure $0: 20 Sites Of Modern Barter Trade

Daily Expenditure $0: 20 Sites Of Modern Barter Trade

Bartering or swapping sites provide easy ways to trade locally for services or needed products. Bartering or swapping can conveniently also take place through the mail . Of course, sites designed for swapping save money, especially since bartering is tax-free. The practice of bartering has been going on for centuries but on the Internet, people from all over the world can connect faster and with more convenience.

1. SwapStyle

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    SwapStyle is a bustling world wide bartering, sell, or  buy clothing site. Women and children’s clothing are available, as well as, sections for entertainment, accessories, shoes, and maternity wear. The site has been around since 2004 and is quite the popular spot for trading or buying. The site is free to join.

    2. Rehash Clothes

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      Rehash Clothes is a swap site for just about everything. There are men’s, women’s, and kid’s clothes available, along with, accessories, DVDs, textbooks and far more. The site was originally designed to design and reuse old clothes into designer clothes. Upon its launch Rehash Clothes quickly gained popularity as a swap site.

      3. Craigslist

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         Craigslist provides a a great resource for anyone looking to barter or swap. It was started in 1995 by Craig Newmark as a list of local events in San Francisco. Craigslist quickly grew into the large entity today, where people can go and find just about anything.

        4. Swap.com

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          Swap.com touts itself as ‘the largest online consignment store for baby and kids’ items. Parents simply box up the child’s clothes, toys, or maternity clothes and swap.com takes care of the rest. The items sent in are photographed and those with consigned items price their clothing or swap for needed items.

          5. U-Exchange

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            U-Exchange is an international bartering site for just about anything. Swap motorcycles, cars, homes, and more. There is no membership fee, people only have to sign in with a legitimate e-mail to begin swapping. U-Exchange does charge a very small fee to trade boats or to swap property permanently. Check out the guidelines before bartering.

            6. Freecycle

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              Freecycle was begun in 2003 in Tucson, AZ. It began as an e-mail list for locals to find other peoples throw-aways. The site grew quickly and now has over 7 million members worldwide. Simply enter your zip code to find those close to you or enter the zip of a larger city to discover whether some members will ship their items in an international swap.

               7. Game TZ

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                 Game TZ is a great and inexpensive way to keep a gamer happy. The zone allows users to create a library of their games and to trade between users without a fee of any kind. The site features top traders and what has been traded and received. Game accessories are also available to trade or buy.

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                8. PaperBack Swap

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                  Book lovers will truly love PaperBack Swap. Members build up their library in order to swap with other members. When a member lists ten books, they receive two credits. These credits are then used to barter with others in the group. For example, once a book is mailed and received by another member, the member who sent the book earns two credits. Extra credits are available for trading audio books.

                  9. SwapaCD

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                    SwapaCD works the same way as PaperBack Swap. Credits are earned in return for building a library and for sending CD’s to members. CD’s cost $0.49 and one credit point to purchase a CD. These credits may also be used in conjunction with the paperback swap site. Members may join and browse for free.

                    10. SwapaDVD

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                      SwapaDVD is also a part of PaperBack Swap and SwapaCD. Once the user builds a library of ten available DVD’s to swap or purchase, the member is awarded two credits. DVD’s then cost $0.49 plus one credit. When a DVD is successfully sent to another party a credit is awarded to the sender. Paper back books and CD’s can also be swapped or purchased.

                      11. Book Mooch

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                        Book Mooch is both national and international book swap site. The site works only on a point system. 1/10 of a point is awarded for each book entered. One point is awarded for every book sent and received, three points if sent out of the United States. A point is deducted for every book received, three points if mailed out of the country. The site is free to join, the only cost are shipping of books.

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                         12. Swap Ace

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                          Swap Ace is free to join. Members can buy or trade just about anything, including cars. clothes, electronics, and much more. Bartering deals can be made locally, nationally, and internationally. Services, such as, child care, home improvements, and cleaning services are available.

                          13. Neighbor Goods

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                            Neighbor Goods is free to join in order to barter goods and services at a local level. List stuff you are willing to share or barter in your inventory, which allows others near you to find what you have. Search for your needed stuff on other people’s inventory lists. Plus, Neighbor Goods helps you track your stuff as you lend it out or are borrowing.

                            14. Trash Bank

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                              Trash Bank is a completely free site to list, barter, or buy just about anything. The site was founded in 2005 by avid traders. Trash Bank users offer testimonials of their experiences to the trading, buying, or bartering services offered. Bargain travel sites, along with valuable e-coupons are part of the services offered on the site.

                              15. Barter Quest

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                                Barter Quest allows users to barter or bargain hunt for the best price. Simply list what you have and what you want and the database sorts automatically. You will be matched to who has what you are looking to barter or buy. Every conceivable item is up for grabs.

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                                16. Trade Away

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                                  Trade Away is where you can buy, sell, or swap any item for just about anything. Users bid on items, similar to an auction house. Sellers accept the offer that is stellar to them. Registration is absolutely free. Trade anything from antiques to vacation homes.

                                  17. Listia

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                                    Listia lets you earn points off stuff you barter. Earned points then can be used to ‘buy’ other people’s stuff. On this site you can trade almost anything that moves. Joining is free, and you can join with your facebook or e-mail account.

                                    18. Tukar Tukar

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                                      Tuka Tukar is completely free, simply register with a valid social media or e-mail account. Build ‘inventory’ in your virtual garage to start trading, it really is as simple as that.

                                      19. Adal Bdal

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                                         Adal Bdal is completely free to join and start swapping. Most traders are in India and the site does request permission to find your exact location. The site was created to let people unload there unwanted stuff for stuff that could be used by someone else. There are many items in which bargain hunters would have a difficult time finding elsewhere.

                                        20. What’s On My Bookshelf?

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                                          What’s On My Bookshelf is another barter site for books of all kinds. Users receive one credit per every five books listed. The system uses tags, unlike other sites that require books be placed in a genre. Once a book is sent and received, the sender receives 1 point. Points are redeemed through the user choosing a book and having it sent to them.

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                                          25 Killer Sites For Free Online Education

                                          25 Killer Sites For Free Online Education

                                          Whether you’re five or ninety five, the internet has a lot to offer. Particularly when the topic is education, the resources on the internet are endless.

                                          Best of all, many high quality sites are completely free. From history to coding, excellent free online education awaits on the following 25 sites.

                                          1. Coursera

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                                            Coursera is a website that partners with universities and organizations around the world. This brings a wide variety of topics and perspectives to one searchable database.

                                            Coursera is a powerful tool for free online education, and includes courses from many top universities, museums and trusts. This gives the site an extremely wide range of in-depth courses.

                                            Coursera is extremely useful if you’re looking to study many different topics, or want courses from different schools and groups.

                                            2. Khan Academy

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                                              Partnering with many post secondary schools, Khan Academy offers a useable, well organized interface. Also curating many courses from around the web, Khan Academy offers impressive depth on many different subjects.

                                              Among the more well known educational sites, Khan Academy is also incredibly useable, which may make it easier to keep learning goals.

                                              3. Open Culture Online Courses

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                                                If you are struggling to find exactly the material you are looking for, try Open Culture’s listing of free online education courses. The page highlights 1000 lectures, videos and podcasts from universities around the world. The site features a lot of material found only on universities private sites, all in easy to browse categories. This means you can find hundreds of university courses, without having to visit and search each university’s own site.

                                                Open Culture’s list features courses from England, Australia, Wales and many state universities around the United States. A very helpful resource for finding many courses in one area of study.

                                                4. Udemy 

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                                                  Udemy’s free courses are similar in concept to Coursera’s but additionally allows users to build custom courses from lessons.

                                                  Working with many top professors and schools, the site mixes the customizable platform of other sites with a heavy emphasis on top quality content. This is another site however, that mixes free and paid content.

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                                                  5. Academic Earth

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                                                    Another site with courses from many different schools is Academic Earth. Much like the three sites above, Academic Earth brings together top notch courses from many different sources, and focuses on offering a wide variety of subjects.

                                                    Academic Earth lists courses by subject and school, so it might be easier to find what you’re looking for.

                                                    6. edX

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                                                      Another great option for free online education is edX. Also bringing together courses from many different schools, the site has impressive, quality information for everyone. edX covers a great range of topics.

                                                      7. Alison

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                                                        Unlike the previous sites on this lists, Alison is a free education site offering certification in some areas. Alison offers courses mainly in business, technology, and health, but also includes language learning courses.

                                                        It’s a great option if users need certification for their learning as Alison also offers school curriculum courses.

                                                        8. iTunesU Free Courses

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                                                          A very convenient place for free online education is iTunesU, because it integrates seamlessly with your iPod, or any app-ready Apple mobile device. On iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, users download the iTunesU app.

                                                          Desktop users can access  iTunesU on the upper right hand corner of the iTunes Store. iTunesU is also convenient because the store is categorized much like iTunes.

                                                          Users can search learning materials in many different ways, including genre and topic. However, courses are often a mix of free podcasts or videos, and paid content.

                                                          ITunesU does include courses on a pretty wide scope of topics, but does not integrate with Android, Google or Windows mobile devices.

                                                          9. Stanford Online

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                                                            Your hub for all the online offerings from Stanford University, Stanford Online offers self-paced and session based courses. While Coursera features some courses from Stanford, many classes are only available via other hosts. Some courses require iTunes, but most are completed in your web browser.

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                                                            Stanford Online is a great site for high quality courses, though the topics are somewhat limited compared to sites partnered with more than one school.

                                                            10. Harvard Extension

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                                                              Like Stanford Online, Harvard Extension features free online education courses from Harvard only. This is another excellent source for top notch course material, though the course variety is less rich than multi-school sites.

                                                              Additionally, Harvard Extension allows you to search for courses by professional certificate. This makes it much easier if your online education goal includes certification.

                                                              11. Open Yale Courses

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                                                                Open Yale Courses echoes Harvard Extension and Stanford Online, in that it offers only courses from Yale. While the site is similarly limited to topics taught at the school, Open Yale Courses offers a lot of videos of actual campus lectures. The availability of videos makes the site a great option if you’re looking for quality courses, but learn better by watching than by reading.

                                                                12. UC Berkeley Class Central

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                                                                  Much like the other schools on this list, UC Berkeley has a variety of free online education options. The school has slightly fewer courses than the schools above, but includes some supplementary lectures, webcasts and RSS Feeds, making it easy to keep up with the topics you choose.

                                                                  13. MIT OpenCourseWare

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                                                                    Similarly, MIT offers a variety of free courses. The school has a comparable number of courses to the schools above, plus includes very in-depth course materials on the subjects available. MIT also offers free RSS feeds, a convenient way to continue learning.

                                                                    14. Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative

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                                                                      Carnegie Mellon’s free online education site is comparable with the other school’s on this list, however, Open Learning Initiative also covers a smaller range of topics. But for the topics that are covered impressive, in-depth material is available.

                                                                      15. Codecademy

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                                                                        Codecademy is a website dedicated specifically to teaching coding. Where other coding sites follow an example/practice session workflow, Codecademy includes a live practice window. This means you can practice coding while still viewing the lesson material.

                                                                        The courses at Codecademy are well written and easy to follow and the website is organized very nicely. Codecademy features a centralized dashboard where you can monitor your progress, plus organizes lessons into complete modules. This lets you learn an entire language without needing to pick the next course manually.

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                                                                        16. Code

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                                                                          Code is another website focused on coding and app writing. A site with high quality courses, Code also features learning options for kids.

                                                                          In addition to kid friendly courses, Code offers free online education classes on a wide variety of technology topics. These classes include app writing, robotics and Javascript.

                                                                          Most of the courses are also geared in a such a way that they can be useful in a classroom setting. This makes Code a great resource for harder to find coding topics, as well as various learning settings.

                                                                          17. University of London Podcasts

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                                                                            The podcast page on the University of London website is another great source for free education. While the courses are limited to podcasts, the site features podcasts from it’s own campus, as well as eleven universities in and around London. This gives learners a wide base of topics and lectures, but still ensures in-depth material.

                                                                            18. University of Oxford Podcasts

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                                                                              Similar to the University of London, the University of Oxford features many different podcasts. Most are public lecture series or lectures from visiting professors, with several different recordings available.

                                                                              The advantage to this particular site is that podcasts are organized into series, making it easy to subscribe to multiple lectures on one topic. Another good site for thoroughly in-depth lectures.

                                                                              19. BBC Podcasts

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                                                                                For the more casual learner, the BBC offers a wide variety of podcasts on many different topics. Most podcasts are updated weekly, and focus on everything from finance, to sports, to current events.

                                                                                Through the World Service line of podcasts, there are also many in different languages. The focus of these podcasts are less in-depth and theory based, which may be more accessible to the average person.

                                                                                20. TED-Ed

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                                                                                  Another great destination for more general learning is TED-Ed. From the same people that brought you the all encompassing, motivational web series, comes a site chocked full of educational videos. Most include impressive animation, and all are ten minutes long or less.

                                                                                  Not only is TED-Ed an excellent site for the curious, it also includes supplemental materials and quizzes on the videos. This makes the site extremely useful in formal education settings, as well as in entertaining ways to brush up on new discoveries and topics.

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                                                                                  21. LessonPaths

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                                                                                    LessonPaths is another great tool for those looking for a more usable and convenient way to access learning material. On this site, users create link playlists of their favorite learning materials from other sites. Users then rank these collections, making it easy to find many different high quality, accessible sources on a given topic.

                                                                                    22. Memrise

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                                                                                      Another impressive free online education site offering ease of use and convenience is Memrise. Available both on desktop and as an app, Memrise is a particularly powerful tool if you are studying a language. The site encompasses many other topics as well, though some of the course material is user generated content.

                                                                                      Part of what makes Memrise special is their integration of games into the learning materials, mixing learning with entertainment.

                                                                                      23. National Geographic Kids

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                                                                                        The kids site for National Geographic is another site that makes free online education applicable for younger users. For those looking for kid friendly education, a large variety of games, puzzles, videos and photos keeps kids interested on this site.

                                                                                        National Geographic Kids doesn’t organize learning into courses, making materials available by topic and medium instead. This makes National Geographic Kids a good option for those looking for a more casual learning environment.

                                                                                        24. Fun Brain

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                                                                                          Fun Brain is another good option for kids who want to learn online, but focuses on games and fun puzzles. Particularly focused on math and reading, Fun Brain’s game based approach can be valuable if the child in question struggles to pay attention.

                                                                                          Fun Brain offers rewards and challenges as well, and is another site aimed at a casual learning experience for kids K-8.

                                                                                          25. Whyville

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                                                                                            Similar to the sites for kids free online education is Whyville a destination for preteen online learning. The site includes a variety of social features, with a focus on learning materials geared for young teens.

                                                                                            Whyville also mixes in educational games, to make the site a well rounded option for kids too old for simple games, but too young for heavy reading based material.

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