Say goodbye to thrift stores, garage sales, and flea markets. Thred UP, a new online swapping platform, allows parents to swap kids clothing, toys, and books using the Internet and U.S. mail service. SmartPlanet talks to the company's founder, James Reinhart, about the service and why he decided to create a business targeting the way kids items are bought and sold.
A smart, swapping site for kids clothes, toys, books
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Say goodbye to thrift stores, garage sales, and flea markets. Thred UP, a new online swapping platform, allows parents to swap kids clothing, toys, a...
Aug 22, 2011
it is awesome - however if and when the shipping gets too costly at $10.95 per box -try peace. love. swap -they have swap events ALL YEAR! -each event is ONLY $5 - you can bring what you aren't using any more - and take what you need - it's that simple (books, toys -large and small- clothes, bouncy seats - you name it..) Plus... our leftovers go to charity. So you get rid of your old, get 'new to you' and help those in need. We have several locations through out the US. We almost ZERO waste ... what happens to all those millions of cardboard boxes??? Since 2009 peace. love. swap has produced over 100 LOCAL swap events, donated about 77,000 baby, kid and maternity items to LOCAL charities, and our moms have swapped over 115,000 items!! Happy swapping~ (collaborative consuming!) meg/peace. love. swap founder www.peaceloveswap.com
"A smart, swapping site for kids, clothes, toys, books." Perfect - I would like to swap my neighbors kids for some quieter and less destructive ones.
Cool. Ultimate in recycling. Criagslist, meet eBay. But leave it to new age collectivist geeks to call it "collaborative consumption". I call it an online swap meet :)