swap.com is filling the time…

..until we get the paperwork. So, on the RV front, things are progressing albeit rather slowly. We are waiting on the payment that the sellers sent to hit the account before our loan will get processed. Then it needs to be signed, mailed, forwarded, signed, remailed – well, you get the drift. We are hoping that by next weekend we will be able to pick up the motorhome but that remains to be seen. All we can do is be glad the transaction is at least moving in the right direction.

So, we will focus on other things. Like clearing out stuff. We donated 4 more boxes and a floor lamp to Goodwill and dropped off another two boxes of books to charity. Once the weather warms up we will start tackling tools and such, but getting rid of excess in the house is going rather well.

Our music collection is one thing that will remain consistently updated. There is so much out there to listen to that I can’t imagine ever uttering the words ‘No more music’. While acquiring physical CD’s will probably stop once we move into the RV, we are still about 10 months out. So I started searching for how to keep your collection small, but still find new tunes.  I found a great site in swap.com.

It works like this: You enter the ISBN of a CD (or book, or video game) you have that you wish to swap. If someone else wants that CD, it will let you know and display what they are willing to swap for. It’s like a pretty cool virtual garage sale for media. The cost is low (.50 to $1) for each transaction and then media shipping which you can print right from the site. You shouldn’t even have to go to the post office. So – it will cost you about $4.00 for each CD you want to swap — that is about the same price, if not cheaper, than used CD stores.

Our nearest used CD store is in Atlanta, which is about an hour & 1/2 trek. Last weekend we did drop some CD’s off at Decatur CD because we do enjoy supporting local shops. However, when your ‘local shop’ is a road trip (and you need to make another one to pick up the CD’s that the store wasn’t interested in), swap.com is a great alternative. I initiated my first two swaps today – we will see how this goes! We will still end up with a bunch to donate to the local library, but that’s ok!


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Two geeks & two furry kids traveling in an RV around the United States. View all posts by geekyexplorers

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