There is a definite new trend in the world of Facebook. One that will capture the attention of any bargain hunting mom. It comes with the words “Swip Swap” and has taken finding deals for your home, family, self and kids to a whole new level.
So what exactly is “Swip Swap”?
Swip Swap is Facebook’s version of Craigslist. It starts with a Facebook Group being created by a set of administrators in a given area. Then it becomes a posting board for pictures of items for sale – mostly items for the house, decor, anything for kids, shoes and even clothes. I’ve seen everything from iPads and cell phones, to dog crates, swimming pools and dining room tables.
How does it work? The goal of these groups is simple. Allow members to post pictures of items they are selling. (Each site has requirements for details that need to be included like price, location and exchange point.) Then the first person who comments on the picture that they want it, gets the item. They then work with the seller to set up the “swap”. Super easy!!
I’ve been participating in these sites for a quite a while now – both as a seller and as a buyer and I can guarantee that this is much easier than CraigsList. Not only is it quicker to create the posts and communicate with the buyers and sellers, but it is also easy to browse. One of my favorite things about it is that I love being able to bargain hunt during the kids nap times. I don’t have to get up early on a Saturday morning and drive all over town h0ping to find that one special deal – I can sit on my couch and find it!
Want to find a “Swip Swap” site in your neighborhood?
No problem!! Just type “Swip Swap” in the top of your Facebook search window and I’m sure you’ll be bombarded with a list to choose from. But just in case that doesn’t work, here is a list of my three favorite “Swip Swap” sites here in the valley.
PS: Keep in mind that each “Swip Swap” site out there has its own set of rules and regulations that are usually posted at the top of each group. Make sure to read up on those before participating. Happy swapping!!