If you are interested in exchanging clothes and accessories through online clothing swap websites, you probably have noticed there are many websites available to help you do this. It can be overwhelming to study them all thoroughly enough to make an informed decision about which trading site is the best.
All of the many online trading sites on the internet have unique traits. Some of them charge a fee to swap clothes; others are completely free of charge. Some allow for the exchange of just about any product; others focus on clothing and accessories. Some online swap sites have even expanded to allow for the bartering of services- others do not permit this.
Since each online swapping site is special in its own way, you are encouraged to explore the vast array of them on your own to determine which will actually work best for you. This article, in the meantime, takes a look at 3 of the most popular places to exchange clothes online for free.
If you are new to online clothes swapping, you might be interested in reading my article titled “How to Exchange Clothes with Online Clothing Swap Sites” on Associated Content. This will give you an overview of how online clothes swapping works and details on how to get started with the sites listed below.
Dig n Swap
Dig n Swap is a place to trade clothes and accessories online with people all over the United States. Selling is not allowed. The site uses a simple, user-friendly interface that makes for easy navigation and organization of swap negotiations. Dig n Swap usually charges a .99 cents fee for each swap transaction, but is currently offering the service for free while the site is still in its Beta phase.
Dig n Swap allows the exchange of clothes for kids, women, and men. There is also a search option to browse for pets but at this time there is nothing listed in that category so whether it means actual live animal trades or just pet accessories and toys is unclear.
This is a credible website to exchange clothing online, with many active users. It is also easy to assess the reliability of someone you are considering trading with via the feedback system. Dig n Swap members provide ratings and detailed comments for each other post-swap so that others can get a better idea of the person they are negotiating with and better prevent members from getting ripped off.
Swap Style is an online swap site where you can sell or trade clothing, accessories, shoes, and cosmetics. The site allows for the exchange of kids clothes, maternity clothes and regular adults clothing. There is also the option to swap books, CDs, DVDs, video games, and electronics but most users of the site just concentrate on exchanging clothes and cosmetics.
When listing an item to sell or trade on Swap Style, one has the option of including a dollar amount to claim its approximate worth. While other clothing swap sites certainly allow space to provide this information, Swap Style is the only major online trading site where this information seems to be consistently featured and considered when negotiating an exchange. For example, if someone proposes a swap offer to you for an item that you are claiming is worth $10, it is standard practice that you would then look for an item on their swap list that is claimed to be worth the same amount, give or take a few dollars.
Swap Style is 100% free to use. There is an option to upgrade your account and verify your address for $10, the idea being that people will trust you are who you say you are and that you will follow through with your end of the swap agreement. But most users on the site are not address verified and instead, rely on comments and feedback (in the form of tokens) to determine whether or not someone is trustworthy. It does not cost anything to leave or review feedback for a user and it proves to be a pretty reliable indication of what to expect from a trade.
Swap Style has tons of items listed on it and is one of the most popular online clothing swap sites out there. The only major complaint is that the website tends to be extremely slow to load and the notification feature seems to be a little flaky. Swapping clothes with Swap Style can be a really awesome and successful, free, experience if you are willing to log in to the site regularly on your own accord to check for new swap offers and mail. But if you are expecting the website to send you an email alert any time someone communicates with you on Swap Style, you might find yourself occasionally disappointed.
Rehash Clothes is a very active online swap site and trading community where you can exchange men’s clothes, women’s clothes, children’s clothing, pet clothing, accessories, cosmetics and books. The Rehash online clothes swapping site is pleasing to look at and fun to read, but it can be challenging to figure out how to navigate around when you first begin to do so. Fortunately, the community of swappers is extremely friendly and most people are happy to help teach you the ropes. The members of Rehash, in fact, are outgoing and personable in general, even, and regularly exchange comments and information beyond just the nitty gritty details of the particular clothing exchange negotiation they are involved in.
There are also many other resources available to take advantage of besides the exchange of products, such as articles on fashion, green living and more, as well an active forum for Rehash community discussions. Rehash is also a great way to make friends. The site seems almost like a social networking site, the way the swappers communicate with each other on their individual profile pages. Users also have the option of joining groups to connect with people who have similar interests. This not only makes the experience of online trading more fun and personable, but it is also allows one to more easily find people with a similar fashion style or clothing size to swap with.
Rehash features a rating system, similar to the ones used by Swap Style and Dig n Swap, to help users better determine how trustworthy another swapper is before they agree to exchange clothes with that person. On Rehash, your rating status is called Karma. The more successful swaps you participate in, the more you good karma points you can earn. It is a standard practice at Rehash that whoever has fewer karma points sends their end of the swap exchange first. While Swap Style and Dig n Swap definitely encourage this, Rehash members seem to expect this practice to be a universal given.
Rehash is 100% free to use.