SupaSwap Corporation

SupaSwap Corporation

October 25, 2010 07:54 ET

SupaSwap Launches Its Swap for Christmas Campaign

NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(Marketwire - Oct. 25, 2010) - Christmas can be very stressful for many families in the current economic climate and meeting the costs for presents can put financial stress on them. SupaSwap the first on line shopping community for all the family can reduce this stress and enable parents to give Christmas gifts to their children that normally they would not be able to afford.

Parents can register at SupaSwap and then list items they can swap for other items, for instance maybe swap a bicycle for a PS3, the key is to list items a child no longer needs or wants, and swap them for items they do want. If planned carefully parents can give their children all they want for Christmas without stretching the family budget.

There should be no stigma attached to this swapping or bartering as it is sometimes referred to as it goes back thousands of years in history, but has in the 21st Century all but disappeared. Below are some examples:

Direct Barter. In the beginning of humankind, there was no money. The population traded items which had a useful and practical value: food items (e.g., animals, fish), decorative items (e.g., gold, silver), apparel (e.g., furs, cloth),basic tools, weapons, etc. However, when trading, both parties need to have what the other person wants. For example, a cavewoman possessed blackberries, which the caveman craved, and he had the arrowheads which she needed.

The Colonial Era. During the 17th and 18th centuries, there was a shortage of money, so the early colonists relied mainly on bartering, with items such as pelts, corn, musket balls, tobacco, and animal skins.

The Great Depression. During the1930s, people formed Barter Groups like The Unemployed Citizens League of Denver (with 34,000 members) and the National Development Association.

The early 1980s. During this long recession, bartering became very popular; it was featured in many newspaper articles and TV. Hundreds of barter clubs were created throughout the US.

SupaSwap has now introduced bartering to the Internet in the unique form of swapping and it is proving to be immensely popular, parents can swap items with parents and children and teenagers can swap items with each other. SupaSwap is a very safe site as all activities of the younger generation on SupaSwap are closely monitored and controlled by the parent or guardian. SupaSwap was established in June 2009 and not only do its members have the opportunity to swap items they can also bid on items and buy and sell items. It is also the first website of its kind where children and teenagers can trade with each other. There are three zones on SupaSwap the Parent Zone, the Junior Zone and the Teen Zone, Parents can only trade with parents and children with corresponding ages can only trade with each other, this is so items that are listed are vetted to make sure they are suitable for each age group and match the interests of each age group.

SupaSwap is educational, it teaches the younger generation entrepreneurial skills and very importantly the value of money. SupaSwap has recently launched twelve general interest and educational blog's which have been a instant hit. They cover music, ps3, protecting the environment, education, films, books, gamestoys and on-line security.

A spokesperson for SupaSwap recently stated "SupaSwap in its first twelve months of trading has exceeded all expectations and there are many exciting new innovations we will be introducing in 2012 which will enable us to position SupaSwap as Global market leader within its area of expertise".

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