Ryan very thoughtfully included all us Parenthackers in an invitation to use Zwaggle! I haven't tried it myself, but it looks fascinating, especially during summer clear-out mode. Thank you, Ryan!
There's a cool website, zwaggle.com, and using points instead of money, it allows you to post and get used kids stuff. We've been able to recycle a lot of kid toys and things to get newer items for our son's age. Its a lot easier to use than going to craiglist, etc. This website is by invitation only – so I went ahead and asked Zwaggle if they minded that I posted this on your website. They gave me this invite code to share with ParentHack readers:
Things I like about it:
– its easy to use (if you can do ebay, you can do this website)
– makes me feel good conserving/re-using stuff that I'd probably just end up giving to goodwill or letting it sit in my garage for too long
– giving stuff to other parents is fun
Note: This is a free trial for a for-fee service.