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Swapsity Blog > Swap Stories

By Marta Nowinska, Swapsity Founder   This is the story of a scientist, a TEDx talk and a four word question that sparked a swap surprise just in time for the holidays. In early January, I had lunch with my old university friend—a PhD student of environmental sciences who has since moved...


A Golden Swapportunity

May 14th 2012, 18:05, by Swapsity

Lisa may be new to the swap game, but securing her first trade has kicked her new bartering lifestyle off to the right start. With an amazing exchange under her belt, Lisa can now see the endless swapportunities in everyday life. Lisa traded her Moissanite three-stone 14k white gold ring for the Caran...


In just two months, Laurie’s gone from avid shopper to pro swapper. With seven successful swaps under her belt, she is no stranger to barter success. Since joining Swapsity in January, she’s swapped handmade jewellery, a laptop backpack, a digital camera, a Himalayan salt lamp and more for...


Skill Swap Brings Repeated Rewards

Feb 12th 2012, 10:08, by Swapsity

As a busy entrepreneur named one of Toronto’s top personal trainers, Igor needed a way to relax and recharge. Enter Natalia, a foot reflexologist looking for help getting fit but unwilling to pay the expensive cost of a personal trainer. Now these two have joined forces, swapping physical fitness for...


The creative mind behind Swapsity’s Swaptopus has turned her eco-friendly talents for crafting custom-made critters into swap success. Using recycled materials, Lisa made the Movie Music Eco-Swap mascot, which debuted at the Live Green Toronto Festival and was a huge hit with visitors of all ages....


A little creativity goes a long way when it comes to finding the perfect swap. Just ask Gerry, who recently completed his first Swapsity trade. On the hunt for an acoustic guitar, he reached out to Martin Provost in Ottawa before deciding on a local deal with fellow member Alana. She traded Gerry a...


Swapping Creation for Inspiration

Apr 11th 2011, 16:51, by Swapsity

It was an exchange of art and energy for Swapsity members Tori and SherDoc. The pair met at a church to swap a reflexology super session from SherDoc for one of Tori’s painting, which SherDoc plans to give to his best friend as a housewarming gift. It was a successful exchange for both—and...


Lights, camera, swap action!

Feb 13th 2011, 00:15, by Swapsity

Two Toronto entrepreneurs found the perfect way to promote their businesses and expand their networks through barter. A Swapsity barter auction brought together Shayne, a budding photographer, and Dmitri, the owner of an LED lighting business. With an offer of an environmentally-friendly, long-lasting 7W...


Moms of the Swap Market

Jan 29th 2011, 10:55, by Swapsity

The story of Meka and Jenn’s swap goes to show that it doesn’t take special skills to score big through barter. You just need the right attitude and an open mind! Meka, a Swapsity member with a lot of cool skills to share, recently scooped up a luxury organic cotton crib set with bumpers,...


Going Once, Going Twice, Swapped!

Oct 18th 2010, 22:51, by Swapsity

Remember Meagan, swapper extraordinaire? She's been busy on Swapsity, trading her way to some great stuff. Just recently, she bartered jewellery for basket weaving lessons and beading supplies for a DVD set, a tomato planter and a moleskin notebook. Her Swapsity activity also led to an offsite exchange...


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