NetCycle Opens Paths For Networked Swap Shop Chains

NetCycle Opens Paths For Networked Swap Shop Chains

A new online service uses networked technology to improve the swap meet experience

Stephen Fortune
  • 7 february 2011

Swap shops have enjoyed a revival of late, but Finnish site Netcycler is the first to marry the hassle free ethos of online exchange with the bazaar market thrill of swap meets.

NetCycler provides a service which lets sorting algorithms take care of making the right match. Upon joining, users declare which item they would like to acquire and another item of theirs which they are willing to part with in exchange. The two items need not be equivalent in commercial value.

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