Lala - fileswapping by mail

Posted on Friday, Dec 01 2006 @ 14:06 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
ARS Technica takes a look at, a new CD-swapping service: is a new service that brokers trades between people with CDs they'd rather not have. It allows people to exchange those discs for more interesting material, and to do it for $1.75—including shipping. The premise is a simple one: each user lists the CDs that they are willing to trade, then creates another list of CDs that they want. Each time that someone ships out a CD he requested by someone else, he gets one from his "want list" in return. Lala acts as the middleman, taking $1 for each trade and charging another 75 cents for shipping.

The site is simply a facilitator, one that turns the Internet into a swap shop featuring more than 1.8 million unique titles and thousands of users, but the company itself is tiny.
More info over here.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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