Scope out what friends, classmates, teachers, mascots, and even librarians are buying and selling on campus, and toss your own goods into the mix as well.
Save yourself money on gas and shipping, let your campus be your store. Check out what kind of books, furniture, clothes, dinosaur bones, and other randomly wonderful items have been posted by your peers.
Make a few bucks by giving your awesome stuff a second life with someone else. Also, feel good that you’re keeping that awesome stuff out of a less-than-awesome landfill, and meet someone new in the process.
Help and be helped by everyone in your college community. Whether you need a tutor, a ride to the airport, or to find the jacket that ran away last night, GateSwap services like ‘Rideshare,’ ‘Help Wanted,’ and ‘Lost&Found’ are here for you.
Each college has its own GateSwap community, and so access is limited to only those individuals who have a valid email address from the respective institution. This ensures that everyone in a college’s GateSwap marketplace is a trusted and valued peer on campus.
GateSwap creates and strengthens relationships by using the community to solve people’s problems and address their needs. There is something inherently fun and engaging about seeing what your friends and peers are buying and selling.
GateSwap directly promotes local reuse and recycling on college campuses. Indirectly, it reduces the amount of “stuff” that would otherwise have to be hauled away to an early grave in a landfill. Users also avoid the costs and hassles of shipping goods to and from faraway buyers or sellers.
I've done away with the stress of having to deal with old stuff. I think it's pretty sweet.
It would be very strategic to take advantage of anything that might otherwise make its way to a dumpsite, if someone else can find a use for it.
I listed my snapback on GateSwap and got twenty bucks for it. Easy.