I'm home watching DVDs with my hubby tonight. We couldn't seem to get the Netflix coordinated to get something on our list here on time. By the way-Netflix is a very good eco-idea, but more on that later. Because this time, I was thinking about this great service we use called swap-a-dvd, which is where we got the gem we are watching now.
We do own a few DVDs, some of which we don't exactly enjoy or watch. These have usually been given to us by well-meaning friends. We appreciate the sentiment, but we still don't care for the DVDs. Swap-a-DVD is a website that allows you to list such misfit DVDs. Other people can then request those from you. When a DVD is requested, you print out a wrapper (which can include postage if you like) and mail out the DVD. This then gives you a credit to request a DVD you do desire from someone else and for the meager price of shipping, you have yourself a new-to-you DVD. And even better (to me) is that you save the planet another disk.