Being consumers we buy stuff, use it and then when we are finished with whatever it is we simply throw it away and buy something new! However, in these days of financial hardship is there not any another way?
Well there is always the Swap-O-Matic machine, there is only one around at the moment and it is currently located in the Ample Hills Creamery in Brooklyn, but it could the start of something much bigger.
Here are some details on the cool Swap-O-Matic machine;
The basic rules of use for the Swap-O-Matic are simple. Though each item in the machine (donated by another user) will not cost the recipient any money, it will require “credits”. A credit is earned when the user donates to the system, and a credit is required to retrieve an item from the machine. New users receive 3 credits to start. Users can donate, receive, or swap using the touch screen interface on the front of the machine. Other features, such as a user flag system, have been developed and implemented to prevent misuse or stalemate of the system.
There is no cost, just credits and swapping something old for something new or old, who knows!