What are your suggestions or best items you have seen for a swap gift? More inside. [more inside]
posted by maxg94
on Nov 25, 2013 -
My mother has suddenly got into a position where she cannot afford to keep up payments on her mortgage since retiring. The amount left she has to pay is £14,000. I have a mortgage of £72,000 left to pay on my own house. How do I go about tacking the £14,000 onto my own mortgage and swapping houses so she lives in my place mortgage free and I have her house with an increased mortgage? (Bonus points for a super easy fix for all this!)
posted by aqueousdan
on Nov 17, 2013 -
Once upon a time, there was a site called LaLa.com which offered peer-to-peer CD trading services. You listed the CDs you had, the ones you wanted, and it paired up people who had what you wanted and wanted what you have. And all was right with the world. (can you see there this is heading?) [more inside]
posted by softlord
on May 22, 2013 -
Today, I purchased a new 13" MacBook Pro, model MD101LL/A, which I believe is a June 2012 model. I have an existing, working 13" MacBook Pro from early 2011. Can I just pull the hard drive out of the old one and stick it in the new one, or should I restore from a backup? Also, what are the odds the memory in the old one will work in the new one? Both are Core i5. [more inside]
posted by 4ster
on Jan 31, 2013 -
I had to leave my bike at a rail station for a few days. When I picked it up again it felt funny on the way home, and a close inspection showed someone had swapped my rear wheel for another almost identical one. Can anyone familiar with bike theft explain what happened? It's not totally the same, but the rear cassette is identical, the tyre of the same good make but with a heavier tread. The original wasn't anything special - the stock Bontrager off a 6yo Trek 7.3 hybrid.
posted by cromagnon
on Jul 20, 2012 -
Are there any home exchange websites specifically for rustic cabin-type dwellings? Looking to swap my place in Spain for something in the states. [more inside]
posted by maca
on Mar 16, 2012 -
I'm a beginner buying used downhill skis at a swap soon. How long should they be? General advice also welcome. [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants
on Oct 25, 2011 -
I would like to swap my manual transmission car for an automatic transmission car. Is this even possible? (More inside) [more inside]
posted by Dr. Lurker
on Sep 21, 2011 -
What's the best way to set up an online book swap site or app only for the students in my academic department? [more inside]
posted by zresearch
on Aug 15, 2011 -
Taking over a car lease- My fiance and I are wanting to take over a car lease. We have searched under leasetrader.com and swapalease.com, but there aren't many options in our area. Are there other websites you know of? Thank you!
posted by Equiprimordial
on Apr 22, 2011 -
What are these phrases called? Examples: "amazingly odd and oddly amazing"; "terribly basic and basically terrible"; "embarrassingly hot and hotly embarrassing". I could swear I came across a name for this type of word pairing once before (quite possibly on this very site, in which case sorry), but my searches to find it again have been hopelessly awful and awfully hopeless. [more inside]
posted by d11
on Feb 12, 2011 -
XSLT newbie filter: How would you swap the order of two elements, leaving everything else in a document the same? [more inside]
posted by Paquda
on Nov 25, 2010 -
There's a gardener
coming to speak at the library I work on next month and I thought I would also organise a veggie swap afterwards. So the publicity has gone out, my neighbours are coming and there has been interest from the local council and environment groups who are interested in starting their own if it goes well. My problem is I'm not sure how to practically run it. Should I issue tickets roughly based on market value when people drop off their produce or should I let it go for a free for all working on a trust basis.
Anyone run one of these before? Any advise in general?
posted by nicole.hilder
on Aug 24, 2010 -
[iPhone Filter] I have an iPhone 3G currently on AT&T, and my girlfriend is purchasing an iPhone 4 on a new line of service through AT&T. She wants my 3G and I'm getting the 4. How do we make this swap happen? [more inside]
posted by karizma
on Jul 5, 2010 -
Why isn't there a good way to trade/barter services with other people via the web? Craigslist is too local, and it takes too long to find an acceptable trade. Various barter sites suck and don't have enough people. Google or Ebay has a great opportunity here. Ideally such a service would also suggest/arrange multi-party trades. Such a website would not need to be very complicated, and would be incredibly socially valuable and fun. Golf lessons for Mandarin tutoring, anyone?
posted by blargerz
on May 29, 2010 -
Is there another online book swapping service (like Paperbackswap or Bookmooch) that is better/best for tech/computer books? [more inside]
posted by kjhosein
on May 27, 2010 -
Suggestions needed for small, inexpensive items that can represent Canada to children ages 3-6 around the world. [more inside]
posted by Abbril
on May 11, 2010 -
Swapping my laptop for a desktop and monitor instead of selling? My plans have changed, and my laptop and furniture are not working together well and causing me pain. [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol
on Dec 26, 2009 -
Does anyone have experience with SWAP
? (It's a Canadian work-abroad program for students that my boyfriend is currently considering, particularly for acquiring a work visa in the USA.) [more inside]
posted by Bakuun
on Jul 14, 2009 -
Two iPhones, a 2G and a 3G, on a family plan. Adding a third, a 3GS. Can I just swap the SIM cards to get the phone numbers onto the devices I want them on, or does AT&T need to get involved? [more inside]
posted by pzarquon
on Jun 11, 2009 -
Is there a way I can buy the 30 year swap for my personal account? [more inside]
posted by raz5
on Oct 24, 2008 -
I have an opportunity to purchase a Scion xA with a blown engine (blown as in "ruined", not supercharged) for a very reasonable price.(more inside) [more inside]
posted by motown missile
on Jan 20, 2008 -
I am looking for a multicolor font with a Christmas theme to make a list of numbers. These numbers will be pulled by participants in a Yankee Swap to determine the pecking order. Do multicolor fonts exist and if so, where can I find some freebies? Should I be looking for clip art numbers or something else?
posted by genefinder
on Dec 11, 2007 -
I have a few dozen audiobooks I've already listened to and/or don't want, and I'd like to find a site that will allow me to trade them for other audiobooks. [more inside]
posted by Lauram
on Nov 1, 2007 -
Have you done a short-term sublet (or housing swap)? If you were the renter: how did you evaluate applicants, and how did you help your subletter feel at home? If you were the subletter: what worked, and what do you wish the renter had done for you or told you? I'll be subletting my apartment in NYC but I'd love to hear from people in all areas & situations.
posted by allterrainbrain
on Feb 1, 2007 -
Looking for suggestions on how to organize and promote an exchange of unused subway fare cards for travelers from Ann Arbor to DC, NYC, SF. Leaning towards a design that minimizes writing code.
I'm heading out to DC Sunday and had to dig around to find the remnants of the last fare - that should have been easy and an opportunity to socialize with the last person who came back with a partly full Metrocard.
posted by edwardvielmetti
on Dec 9, 2006 -
Is it possible to write a program that uses only physical RAM, and not the swap/pagefile in Windows? [more inside]
posted by torpark
on Nov 30, 2006 -
posted by Freen
on Nov 13, 2006 -
TV shows, movies, books, or other media that involve people living as "someone else" temporarily - whether swapping roles, taking a new role, or pretending to be someone else - to see life in someone else's shoes. [more inside]
posted by divabat
on May 31, 2006 -
Gah! The monitor on my Dell laptop decided to die last night. I could really use the files on my hard drive right about now. Where can I take it? [more inside]
posted by Saucy Intruder
on May 7, 2006 -
I'm looking for a site that caters to like-minded travelers and allows one to offer lodging or ask for it.
posted by lometogo
on Nov 7, 2005 -
I received a $50 gift card from my parents for Christmas. From Sears. I think the intention was that I would buy underwear and socks. I'd like to swap it for one from a book store, but all the gift card swapping sites seem suspicious or they take too big of a fee. Recommendations?
posted by Mo Nickels
on Dec 26, 2004 -
Can a USB flash drive be used as your Windows swap space? What are the positive aspects of a design such as this?
posted by Keyser Soze
on Sep 7, 2004 -
Are there any websites for coast-to-coast treat swapping? I'm looking for something that will let me exchange some east-coast goodies for Chocodiles and Mother's cookies.
posted by amarynth
on Jun 30, 2004 -
There are a lot of American products you can't get in Europe and vice-versa. Does anyone know of any private, Internet-based mail-swap scheme, similar to CD swaps? [More inside.
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posted by MiguelCardoso
on Mar 16, 2004 -