BarterBee is a cross between Netflix and

posted by Jason Kottke Aug 27, 2004

BarterBee is a cross between Netflix and eBay, collective swapping of CDs and DVDs. Buzz is that the site may bee a little too heavy on the bee theme.

Reader comments

DavidAug 27, 2004 at 6:41PM

I've always wanted to do this. I used to be sad when other people launched web sites that I wanted to do, but now I'm happy. I wish it was free, of course.

DAug 27, 2004 at 6:50PM

So, kinda like the former Switchhouse? Seems to redirect to Nintari.net now. I missed that place.

mitchAug 27, 2004 at 7:58PM

Jason, thanks for mentioning us! I'll be sure to pass your too heavy on the bee theme comment on. It gave me a good chuckle, we'll see what the web designers say. :)

As a thank you, I took the liberty and requested a promotional code to allow your readers to try out the service free for 30 days. I would like to also note that games should be up in September!

AnthonyAug 28, 2004 at 7:12AM

Why not get all your co-workers and friends to join Mediachest?

Jonas!Aug 28, 2004 at 1:52PM

the trial offer is great.

i think the search function needs to be more robust. like i would like to exclude anything that doesn't have the full artwork. also, the condition needs to be more detailed, probably.

i am not sure if the business model would work though, because of the upfront fee. and why use these "points" when they don't offer significant advantage over dollar signs?

anneleeAug 31, 2004 at 4:29PM

I checked out Barterbee, but found a better site at www.sonicswap.com
They have a less complicated system for trading, and also give you the mailers, but the real difference is the integrated user community part. I get to see my friends add stuff to their collections.
Check out my collection at this link:


helenSep 01, 2004 at 1:11AM

Ive just checked out Baterbee and www.sonicswap.com. Well, I wouldn't say Baterbee is worth... it's a question of your personal attitude.

frederickSep 01, 2004 at 1:33PM

not sure if i understand your comments helen?

can you please clarify?

DannySep 22, 2004 at 6:24PM

And the most simple of them all is Peerflix

This thread is closed to new comments. Thanks to everyone who responded.