February 20th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

richmond craft mafia craft swap

RVA Craft Mafia Craft Swap is this Saturday, February 22, from 1pm-4pm at Art 180 (114 W. Marshall St). The entrance fee is $6; only $1 if you bring your own re-usable bag to fill and a bag of your surplus art or craft supplies to swap!

More details. Thanks Melissa!

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April 8th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

blue ridge mountain sports gear swap

The Blue Ridge Mountain Sports Spring Gear Swap will be held this Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14, at Blue Ridge Mountain Sports locations. Used outdoor sporting equipment will be available for purchase. (This isn’t a swap in the traditional sense of the word. It’s more like a consignment sale)

    Sell your used gear! All types of outdoor gear will be accepted, except footwear, sleeping bags, and climbing equipment. Bring your gear in before April 10th.

    Please make sure all gear is clean and in good condition, before bringing it to the swap. We reserve the right to refuse any item. You set the price, and if your stuff sells, you get a Blue Ridge gift card with the exact sale amount, which can be picked up on Monday, April 15. Items not sold must be picked up by April 29, or they will be donated to charity.

Chesterfield Towne Center
11500 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23235

West Short Pump- Towne Center West
12020 West Broad Street
Henrico, VA 23233

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April 5th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

rvafb clothing swap

From RVA Fashion Bloggers:

    The RVAFB group is hosting a clothing swap, Saturday April 13th from 12:30p-3:00p!!! This event will be open to any fashionable ladies who would like to swap, not just RVAFB members. In addition to the swap you will be able to purchase Stella and Dot jewelry and items from A Girl Named Leney (etsy.com/shop/agirlnamedleney)to go along with your new swapped items!!! Of course there will also be treats and refreshments provided. Please RSVP to rvafashionbloggers@gmail.com ASAP. Thanks and hope to see you all there!!

    Swap Rules:
    – Everyone must bring at least 5 items.
    – You can bring clothing, shoes, and accessories (no underwear, lounge wear, work out clothes or swimwear).
    – All items should be spring/summer/all season items that are lightly worn and in style ( no old t shirts, nothing too worn, nothing with holes and rips, etc).
    – Make sure all items are clean, and wrinkle free
    -Everyone will have an hour to arrive and the swapping will start promptly at 1:30p so don’t be late or you will miss the good stuff!!
    – At 1:30p you will have 10 min to “window shop” everyone’s items, after the 10 min everyone can start swapping, you aren’t obligated to switch with everyone.
    – You can decide what works for you as far as swapping (example: if you have a really nice pair of shoes you would like to swap for 2 necklaces go for it, whatever works for you and the person you are swapping with) however we ask that there be no money transactions, only trades.
    – At the end there will be a donate box for anyone who wants to donate any items they didn’t wind up swapping. All items will be donated to the Goodwill, but you aren’t obligated to donate.

Facebook event

Tastebuds American Bistro
4019 MacArthur Ave

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January 28th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

craft swap richmond

The 6th Annual Crafters Annonymous Craft Swap will be held this Sunday, February 3, from 1-4pm at Art Works (320 Hull St).

Do you have a collection of craft store coupons? Do the folks at the art supply store know you by name?

If so it may be time to admit your addiction and we can help…

The Crafters Anonymous Craft Swap is an opportunity for artists and crafters of all types to get together in a fun, social environment and trade craft supplies. This event is also a benefit to support Art 180 – a Richmond based non-profit organization that creates and provides art-related programs to young people living in challenging circumstances, encouraging personal and community change through self-expression.

Bring a reusable grocery bag to fill with supplies and admission is $5 OR bring your bag filled with usable supplies you don’t need and pay only $1 admission.

Thanks Robin L.!

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May 8th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

peace love swap

Don’t want to deal with consigning or reselling? How about swapping?

peace.love.swap Richmond/Tri-Cities is hosting a Kids Clothing and Gear Swap at the Playroom Tri-Cities on Friday, June 1. Bring kids items you don’t need, and swap them for things you can use! Whatever’s left over will be donated to charity.

The cost is $5 to attend the swap when registering in advance; register online here. Volunteers can swap first, and have their fee waived. Also, first-time moms can attend without bringing anything to swap – Note “First Time Mom” in the memo field when prepaying.

Item drop-off is between 10:30 and 11:30am on June 1, then the swap begins at noon.

Kids can play in the Playroom’s facilities while parents swap for only $3 (if registered for the swap in advance).

Read the FAQ and also Poor Swapping Habits to Avoid (ie: don’t ruin it for others. Just take what you need right now, not for years away, not to resell, etc.!)

    The Playroom
    721 West Hundred Road, Chester, VA

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April 19th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

bicycle swap richmond

If you’re looking to exchange your bike, or part thereof, make plans to attend the Bicycle Swap being held this Sunday, April 22 from 11 am to 4:15 pm in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Robins Sculpture Garden (inclement weather location – Parking Deck).

Cost: Free for the event; $10 (suggested donation) per table space

Registration: Phone 804.475.2230 or email michael@riderichmond.net for more details or to register for a table space. (Bring your own table.)

Description: Here’s your opportunity to pick up that part (or bike) you’ve been looking for or get rid of those unused parts crowding your garage. Bicycle Swap will be followed by a 4:30 ride to the Byrd Theater for the Bicycle Film Festival. Sponsored ByVMFA & RideRichmond

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March 5th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

(I cleaned out our classics shelf recently and these are some tomes needing new homes!)

Got some books that you don’t need taking up room on your shelves? Clean them out and bring them to the Richmond Bargains Book Swap this Saturday March 10 at Tuckahoe Library!

Anyone can bring the books they no longer want and switch them for the castoffs from other people’s bookshelves. Any kind of book – fiction, non-fiction, children’s, cookbooks, etc.!

The swap will run from 9:30 am to 10:15 am. Try to arrive a few minutes early so we can get books sorted into broad categories before we start swapping.


    Books must be in readable used condition – Obviously they are used, but no books with lots of writing, missing pages, etc. please
    Don’t leave with more books than you brought – Thanks! I’ll have a sign-in sheet to list your name and the number of books you brought. Then you can sign out with the number of books you are taking.
    Maximum of 20 books per person – This is to maintain some balance (because if one person brings 100 books, and everyone else brings 10, the 100 book person might want to take everyone elses’!) You are welcome to bring more if you want to get rid of them, but please only leave with 20

Any books not claimed will be donated to the charity Books On Wheels, which promotes literacy by providing free books to those who need them.

Great chance to acquire some new free reading material while clearing clutter you don’t need! If you’re on Facebook RSVP to the Facebook event. Invite friends and family too!

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February 23rd, 2012 by RichmondBargains

coupon class

Join me next Saturday, March 3, at LaPrade Library in Chesterfield for a FREE coupon class and swap from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.!

Join Alison Brown as she gives you the 411 on couponing and participate in a coupon swap. Bring in your coupons to swap with others, plus your expired coupons can be used at military bases overseas to help our soldiers save money. To register go to library.chesterfield.gov or call 276-7755.

The first half of the class will cover coupon topics such as finding and organizing coupons, store coupon policies, and combining sales and coupons. Then we will have an informal time to swap coupons we don’t need, answer questions, organize our coupons, etc.

Hope you can make it!

    9000 Hull Street Rd.
    Richmond, VA 23236-1304

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January 27th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

abundance swap

A neat Ashland event: the 5th Annual Abundance Swap this Sunday from 2-4pm:

Come join friends and neighbors at this free fun event – bring 3 to 5 gently used items from home to give away that someone else would enjoy as a gift – something fun, useful, interesting or beautiful. Then you are able to take home 3 to 5 exciting and different items. There is no exchange of money, just sharing. Enjoy munching on free treats and sipping spiced cider. Make paper snowflakes. Relax and enjoy spending time with your community. (Note – no clothes, jewelry or paperback books, please).

Hanover Arts & Activities Center, 500 S. Center Street, Ashland

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October 10th, 2011 by RichmondBargains

costume swap

Still need costumes for the kiddos? Trade in last year’s look for some new outfits this week, with the help of Macaroni Kid Richmond and Romp n’ Roll.

To participate in the Costume Swap:

Drop off your gently worn costumes* at the Romp n’ Roll location nearest you any day between Monday, October 10 and Wednesday, October 12.

Go back to the Romp n’ Roll at which you dropped off a costume for some snacks, open play, and costume shopping on the date & time listed below:

Mechanicsville: Thursday 10/13 from 9 am to 11 am

West End: Thursday 10/13 from 2 pm to 4 pm

Midlothian: Friday 10/14 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

*Please place the costume in a Ziploc bag, along with any costume accessories, and note the size of the costume on the bag.

Email carissag@macaronikid.com for more info and any questions.
We cannot guarantee that you will find a costume in your child’s size but once costumes have been entered into the swap, they cannot be returned. Unclaimed costumes will not be sold; they will be donated to a local charity. Costumes should be in good to excellent condition with no significant spots, damage, etc.

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