lala.com is a CD trading site where you can ship CDs you no longer want to someone that does, then request CDs that you want in return. Each time you receive a CD it costs you $1.49 ($1 plus a standard shipping charge of $0.49).
Once you sign up, you can create a list of CDs you are willing to send to others. ‘la la’ will automatically send you a Starter Kit with 5 pre-stamped, shipping envelopes and protective CD cases when you agree to ship your first CD or list 5 CDs. When you get a request, you simply send off the CD.
You can also create a list of CDs you want. When the CD you want becomes available you will be charged the $1.49 fee to receive the CD.
What this system will allow you to do is clear out all the CDs you currently have that you no longer listen to and get new music you want for $1.49 each. If the selection of music available meets your tastes, this makes practical and financial sense with the time and cost you’ll save compared to trying to sell your CDs on your own or on eBay, plus tracking down the CDs you want.
Although beta launched today, sign-up is only by invitation until it goes live this summer. You can however, get in by using a special sign-up link at usatoday.com – hurry, who knows how long it will be live.