If I was on Obama's economic team, an article like this would make my scrotum yank up into my sternum.
Frugal parents skip stores for online toy swaps
Stephanie Edwards-Musa finished her Christmas shopping early this year. Her 13-year-old daughter is getting a PlayStation 2 and clothing from Hollister and Aeropostale. For her 5-year-old son, it's a bundle of toys, mostly "Star Wars"-themed.
The bill? $45.
Edwards-Musa, a Houston Realtor, found these items used on ThredUp.com, an online toy exchange that launched last week. Parent-to-parent swapping sites like this one, growing in popularity, offer families a way to clear their closets of toys and clothes their children have outgrown in exchange for items cast off by older kids.
"I've always been frugal," she said, "but the PlayStation was my best Friday doorbuster yet."