“ ADDITIONAL BENEFITS”— Get the Products and Services You Need Without Spending Any of Your “Hard-Earned” Cash. Did you know that the age-old practice of barter continues to contribute to billions of dollars in commercial transactions each year? In today’s challenging economic environment, business owners are realizing that conserving their cash is a smart and necessary way to protect the future growth of their company.
Instead of purchasing the items you need or want with cash, joining an established barter trade exchange gives you the ability to make these purchases with trade dollars that have been earned by selling your company’s product or service specialty or excess inventory or production capacity to other active barter members.
and we think we are growing ?
INR Value against USD
Year Exchange rate (rupees per US$)
2008 (June)— 42.51
2008 (October)— 48.88
2009 (October)— 46.37
2010 (January 22)— 46.21
2011 (April)— 44.17
2011 (September 21)— 48.24
2011 (November 17)— 50.97
2011 (November 22)— 52.50
Zombieland Rule Number 61: The Barter and Trade system
If you come across other survivors and they don’t plan on joining with you, and you’re lacking in ammo or food, ask if you can trade supplies. There is no money system in Zombieland and flashing a handful of green usually doesn’t do anything for other survivors. What they want to see is ammo for food, medical supplies for ammo, food for medical supplies, etc.
7 Garage Sale Tips from Tradepal
When preparing for a garage sale, place the emphasis on streamlining and organizing the process. Here are 7 things to consider:
1. Sort items
- Classic decluttering taking mainly into account the utility value
- Organize the garage sale by category
2. Displaying Merchandise
- Fun labeling of items
- Give a small write-up on the history of the item
3. Determining the Price
- Show both the Original Price and — the Asking Price
- Mention if you would consider a trade or if the price is Negotiable
4. Advertising (the hard part is driving the traffic)
- Keep it short - showing address and date for the grand event
- Street signage, Community signage or local paper
- Let your friends know - via phone/Facebook/Twitter/ other social networks
5. Time management before, during and after the sale
Simply put, it takes a lot of work whenever you get involved in a garage sale. You need to separate each main task and allocate specific times in different days to avoid getting frazzled.
6. What to do with items that didn’t sell?
- Just do a giveaway or donate to a local charity
- Keep them for the next garage sale
7. Build your year-long Garage Sale on Tradepal
- No need to spend the day selling or post signs - do it all online
- List an item, add an image
- Set a Price or mark as a Giveaway
- Share with friends and friends of friends
“Introduction to the Barter System Online”—
Bartering is growing in popularity today with consumers and businesses realizing that it’s a great way to budget and a creative way to lower expenses. It certainly isn’t something new; bartering has been around for a very long time. It’s the way our ancestors conducted their daily business and how they survived.
If this isn’t something new to you, then you understand that bartering is an economical and clever way to save money. If you’re relatively new to bartering and you’d like to learn more, then that is the exact reason to keep reading.
Over the years I’ve learned that many people are unsure as to what exactly, barter means. If in conversation I mentioned the word “barter”, I seemed to get a look of confusion in return. If I mentioned the word “trade” then ah…yes, they knew exactly what I was talking about.
We’ve been bartering ever since we were children and may not even realize it. Remember trading lunches as a child? Unless one of your parents was a famous chef, we all did it. Trading alleys occurred about every other day, and how about the most famous trade deal of all, “If you don’t tell, I’ll give you something”.
Although we weren’t aware of this at the time, our parents bartered with us on a daily basis. You could have dessert, but only if you ate all your vegetables. If you did well on your test, you could get that new shiny red bike. Our children today do the same; only it’s gone from trading alleys, to trading those popular cards.
We didn’t really have a choice but to barter when we were children, we didn’t have the money to buy new things all the time. Children certainly have a way of figuring things out when they want something badly enough. So why does this stop when we become adults? We still have wants and needs but seem to set them aside or continue to spend money when we really don’t have to.
By educating ourselves on the right way to barter, we open ourselves up to many resources and possibilities. It’s a way of taking care of our needs and at the same time someone else’s without spending money. This is done simply by offering our professional services or items we no longer need, in return for what we do.
Everyone has a unique style and personality so as you continue to explore the world of bartering you will find the right way of doing it for yourself. The following chapters are some guidelines to help get you on your way to some successful trades.