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100 Things You Can Get for FREE
How many times have you thrown away perfectly good household items only because they were taking up space in your home? Stop doing that because every item in your home has a value that is not attached to any monetary system.
Most of us go through the annoying process of trying to unload stuff we no longer want. Many try to regain some of the initial investment made, some donate to charities or local organizations. You might even just set that stuff out by the road!
But what if you could start recycling your purchases today, taking your assets owned in your home, and using them over an over again for your needs? It can be done and is done everyday. The secret is knowing how and where to start bartering with locals in your neighborhood today.
We all know and love craigslist, but are you getting the bang for your buck? Many great barters are ignored because most of craigslist's web traffic only wants to sell the items they no longer need! Even though it is a great website, many barters can go to waste by using this site. Facebook is popular option for bartering, but most groups are hard to keep track of, and even Facebook has not perfected bartering.
So how do you start cashing in on your assets in your home?
There is a relatively brand new site called MOMTraders.com It is a barter or swap site in which you can log into and go to the website, which is located in your state. Here you will find people just like you who want to get something that they want or need without having to fork over any cash for it.
At MOMTraders, you will be bartering with your local neighbors, so there is relatively no expense for traveling. If you need one, two, or even five items, simply check out what the MOMTraders website has to offer you. You have nothing to lose by doing so, as it is ABSOLUTELY FREE!
If you decide to give bartering a fighting chance, here are some great insider secrets to successfully bartering.
Some items barter better then others, always remember to barter for items that are of the same value or of more value. Never decrease your trade value assets by accepting less then what your barter item is worth!
Here are some great barter items to get started with.
OLD CELL PHONES
Old cell phones are always a trading asset; the average consumer outgrows their cell phone within 6 months. Take the old phone and you have a $100 trading asset. Cell phones are highly sought after and even though they lose their monetary vale, their never lose their trade value.
Sports DVD’s and equipment are great items to barter for, or with. Most equipment is bought in the hopes of a healthier body. This equipment can sometimes be sitting in the garage for months taking up space. Equipment easily trades daily.
Give your child new toys year round by trading their old toys in for something new.
VEHICLES & MOTORIZED
Vehicles can be a great way to keep the value of your asset while getting a rare opportunity to have other vehicles. Take a small sedan car, and trade it for a boat during the summer, and then during winter months trade for sport utility vehicle.
TRADING CLOTHING FOR BABY GEAR
Trading women's clothing works well for both parties… IE clothing for a new baby, baby swing, a bassinet etc. The reason it works is that expectant moms look for new baby gear and necessities for their new arrival. Most expectant women no longer need their clothing due to their expanding belly. Women that have baby gear and accessories have toddlers that have outgrown the gear, and for the most part, these same women will likely need clothing in smaller sizes because their bodies have began to re adjust to their pre-pregnancy weight. Talk about a match made in Heaven!
Trading high dollar items can be fun and rewarding, take for example a camera. In the real world, it is worth $300 retail, which would mean you have $300 worth of a trade asset. High dollar items can fetch you jewelry or other items you would have never had a chance to spend the money on like a new inground pool or even a trampoline for your kids.
INTERESTED IN BARTERING?
Take a look at 100 items that you could potentially barter for.
Baby Changing Tables
Pet Feed Bowl
For those of you who are tired of bartering on Craigslist or even Facebook, should head over to see what FREE things you could get during a barter with someone in your local vicinity at MOMTraders.
MOMTraders is your one stop, free bartering place on the internet.