Mom's Turn to Bartering as a Way to Cut Back
The resurgence of bartering in today's economy with a new twist
Jan 30, 2012, 11:48 ET
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Families everywhere are finding ways to cut back on everyday purchases. From toys to clothes to pretty much any consumer good, mothers are finding ways to help ease the stress of managing their family's budgets in unconventional ways like bartering. The oldest marketplace is seeing a massive resurgence with the help of the internet and social media. Tradze.com is leading the pack by eliminating the traditional pitfalls of your basic barter system. You see, most barter websites and services require the exchange of an item for item. The problem lies in finding another person with an item that is not only equal in value but something that you are actually looking for in your local area. These issues used to prevent mothers from using Barter as a viable option until now.
Tradze uses the power of social networking to enable transactions between a users own circle of influence. This circle allows users to trade in trusted networks that make real transactions possible and safe. Tradze also eliminates the need to trade item for item by creating an online currency called "T-Bills" that users can earn on the site by creating a free profile, listing and selling items in the marketplace, inviting friends to join and reviewing websites and offers from sponsors. The ability to earn money that can be used on the site is the perfect solution to saving money on more discretionary purchases that used to be paid for with real money.
Emily H. of Jacksonville FL used to purchase toys and clothing for her daughter at second hand shops to save money but was still spending a considerable amount of her family's limited budget on these items. "Once I started using Tradze to buy clothes and toys for my daughter I noticed our finances weren't as strained as before and that our cash lasted much longer. We were able to pay off more debt and actually get ahead for a change. Tradze really gave us a great way to get the things we needed without having to spend real money." Like most families cutting back, the desire to buy things never goes away just because you can't afford it. With Tradze you can turn your old stuff, time, and opinions into new items without breaking out your credit card or dipping into your piggy bank.
Tradze.com is a free online marketplace that allows its users the ability to buy and sell their used items without having to spend any real money or use a credit card. Instead of using real money Tradze uses "T-Bills" that users can earn on the site by creating a profile, listing and selling items in the marketplace, inviting friends to join, and reviewing websites and offers from our sponsors. Tradze is the best way to trade your time, opinions, and old stuff for new stuff!
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