What is an Organized Barter - Trade Exchange?

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BARTER: The cashless exchange of goods or services for other goods or services.

Before there was “CASH” people bartered with one another. It is the oldest form of currency.  This is a practice still utilized today.  Some issues with bartering is finding someone willing to barter, that person may not want what you have, or there is an unequal value in the trade.  Who gets the better end of the deal?  Thus, the value of a trade or barter exchange!

Organized barter Exchanges began back in the early 1900’s, when there was a shortage of cash.  It all started with a doctor, carpenter, and a store owner.  The carpenter could not pay his bill to the store, yet still had great need.  

The doctor heard his story and asked if he would come do construction at his home.  In exchange, the doctor would pay the bill the carpenter owed the store.  And that was the birth of organized barter/trade exchange! 

Cash is King!  So we say “keep as much as you can”.  Every business has unsold time, appointments, inventory, skills, even stuff, that can be used to get what you want or need without using your cash.   A trade exchange like Trade Partner Exchange (TradeX) gives you access to hundreds of businesses willing to help you do just that.   Another form of currency!  The value of your unsold product or service just became  your currency to buy from or sell to multiple businesses without using your cash.

TradeX removes the need for 1-on-1 bartering and gives you options to use your new Trade Dollar currency with hundreds of local members, as well as, over 2000 in our affiliate network.  Just like your “CASH” bank, you do not have to purchase from the person who spends with you!  You sell your product or service to a customer, you make a deposit, and you take those “CREDITS” and go to another merchant that accepts that currency.

The IRS recognizes Trade Dollars as Legal Tender since Trade Partner Exchange is a 3rd party record keeper of trade transactions… just like your local bank. 

Preserve Cash!  Win customers over from competitors!  Maximize trade/barter.  Trade Partner Exchange… a smart choice!

Storkland Baby & Kid Furniture Accessories Birmingham AlabamaAS YOU PREPARE FOR YOUR BABY TO ENTER THE WORLD,
EXPLORE THE NURSERY DESIGN PROCESS WITH STORKLAND!

Storkland has been locally-owned and operated since 1947. Following 15 years in our Vestavia Hills location, we made the move back to the site of our original downtown store in Birmingham’s Historic 2nd Ave District in August of 2014.

With a beautiful showroom boasting more than 7,000 square feet of unique baby furniture, bedding and accessories, Storkland has everything you need to complete the perfect nursery for your little one. Let our design specialists help you create the nursery of your dreams!

Stan Blair

Golf Club Tee Times Golf Cart Rental

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2205 2nd Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
(O) 205-324-9509

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The Shoe Inn store

Your shoe size shouldn’t be defined by a single number. There’s length. There’s width. There’s even shape. Your feet support the entire weight of your body, and their shape determines how that weight’s distributed. At The Shoe Inn, we’re professional shoe fitters. We take the time to measure every aspect of your foot. Then, we learn about your lifestyle. In other words, what do your feet do every day? At work? At play? That lets us provide the perfect comfort and orthotic-friendly shoes for you. Best of all, we have styles to fit young athletes, senior citizens and everyone in between. That way the only person who’ll know you’re wearing comfort shoes will be you.

Women’s Shoes

When it comes to shoes, women have a real sense of fashion. So your comfort shoes can’t look like comfort shoes. Well, they won’t. NAOT is our most popular line, however, we also offer Alegria, New Balance, Orthofeet, Dr. Comfort and more. But seeing is believing. Take a moment to view our selection. Click on the logos below to view select styles.

Men’s Shoes

Women may be more renowned for coveting fashionable shoes, but guys want to look sharp, too. We can make your feet look as good as they’ll feel. NAOT is our most popular line, but we also offer Alegria, New Balance, Orthofeet, Dr. Comfort and more. See for yourself. Click on the logos below to view select styles.

Michael Duvdevani

Comfortable Shoes, Pedorthic Services, Women's Shoes, Men's Shoes, Children's Shoes

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3141 Lorna Road
Suite 100
Hoover, AL 35216
(O) 205-987-9728
(f) 205-822-9756

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A beautiful boutique carrying women’s clothing, shoes, boots, jewelry. Also great gifts, candles, bath bombs, and more.

Colleen Burback

Clothing Boutique, Gifts & Jewelry

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5361 Hwy 280
Suite 108
Birmingham, AL 35242
205-451-8888

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Mentone Mountain Inn B&B Mountain Rooms

Mountain View Inn – B&B

The Mountain View Inn is Mentone’s only Inn perched on the edge of Lookout Mountain. The cozy accommodations of the Inn provide guests with breathtaking views of three states. There are four suites available. Each of the four suites has a sofa, table, bed, TV, DVR and a private bathroom.  

Your suite is your private, secluded get-a-way on the edge of Lookout Mountain.

There is a common area downstairs with a kitchenette area consisting of a mini fridge, Keurig coffee pot, microwave, and sink. From the common area, you have access to the large deck where can enjoy the porch swing as you marvel at the beauty of the best sunsets in Alabama. Use the charcoal grill on the deck there to cook your dinner.  There is also a fireplace in the common area downstairs and upstairs on the main inn level as well.

A Continental breakfast can be enjoyed each morning consisting of coffee, fruit, juice, muffins and similar Mentone Mountain View Inn guest breakfast favorites such as cheese grits and hash brown casserole.

Unlike many Bed and Breakfasts, you can enjoy your breakfast it wherever you like– privately in your jammies while in your suite, on the deck, or upstairs on the main inn level with the other guests and your host. No matter where you decide to eat your breakfast, it will be enjoyed.

You have choices on how you want to spend your time here. Some couples want to just enjoy each other in the privacy of their suite. Some couples interact with the other guests or come upstairs to the main inn level to visit with the hosts. Notice– you can come and go privately at your own convenience; a separate entrance for the Inn guests is provided. There are several common inn areas that you can venture out into and eat your breakfast or have it in your suite to eat at your own table or carry it outside to enjoy the morning air on the deck reveling in the three state mountain view and the pastoral peaceful valley below. Fresh mountain air with the brisk brow wind will refresh and rejuvenate you. The swing on the deck beckons while sipping your favorite beverage all the while enjoying the glorious sunrises and amazing sunsets.

The Mountain View Inn is your place to come for Relaxation, Rest and Rejuvenation!! 

For the rest and relaxation of all guests who are “getting away from their children,” we would ask that that children not accompany parents.

Due to being a mountain edge location with no space or yard for children to play in and the house itself being an “adult only” style, we suggest that the facility is not recommended for children of any age.  Please look at some of the larger cabins for rent on our Mentonecabins.com website that would be better suited to families with children.

Any discount rental specials applicable such as AAA or the $109 two night rental special are not applicable in October nor any calendar holiday time frame.  We are unable to apply any discounts on one night rentals. Gift certificates and return guest discounts are good at any time.

Carolyn Todd

Bread and Breakfast Inn

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Mentone, AL 35984
(O) 888-560-0492

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Our lodging in Tuscaloosa, Alabama offers visitors the choice of relaxing by the lake at our Lakeside location or relaxing in the heart of Tuscaloosa near Bryant Denny Stadium. The southern charms of these Tuscaloosa Bed & Breakfast locations include wine and cheese each evening, lovely porches for relaxing, southern buffet breakfasts each morning, and – of course – southern hospitality.

Kim Roberts

Hospitality, Bed & Breakfast Facilities

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Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
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Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Beach ResortCALL TRADEX OFFICE TO BOOK WITH THIS MEMBER Offering Resort Vacations.  Click here to Explore Resorts. If there is a resort where you wish to travel and it is available call to get it booked.

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Northport, AL 35404
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