What is an Organized Barter or Trade Exchange?

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!

Second Hand Rose

2nd Hand rose clothing- Birmingham, TradeX, Birmingham, Alabama

Unique among Birmingham golf courses, Ballantrae offers a fast, fun and friendly 18 hole course designed by internationally renowned architect Bob Cupp. Ballantrae Golf Club meanders through a scenic valley surrounded by gorgeous southern Birmingham woodlands and breathtaking views. Our friendly staff and reasonable rates make Ballantrae the premiere choice for membership among residents, and for the casual golfer or travelers, Ballantrae is the first choice in public golf courses in Birmingham.

Golf & Country Club. Trading Tee Times and Golf Cart Rental. Call ahead for Tee Times.

Hal Brown

Golf Club Tee Times Golf Cart Rental

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1300 Ballantrae Club Drive
Pelham, AL 35124
(O)205-620-4653
(F) 205-663-6405

Urban Barn Clothing Co.

Urban Barn Clothing Co, TradeX, Birmingham, Alabama

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

Alabaster Trophy Co.

Alabaster Trophy Company, TradeX, Birmingham, Alabama

Alabaster Trophy Company is your all in one store for trophies, plaques, acrylic awards, engraving, business gift items, medals and much more.  Our trophy store is locally owned and operated by Brad and Melanie Shores.  Alabaster Trophy is committed to providing the highest quality merchandise, competitive prices, and customer service.  We will help you get all of your trophy needs met and stay within your budget.  To begin your purchase, you may browse our catalogs, or visit our store located off Hwy 119 South in Alabaster.  Call us at 205-908-7006.

Melanie Shores

Trophies, Medals, Plaques & More

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76 Fulton Springs Road
Suite B
Alabaster, AL 35007
(O)205-620-4653

Xcite Fitness

Ecite Fitness, TradeX, Birmingham, Alabama

Xcite Personal Fitness Trainer, Vestavia Hills AlabamaAs an Exercise Physiologist, Krissi helps you EXPERIENCE REAL FITNESS RESULTS! Xcite Fitness’ Personal Training is the perfect program for anyone who wants to learn fitness in a more intimate setting.  Our team is 100% dedicated to our clients and their goals. In each session, you will be personally led through the best workouts of your life. In our Personal Training program, you’ll experience the following: Fat Loss, Increased Mobility, Injury Prevention, Sports Specific Training, Diet Planning, Muscle Building, Flexibility, Gain Core Strength

Krissi Williford

Personal Training & Corporate Wellness

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2531 Rocky Ridge Road
Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
(O) 205-490-6461

Fit 24

Fit 24, 24 PrimeTime Fitness, TradeX, Birmingham, Alabama

24 Hour Access to Fitness. Weight Training, Cycling, Cardio, Personal Training, Nutrition Training.

24 PrimeTime Fitness

24 Hour Fitness Gym

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4524 Southlake Parkway
#30
Hoover, AL 35244
(O)205-403-7961

Tri One Cryotherapy

Tri One Cryotherapy, TradeX, Birmingham, Alabama

Whole Body Cryotherapy helps you look and feel better while assisting in sports recovery, pain management, increased metabolism, and overall wellness. A technique Pro Athletes have used for years. Now Tri One Cryo is the only type of facility of its kind in Alabama. FDA Compliant.

Sam Triantos

Cryotherapy Treatments & Recovery

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1651 Independence Court
Suite 121
Homewood, AL 35209
(O)205-703-8878

Mentone Mountain View Inn B&B

Mentone Mountainview Inn, TradeX, Birmingham, Alabama
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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25891 County Road 89
Mentone, AL 35984
(O) 888-560-0492

Bama Bed & Breakfast

Bama Bed and Breakfast, TradeX, Birmingham, Alabama

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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13752 Westlake Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
(O) 205-750-0990

Laurence Properties / Wyndham Resorts

Wynda Hotels and Resorts, TradeX, Birmingham, Alabama

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.

Mark Prohaska

CALL TRADEX OFFICE (205) 991-7050 TO BOOK WITH THIS MEMBER Club Wyndham Resorts, Resorts, Vacations

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661 Helen Keller Blvd.
Northport, AL 35404
(O) (205) 991-7050