Tuesday, May 21, 2013

BarterQuest - Free Exchange for Goods and Services

I bet you have items at home, which you do not need. There are multiple options to dispose them: you may through them away in garbage, arrange garage sale, give away as a gift or donation, sell on eBay or on Craigslist, or just place on a sidewalk with attached note “Free”.

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However, there is one more option available, you may consider – trade it. Some staff you don’t need may be wanted by another person, who has something you would like to get in exchange. On BarterQuest you can trade for electronics, antiques, furniture, instruments, or anything else, as a matter of fact. There is even a section for working vehicles or aircrafts, and real estate.

If you have nothing to give away, you can still find their services useful because you can also trade for services. For instance, if you are a tax adviser or a yoga teacher, you might be able to swap your professional services for graphic design or any other needed expertise.

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The system is very flexible system. You can make multiple offers involving the same item. An offer doesn’t cost you anything and doesn’t commit you to anything. There is a MultiParty trade option, when the trading arrangements are more complex, involving multiple participants in linked deal.

Every trade consists of:
·         An offer
·         An acceptance
·         A confirmation of the trade by the user who made the offer

After registering, you are encouraged to post the items you have and the items you may want in exchange. Registration is not necessary to browse the site, but you cannot trade without registering and posting an item you have. When you link haves with wants, a Matching engine can instantly match you for potential trades. Whether you find a match or not, you can make unlimited offers with the same item and make offers for multiple items. You can communicate with your potential trading partners privately or publicly. Once your trade is confirmed, you are responsible for the timely delivery of your item. Users provide feedback on their trading experience and are rated on their performance.

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BarterQuest is a free site. There are no registration fees, no membership fees, no trading fees, and no listing fees. However, you will be charged a $10 onetime verification fee before you can actively trade.

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