Nicholas Robertson

7
Apr

Four new categories added to SwapU

We are pleased to announce the addition of four new categories. 1. Water Sports 2. Camping and Fishing 3. Food and consumables 4. Odd Jobs and Chores   We would like to contribute the following artists for their work in supplying us with the pictures for the app. <a href=”https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/children”>Children vector created by macrovector – www.freepik.com</a> <a href=”https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/man”>Man photo created

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28
Mar

Coronavirus Considerations with Second-hand Goods

Coronavirus considerations when buying and swapping second-hand goods are something that we must be very wary of.  We are still in need of purchasing and swapping our goods during these times but how we do this should be safe and always follow the guidelines of our health experts. The best way to prepare your goods before they are sold or

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23
Mar

How to Swap and Trade in Tough Times

How to you swap and trade in tough times? Have you ever wondered how to swap and trade in tough times.  Does it seem too hard or perhaps you’re scared about the negotiation practice or being knocked back,  Well, when you’re running out of cash it might be the best and only way for you to get what you need.

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8
Mar

Who are and what is SwapU?

SwapU is an app based service that aims redistribute the goods that we don’t use through the medium of swapping, bartering and trade.   Time for some gratuitous self promotion.  The picture is of me, Nic Robertson, founder of SwapU.  It’s time to share with you our successes so far. I have a dream and a goal and I’d love to

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8
Jan

Swap goods and save the environment

The process of swapping is basic but it’s implications can be huge.  This simple process is an environmentally friendly act.  But how and why?  How is the exchange of goods positive for the environment?  Let’s look at this in more detail. Re-using If you use second-hand goods it means that a new item doesn’t have to be manufactured.  If more

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16
Nov

Swapping is the cure for buyers remorse

We all do it.  We all buy things that we don’t need Everyone has done it.  Everyone has purchased something that they thought they wanted and then decided later that it was a mistake.  Sometimes we take it back.  Sometimes we can’t take it back because it is non-refundable or sometimes, we buy it and mean to use it but

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3
Nov

Barter Your Way to the Best Swap with SwapU

Being able to barter your way to the best swap with SwapU.  When looking to swap your goods for someone else’s goods you first of all need to place a realistic value on it.   The phrase “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” applies here. Use this knowledge to your benefit when finalising a trade. Strong negotiation skills are a

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26
Oct

SwapU recognised by Chief Entrepreneur

SwapU has been recognised by The Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur. In the words of the QLD Chief Entrepreneur “Our goal is to cement Queensland’s reputation as Australia’s #startupstate with the talent, community, outcomes and deal flow to prove it. Our office is the first of its kind in Australia, and is led by Queensland Chief Entrepreneur, Leanne Kemp.”

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10
Oct

Agreeing Value with SwapU – It’s not all about cash!

The first thing I am always asked as the founder of a startup that is based on swapping is “How do make sure people agree on a swap?  What if one person thinks that their item is worth more than the other persons?”.  That had always been a hard one to answer but when I thought about it and looked

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28
Aug

How to Swap for a Boat

Sometimes in life we want to try new things or to pick up again on hobbies or pastimes that we haven’t done in a while.  We also sometimes want to trial those new hobbies just in case we might not want to do them once we discover more about them.  Or perhaps you can’t justify the outlay of cash for

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