Tag: barter

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 the Office of the Queensland 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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6
Jul

How to Swap on Facebook

Swapping is easy right?  Well yes, it is but you need to know some main points before you get in to the world of swapping. Ask yourself why you want to swap and not sell Sometimes selling will work better for you because you just need the cash and that’s understandable.  But sometimes the money that you’ll get from selling

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8
Jun

Sell and Lose or Swap and Win?

Ask yourself this How much time and money have gone in to getting the goods that you have in your house and your life.  Chances are that you’ve worked hard to get the job that you have and trained for a long time to get the skills that allow you to be paid the wage that you earn.  That hard

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29
May

Experiences, Ownership and Swapping

  When you look back over your life do you want to say that you are rich with objects and trinkets or rich with unforgettable experiences? Ownership of items can limit our experiences because owning something means that there are many things that you can’t own due to lack of money.  If you rely on your possessions to provide you

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9
Apr

The Perfect Swap

Finding and arranging the perfect swap is not an easy thing to do Firstly, you must list your item as available to swap and then you must find the person who not only has what you want but who wants what you have.  And all of this must happen on a platform with millions of users.  How will you find

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