February 22, 2011
by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews
Dear Tuesday Report Readers,
This is to announce that Mr.
Bob Meyer will be taking a health-sabbatical (from this report)
for the month of March.
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From the desk of Bob Meyer...
Goodman Touts Barter As Smart Business Move
Dr. Gary Goodman, author of a book about 77 best practices
in negotiation, is a big proponent of barter. (His dad was a
radio/TV executive and involved in many barter deals.)
Goodman reasons that in any economy barter is smart. However
it�s use is especially smart in a tight market, when making
trades is a great way to reduce cash prices without reducing
one�s overall compensation.
Backyard Barter Brings Community Together
A neighborhood program in the Seattle area of Ballard was
started by local resident Anna Easer Kihara. She calls her
new idea Bountiful Backyard Barter as her program enables
participants to trade bushels of homegrown organic produce
for other produce including eggs, cheese, canned goods,
beer, or skills such as garden design or help harvesting.
Medical Clinic Establishes Barter Arm
It�s called Bono Barter Clinic, and it�s available on
Thursday�s inside Dr. John House Medical Clinic located in
Bono, Arkansas. Dr. House set it up for those in the area
who have a tight budget. On Thursday�s he accepts canned
produce, manual labor (et cetera) as payment for his medical
Large Commercial Cleaning Company Joins
A large commercial cleaning organization�provides nighttime
cleanup for factories, warehouses and restaurants�has joined
the IMS Barter Network in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Orange County�s largest trade exchange, TradeAmericanCard,
will be moving to a new location the first week in March
2011. CEO Mike Ames is elated about the new location which
is close to John Wayne Airport and near several major
freeways. New phone and fax were not available at the time
The new address is:
17975 Sky Park Circle, Suite J
Irvine, CA 92614
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Convention Scheduled For June 2, 2011
National Association of Trade Exchanges (NATE) has announced the
venue and dates for their upcoming annual national convention. It is
scheduled to begin June 2 and conclude on June 5; the Arizona
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Attendees will arrive Thursday, with seminars taking place over the
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Timeshare Market Changes
Lewis, a syndicated business writer from Denver, recently wrote a
story on the changing timeshare industry which the Tuesday Report
covered last week when reporting on Marriott International�s
decision to leave the industry.
According to Lewis, the recession has ravaged the timeshare market
and there are no signs of any more free-spending buyers. Lewis
contends that anybody who buys a timeshare from a developer is the
victim of an aggressive sales seminar. Today, it�s quite easy to go
online and find thousands of timeshare owners trying to sell their
timeshares for a fraction of what they paid. Lewis says he sees them
listed for $1.00
Timeshare owners today are increasingly not paying their annual
maintenance fees, which forces resorts to hike fees on the owners
who still pay. A classic catch-22 position that could see fees going
bad has it gotten? Lewis says there are now seminars for timeshare
owners telling them how lousy timeshares are, how they�ll never be
able to sell it, and that their children will be burdened with it
for the rest of their lives. Then, finally, the final pitch � give
them your timeshare and $3,000 to get it off your hands. Welcome to
the changing timeshare world.
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