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February 22, 2011

Written 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.

We value your readership and look forward to continuing this publication in April, and for many years to come.

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From the desk of Bob Meyer... 02/22/2011

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 services.

Large Commercial Cleaning Company Joins Barter Network

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.

TradeAmericanCard Moving

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 of publication.

The new address is:
17975 Sky Park Circle, Suite J
Irvine, CA 92614

For more info e-mail info@tradeamericancard.com or click here.

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Is Your Trade Exchange Missing Out On Valuable New Business?

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NATE’s National Convention Scheduled For June 2, 2011

The 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 location is the Phoenix Marriott Mesa hotel (www.phoenixmarriottmesa.com). Attendees will arrive Thursday, with seminars taking place over the next two days before its conclusion on Sunday.

For more details call Lauren (678) 302-6772, or see the web site at www.NATEbarter.com.


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Timeshare Market Changes Dramatically!

Al 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 even higher. 

How 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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The Growth and Use of Secondary Capital (New Money) Creates Unprecedented Wealth In Today’s New Age Of Possibility

There are many forms of secondary capital—which can be defined as any financial instrument that measures and communicates value in a common language. Would you like to see and learn more about the many forms of secondary capital?

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