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DEAL OF THE DAY 3/29/2018




As the month of Marchl comes to an end let's all close our books with accurate numbers for sake of both buyers and sellers. Barter sales can be either called in, faxed, processed on the website or emailed.  

This Friday the BTE office will be closing at noon so be sure to send in your transactions or process them on the website so they are included.



Bruce and Elizabeth



In January we sent out the following ideas on how to incorporate barter into your life plan.  If you have not started doing the following now is a good time to start.

This month we are going to share some ideas from the Midwest Business Exchange in Kalamazoo we trade with, on how the top barter traders do it.

1. Good traders do more than stumble over trade opportunities in the middle of the road.  They act.  They call.  They email.  They say stuff like "my daughter is getting married and we need a wedding dress, limo, catering, DJ and a marriachi band.

2. Good traders treat trade dollars as discretionary income.  They know MBE (BTE) is found business.  They also know the cost of a trade dollar.  It's their wholesale cost of goods not their retail selling price.

3. Good traders aren't afraid of pulling the trigger.  They know today's deal might not be there tomorrow.

4. Good traders know trade business also drives cash business.  The best advertising is word of mouth.  Satisfied trade customers don't live in a barter bubble.  90% of the time they tell their cash-spending friends about a good experience.

5. Good traders don't look at trade members as opportunities to convert them to cash.  This gets back to MBE (BTE) 101% of the time.

6. Good traders read their email blasts and newsletters.  At BTE they also follow us on Facebook.




The following is for sale by one of our trading partners.  If you are interested call Bruce at the BTE office 989 316 1438.


Solid Cherry Dining Room Table plus 6 Matching Chairs: $1,000 BTE.


60” x 40” plus two 18” leaves that extends the table to 96” x 40”  


Seats up to 12!  


Also comes with a custom made protective table pad.  






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