Malden, MA (PressExposure) November 12, 2009 -- This may be a cash-strapped Christmas for some. Others are taking an alternative route. What if you could trade or âbarterâ for gifts and goodies?
New England Trade, the largest bartering organization serving Massachusetts businesses for the past three decades, is hosting its Lucky 13th Annual Trade Expo and Auction on Wednesday, December 2, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott Street, Danvers, Mass. More than 25 booths will feature gift baskets, restaurant gift certificates, clothing, toys for children of all ages, electronics and more.
The business public is welcome to attend. New England Trade membership is NOT required.
âThis Christmas event is a great way to check off many of the items on your Christmas list and keep cash in your wallet,â said Ken Meharg, CEO of New England Trade. âThese are difficult economic times and businesses that have extra inventory or service time are taking advantage of the age old concept of barter. They are âtradingâ those extra goods or time for something within our barter system and everyone wins.â
The practice of bartering has been around since the days of the caveman. For example a plumber does some work for a CPA, who in turn does the plumberâs taxes. In a bartering organization, members have access to the products and services of all the members. So, the plumber can do work for the CPA on barter, but can then choose to âspendâ the bartering dollars heâs accrued on another product or service offered by other members. Like use of an ocean-side condo for a week.
For more information on New England Trade, please visit http://www.newenglandtrade.com.
For additional information about New England Trade, please visit http://www.NewEnglandTrade.com or call 781-388-9200.