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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Barter and Trade Exchanges by Tom Chmielewski, Jerry Howell

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Chapter 7
What Makes a Good Trader?
In This Chapter
◆ Following the exchange’s rules
◆ Treating fellow members fairly
◆ Paying your bills—barter isn’t free!
◆ Using common sense and empathy
It benefits you to be a fair trader. Success in a trade exchange depends on reciprocity—between you and the exchange, and between you and your fellow members. Fair traders get “the good stuff” from their brokers. They are apprised of opportunities others are not. Here’s how to stay on the good side of an exchange and your fellow traders.

Abide by the Exchange’s Rules

A trade exchange is busy signing new members, putting trades together, managing the currency, and accounting for transactions. Even a modest-sized trade exchange can process $10 million of barter ...

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