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

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Chapter 13
Trading Up
In This Chapter
◆ Utilizing media and travel—the stalwarts of barter
◆ Using barter to leverage big deals
◆ Trading up using trade dollars
◆ Turning a little cash into a lot of barter
For the advanced trader, there are ways you can parlay small barter deals into really big ones. Call it “trading up.” Do it right, and you can realize some surprising profits.
To succeed at trading up, you don’t have to own a big business, but you have to accept a simple premise. That is, it’s possible to trade an item for something of a greater value and then do it multiple times.
Trading up might sound simple, but you’ll probably need to work with two traditional barterers: media and travel. You’ll want to understand what motivates these industries ...

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