31 Mar How to Benefit From Community Trading Networks
Our current economic crisis has created some new and very novel ideas to help us beat the current crisis. One expanding idea, is a Community trading network; How can you benefit from a Community Trading Network?
In the past any unwanted things that were collecting dust in our homes, were either sold on ebay, through local newspaper or supermarket advertisements, or simply handed over to a local charity shop. The current economic crisis is changing this, as communities are actively creating trading networks for these unwanted or excess possessions, we reluctantly keep but really have no use for.
On-line Community trading is becoming a fashion in many areas of our Cities, were you can either trade or even collect for free possessions from other neighbors. And the benefits are enormous, saving you the cost of buying something new, when someone locally has it stacked away in a garage or attic.
Children’s clothes and toys are obvious possessions to trade, but community trading has become far more sophisticated with even older laptops, couches, televisions, and garden furniture, being traded between neighbors.
This trading has a 21st Century touch to it, with a network of new websites becoming trading posts, offering anything from DVD exchanges to knowledge trading, and the simpler trade of household goods, appliances and furniture.
We are finding short-term solutions to the shortage of credit, and the need to create comfortable lifestyles, at a time when many of us worry about the future. On-line and traditional community trading, is one solution that could further expand and create a new habit, rather than a passing trend.