Merchantrade Spotlight for February 20, 2017

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M&M Fencing…

was established in 1996. Over the years we have worked hard to ensure our customers get the best service, quality and value.

We are Family owned and operated company in McKinney, Texas. We work with our customers to ensure they get the best product for their needs and budget. Everyone has their own style and their own ideas. We start with your ideas and specific needs and work from there.

We design, manufacture, wholesale and install custom wrought iron, cedar picket, vinyl PVC plastic fencing, chain link, security fence, post and rail, fences for pools, ornamental fence, metal, iron, steel aluminum fencing, privacy slats, gates, access control products and many others. We also offer a complete line of Farm and Ranch fencing for our rural customers.

Being family owned and operated we can assure you unequalled service and quality fence products that will add value to your property investment. We sell, and with our own expert crews, install all of these products. Installation is available from our McKinney location. We also wholesale fencing, fence parts, fittings, hardware, hinges, accessories and materials for do-it-yourselfers, shipping many products throughout the USA. If you have your measurements, simply choose a style and call, email or fax us your information and location for a price quote estimate.

Contact: Andy Morrison at 972-562-9493, or at 
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Mesquite, TX
Current Limits:  Percentage trade negotiable on all of your fencing needs.

Amazing Attractions

Your party can be really special! -- Clowns and magicians for family events, birthday parties, school events, church events, corporate events, company picnics, etc.  Amazing Attractions has been in business for 20 years. Dal Sanders is an award-winning magician. The list is endless of what we can do with professional entertainment.

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The Pure Magic of Dal Sanders - Birthday parties, corporate events, trade shows, fundraisers, school shows, etc.
Boopsie the clown - Magic, face paint and balloon art - birthday parties, daycare shows, library shows, company picnics, etc. - also performed by Boopsie the clown: Safety City and Fitness Fun and Olympic Spirit.
Seussology 101 - Sister cat (the Cat In the Hat's sister) - birthday parties, daycare shows, library shows, company picnics.

Contact: Cinde Sanders at 214-720-2262, or
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Dallas, TX
Current Limits: 100% trade

Woodrow House Bed & Breakfast

"Old Fashioned Hospitality…Modern Convenience" Built specifically to be a Bed and Breakfast, Woodrow House is the culmination of four years of dreaming, planning, researching and designing by the owners and hosts, David and Dawn Fleming.
The Woodrow House is the first permanent structure built on the corner lot at 19th Street and Boston Avenue. The land was first deeded by the state of Texas via Patent 457 - Vol. 30 dares August 2, 1878.

Woodrow House is named after David's paternal grandfather, George Woodrow Fleming (1914- 1972). Woodrow "Woody" Fleming was a Texas Rancher, agri-businessman, cotton ginner, grain merchant and entrepreneur.  Located across the street from Texas Tech University, Woodrow House is within walking distance to virtually all university events and activities. 

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Contact: David & Dawn Fleming at 806-793-3330, or at
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2629 19th Street; Lubbock, TX 79410
Current Limits: 100% trade on accommodation - based on availability.

Lifetime Air

Stay WARM and GET COMFORTABLE! I have over 20 years of experience in this field and have been a sub-contractor in this area for that long.  I would be happy to provide you with a quote on anything air conditioning and heat related…from a simple service call to installing a new unit. My service area is approximately 20 miles from the Lewisville area. I look forward to hearing from you.

Contact: Randy Persons at 972-658-0284, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Lewisville, TX
Current Limits: Materials – cash, balance – trade

Hammond Services (Appliance Repair)

Having problems with your appliances? Contact Hammond Services in Waco, TX and have your home appliances checked and repaired. Our factory-trained staff has more than 30 years of experience to meet all of your appliance repair needs.

We repair:
Ice Makers
Cook Tops
Warming Trays
Water Filtration Systems

 Contact: Tracy Hammond at 254-717-9114, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Waco, TX
Current Limits: Materials – cash, balance – trade on all appliance repair.

Bella Mia Portraits

Creative Portraiture by Desireé because so much happens in a year..."You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you." The bond of family is something that can never be torn apart. It is one of the strongest relationships we have.

Cherish your family. Don't let another tomorrow go by without letting them know how much you love them and how much they mean to you. Celebrate the family you have and mark this special time together. Schedule your family portrait session today.

Specializing in Portraits of:

* Holidays
* Family
* Baby
* Maternity
* Wedding/Bridal
* Graduation

Also, find me on Facebook at:

Contact: Desireé Chapman at 214-407-2359, or at
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Garland, TX
Current Limits: 100% trade on session fee & images on disc. Lab fees - cash.

Maid 2 Serve U

"We don't cut corners...we clean them!"
We've been in business for over 11 yrs and are Insured & Bonded.

What Do We Clean in our Standard Package?
* Ceiling Fans
* Light Fixtures dusted
* Dust Corners for cobwebs
* Dust Blinds
* Wipe Window Ceils
* Bathroom Tile, Tub, Toilet, Sink, Wipe down items on the sink, Sweep, Mop, Empty Trash, Wipe Baseboards and Corners by hand.
* Kitchen, Counters, Wipe items on Counters, Wipe the outside of all Appliances, wipe Microwave inside & outside, Clean Stovetop & Burners, Clean Sink, Mop, Empty Trash.
* Laundry Room, if it is not cluttered wipe off the Washer and Dryer, Sweep, Mop.
* Bedrooms, Dust all above, change Linen on Bed.
* All Floors Swept, Mopped, Dust Mopped. Extra Sweeping for Pets.
** No Cleaning of Windows, Refrigerator or Oven **

We will travel up to 25 miles from our zip code (75134). Cash for trip charges - within 10 miles / $15.00 - within 25 miles / $25.00.

There's a $100.00 trade minimum.  Quotes will either be a flat rate or $40.00 per man hour. For example: 2 people clean for 2 hrs is 4 man hrs = $160.00 trade + trip charge

Contact: Katina and Earl Potts at 972-224-6500, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Lancaster, TX
Current Limits: Full trade on all house cleaning. Make ready cleanings (empty houses) are 60% trade/40% cash.

Jay Perkins Signtist, Inc. / Signs for U

Trying to figure out a way to get attention or generate excitement about what you are selling? Whether you need a magnetic sign, banner, screen-printing or truck and van lettering, we can help you market your business. Come and experience the quality work and personalized service you'll receive at our sign shop!

We've been in business for many years in the Mesquite area. Please stop by, call in or email your request to us so that we can give you a fair estimate. We'll look forward to serving your needs on trade!

Contact: Jay Perkins at (972)289-7446 or at
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4400HYPERLINK "mailto: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .c Samuell Blvd.; Mesquite, TX 75149 (between Big Town Blvd & Town East Blvd) Next to UPS
Current Limits: % trade negotiable

TTAPS Pain & Fibromyalgia Center

If you have pain, we’re a great choice to correct your problem. Do you have any of the following physical ailments?

• Bulging Discs
• Herniated Discs
• Neck or Back Pain
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Tennis or Golfers Elbow
• Rotator Cuff
• Knee or Ankle Injuries
• Plantar Fasciitis
• Heel Spur Pain
• Sports Injuries (treating 12 professional sports teams)
• Auto Accidents
• Long Standing Pain Conditions
• Chronic Pain
• Fibromyalgia

The largest cause of chronic pain is the accumulation of scar tissue and muscle contraction knots. I’ve been practicing chiropractic care since 1980. I’ve treated individuals from 50 states and 47 foreign countries.

Contact: Dr Alan Bonebrake or Staff on hand at 469-995-9907, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
630-C N. Central Expy; Plano, TX 75074
Current Limits: 100% trade on all chiropractic services performed by Dr. Bonebrake within the office after all insurance coverage is applied. Any health insurance is required.

Maverick Athletic Club

Get in shape and have fun! We've got something for everyone! Our club features: Pool, Tanning Facility, Gym, Basketball Court, Racquetball and Fitness Classes. Visit us at:

·  Women's Fitness (circuit training)
·  Cardio Fitness Center
·  Free Weight Training
·  Nautilus Strength / Conditioning
·  Racquetball
·  Yoga
·  Aerobics
·  Supervised Playroom
·  Sand Volleyball
·  Martial Arts
·  Wallyball
·  Basketball
·  Massage Therapy
·  Snack Bar & TV Lounge
·  Swimming
·  Whirlpools & Saunas

Contact: Bob Sullins at 817-275-3348, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1919 West Pioneer Pkwy; Arlington, TX 76013

Current Limits: 100% trade on all memberships.

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Merchantrade Spotlight for February 6, 2017

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Plano Florist

We've been in the floral business now for over 20 years and pride ourselves in producing smiles!  Owner Mary Gmetro has more than 49 years industry experience as a design consultant, and a reputation for quality products, commitment to consumer satisfaction and personal integrity.

Please contact us for your floral needs and allow us to impress you with our creativity!

Contact: Staff on hand at 972-599-0086, or at
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2143 W. Park Blvd.; Plano, TX 75075
Current Limits: 100% trade up to $100.00 on all local orders, balance - cash. No FTD service on trade. Tax & delivery - cash.

X RAY Academy, The

Due to the strong pay and solid job prospects, x-ray technology is becoming a very desirable career. Additionally, employment is projected to grow faster than average, and job opportunities are expected to be favorable.  If you are interested in science and technology and also like working with people, then this might be the career for you.  X-ray techs produce radiographs of parts of a patient’s body for analysis by a doctor.

The X-Ray Academy of Texas NCT X-Ray School will prepare the graduate for their NCT x-ray license issued by the Texas Department of State Health Services.  The graduates will be licensed in the following categories; upper extremities, lower extremities, spine, chest, abdomen, ribs, skull and sinuses. NCT X-ray techs are trained to perform the radiographic procedures and ancillary medical procedures commonly needed in outpatient clinics, physicians’ offices, ambulatory care and hospitals throughout Texas.

Digital imaging is quickly becoming the standard of x-ray technology.  The instructors at the X-Ray Academy of Texas have a great deal of experience with digital imaging at the clinical and manufacturer level.  What does that mean to YOU?  It means that when you complete our program you can work in a variety of x-ray settings including those that have the newest equipment in Digital Radiography.  What makes us different from other NCT X-Ray Training Schools?

• Curriculum that exceeds the minimum state requirements of 120 directly supervised hours of instruction.

• Professional, credentialed x-ray instructors and faculty.
• Continuing Education to meet the new state requirements for NCT X-Ray Techs.
• Convenient Classes to fit your schedule.
• Low tuition and we accept all major credit cards
• Current editions of the latest radiology textbooks
• The best NCT X-Ray Training available
• Opportunity for internship, providing graduates with actual hands on experience with real x-ray equipment
• Radiation safety for bone density
• We will be here to answer any questions.

Contact: Stacy Palmer at 214-613-9729, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Grand Prairie, TX
Current Limits: 100% trade on all classes regarding qualification for x-ray technician jobs.

Texas Dynasty Cheer & Gymnastics

Texas Dynasty is located in Waco, TX and was founded in January 2006. Previously known as Waco Gymnastix and Cheer Unlimited, the gym itself has been in existence since 1994! Texas Dynasty provides 7 different programs for boys and girls ages 18 months to adult, making us the largest and most comprehensive gym in the Waco area. These programs include preschool, recreational and competitive gymnastics, recreational and competitive cheerleading, and recreational and competitive tumbling. Texas Dynasty also works with several schools in the Central Texas area and is home to the Baylor Gymnastics Team!

At Texas Dynasty we believe that our success is created through hard work, persistence, and positive reinforcement from the coaching staff. The combination of these attributes and the dedicated families involved with our gym make Texas Dynasty a truly unique place to enjoy the sports of gymnastics, cheerleading and power tumbling. Our gym strives to create athletes that are not only superb on the competition floor but also upstanding individuals in everyday life. We create leaders and build self-confidence in every single one of our athletes. We hope that when the time comes for our athletes to graduate and move to a new phase in life, they take with them the integrity, hard work ethic, and self-confidence they have gained by being a part of the Texas Dynasty royal family.

Contact: Candace at 254-776-6248, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

800 Schroeder, Ste C; Waco, TX 76710
Current Limits: Full trade on Gymnastics classes, based on availability

Griffin Place, Inc.


Convenient WACO Location in BEVERLY HILLS, near VA Hospital.

Electric Gate System
Climate Control Available

Call 254-714-0209 for appointment
4521 Memorial Dr., Waco, TX
Current Limits:
Percentage trade negotiable up to full trade on self-storage units - regular & climate controlled - based upon availability.

Eagle Transmission Irving

Eagle Transmission Irving is dedicated to providing you with quality services.  Our goal is to serve you better.  We strive for customer satisfaction!

Searching for a transmission repair shop can be an overwhelming task.  The need for any car repair can cause stress and all you want is someone to do it right!  Here at Eagle Transmission Irving we offer a safe, comfortable environment with ethical business practices.  We will spend time discussing your car problems with you and will explain our diagnosis.

Here is some information you should know:
With the technological advances being made in the automotive industry, the days of simple transmission repairs may be gone forever.

As recently as a decade ago, a transmission specialist may have only needed to work on 10 different models of transmissions.  These models were the mainstream and were easily stocked.  Whenever parts were needed, they were accessible and relatively inexpensive.

Today, a transmission specialist must keep up with as many as 350 models.  The cost of maintaining transmission systems has risen due to the availability of parts and the fact that some parts have to be purchased from the dealer.  This increased variety, along with the growing complexity of transmission technology, means that transmission specialists must have more advanced training and continuous education.

The transmission system is usually ignored until there is a major problem.  Many people who notice their car is not running properly ignore the problem with the hope that the symptoms will work themselves out.  This could result in more extensive damage to your vehicle as the problem becomes more severe.

The following symptoms may indicate a problem with your transmission:
failing or delaying when shifting; thumping or lagging when shifting; the engine speeds up when you apply the gas but the car doesn
t; red, pink, or brown puddles under your car; the need to add transmission fluid; unusual noises such as whining sounds when you step on the accelerator; a grinding noise; a banging noise when you come to a stop; your car fails to move when cold but improves once it is warmed up; and the engine overheats.

If you suspect there is a problem with your car, have it checked out before more damage is done!
  We invite you to bring your car to Eagle Transmission Irving so WE can check it out the right way!  Call us TODAY!  We are The One to Trust!

Contact: Chris Nunnelee at 972-513-1200
1201 N. Beltline Rd.; Irving, TX 75061
Current Limits:  Parts – cash, labor – trade

Georgio's Bridal Salon

Georgio's Bridal is a family owned and operated, full service bridal salon - We specialize in making your wedding day uniquely your own. We have a wonderful variety of designer wedding gowns, bridesmaids, flower girl and prom gowns. Personal service and customer care is what sets us apart. Browse our gallery at

Brides should start shopping for their dress about 6 to 9 months before their wedding - checking prices and services available.

Georgio's offers two FREE steamings, FREE spot clean, FREE shipping, and FREE storage until the day of your wedding. We also have three expert in-house seamstresses with 35 years of experience in bridal and formalwear alterations.

Bridal Gowns
Maggie Sottero | Sottero & Midgley | Blue Bv Enzoani | Casablanca | Mari Lee | Angelina Faccenda | David Tutera | Sophia Tolli | Allure Couture | Allure

Contact: Belva Harvey at 254-772-0265, or at
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921 Lake Air Dr.; Waco, TX 76710
Current Limits: Percentage trade negotiable up to full trade on all wedding gowns.

Dr. Dale Sandvall D.C.

(Chiropractor & Laser-Weilding Super Hero)

Cutting Edge Technology... we have COLD LASER! Treats swelling & pain and heals.

Could the aches and pains you're having (anywhere on your body) be solved with chiropractic care?
Most patients are pleasantly surprised at the results. Try the non-invasive, non-surgical approach first! I've been practicing for over 31 years and very proud of the patients I've been able to service over the years. In fact, I've treated over 800 Major League Baseball players - many of which are still active in the sport today!

I feel confident I can address your needs if chiropractic care can solve you problems. Whether you've had an injury, have other forms of pain or simply want to consistently feel your best, please make an appointment with us. I would be happy to treat you.

Contact: Dr. Dale Sandvall at 817-572-9494 or 817-561-0808
5920 West I-20, Ste. 110; Arlington, TX 76017
Current Limits: 100% trade

Beautiful Image Facial & Body Sculpting by Glenda Hatton

Been letting yourself go lately? Get pretty!
As seen on ABC, NBC, and CBS News. Proven Results Since 1977 The only Micro current System of its kind that offers Guaranteed Results! #1in America EFFECTIVE, IMMEDIATE AGE DEFYING RESULTS. Stop by for a Lunch Time Facelift!!!
Builds Collagen & Elastin back into your skin.
          Diminishes or Eliminates Fine Lines, Creases & Wrinkles
          Hydrates & Revitalizes Skin - Rebuilds Collagen
          Improves Blood Circulation & Lymph Drainage
          Visibly Firms and Contours, Lifting Overall
          Reduces Scarring & Dimpling
          NO REDNESS
          NO SWELLING
          NO PAIN
          ALL NATURAL
          NO RISK
          Tightens Sagging Jowls, Double Chins, Fatty Checks
          Reduces Dark Circles or Puffiness Under Eyes
          Reduces Symptoms of Rosacea, Eczema, Acne
          Rejuvenates the "Pink Glow" of Youthful Hues
          Anti-Aging Without Surgical Risk and Recovery

Start now and be ready for the Summer!
Prices on this non-surgical facelift promotion vary depending upon sessions purchased. 10 to 12 Sessions needed $98 to $149 a session depending on how you purchase. Two locations.

Contact: Glenda Hatton for a FREE Consultation at 817-404-7549, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Arlington, TX
Current Limits: 100% trade

Ann 1 Catering

"If we prepare it, They will eat it!"

Home cooked and gourmet meals made specifically for your menu. We cater any occasion that you have a catering need for. We will cater a party of 2-300 people at one seating. Time frames depend on the menu and place of event.


Contact: Sandra Johnson at 214-448-2094, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

P O Box 2974; Cedar Hill, TX 75106
Current Limits: First $200.00 - full trade, over $200.00 - % trade negotiable up to full trade.

JS Covington Photography and Design

One-stop shopping for impactful photography and design -- Ads, Brochures or Websites. With over 18 years in the Photography/Advertising business, we offer a complete understanding of small business needs and concerns. We offer Studio or Location photography and consultation. Conventional and digital services. Also, high-end portrait photography.

Clients include Dell Computers, TGI Fridays & GTE. For a more complete image check out our website at:

Contact: Jeff Covington at 972-438-1015, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Current Limits: 100% trade on high quality, commercial photography for use in advertising, brochures, websites and company displays.



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From the President...February 2017

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Periodically, other barter exchange owners or members approach me about the cash/trade terms in our exchange. The conversations usually focus on whether members should be allowed to set cash/trade limits when trading. After all – we are a barter exchange where good trade deals are supposedly found. Is there really a legitimate case for cash in a barter exchange? I believe there is.

First, let me be the first to state there are pitfalls in allowing cash on certain transactions in an exchange. Inevitably there will be a few members who try to beat the system and who practice unscrupulous pricing so their offers are no deal whatsoever to the prospective buyer. One example is where the cash portion is close to the full cash price charged by legitimate competitors. This is certainly no barter deal, and MerchanTrade tries to rid ourselves of these trader types as quickly as possible.

There are instances where a cash component is legitimate. For example, members whose product hard costs are 60–70% are certainly fair in asking for part cash/part trade so their out-of-pocket expense is reduced to 35–40%. This may occur in computer sales, advertising specialty items, watercraft, A/C equipment, etc. It is simply unfair to compare these product providers to services like movie theaters, hotels, etc., because the out-of-pocket expense is vastly different. Cash/trade terms are designed to reduce out-of-pocket costs to an acceptable level so sellers have a margin of error when it comes to buying. Since circumstances vary, it is very difficult to have a hard and fast rule that will apply fairly to all.

However, the one thing that should ALWAYS be true regardless of whether the terms are full trade or part cash, is that the buyer should ultimately be able to realize some savings when bartering compared to paying cash for an item. If this is not the case, then they should not be buying on trade. Therefore, the rule of thumb in trading is to always do your homework. We try to make sure our trades are good deals, but a great exchange requires all members to do their part in policing the system. We appreciate our members who reflect the honest character and excellent standards of good trading.

Traders' Forum...February 2017

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Why does it seem difficult to get a fairly accurate list of all barter travel opportunities?

The reason is because so many travel opportunities are contingent on property availabilities of other barter exchanges – and they change constantly. Let me explain.

It is easy to provide travel accommodations, food, and entertainment from MerchanTrade members. However, offering travel, etc., from other exchanges is a different matter. If an exchange has a large variety of products and services, their travel offerings are probably extensive because other exchanges want access to their variety and are willing to extend the red carpet to the exchange members to get it. However, if an exchange has very little to offer other exchanges, travel availability is likely limited to what they have in-house.

There are other factors as well. We don’t know what relationships our barter exchange partners have with their travel-related members. There may be ownership changes, strained dealings if the other exchange is
unable to provide what their members want on trade, blackout periods, and other factors affecting what they can offer MerchanTrade, regardless of whether they can use our products and services or not.

Members...February 2017

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Dr. Dale Sandvall, D.C.
5920 West I-20, Ste. 110;

Arlington, TX 76017
Contact: Dr. Dale Sandvall
Current Limits: Full trade on all chiropractic services. I have practiced for over 31 years and have treated over 800 Major League Baseball players.

Georgio’s Bridal Salon

921 Lake Air Dr;
Waco, TX 76710
Contact: Belva Harvey
Current Limits: Percentage trade negotiable up to full trade on all wedding gowns.

Amazing Attractions
P.O. Box 543031

Dallas, TX 75354
Contact: Dal & Cinde Sanders
Current Limits: Full trade on all magic and clowning entertainment including complete magic shows with escape, comedy, audience participation, music, magic and most of all-fun!

Hammond Services
Waco, TX

Contact: Tracy Hammond
Current Limits: Materials - cash, balance - trade on all appliance repair.

Beautiful Image Arlington

825 McKinney St;
Arlington, TX 76012
Contact: Glenda Hatton
Current Limits: Full trade on all facial & body sculpting. Reverse the aging process! The only Microcurrent System of its kind that offers Guaranteed Results!

Faith Photography
Pottsboro, TX 75067

Contact: Kathy Lowry
Current Limits: Full trade on my services / out-of-pocket expenses - cash.

Jay Perkins Signtist, Inc. / Signs for U
4400 Samuell Blvd;

Mesquite, TX 75149 (between Big Town Blvd & Town East Blvd) Next to UPS
Contact: Jay Perkins
Current Limits: Full trade on all magnetic signs, banners, screen printing, as well as truck and vanlettering. Email for design only is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Addison Event Center
14775 Midway Rd., Ste. B;
Addison, TX 75001
Contact: Henry Rife
Current Limits: Full trade on the rental of this facility. Percentage trade negotiable, up to full trade on all catering.

Eagle Transmission Irving
1201 N. Beltline Rd;
Irving, TX 75061
Contact: Chris Nunnelee
Current Limits: Parts - cash, labor - trade on all transmission sales, service & repair.

Kiel Publishing, Inc.
P.O. Box 868046;
Plano, TX 75086
Contact: Steve Brunhild
Current Limits: Full trade on quarterly ads in our Commercial Real Estate Network Magazine - sent to 18,000 commercial real estate professionals. Production cost of ads – cash.

Carole Harkins - Lemmond's Hair Cutters
702 Main St, Ste. 8;
Garland, TX 75040
Contact: Carole Harkins
Current Limits: Full trade on all hair salon services only. Place your appointment with Carole.

Handwriting Therapy Center
Garland, TX
Contact: Deborah Rose
Current Limits: Full trade on Handwriting Therapy, Coaching and Holistic Healing.

Griffin Place Storage
4521 Memorial Dr;

Waco, TX 76711
Contact: Sam Griffin
Current Limits: Percentage trade negotiable up to full trade on self-storage units - regular & climate controlled. Subject to availability.

903-752-1378, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Contact: Scott Martin
Current Limits: Full trade up to $1000 per month for nationwide network advertisers on this mobile app.

Advanced Copier Technology
1840 N. Greenville Ave, Ste. 168;
Richardson, TX 75081
Contact: Dan Schmoll
Current Limits: Full trade on selected copiers.

Lake Palestine Resort
8900 Ruby Lane;

Frankston, TX 75763
Contact: MerchanTrade Office
Current Limits: Full trade on accommodations & entertainment.

"Valentine's Day" Spotlight...February 2017

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If we have any compassion in our hearts, we enjoy helping others in time of genuine need. We also extend ourselves for family in different ways depending upon their needs. Our goal is usually to create bonds that will stand the test of time. In many families, your significant other is in whom these truly unique special feelings reside. Any of these relationships may be celebrated on Valentine’s Day! Listed below are a number of ways in which you could express your feelings using trade dollars. Please call us at 800-867-5552 or 254-776-5552, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

  • Hire a Band – make your event a success!
  • Take a Romantic Weekend or a few days off – book a trip with us!
  • Go enjoy a Massage.
  • Flowers are always a winner!
  • Hearing Aids could make a significant impression.
  • Book a Catered Affair?
  • Have a Special Sign or Banner made.
  • Get one of our Photographers to take some special pictures.
  • Commit to a Fitness Program today!
  • Get that New Hairstyle.
  • Cosmetics are available.
  • Buy that unique Antique.
  • Rent a Facility for your event.
  • We do have a Bridal Salon.
  • Get her feeling better through one of our Chiropractors.
  • Get her a Telephone System that records her voice.
  • Get his/her Transmission fixed.
  • Repair a necessary Appliance.
  • Get enrolled in a class - use The X Ray Academy.
  • Have a clean house to come home to - use our Maid Service.
  • Install a useable App for her Phone.
  • How about beginning a Remodeling Job.

Bartering in Dallas

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Small businesses in the great state of Texas are usually constantly on the lookout for ways to conserve cash and also increase revenue. And that is where we come in since we are now the quickest developing business to business bartering, exchange and trade community within the greater Dallas area.

With worries considering the unstable market, bartering has come back in to the leading edge as businesses search out methods to spend less money as well as boost their business.

To meet these needs, our barter membership is composed of small businesses who need assistance developing their business to large corporate businesses who need to keep costs down as well as save cash flow. Our company group listings are growing day to day and our members companies are expanding too. And you could be an important part of this kind of impressive opportunity - Free of charge!

If you want to join in a great barter business listing, you've arrived at the right spot. You can list within our directory without charge and you won't pay out a dime should you not benefit!

Just think of MerchanTrade as the built-in discount on all you pay money for! If you trade, you will save.

What to expect your first year as a New Member of MerchanTrade?

Written by Shawn Armstrong on .

The Sign-up Period 

  • When you join, you set your trade terms.
  • What you choose to trade & whether you offer full trade or part cash/part trade is up to you.
  • We can assist you with this if you need help.

The Introductory FREE Period

  • Your business will be listed in our barter program as a member.
  • Your business will be listed on our website & featured on the homepage as a new member.
  • Your business will be featured in our weekly email.
  • All of the above is FREE!

How do I start trading?

  • Give and you shall receive: Provide a service or product to one of our members to build your barter fund.
  • When you're ready to trade, review our trader categories (or call our office at 254 776-5552 or 800 867-5552) & contact members you’re interested in trading with.
  • Let them know you’re a MerchanTrade member & start trading!

What if I don’t find anything I can use?

  • If you get no benefit, you owe nothing. However we recommend contacting businesses you need & ask them to consider joining MerchanTrade.
  • If they sign up, you'll get a $100 cash referral bonus & you'll be able to pay them barter dollars instead of cash.

What do I do when contacted by a MerchanTrade member? 

  • Get the member’s card info & let them know your trade terms.
  • Once your transaction is complete, contact our office @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. & provide the amount, business name or MerchanTrade card #.
  • The MerchanTrade office will provide you with an auth. # to verify the purchase that's just been made

OK, I’m starting to love this.  When does the Intro Period end??

  • After you receive the first $1000.00 in trade in new business, we will bill a $200.00 cash membership fee and after that has been paid, we credit your trade account $200.00 - nontaxable. How cool is that? You get $200 to apply to your next trade!
  • You are issued a membership card w/ your business & personal name, acct # and expiration based upon when you joined.

What fees can I expect?

  • 10% cash & 2% trade on any purchase, which is only billed to you after you have benefited by using your trade dollars.

How do I keep up with my balance?

  • You will be mailed a monthly statement.

What happens the rest of the year?

  • You continue to be promoted in our weekly email, website & receive monthly statements throughout your first year and following.
  • There is an annual renewal fee of $150.00 due each calendar year. If you choose to continue and pay this fee, your trade balance, etc. moves to the next year.
  • If you choose to close your acct., you simply prepay your cash fee on your balance and spend this down before your renewal date and your membership cards expire. This way, you would not owe your renewal fee, but still benefit by using your accrued trade dollars.

That's It!  If you have any additional questions, please contact our office 254 776-5552 or 800 867-5552.  Thanks & happy bartering!!  MerchanTrade