What should I do next?

12 10 2010

I’ve been pretty busy with a whole lot of things in my every day life lately and I haven’t had much time to concentrate on my next trade.

The item that I currently have in my possession hasn’t generated much interest. Even though it is a valuable item – I think I missed the mark. I should be concentrating on what regular people would want and not the core value of the item in question.

What do you think I should do with the item? Should I cut my losses and try to sell it directly on ebay? Then buy a new item with the money? Or should I continue trading? Does anyone out there know of a good trading place that could be more successful?

Don’t be afraid to comment! 🙂

Trading post created on redflagdeals.com!

5 10 2010

I just posted my latest item in the trading section of the redflagdeals.com forums. These forums are quite active with users willing to trade items and looking for deals.

Hopefully I get some replies – Here is the link:


Item re-posted with free advertising offer!

4 10 2010

Now that I put free advertising on the table – I decided to update my ads on Kijiji and UsedOttawa. Here are the links:





Sweetening up the deal…

2 10 2010

I was thinking of sweetening the deal with free advertising for any business that gets involved in my tradeup to a #Tesla! What does everyone think about this?

A new page on my blog would be created to display the logo and company information for every business that gets involved. I would also take picture of the trade and post it in this section.

Still no takers…

27 09 2010

I haven’t gotten any emails regarding the switch. So I’m trying to get my blog followed through twitter and facebook. Thanks to everyone who’s participating!!

Second item now for trade

23 09 2010

The second item in my trade journey has now been posted on Kijiji and UsedOttawa. Here are the links:



First trade completed!!!

23 09 2010

My first trade has been made!! A very nice individual (that wishes to remain anonymous), has traded me the camera for a small business telephone switching system. I checked on the internet and it sells for approximately 400$USD in like new condition.

He told me however that he would like a ride in the roadster when I get it. I obviously replied with a big YES! Everyone that helps me out throughout the trades will get a ride but he will definitely be one of the first for having started it all!

Well – that’s not bad for a first trade! Here are the pictures of the product. It is a TalkSwitch 48-NLS CT-TS01!

Here are the specs and some pictures:

The all-in-one, customer-installable telephone system with uncompromising features at unprecedented prices. The TalkSwitch 48-NLS includes powerful remote extensions, auto attendants, voicemail and much more. With 4 lines, 8 local and 8 remote extensions, it’s scalable to 16 lines/32 local and 32 remote extensions and upgradeable to the TalkSwitch 48-CVA. The TalkSwitch 48-NLS is the perfect phone system for small business, multi-branch and home-based business.

TalkSwitch packs big phone power into an amazingly compact small business system. It’s only 8 inches wide, 2 inches high and 8 inches deep and weighs in under 2 pounds. 

– 4 Lines In 
– 8 Local Extensions 
– 8 Remote Extensions 
– 9 Auto Attendants 
– Multiple Voice Mailboxes. 
– Upgradeable! 
– All software updates absolutely FREE.

Features and benefits:

The TalkSwitch family of phone systems includes rich built-in features that other systems may charge extra for.


– TalkSwitch 48-NLS Model CT-TS01 
– One improvised AC adapter that works but trader can purchase one on the internet


Like New. Was slightly used and has a few light scratches.

Thanks again Mr. Anonymous!

New blog address: teslatradeup.com!

22 09 2010

I decided to purchase a domain in order for people to find my blog more easily.

The new address of the blog is http://www.teslatradeup.com/

First item posted on multiple classifieds…

22 09 2010

Okay – so I posted my first item for trade on Kijiji, UsedOttawa and Craigslist!

Just waiting for the emails to come in – I’ll keep you posted.

First trading item…

20 09 2010

So here is how I plan on starting it all!

The first item that is up for trade is this beautiful film SLR camera from Minolta. The model is Maxuum 400si and it comes with this stylish carrying bag. Any takers??