Merchantrade Spotlight for August 21, 2017

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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

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

Silver Health Centers 

Don't know what to do about aches and pains? We can HELP!

Silver Health Centers was created by Drs. Ana and Glen Silver. Both doctors graduated from Parker Chiropractic College in 1990. Soon thereafter, they began their private practices, one located in Oak Cliff and the other clinic in Richardson, Texas. The clinics, which now have a total of four chiropractors, are multi-faceted and multi-disciplined.

People of all ages present with varied physical ailments and are treated safely and effectively, with compassion and genuine care. The doctor's treatment program is geared towards individualized treatment plans for long lasting and permanent results. A team approach is used regarding treatment with the patient taking an active role in their recovery.

Our Approach
At Silver Chiropractic we believe that optimum health is a combination of many facets of life. It includes physical, mental, chemical and emotional responses working synergistically to help balance life. Positive and healthy attitude, proper nutrition, exercise, a normal functioning nervous system, healthy bones and muscles, decreased stress, proper rest, and proper health management are all required to obtain and maintain optimum health.

As a patient at SHC you can expect to receive proper health management for your needs. The doctors and staff work as a team to create an individualized health plan to fit your specific needs. Their specialty involves the diagnosis and treatment of the neuromuscuoskeletal system, which involves the spine, nerves, disc, ligaments, bones and muscles of the entire body and its function to all other systems and the body as a whole.

It is well known that "the nervous system is the master system which controls all other systems." Therefore, we strive to assist your nervous system to perform at its optimum level. Our doctors look for the underlying cause of your health problem and in turn treat the whole person. We utilize the most advanced and safe treatments, techniques and procedures to assist the patient with proper recovery and a healthier life.

We would love to meet you and discuss your health concerns. Please call to schedule a FREE consultation. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please call or come visit one of our convenient locations.

Richardson, North Dallas, Plano, Garland:
850 S. Greenville Ave, Ste. 104
Dallas, Texas 75081

Dallas, Oak Cliff/Bishop Arts, Downtown:
211 W 10th St, Ste. B
Dallas, Texas 75208

Contact: Staff
Current Limits: 100% trade

Kile Publishing, Inc. 

The Commercial Real Estate Network Magazine (formally the Dallas Office & Commercial Real Estate Magazine) has been published locally for over 17 years with an excellent reputation. Each quarterly issue, this polished magazine is mailed directly to over 18,000 commercial real estate professionals including management & leasing executives, general contractors, interior designers and architects (essentially, everybody who’s anybody involved in DFW commercial real estate).

This is the magazine for the two largest commercial real estate organizations in North Texas: BOMA- Building Owners and Managers Association: commercial real estate Management and NTCAR- the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors: commercial real estate Sales and Leasing.

Aside from a focus of commercial management and leasing in DFW, most issues also feature articles from Quoin (AGC – Association of General Contractors) and the AIA (American Institute of Architects).

Call for deadlines on artwork for our next quarterly release (and Barter pages are available on a first come - first serve basis). More info on this product can be seen at: (advertisers must work through me only -- not the contact on the website -- in order to use Barter).

Contact: Steve Brunhild at 972-800-9831, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
P.O. Box 868046; Plano, TX 75086
Current Limits: 100% trade on ad space. Design – cash.

Todd Steele - Licensed Massage Therapist

Tense lately? I can help you Relax! Give yourself or someone you love a special treat. Uniquely gentle deep tissue massage combines Swedish massage, myofascial (muscle/connective tissue) release, and trigger point therapy - effective for relaxation, rehabilitation, pregnancy and post-partum. You can come to me or I will come to you.

Enhances Well-Being | Reduces Pain | Improves Flexibility | 10-years’ Experience | Advanced Training in pregnancy and Post-Partum Massage Therapy | Advanced Training in Trigger Point Therapy | Pre and Per natal Massage Therapy | Highest Quality.

Contact: Todd Steele at 817-927-0114, or at
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2471 Forest Park Blvd.; Ft. Worth, TX 76110
Current Limits: 100% trade on all massage therapy and percentage trade negotiable on related products.

Advantage Promotions

Create and manage highly successful FREE Public Relations Promotions for Convenience Store, Hotel/Motel and Apartment Management Companies. Over 90% of Convenience Store Companies have participated in every Promotion since 1988; and the proverbial 'Light Bulb' is simply burnt out for the others' 'old-school' Management. Offer the only Satisfaction Guaranteed Advertising Medium through our 'Win, Win, Win' Compliments FROM THE MANAGEMENT™ Coupon Book Promotions.

Contact: Tony Brubaker at 254-699-5555, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
TX areas
Current Limits: 100% trade


Handwriting Therapy Center

Having problems in your life?
Struggling with a decision or just don't know what to do?
Feel like giving up?
Struggling with anxiety?
Trying to figure out what career path would be good for you?
Want to change something about your personality?
Having a problem within a relationship (bring other person's writing)?
Need insight and guidance that is based on science and not prediction?
Anything else?

No worries - I can help you!

Based on HFT program, I will provide you with a graphological exercise to make in your handwriting to empower you so you can move past whatever is in your way.

Contact: Deborah Rose at 214-494-3232, or at
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DFW area
Current Trade Limits: Full trade on Handwriting Therapy, Coaching and Holistic Healing.

Wood Inspection Services, Inc

Wood Inspection Services covers all commercial property types including:

Office Buildings
Multi-Family Dwellings
Apartment Buildings
Apartment Complexes
Special Purpose
Senior Housing

Thermal Imaging Inspections
can offer you the peace of mind that typical visual inspections cannot. Using temperature-sensitive equipment, even the smallest problems can be easily detected. InfraRed (IR) has proven extremely effective for the inspection of:

Roofing and Wall Insulation
Rooftop Surveys
Heating/Cooling Loss Evaluation
Energy Audits
Circuit Breakers
Electrical Equipment
Mechanical Equipment
Water/Chemical Leaks & Spillage
EIFS Exterior Moisture Intrusion TREC License # 6945.

Contact: Stanley P. Wood at 972-724-5550, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
165 Highview Dr.; Double Oak, TX 75077
Current Limits: 100% trade on Commercial Inspections as well as InfraRed Thermography.

Investigative Solutions Group Unlimited

ISGU -Investigative Solutions Group, Unlimited
is a full service, Dallas, TX private investigator business that provides personalized, efficient service in Dallas, Fort Worth, North Texas and nationwide, due to our investigative web of associates and contacts.

ISGU has been in business for over 27 years, which is a testimony to our success rate for our clients! Because of our diverse experience, we can provide excellent services at competitive rates. We can help individuals and corporations alike in civil, criminal, divorce, due diligence, hostile takeover, corporate mergers, employee terminations, backgrounds, surveillance and a wide variety of services. Many companies and databases provide you with raw information.

Success depends on not what you know but how it is interpreted and how to apply the information to your needs. Our investigators do that and more!

Contact: Deborah Rose at 972-485-4748, or at
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Garland, TX
Current Trade Limits: 100% trade on our services, such as Legal Research & Investigation, Coaching, Profiles, etc.

Cook Chiropractic Center

Welcome to Cook Chiropractic, we appreciate the opportunity to provide you with chiropractic and acupuncture care - our staff works together as a team to bring you the highest quality care in a warm and caring atmosphere. Dr Philip L Cook was raised in Dallas, Texas. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree for Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, TX, in 1984.

In 2001 Dr. Cook began integrating acupuncture into his practice with great success.  Dr. Cook is also licensed to practice in Oklahoma. Dr. Cook is very active in his profession having served for many years as an elected officer in the Texas Chiropractic Association. He is available for public speaking.  Cook Chiropractic is a licensed facility registered with the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

Our facility uses a wide variety of Physical Modalities available. They include:

• Acupuncture (traditional needle as well as non-needle electrical)
• Electrical Muscle Stimulation
• Ultrasound Therapy
• Cryotherapy
• Intersegment Traction
• Dystraction Disc Therapy
• Nutritional Counseling/Supplies
• Massage Therapy - Upon Request
• Weight-loss, Exercise, and Detoxification Programs

Our purpose is to provide quality comprehensive and acupuncture care for our patients. Our purpose since we began over twenty years ago is to become a wellness center for the entire family. With this in mind our clinic accepts and cares for patients who range in ages from infants to the elderly. Chiropractic is a viable option for the management of many children health care needs.  We are very proud of our commitment to offer the finest and most up to date chiropractic techniques in a relaxed and comfortable environment.  Serving Garland, Dallas, Mesquite and Plano since 1985.

We accept only those patients that we truly believe we can help. Dr. Cook will design a care plan designed specifically for the needs of every individual patient.

Contact:  Dr. Phillip Cook at 972-864-0999
104 E Centerville Rd, Garland, TX 75041
Current Limits: 100% trade on all services.

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Merchantrade Spotlight for August 17, 2017

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Wade Hatton and the Texas Hat Band

♫ Singer
♫ Songwriter
♫ Performer / Solo to Full Band
♫ Plays Classic Country to Original Texas Music


Contact: Wade @ 817-235-1309, or at
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Current Limits: 100% Trade on solo or band performances - cash for gas allowance for band.


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.


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


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.


Infinity Studios

Take an adventurous girl from Texas, fill her with romantic notions, whisk her off to Vegas for a decade of excitement, then return her to the comforts of home, and you’ve got the makings of a photographer with a flair for documenting both the drama and the passions of the heart. Jamye’s ability to capture heartfelt emotions, nervous glances, and timeless beauty is what makes her images become unique family heirlooms. "I started my career shooting models, actors and musicians in Las Vegas but find that I prefer capturing the reality of emotions and drama that comes with real life events and people. Being a witness to and documenting the outward expression of powerful emotions on a day such as a wedding is truly a joyful thing", she says.

Jamye’s work has been featured in The Bridal Spectacular Magazine, Las Vegas Magazine, Las Vegas Review Journal and Las Vegas City Life. She has taught seminars on digital photography, editing, retouching and restoration techniques to hundreds of fellow professionals. She is a member of both WPPI and NAPP and serves her local community as a board member of the chamber of commerce.

When she is not shooting weddings or portraits Jamye enjoys spending time with her husband and 8 wild and crazy dachshunds, creating unique jewelry pieces, yoga/Pilates, reading and discovering new music. Jamye has specialized in wedding photography for more than ten years. Her list of clients is long and satisfied. Feel free to ask for references.

Contact: Jamye Perelli Montgomery at 903-887-3830, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DFW Area

Current Limits: Materials – cash, balance – trade.


Power Play Fitness

Someone once said … the only exercise some people get is jumping to conclusions, running down their friends, side-stepping responsibility, and pushing their luck. I'll be the first to tell you that you will never find any of those attributes at Power Play Fitness.

I've worked hard to build a staff and atmosphere that provides an inviting, positive and energetic environment for you to reach your fitness goals. I understand accomplishing these goals through exercise is very personal to each member. With more than 50 years of collective fitness experience, our highly educated, experienced and personable trainers are confident in being able to deliver you a dynamic fitness program to fit your specific desires.

Personally, I share with you over 9 years of fitness leadership. Through hard work and determination, I have not only succeeded in fitness competitions and bodybuilding championships, but have gained in-depth knowledge through extensive training and certifications within the fitness industry. All of which drives our passion, expertise, and total dedication to you, our members.

Our vision at Power Play Fitness is to maintain an atmosphere where anyone who walks in our door is welcomed with a feeling of vibrant energy, friendly warmth and a sense of passionate professionalism. We are a fitness home unmatched by any other in both service and staff and are committed in supporting your physical and mental well-being through encouragement, knowledge, advanced technologies and progressive fitness training to achieve good health and happiness.

Contact: Carol or Mike Nimon at 972-248-3500, or at
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6090 Campbell Road Ste. 136; Dallas TX, 75248

Current Limits: 100% trade on memberships only.


S S C Alarm

Protect your property - residential or commercial!  Have your alarm system monitored 24 hours a day by a reliable service - and do it full trade!  We've been serving our neighbors since 1968 and can monitor any alarm you have. You save big money over the long run by having your alarm monitored on barter by a reliable company. We have 2 offices to serve you - one in the Dallas Metroplex and the other in Tyler.

Give us a call depending on your area of needs so we can help you!

Contact: Diana Rhinehart at 972-446-1181, 903-520-5140 (cell), 903-825-2566, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dallas Metroplex and Tyler
Current Limits: 100% trade


Answer US

Answer Us is a corporate telecommunications service provider:

• One Number Service
• Auto Attendant - Virtual Office Solutions
• Employment Screening and Hiring Applications
• Calling Cards - Long Distance
• Broadcast Conference Calling
• Custom Telecommunication Applications
• Electronic Voting / Surveys / Voice Mail
• Local and National 800 number service
• Paging Services

As a leader in the telecommunication solutions outsourcing business, we are able to provide small, medium and corporate customers with solutions designed to meet their specific business needs.

Answer US has provided leading edge solutions to corporate communication needs since 1984. Answer US is a network based, telecommunications service provider. Our company is dedicated to two major missions. The first is our unfailing commitment to our customers. The second is our dedication to providing state of the art, high quality technology. We continuously upgrade our equipment, as technology innovations are made possible.

Contact: Karl Koelker at 972-380-8400, or at
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DFW Area
Current Limits: 100% trade on all voice mail, paging service and rental of pagers from this top quality firm. We service the Dallas/Ft. Worth area only."


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.



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From the President...August 2017

Written by Byron Lester on .

Since August is traditionally “back to school” month, now is the time to offer a “mini-barter class” to emphasize what members can do to be more successful traders. No matter how proficient we think we are at working deals on trade, it never hurts to remember the basics of bartering – whether buying or selling.

Let’s start with the seller… You want to offer your product or service at a fair retail rate with good trade terms on a controlled basis. That sounds simple enough, but you might be surprised at how many people inflate their prices or want to offer only a token amount of profit in trade – and who honestly feel they are providing a good incentive to do business with them. Here’s the bottom line – if the buyer isn’t saving money by trading with you instead of paying cash elsewhere, they shouldn’t be buying from you. If your price is at fair retail and your trade terms are such that no more than 30-35 cents on the dollar are tied up in hard costs, it’s probably a good deal for the buyer. Considering the amount you desire to spend on trade, your measured offerings will pay off handsomely.

When you are the buyer, there are also a few things you can do to stay ahead of the game. First, utilize all the information you receive from MerchanTrade – consistently.

You should consult with our current website (updated monthly) or simply call us for the latest updates, additions and references almost all of the time before paying cash. We will steer you in the right direction. The weekly emails promote new businesses, one time deals, or repeat members needing business, and they should be your rudder to guide you towards successful trade opportunities in no more than 5–10 minutes per week. Smart traders prioritize these few minutes each week.

In addition, use our website to see the monthly Newsletter to be aware of new members, limit changes, new phone numbers, and seasonal offerings in the “Spotlight”. That’s why it exists, so be sure to use it!

Finally, be a considerate and courteous buyer and seller when working transactions. Remember, if both you and your fellow traders “win” and everyone feels good after the deal, more people will do the same in future transactions. Members just like you are the building blocks who form the future of this exchange. Let’s make sure we not only have a solid foundation but a steady structure as well!

Traders' Forum...August 2017

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Do you feel “percentage trade negotiable” terms are fair for the buyer?

The terms are absolutely fair for the buyer if the seller is honorable. Let me explain. I believe that just like in life, most people in a barter exchange should be on the honor system. Each individual has the choice of treating people rightly or wrongly. The way traders conduct themselves will determine what future measures must be taken to insure buyers are treated fairly. We do not want any MerchanTrade buyer spending trade dollars but not receiving a cash savings. Consequently, buyer feedback is an excellent gauge of whether or not a seller is honorable when their terms are listed as “percentage trade negotiable”.

These terms are necessary in many industries where there are countless potential hard costs which might be incurred depending on the buyer’s project scope. Although these terms are intended largely to protect sellers from buyer abuse, sellers are responsible for providing a good trade/cash deal so buyers will still save money compared to paying cash for the same service or product elsewhere.

Members...August 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.

Faith Photography
Pottsboro, TX 75067
Contact: Kathy Lowry
Current Limits: Full trade on my services / out-of-pocket expenses - cash.

Advantage Promotions
Austin, TX 78712
Contact: Tony Brubaker
Current Limits: Percentage trade negotiable up to full trade on all coupon book advertising - distributed by and through Convenience Stores, Hotels/Motels and Apartment Communities, reaching all demographic markets.

Investigative Solutions Group Unlimited
Garland, TX
Contact: Deborah Rose
Current Limits: Full trade on our services, such as Legal Research & Investigation, Coaching, Profiles, etc.

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.

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

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.

All Sorts Mailing Service, Inc
1420 Halsey Way #100;
Carrollton, TX 75007
Contact: Jamey McMurray
Current Limits: Material & Postage - cash, balance - trade on all digital 4-color printing & mailing services - subject to availability.

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!

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!

Cook Chiropractic Center
104 E Centerville Rd, Garland, TX 75041
Contact: Dr. Phillip Cook
Current Limits: Full trade on all chiropractic services.

Advanced Copier Technology
1840 N. Greenville Ave, Ste. 168;

Richardson, TX 75081
Contact: Dan Schmoll
Current Limits: Full trade on selected copiers.

Handwriting Therapy Center
Garland, TX

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

Answer Us
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
Contact: Karl Koelker
Current Limits: Full trade on all voice mail, paging service & rental of pagers from this top quality firm. We service the Dallas/Ft.Worth area only.

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.

"Back to School" Spotlight...August 2017

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Even though August is the month during which regularly scheduled classes get under way in most levels of education, this month’s spotlight focuses on the many areas of barter that will get you to those classes – while saving you a buck or two in the process. Our recommendations will again deal with many categories in our exchange that could help offset those school related expenses, but you will need to contact us at the office for specific referrals. Contact us at 254-776-5552 or 800-867-5552, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Aches and pains can be helped with our Chiropractors and other health related services.

Braces needed? Orthodontist at your service.

Use our Advertisers to attract those shoppers for school related needs.

Need a Desktop Copier for home?

Make sure those vehicles are driving properly – visit our Automotive Shops.

Buy those Cosmetics.

Our Photographers can capture those precious years.

Stay in shape – Fitness Centers.

Get that new Hairstyle.

We have folks that provide Voice Mail Services, if needed.

Enroll your kids in Cheerleading and Dance Classes.

Merchantrade Spotlight for July 31, 2017

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Manor Family Orthodontics

(formerly known as Lone Star Orthodontics & also at a New Location)

Transform your SMILE!

*Braces for all ages
*Clear Braces
*Traditional Braces
*Ortho Patient's Teeth Whitening
*Invisalign & Clear Correct Aligners
*Free 2nd Opinions
*In-House Financing

Easy and CONVENIENT also...BY APPOINTMENT ONLY... we have Evening and Saturday appointments!

We are located in the dental office of Manor Total Dental ("DENTIST") in Manor Commons, in front of Wal-Mart, behind What-A-Burger.

Contact: Dr. Don Hartsfield, DDS at 512-278-8888, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
11828 Ring Dr. #102; Manor, TX 78653 (Austin area)
Current Limits: 100% trade on all in-house services. Lab fees - cash.

Richardson’s Auto Care

Dependable & Honest Auto Repair!

Richardson's Auto Care is proud to be a Christian, Family Owned and Operated Auto Repair Shop, serving the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex for over 20 years. We believe in dealing with you honestly and with integrity, and our ASE Certified Automotive Technicians will perform only the services you need, at reasonable prices. We understand that every customer is different, and we personalize our friendly car repair service to serve you best.

At Richardson's Auto Care, we have built a reputation for delivering quality, reliable auto repair services in a timely manner, for a reasonable price. Our customers trust us, and their referrals have become our best form of advertising.

Complete Auto Repair Experts:
In our 20 years of repairing cars in Dallas, there aren't many cars or issues we haven't come across. Although each employee here has a strong domestic vehicle background, we also have specialists with years of experience in Asian and European imported vehicles. From Audi to Volvo, we have the knowledge and equipment to service every major brand of vehicle available today. Our experience, tools, equipment, and software allow us to fully service your vehicle.

As of April 2013, we moved our business from Dallas to Nevada, TX - still in the DFW area though. We hope that you will come and see us for your automotive needs. 

Contact: Jeff Richardson at 214-735-8169

18941 High Meadow Rd.; Nevada, TX 75173
Current Limits: Materials - cash, labor - trade on a these services - lube, oil & filter - transmission filter & fluid - throttle body & air intake - coolant system - fuel injector.

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

Faith Photography

Faith Photography is a professional, freelance photography business. Rather than a traditional studio environment, we work strictly on location, bringing "the studio" to you. We personalize your images with your surroundings, not ours -- you get a personalized portrait with the convenience of us coming to you.

I am a photographer because I love people and the relationships we form with each another. The absolute wonder of a small child; the incredible beauty of an elderly person; the depth of love I see as a father and daughter dance... and hug and cry during her wedding reception - all these bring tears to my eyes. The privilege of capturing all the emotions - love, happiness, quiet contentment and giddy silliness - that form the fabric of our lives humbles me, and I am truly blessed to be part of a profession that provides priceless treasures that will be cherished for generations. The moments we share with loved ones today will be part of history tomorrow - and I delight in preserving these "slices of time" in photographs that stir the heart.

Texas Professional Photographers Association
Wedding and Portrait Photographers International

Contact: Kathy Lowry at 214-207-7714, or at
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Pottsboro, TX
Current Limits: 100% trade on labor / cash for out-of-pocket expenses.

Milan Gallery

The Milan Gallery features over 600 pieces of original artwork from national and international artists. Oils, acrylics, watercolors, mixed media and sculptures are carried, as well as fine art reproductions and serigraphs.

We cater to private collectors, commercial firms and interior designers, providing both the prompt service and professionalism our customers have come to expect.

Contact: Tal Milan at 817-338-4278, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
505 Houston St; Ft. Worth, TX  76102
Current Limits: Up to full trade on specific pieces / shipping - cash.


PhaseGraphics specializes in affordable and experienced web design. You are in business to succeed, and a professional website can contribute to your company's growth and increase profits. We custom design websites with your business in mind. With over 15 years’ experience, we can craft a website that works for you.

Contact: Staff at 214-727-8132.

Dallas, TX
Current Limits: Website design - 100% trade, hosting fees - cash.

All Sorts Mailing Service, Inc.

All Sorts Mailing Services, Inc. is a Full Service Direct Mail and Fulfillment company. With over 50 years combined experience our management team has the knowledge to understand what it will take to complete your project accurately, timely and in a professional manner. By taking an honest approach to each day's work, we make every effort to give our clients an unmatched value. Place your trust in us once and we are sure that we will be adding you to our growing list of repeat clients.

All Sorts Mailing offers a unique assortment of direct mail and fulfillment strategies, carefully designed with our clients' budget and needs in mind. We supply a wide range of services targeted to printing and bindery companies, advertising agencies, other mail houses and all customer oriented businesses. Our customer service ethics and experience added to a full line of new and technologically advanced equipment, making All Sorts Mailing an excellent choice for all your mailing needs.

Why Use All Sorts?


Our staff has the knowledge of over 50 years’ experience. We understand how to estimate timing, production / material costs and postage. Properly assisting our clients with these essential elements helps deliver a great service and an excellent value.

Our staff will work hand-in-hand with each of our clients to ensure that they are informed, educated and satisfied. From conception, to design, through production and all the way to the delivery of your product, All Sorts will be there to offer support. With the level of service our clients receive, they know they are appreciated.

We have made every effort to carefully select the most advanced and dependable equipment on the market today. We are a full service mail shop and we make sure that our equipment is State-Of-The-Art, efficient and reliable.

Small jobs, big jobs, all jobs. All Sorts has the capacity to handle jobs of all ranges. We have actually assisted clients with quantities as low as 100 pieces and others with quantities of over 1,000,000! Our facilities, production department, machinery and warehouse can easily accommodate your project.

Industry Wisdom:
Trade shows, industry organizations and vendor relationships help us offer the latest news and technology. We strive to stay informed of what is happening within the industry, the USPS and advancements in machinery. We realize that being informed helps us offer a better service to our clients.

All Sorts Mailing will seek the best avenue when doing business with a customer in order to keep our overhead low. Our pricing structure is a result of our efforts. We want to provide a value to our customers. We know that great service for a fair price is what you are you looking for.

Contact: Jamey McMurray at 972-242-2808, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
1420 Halsey Way #100; Carrollton, TX 75007-6450
Current Limits: Material & Postage – cash, balance – trade on all digital 4-color printing & mailing services – subject to availability.

Rita N. Bacon – Attorney-at-Law

·  Estate Planning
·  Wills
·  Family Cases

Contact: Rita Bacon at 972-487-0843, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Garland, TX
Current Limits: Full trade on these services only.  Filing fees, shipping & mailing costs, as well as other particular charges not related to services provided will require cash.

The Last Detail

Safer poured-in-place rubberized surfacing for playgrounds, running tracks, anti-slip areas and more!

In recent years, an increasing number of municipalities, schools and business and parks and recreations have been prompted by regulations and consumer demands to find alternatives to hazardous or high-maintenance recreations surfaces. Obsolete products such as concrete, shredded rubber, pea gravel, sand, and asphalt are being replaced with bonded rubber surfaces that are safer, long-lasting, impervious to weather and aesthetically more diverse and colorful.

Here are a few facts about our re-engineered poured-in-place rubberized systems:
* 20 year life expectancy
* ADA compliant (wheelchair accessible).
* ASTM tested to protect children from a 12ft fall zone
* Made of 100% recycled tire buffing’s rubber (the shock absorbent layer) and E.P.D.M virgin rubber, the top coat manufactured by B.R.G Stockholm, England and ship to the U.S.A opposed to scrap rubber from Ohio.
* A 10 year warranty
* Up to $10,000 disabled tax credit (form 8826).
* 60% color (green, red, blue, tan) 40% black (Graphic included/special design).
* Most systems are three to four inches.
* Price is $11.00 per sq. ft.

Contact: Don Marable at 972-815-7457, or at
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Current Limits: Materials - cash, balance – trade on rubberized surfacing.

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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Bartering in Dallas

Written by Byron Lester on .

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.