How It Works
By joining our network you are stating that you are wiling to accept new customers from our member base and in return you agree to make purchases from within the group.
This is facilitated by us creating a unique currency that is used strictly within the Seattle Barter Exchange membership. When you join you receive an online account that is set up just like a regular bank account. You can access this account 24/7 and it will keep you updated on you current balance along with a complete history of your transactions.
When you do a job for, or sell to another SBE member they will pay you using their SBE account. The SBE dollars are then deposited into your account which you then use to purchase from other members.
One SBE dollar is equal to one US dollar so there is never any confusion as to how much something costs. If the price of the product is $200 cash then you would pay $200 in SBE dollars. To uphold the integrity of our system we strictly enforce our policy of not allowing any members to increase the price for someone who is paying in SBE vs cash. Our members are good customers and provide quality products and services and this must be respected.