There is a lot one can do as a consumer to further the cause of honest trade.
Start with having a look at the merchants that are making their services and products available in the AOCS Marketplace and find what you need and want that is already available in your own backyard. Give the contact person a call and tell them you want to trade AOCS silver and find out what their current terms are for trading as these terms can change before they’ve gotten around to adjusting their listing in the Marketplace directory. Once you see how easy it is to engage in private honest trade a whole world of possibilities opens up.
When you’ve determined a few ways to use silver to your advantage in the practice of trade you may then desire to arrange with your local Community Trade Coordinator to become part of their Silver Buyer’s Club (Silver Barter Club?)…more soon to come