Over the years we have accumulated a mountain of general items, some loved, some useful, some that are ‘going to come in useful’ sometime in the future.
We all know there are some very well established websites that manage the buying and selling of our goods extremely well. (We love ebay!) However, living on Guernsey, we’re special aren’t we?
Sometimes there are difficulties associated with trading items across that little strip of water, e.g.;
Transporting large items, cars, furniture etc
Not being able to view items before purchasing
More possibility of scams
Time delays in receiving goods.
And how frustrating is it to find that after you’ve purchased and shipped across an item from elsewhere you find your neighbour down the road was selling just what you needed?
It’s a really appealing concept that we should trade amongst ourselves. Uncover the buried treasure of our friends and neighbours, open up the doors of communication, save on air miles, view items easily, bring less items onto the island and try to recycle and reuse.
We had other ideas too about small traders. If you produce or sell things on a small scale on Guernsey sometimes its difficult to contact your potential market. For instance, do you produce fantastic home made cakes? Do you have a business that has some ‘end of line’ items that are just taking up storage space?
tig.gg gives us all the potential to contact each other and trade our goods locally, easily, conveniently, cheaply, and we’ll probably have great fun in the process too.
So let us know what you think. You can contact us by email, phone or letter. We would love to hear your ideas!
Company Registration Number: 59045
Company Registration Name: Trade It Guernsey Ltd
Registered Address: Fortuna, 11 Acacia Clos, Rue Mainguy, Vale, Guernsey GY6 8NN
Place of Company Registration: Guernsey