1010 ways to buy without money

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Manifesto

THE THINGS WE SELL AREN’T FOR FREE/WHAT WE SELL IS NOT FREE
Everything, from a book to an idea, needs resources, time, talent and energy to become a reality. This is why the things we sell have a price. This is something to remember: We do not give away anything for free.

MONEY IS NOT THE ONLY MEANS OF EXCHANGE
Just for waking up every morning, we all have an enormous capital that travels with us.

YOU CANNOT BUY EVERYTHING
There is a wide range of prices, and not all of them are suitable for everyone. If you do not smoke, you cannot buy a book whose price is “Quit Smoking”. But do not worry, you can always adquire another book to cover the same need: reading.

BEFORE BUYING, ASK YOURSELF: DO I NEED IT?
We only sell a product per person. And we try to ensure ourselves that the reason why a person is taking that product is because he really needs it, not because it is cheap.

WE SELL ON CREDIT
Even you can not pay your purchase in the act, we allow you to take your acquisition home. Yes. We believe that the great majority of people are good people. Who would steal to someone who is not making any profit with what he sells?

NO LOGO. NO MONEY
Please, do not include any logos in any 1010 Ways To Buy Without Money communication, graphic or video. If necessary, all the collaborators, companies, brands or institutions will be thanked in our website. Of course, those who do support the cause can feel free to publish their collaboration with 1010 Ways To Buy Without Money in their own media and channels. And remember, DO NOT MAKE ANY MONEY with the project.

WE BELIEVE IN CAPITALISM
There is a non-monetary economic movement known as “Invisible Capitalism” based in knowledge and human relations. The wealth that it produces can change the world.

WE ARE SELFISH
People who take part of 1010 Ways To Buy Without Money do it in an interested way: there is no better reward that sharing a powerful idea that generates a smile. We don not consider ourselves good Samaritans and we speak about good actions. We prefer speaking about positive actions and ideas that generate alternatives. Let’s call it Positive Egoism.

MARKET TOOLS CAN BE USED FOR SOCIAL PROJECTS
Marketing, branding, public relations… if these tools work for companies and brands worldwide, why shouldn’t we apply them in a social project with a non-lucrative aim?

EVERYTHING STARTS WITH A SMART IDEA. BUT THIS IS NOT ENOUGH
Ideas are powerful and can change the world (or your neighbourhood). But if you do not take the street and make that idea a fact, it is meaningless.

TO SHARE IS TO CARE
1010 Ways To Buy Without Money proposes that we re-use our resources, that we share what we have and also, that we release from those object we don’t use any more and that someone is willing to have. This applies to all the objects we sell, and also to the diffusion of similar ideas. This is why 1010 Ways To Buy Without Money works under a Creative Commons licence (LINK).

WHAT’S MORE VALUABLE, A COIN OR A HUG?