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CashorTrade.org Reaches 10,000 Trades, 5500 members, & 1000 FB Friends
CashorTrade.org has reached over 10,000 trades, 5500 members, 1000 facebook friends, and now a growing community on Twitter. CashorTrade.org is a ticket trading website that helps fans obtain tickets at Face Value for cash or trade. Since the company's inception in February 2009, shortly after the band Phish made its come back after a 5 year hiatus, CashorTrade has been the leading ticket trading website supporting the face value buying, selling and trading of tickets. Creators Dusty and Brando would like to say THANK YOU to all who EMBRACE THE FACE!
The company primarily formed after seeing Phish tickets, for the welcome back Hampton shows in March of 2009, being scalped (or resold) for $2500 a piece. Although the website began with a Phish influence, it has recently expanded to include tour dates for the Furthur Tour, Widespread Panic, Dark Star Orchestra, Disco Biscuits, Yonder Mountain String Band, Sound Tribe Sector Nine, Moe, Umphrey's McGee, String Cheese Incident, and Gov't Mule.
As the site grows with the need for Face Value Tickets, CashorTrade has developed more tools fans can use while preparing for tour. The site now includes a Google Tour Map that pinpoints each show's location, venue information and seating charts. Fans can use this map to research distances from show to show. More tools are being added to provide fans with information regarding lodging and accommodations. Using an integrated Phish.net setlist feed, CashorTrade is providing up-to-date setlists for all shows. Also, a YouTube like website that allows users to stream live video called Ustream, offers tools which CashorTrade has integrated in their site. Live content directly from HoodStream.com and its members can be heard and watched as each song is played. The site has a facebook-like friend component that helps each member stay up to date with their friend's trades. Members can search for friends and people in their own town or state so they can trade with those who are local and they trust the most. As tickets are traded quickly, fans are using an RSS feed and a facebook application which lists the most recent trades in bookmarks or on facebook profile pages. Such widgets have also been created to provide fans who are running their own blogs a simple string of code to easily import trade lists into their own website.
CashorTrade has been partnering with fan archive sites such as Phish.net, OtherOnes.net, phiShows.com as well as many blogs including; HoodStream.com, YEMBlog.com, PhishTube.com, PhishThoughts.com, DogoneBlog.com, ThisWeekOnLot.com, LiveMusicBlog.com, OhKeePaBlog.com, PhishCoventry.Blogspot.com, and many more. Scotty B, writer of the HiddenTrack music page for Glide Magazine and of the very popular blog site YEMblog.com, has been very supportive blogging about CashorTrade and spreading the word. The Surrender to the Flow Magazine, a great Phish Fan Tour magazine, continues to feature CashorTrade in each new subscription. THANK U Christy A! OtherOnes.net, Hoodstream.com, and PhishTube.com are now featuring CashorTrade as their main ticket exchange group linked straight from their homepage.
In the coming tour, CashorTrade will be launching many new features. Their web app for the iPhone will soon be available for all to keep track of face value tickets before the show or on lot. Profiles will undergo further development to help fans supply more information about themselves, helping users to better choose their trading partners. As long as folks continue to complete the member review section, where upon making a successful trade, members can leave positive feedback instilling trust for future trades.
CashorTrade would like to offer thanks to all these sites and those who have supported Face Value tickets along the way. "We are super excited to be a part of such a caring community where music comes first and Face Value Tickets are supported for everyone. Together we are Phish 4.0 in 2010 and they are rocking it!," states Brando, co-creator of CashorTrade.
CashorTrade welcomes all to become a member of the website (http://cashortrade.org), become a friend of their facebook application page (http://facebook.com/phishtickets), follow them on twitter (http://twitter.com/cashortrade), and to always EMBRACE THE FACE! More members equal more tickets for all.
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