Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about LETS and this website
LETS are Local Exchange Trading Schemes/Systems. To get an account you need to join one in your area. If you are in the UK and don’t know of a local group, try contacting LETSlink UK – website: www.letslinkuk.net, or if you are in the South West of England, contact me – including the town/village and county you live in, and I’ll send you contact details for your nearest group.
Best to check direct with your LETS group, or, if you want a broader response, post your question in our Forums, or ask on LETSlinkUK’s website (if you are UK based).
On Falmouth LETS we advise members to check that the party they are trading with has relevant insurance cover for trades likely to involve such issues as health and safety, just as they would when seeking services in the sterling economy, as LETS is a directory of services rather than a service provider.
In the case of Falmouth LETS see http://falmouthlets.org.uk. What is offered and wanted is visible, but you have to join the group to see who is making the offer.
This site is informational and is not a trading site for any LETS group.
Whilst registering on LETS Forum website will let you use some interactive features, joining Falmouth LETS (or any other group) and adding Offers and Wants is a completely separate process. See http://falmouthlets.org.uk to join Falmouth LETS, and links page for details of other groups.
No tokens involved (or ever used on Falmouth LETS) as LETS “currency” is a unit of measurement rather than a commodity in its own right. On Falmouth LETS the unit of account is the Palm. Up to now we have, like virtually all other LETS, used LETS cheques, but with the new system launched in December 2008 it is now possible for Falmouth LETS members to record transactions online – see http://falmouthlets.org.uk.