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Bartering

el Guapo

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Inspired by other threads today. Besides jobs, cars and homes what are some of the strange and wacky things you have bartered for?
 

donk

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When I was a kid I split and stacked a neighbour's wood in exchange for them plowing our driveway all winter.

I've traded blueberries and raspberries for finished jams and pies.

My mother trades her knitting for pottery.
 

Cardinal

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donk said:
When I was a kid I split and stacked a neighbour's wood in exchange for them plowing our driveway all winter.

I've traded blueberries and raspberries for finished jams and pies.

My mother trades her knitting for pottery.

What would you want for a couple pints of fresh blueberries? I have plenty of acorn squash and canteloupe.
 

Chet

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In high school I bartered a deal to let a friend double date with us to prom (the girl wouldnt go alone with him so that tells you something), in exchange he bought dinner for four.
 

Planderella

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Bartering is quite common at the Mardi Gras parades. I've arranged all sorts of trades for those trinkets that are thrown from the floats.
 

donk

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No fresh blueberries right now, have a few quarts from last summer in the freezer.
 
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I'm boring. my sister and i just steal clothes from each other and then try to make trades once we're caught.
 

Repo Man

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A very common one is beer in exchange for help moving. In college, we traded 2 cases of beer for a huge carpet for my roommates bedroom. I often trade different spare computer parts for computer parts that I need.
 

Mastiff

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Planderella said:
Bartering is quite common at the Mardi Gras parades. I've arranged all sorts of trades for those trinkets that are thrown from the floats.

We all know what you "trade" to get beads... ;)
 

kms

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My husband usually gets beer in exchange for helping neighbors with computer problems. I'll exchange home made bread and pastries for stained glass ornaments my friend makes.
 

Jeff

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I trade cycling videos with others in the winter....you can only ride the "Tour de Basement" so many times before you need to change the scenery....
 
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