Has anyone seen that show on A&ETV called BARTER KINGS?
These 2 guys take a small item and by bartering only(no money changes hands), they trade up to a big ticket item that they either want/need or they can sell and cash out.
You can check them out HERE
A recent example--one guy took a $100 welding helmet and traded it for a set of used Chrome rims($300), traded those for a "Mexican Food" Neon sign(for a business, worth $800), to a commercial freezer/fridge($1500), to a utility golf cart($3000), and he sold that for $2900.
They utilize Craigslist to find folks to barter with.
Great idea, right?
I thought to myself, hey!....I could do that.
It would be a great way to get rid of stuff here to trade for something I can sell.
Well, after spending some time on our local Craigslist and thinking about this, I've come to the conclusion that you need 2 things to make this work.
First you need to live where the Craigslist is vibrant.
That ain't here.lol
Second, this bartering thing only works with "guy" stuff.
You know......power tools, commerical/business items, things with wheels, electronics, music stuff and "boy toys". The only collectibles I've seen them trade successfully are rock music related.
It doesn't work so well with the kind of stuff I have to barter.
So much for my great idea......
It's still a fun show to watch.