Is Bartering Still Popular In The 21st Century?

By: Janice Rosser

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I have been having a bit of a de-clutter this week and like many of us, I have new  or nearly new items that I have bought over the years which I have  hardly or never used. 

I wonder if the bartering system is still popular and if ReviewSpotters would be interested in maybe swapping goods, and/or services? With Christmas Day just around the corner, some of us may receive gifts that we already own and would be happy to swap them for a different item.

The definition of bartering is described here:- 'Barter is a system of exchange where goods or services are directly exchanged for other goods or services without using a medium of exchange, such as money.' It has been going on since 6000 BC! There is another interesting article to read here.

There are websites such as Gumtree which has thousands of ads, some for sale and some for swapping. Swapz has interviewed a man who has made 1000 swaps so far! I have around ten items and will never have 1000! But it shows how bartering seems to be as popular as ever.

I am not sure if members would be willing to post items, I think maybe collection is more suitable. If you have anything that you would like to swap for something else, email me in the first instance and when I have enough photos and descriptions etc, I will add the items to this article. Maybe you have duplicates of kitchen utensils, CD's, etc, etc. The list is endless!

Hayley Westenra CD's

Katherine Jenkins CD's

Brand new Family Tree package

The items I have include some items of clothing I never worn, CD's, DVD's and various books. 

It need not just be 'items', it can be services rendered so to speak. You may be good at painting but not at plumbing for example. 

Lead image is of two BRAND NEW china snack sets.

Please email me Jan@ReviewSpot.co.uk with any ideas or suggestions you may have and maybe some of us will benefit!

Posted in Bartering on Dec 30, 2018


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