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Old 08-28-2008, 06:19 AM   #11
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Yes, I barter - any time I can. It make sense.

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Old 08-28-2008, 08:29 AM   #12
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I love bartering. I have soap (homemade goats milk soap and others). My last barter was soap for homemade canned food and beautiful fabrics.

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Old 08-28-2008, 09:18 AM   #13
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My son and I were just talking about this subject yesterday. He owns a mobile car wash and detail business. He had some landscape work done on his yard and the landscaper traded the labor cost $300.00 for a detail job for his car and a super wash for his wife's car. . The detailing would have cost him $179.00; plus his wife's car, $89.00. It cost both of them nothing but time and effort but they made out on the cost. Neither of them had to put out any money and the work on both was done during a period when they would be sitting home anyway.

I think bartering sometimes on certain things is a great way to do business providing no one comes out on the short end too often and you gotta realize that bartering doesn't always pay the bills when cash is needed.
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:49 AM   #14
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It's funny this has come up now.

As many of you already know, my wife has just been diagnosed with Graves Disease. In a word, her thyroid runs like an out of control throttle. It's called "storming." One minute her heart beats at 140, the next, she's in bed crying her eyes out.

You cannot eat out every night, and I've been thinking about sharpening for cooks and chefs in exchange for pre-made frozen meals.

In this fashion, when my wife storms, we can thaw out something decent and nutrious.
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Old 08-28-2008, 04:36 PM   #15
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neat how many of us utilize bartering. i figure, why not...

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