Barter?

Re: Barter?

PostBy: franco b On: Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:24 pm

windyhill4.2 wrote:That concept of family,friends & neighbors getting things done free is a very touchy issue when one is in business like me.......do i repair all family,friends & neighbors lawn & garden equipment for a glass of water ? That would work fine on their end,i can only drink so many glasses of water.


Looking at it the other way around, family and friends should be glad to give you their support, not impose on yours. A small discount might be appropriate.

Why is it that they don't expect to get a part free but think labor has no cost?
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Re: Barter?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:27 pm

Not touchy, ya gotta set your grounds rules--it's called barter, not bumming!
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Re: Barter?

PostBy: confedsailor On: Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:30 pm

warminmn wrote:I had a coworker who bartered his carpentry skills for several sex sessions. its the oldest barter in the world and no taxes! :lol:


Nailin' for nailin'? Oops this isn't flame suit.
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Re: Barter?

PostBy: warminmn On: Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:15 am

confedsailor wrote:
warminmn wrote:I had a coworker who bartered his carpentry skills for several sex sessions. its the oldest barter in the world and no taxes! :lol:


Nailin' for nailin'? Oops this isn't flame suit.


Thats why there's no pictures! :lol:
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Re: Barter?

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:25 pm

franco b wrote:
windyhill4.2 wrote:That concept of family,friends & neighbors getting things done free is a very touchy issue when one is in business like me.......do i repair all family,friends & neighbors lawn & garden equipment for a glass of water ? That would work fine on their end,i can only drink so many glasses of water.


Looking at it the other way around, family and friends should be glad to give you their support, not impose on yours. A small discount might be appropriate.

Why is it that they don't expect to get a part free but think labor has no cost?

To be fair, it is not uncommon for some customers to also think that the labor should be free.After all, i commonly hear the following..... I don't know what is wrong with it,i am sure that it is something simple to fix,easy to fix & quick to fix,you can easily do it while i wait & watch,maybe i can even help :eek2: I have used barter a few times,i felt the transaction was very favorable for me,i was happy,but the customer was feeling like he won on the "deal", a winner for both of us because we both got something we were happy with.... the customer got no bill,i got a piece of equipment that i wanted or needed in exchange for a "paid in full". :D
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Re: Barter?

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:01 pm

The movement died because they were trying to bring a long established system which tends to be rural, into an urban setting. It is not about rural versus city here, but rather a comfort-level sort of thing.

I barter all the time, and the local swap-sell it guide here that is a staple of every backhouse, lunch box and magazine rack north of Augusta; even has a barter section.

I'll barter...with people I know!
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Re: Barter?

PostBy: cabinover On: Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:03 pm

freetown fred wrote:Hard for me to believe! :clap: toothy Barter is alive & well here in Freetown.
jpete wrote:Maybe he didn't like the guy. I have neighbors I'd do anything for and I have some I wouldn't hand a cup of water to if they were on fire.


Jeff, we're in the same boat. One of these days I'll tell all of you about my neighbors and our chickens...you can't make this chit up.
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Re: Barter?

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:22 pm

meanwhile, minnersoda man ,is that broad lookin for any more handyman-in or did yer buddy finish her up? :woot:
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Re: Barter?

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:47 pm

I barter with my wife all the time. I do what she says and in return she does not kill me in my sleep :lol:
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Re: Barter?

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:57 pm

Flyer5 wrote:I barter with my wife all the time. I do what she says and in return she does not kill me in my sleep :lol:

Does your wife know mine by chance? I was given the same deal :lol:
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Re: Barter?

PostBy: Waswood On: Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:07 am

SWPaDon wrote:
Flyer5 wrote:I barter with my wife all the time. I do what she says and in return she does not kill me in my sleep :lol:

Does your wife know mine by chance? I was given the same deal :lol:

You guys must have to much life insurance? My wife wouldn't kill me cause she don't make enough to pay the house bill.
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Re: Barter?

PostBy: warminmn On: Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:44 am

waldo lemieux wrote:meanwhile, minnersoda man ,is that broad lookin for any more handyman-in or did yer buddy finish her up? :woot:


Im sure she's still looking for more work, but if you seen her, you may not be so willing :lol:
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Re: Barter?

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:30 am

warminmn wrote:but if you seen her, you may not be so willing :lol:


We'd call for double baggin protocol in that case, One for her and one for me in case hers falls off :idhitit:
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Re: Barter?

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:45 am

freetown fred wrote:Hard for me to believe! :clap: toothy Barter is alive & well here in Freetown.
jpete wrote:Maybe he didn't like the guy. I have neighbors I'd do anything for and I have some I wouldn't hand a cup of water to if they were on fire.


You beat me to it, Fred. :D

A lot of barter goes on in rural areas. Even in the form of neighbors who help each other. It's been a tradition of country life since the first settlers.

Paul
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Re: Barter?

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:37 am

I joke with my wife all the time, I should not be going to the plumbing supply stores to be buying boiler parts and or parts for the tractor. Put on your little red dress and they would trip all over themselves trying to help you out, and probably at contractor rates to boot. She thinks I am joking, but I honestly know if she worked it a bit more, we could get better service and save money.
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