The Power of Bartering

Barter is the trading of goods and services for other goods and services. Before we had notes and coins, barter was the only means of exchanging goods and services.

Bartering stills exists today. Kyle McDonald used the power of bartering to exchange a paper clip for a house. Watch the following Youtube video to see how he did it.

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4 Responses to “The Power of Bartering”


  1. 1 Christopher Murphy March 5, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Wow:D That’s Ridiculous…What I Don’t Get Is why Would The first Two Woman Want A Red Paper Clip:P

  2. 2 joe March 6, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    The ability to come up with new ideas.

    The goal to trade.

    Now im signing on to craigslist LOL

  3. 3 Kevin Scott March 11, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Who would trade a camping stove for a door knob
    The camping stove probably costs 20 times more than the door knob
    it’s just pure STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. 4 Gerry April 9, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Hey, glad to see more people are realising the benefit of bartering to get them through the times. We’ve just set up a website to try and kick-start the barterconomy!

    Swop-o-nomics

    We’re actually trying to re-create the paperclip trade on it!

    Good luck,
    Gerry


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