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Bartering Online

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by bushbabie21, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. bushbabie21

    bushbabie21 Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Does anybody barter for services or items online...if so what are your experiences and what sites do you use?
     
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    Nothing? Nobody?
     
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    I use barter alot. Thru clubs and direct trades, triangle trades you name it.
    I have been a member of Itex for (aheeeeeem) 18 years, and a number of others. Itex can be good and bad. Most of the time, people have too much trade money and will not accept it, or want some cash. However, you can find some great stuff. I get all my printing done on trade, hotels, airline. The best form of trade is direct. Where you perform a service in exchange for trade. I have tons of restaurant script, its great. I use it and also trade it for other stuff. Direct trade also allows you to not pay tax, with itex etal, it is a capital gains issue.
     
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    hmmm, very interesting..i found itex to be very expensive becuase people still have to pay a percentage and no one was capping the prices charged for services.
     
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    yea, you have to pay it coming and going. But if you have a service and not a product that actually has hard costs associated with it, it can work out well. I actually traded a a couple of Harleys on Itex years ago, I sold them at a very inflated price. You may want to check out IMS, and NCE. I find there is alot more stuff with Itex.
     
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    I suspect bartering is going to become very big in the very near future as economies collapse one by one. The itex model, though I haven't fully researched it, may not work as well in such an economy. To be able to have a site up that doesn't cost anything for both "buyer" and "seller" while still making a profit for the site owner, will be crucial. Just my take.
     
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    I definitly agree...on itex unless i am mistaken, its a 6% fee of the value of whatever you sell and then another 6% fee of the value of everything that you buy....so essentially its a 12% cash fee. The only thing is that they have a lot of members and a lot of decent listings as hardybents said.


     
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    If you ever come across any more harleys on Itex, let a homie know please :cool::cool:
     
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    This is the first time, I heard about bartering items online. But I have an experience in bartering services like link building.
     
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    I love bartering! Very grey hat cause technically all trades are supposed to be tracked by big Bro but there are so many chances to run circles around the tax man. The super wealthy barter the way we breathe. They call it "favors" or "leveraging". That's all they do! One on one trade (barter) is really good. Get in the habit of saying "What would you take in trade for that?" or "Would you like to trade for this."

    There was a story in the paper about a divorcee that was an unemployed ad exec. She bought a house on barter. Raised a family of 5 without cash. She pushed it to the extreme. She refused to use cash, started a company and lived well. I was 14 when I discovered barter from a library book. I got my first computer with barter, studio time, publishing, vacations to the Caribbean, room and board, martial arts lessons, massages, and lots of books. I haven't been in a network in a long time. Can't remember the name of the first one I joined. Not every trade is a good one. Picture JVs. Overall its incredible though!