About Barter Bucket
To barter means to negotiate the trade of goods or services without the need for money. Both parties have something the other wants or needs, so these items are traded in exchange for each other. Barter transactions can occur simply between two people, or they can be more complex involving third-parties and organized barter markets. Throughout history, bartering has been beneficial to societies in times of economic stress or when currency was not available.
The benefits of bartering include increased communication and interaction with society. The goods and services traded and exchanged are often handcrafted or performed by the parties themselves, so goodwill is fostered and people are able to see the amount of work that it takes to obtain such items.
Your Own Barter Bucket
Bartering can be particularly beneficial to anyone who produces their own goods, such as farmers who can trade livestock, eggs, and produce. Service professionals, health practitioners and tradespeople may also find bartering advantageous for exchanging services. Often, services can be traded for goods and vice-versa.
Websites like Craig's List make it easy for you to barter. You can create free ads listing specific items you need or want, in return for specific goods and/or services you can, and are willing, to provide in return. Users of Craig's List can then contact you if they are interested in working out a trade.
Whether you exchange small items or large items and services, a fair trade barter transaction can help you learn more about others in your community while saving you time and money.