verb [ with obj. ]
exchange (goods or services) for other goods or services without using money: he often bartered a meal for drawings | [ no obj. ] : the company is prepared to barter for sweet almond oil.
the action or system of exchanging goods or services without using money: it will be paid for by a mixture of barter and cash.
• the goods or services used in bartering: I took a supply of coffee and chocolates to use as barter.
I am very pleased to note that the barter system – in use for millennia, yet much decreased in popularity since capitalism and cash came to fore – is still alive and often does quite well in small (or smaller) towns.
Lately I find myself often trading my time and skills in return for what would otherwise cost me monies I don’t have available, usually through something that I find simple enough to do with little thought, yet a task that would be grotesquely time-consuming for someone who can’t afford to take that time away from other projects with higher priority. An additional plus for me is that I often get to learn something about what I’m doing that I wouldn’t have otherwise, and can now include the new skill in my repertoire. Sweet! ?
Now… I wonder how much computer/web design time I’d need to barter in exchange for this sweet beastie…
Or this beastie…
Then again, why stop at merely a vehicle when there are other items of importance to be had, such as a home in Bozeman, Montana, home of ever-increasing real estate property values…
745 Damarell Road, Bozeman, MT
One never knows; could be worth a shot. Never hurts to ask, right? ?