Everyone knows what barter is, but we usually think of the one-to-one swapping that people do on the fly. Like the farmer who has chickens but really wants some hay and doesn’t want to put out the money to get it. He offers up a bunch of chickens for some hay and hopes the swap is fairly even, and definitely hopes the other guy keeps his end of the bargain.
In an ideal world, everyone is fair, everyone keeps their end of the deal, and swaps are made where both parties are tickled pink about it. But we don’t live in that world and we all know deals that have gone sour.
We all know of situations where the other guy didn’t keep up his end of the bargain. However, we all still wish we didn’t have to spend money to get the hay, or whatever we are in need of, but how do we trust it will go well, and that we’ll come out actually winning?
SOLUTION: Make it organized, and multi-directional so people aren’t forced to barter one-to-one, because a print shop might need their roof fixed, but the roofer doesn’t want that much printing, so often those deals don’t happen…but they could, and both the printer and roofer could come out winning. And the organized part – there should be accountability and a system that keeps track of everything.
How? Does that even exist? Watch this video and find out! 🙂