View Full Version : Bartering.

Sir Spaniard the 12th
07-22-2006, 10:17 PM
Has anyone had someone try and barter/trade something with you for an item/service, instead of paying cash? (The idea being that you'll pay instead, and keep the item.)

I had one guy ask to trade a lava lamp, for a nominated value of petrol of my choosing (I said $10, as I'd always wanted a lava lamp... :o )

After that, and this one confused me.. He asked me if I wanted a bird, in a bird cage...

07-22-2006, 11:26 PM
I had a stripper offer me a free lap dance if I gave him a discount on velcro

I was 16 at the time.....

07-23-2006, 12:40 AM
Kiwi, the question we all have is, did you take it? ;)

07-23-2006, 01:06 AM
Eh, I've had drunk chicks from the bar across the street offer to do me certain favors if I'd give them stuff for free. Even though I most likely would have gotten away with it, I've never said yes. A) I can't take advantage of drunk chicks, it's COMPLETELY against my nature. And B)...Well I can't really think of something for this but I'm just not one for random hook ups. Especially when the only reason it's random is because they want free stuff. Sexual stuff with people I'm not going out with or I'm not really close with is something I don't do either.

07-23-2006, 02:28 AM
At the gas station I used to work at, one of the guys at Glass Doctor would trade me a bunch of their window cleaner for cigs. I think I ended up getting six bottles for ONE pack of generics. God, I miss that. That window cleaner was the only stuff I could use and not leave streaks.

Sir Spaniard the 12th
07-23-2006, 08:01 AM
Is it safe to use window cleaner to clean a laptop screen? Or should I use something 'safer'?

07-23-2006, 11:59 AM
Is it safe to use window cleaner to clean a laptop screen? Or should I use something 'safer'?

Because of the anti-glare coating on screens I'd suggest you play it safe and don't. I have a 200ml bottle of glasses cleaner from the opticians, since they use similar coatings on spectacles, that's lasted for 3 years so far and cost me 5 or so with the cleaning cloth - much cheaper than the screen clean wipes you'll buy at an office store

07-23-2006, 04:25 PM
I can't say as anyone's ever offered me other items in exchange for product, but I have had a lot of people want to take pills now then pay later (Percocet? I think not, pal), and had one crazy lady that smelled like wet dog ask all of us for 2 bucks to pay her medicaid copay.
Wasn't it enough that my taxes went to pay for everything but her copay, she wants me to pay the copay too?

Mr. Rude
07-23-2006, 05:52 PM
I have an undead monkey to trade *holds up cage & fires pistol at undead monkey*

:devil: ....I loved that scene in POC2.

Think Blue
07-23-2006, 11:33 PM
I've been offered anything and everything creepy. Sexual favors galore(from men and women:confused:), back rubs, foot rubs, half eaten food, and the nastiest one was some guy offering to lick my toes for vitamins, cheap cheap vitamins.

07-24-2006, 01:11 PM
some guy offering to lick my toes for vitamins
Is THAT where they come from then? Ive always wondered... ;)