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Old 01-16-2013, 10:01   #1
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the barter economy has begun

Someone in my state recently listed a pistol (that I was interested in) for $500 on Armslist--overpriced even in this current frenzy. I contacted him to offer a cash/ammo deal. Strangely, he quickly responded that an ALL ammo/no cash deal would be fine. I made an offer of a few bricks of .22, but someone "outbricked me" and got the gun.

At the gun show last weekend, I saw ammo of all flavors being traded/bartered for several different items of value. If this isn't the beginning of the "barter economy" that most of us thought could happen, its a damn good "dress rehearsal".

Intelligent people seem to be choosing gold, silver, and even brass over paper right now. Sad thing is, to be truly prepared, we MUST hold onto a certain amount of "paper" simply because it still IS the currency of today. How much longer? Who knows? I guess the trick is to hold onto some of everything OR you better be damn good at timing the collapse.

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Old 01-16-2013, 10:29   #2
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It's never ended,it goes on all over the US.'08.
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Old 01-16-2013, 13:04   #3
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Probably trading simply because they don't have cash.

Cash is still good (for now). If you don't think so, send whatever you have to me!
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Old 01-16-2013, 13:43   #4
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What is the current whiskey to glock exchange rate?


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Old 01-16-2013, 14:37   #5
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Or trading for things you can't buy right now. Like guns or ammo.
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Old 01-16-2013, 16:31   #6
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I need to stock up on malted barley. Three weeks later I'll have something valuable to trade.
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Old 01-16-2013, 16:37   #7
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Strippers and blow, these 2 commodities never go outta style...
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Old 01-16-2013, 19:16   #8
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it's not a suprise. You couldn't find a case fo 223 even if you were willing to pay $5,000 for 1k rounds. It's a supply demand thing. Ammo, mags and assault rifles are going to be in very high demand. It's less about the price and more about the availability.. or lack there of.. You had something he either couldn't get, didn't want to try to hunt down, or thought the trade was fair. Not a bad gig. One of the reasons I got some extra g17 mags a few weeks ago when a store locally had them in stock. I can't wait to see what the madhouse is at the next gun show.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:30   #9
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Strippers and blow, these 2 commodities never go outta style...
I guess you can store blow, but storing strippers might present some problems.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:10   #10
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it's not a suprise. You couldn't find a case fo 223 even if you were willing to pay $5,000 for 1k rounds. It's a supply demand thing. Ammo, mags and assault rifles are going to be in very high demand. It's less about the price and more about the availability.. or lack there of.. You had something he either couldn't get, didn't want to try to hunt down, or thought the trade was fair. Not a bad gig. One of the reasons I got some extra g17 mags a few weeks ago when a store locally had them in stock. I can't wait to see what the madhouse is at the next gun show.
How many cases do you want at 5k/each?

I'll make it happen.
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I guess you can store blow, but storing strippers might present some problems.

What are you talking about? They store great in my freezer.
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Old 01-17-2013, 15:02   #12
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I see that bartering happening more and more online. Its a good deal if you bought something cheap and dont want to sell it but wouldnt mind trading it for something you wanted.
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Speaking of I have a barter offer for two ar 30 round mags. He is giving me choice of parsons precision, tapco, windham weaponry, or colt metal mags. What should I pick for resale value?
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Old 01-17-2013, 15:44   #14
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That is absolute no-brainer (if you are not joking)

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Old 01-17-2013, 23:48   #15
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How many cases do you want at 5k/each?

I'll make it happen.
Stop trying to rip people off. What's wrong with you?

I'll do a case for $4k each.

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What are you talking about? They store great in my freezer.
Only the heads.

The rest of the body is too hard to stuff in a regular family sized fridge.
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I've got a case of green tip available to the first $3,500....see if we can drive these prices DOWN.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:02   #17
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You couldn't find a case fo 223 even if you were willing to pay $5,000 for 1k rounds.
You have apparently never heard of Gunbroker.

www.gunbroker.com

If you think that $5k couldn't get 1k rounds of .223 (at any point) you were most certainly 'doing it wrong'

Hell, you probably could have staked out a local gun store for an hour or less and found somebody willing to do that
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:50   #18
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I barter all the time. So does everyone else i know.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:35   #19
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If you are in a relationship with someone, or if you are married, you definitely are bartering.
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