Wanna Trade?

Wanna Trade?

This is a discussion on Wanna Trade? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I was wondering if people were trading what they could get for what they needed, like 9mm for 22 LR, but Air Conditioning ??? LOL ...

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    Wanna Trade?

    I was wondering if people were trading what they could get for what they needed, like 9mm for 22 LR, but Air Conditioning??? LOL

    When a man in rural upstate New York recently had central air-conditioning installed in his home, he offered an unusual method of payment for the job.

    “The owner said, ‘My father just passed away and left me some guns and ammunition,’” recalls a 63-year-old electrician named Richard, who offered only his first name. “The guy gave me 3,000 rounds of 9-mm ammunition.” The bullets are worth around $900. “After that, I added it to my business card that I accept cash or bartered items.”
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    Bartering is one of the oldest trade practices; I grew on a farm, if we had more corn than we needed but we needed hay and our neighbor had more hay than corn then it was not uncommon for a trade to be made. The same can be done with any product, I have 1,000 rounds of ammo but I need a generator and you have a generator but need ammo, nothing wrong at all with a trade. The state dislikes barter since there is no way to tax it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    Bartering is one of the oldest trade practices; I grew on a farm, if we had more corn than we needed but we needed hay and our neighbor had more hay than corn then it was not uncommon for a trade to be made. The same can be done with any product, I have 1,000 rounds of ammo but I need a generator and you have a generator but need ammo, nothing wrong at all with a trade. The state dislikes barter since there is no way to tax it.
    Absolutely, bartered before too. Just thought the article was interesting. 20 years ago this would not have happened with ammo.
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    "Richard" (I hope that is not his real name) will want to be discrete as the IRS is ok with bartering - as long as they get their POUNDS of flesh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by farsidefan1 View Post
    "Richard" (I hope that is not his real name) will want to be discrete as the IRS is ok with bartering - as long as they get their POUNDS of flesh.
    The IRS has NEVER been willing to settle for just a pound!
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    Already done it. Traded some 22LR for a set of Electronic Muffs.
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    gosh, I'm surprised that wasn't a FELONY in New York, even the - more sane - rural parts, I mean, 3k of 9mm??? that's... that's... why you could.... RUN FOR THE HILLS!!!
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    3k is not that much. I have enough primers to load about 20k 9mm. I have enough powder for about 28k. I have enough bullets for 10k. I have lead to cast my own bullets if needed. I only have about 5k of brass. I keep about 1k 9mm loaded and ready to go. But I can run about 400 per hour out of my press without pushing it. And thats just pistol supplies.
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    It's not much at all but the press would claim it's more than some third world countries have.
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    The press will claim whatever they want to further their agenda. Truth has no bearing in "news" anymore.
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    My buddy who used to be in the air-conditioning business made several trades like this. I was a little jealous. I should start accepting certain barter items at work, too...

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    I tried it at Publix and the cashier just stared at me like I'm crazy. I think a box of 115 gr for a gallon of milk, some frozen yogurt, and a couple of boxes of cereal was a very fair trade, frankly.
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    Ever seen the TV show "Down East Dickering"?

    On of the better A&E/History Channel style reality shows. Some of the deals are obviously put ons but it's still a good show about real people making ends meet by "Jobbing" and bartering.
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    $900 for central air is a great deal. He could make a killing around here. $4,000 to $4,500 locally for a central air installed system.

    The article stated that he was an electrician, so maybe he was just installing the electrical circuit and disconnect.?.?

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