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Bartering is a great way to get what you want. Sometimes I have something that I can definitely live without, sometimes someone else has something that I want. Before Blythe, bartering wasn’t as much of a common occurrence in my life. Now that there is Blythe, bartering has become much more common.
Things you should keep in mind when asking if someone would like to barter with you:
- Be polite! You’re more likely to be successful if you’re nice to other people.
- Offer something of similar or equal value. I wanted a pair of dolly pants once and I offered a cute top for it. Similar value means the other person is more likely to accept your offer.
- Be willing to accept ‘no’. Sometimes people don’t want more stuff, and sometimes they’re just in need of funds and can’t take a trade at that time. Be willing to accept ‘no’ for an answer.
Some things to consider making sure that both parties know before shipping things out:
- What method of shipping should you both choose? Tracking? Insurance?
- Knowing when to ship out, come up with a date (or dates) that work well for both of you.
- Let the other person know when you’ve shipped, send them the tracking information (if applicable) and let them know when you’ve received the package.
I’ve bartered for a bunch of things before. Tops, bottoms, shoes. No dolls (as of yet), but bartering (trading, swapping) is a fantastic way to directly get something for another thing without needing money to change hands.
How often do you engage in bartering/trading?