I used to exchange football stickers with my classmates. We both benefitted from the exchange, as I gave him a sticker he did not have and vice versa.
The only barter transaction that I can remember was when I was a child. I traded one GI Joe for another one. My friend and I liked each others toys so we decided to trade them and since they were both kind of the same type I believe it was a fair transaction.
In primary school, me and a friend started this trend of an economy where stuff could be bought and sold with corn as a currency on the playground. Children from all grades quickly made shops where they sold stuff to other children, that they made themselves or brought to school from home. Me and my friend started being a bank issueing loans and payments to children. We had both cornfield near our houses so everyday before school, we picked up an few corn, took to school and when about our business. However, quickly other children started doing so, and eventually we where out of business LOL. The hype around this economy on the schoolyard quickly came to end, as everybody suddenly had so much corn nobody was setting up shops anymore to sell stuff (mud cakes, wooden swords & bows, “jewellery”, Pokémon cards etc.). Fun times and possible the best lesson I learned that year
I can remember making trades back in my school days with Pokémon cards and sweets/candy. It was soon learned that no matter how many sweets were offered in the exchange, the gratification was short lived after they were all eaten and the other party still had what used to be my Pokemon card!
I think the only barter I did was trading a GoPro 4 for a Husky air compressor. Knowing that technology would become better in future, but an air compressor (even when it dies) is worth the raw metal.
Growing up in the nineties I traded a lot of Pokemon cards and Flippo’s.
I remember one trade where I got a Charizard out, looking at that cards value now it was 100% fair for me! (Shame I can’t find the damn card anymore tho)
as a teenager i traded a motorbike for another(my suzuki rm125 my 1996 for a husqvarna smr400 my2002), because the trade was not completely balanced on my side (since i was getting a newer, more valuable model ) i had to sill the remaining value with some additional items and some cash. so at the light of the adjustments we did on the trade i do believe it was a fair semi-barter.
At a very tender age of 7yrs old, I traded rubber erasers among my Primary school friends. We played eraser ‘wrestling’ and the larger erasers were formidable, but most children didn’t have them. Most of the smaller erasers had country flags printed on them.
Oh those were the days.
When I was like 11 my best friend had a toy pistol gun King Kobra which shoot 6mm BBs, not a real airsoft one, but quite strong (or at least back then it did f###ing hurt to be shot by it ) and he swapped it with me for a 500g big a## chocolate which my aunt brought me from Switzerland. Now when I think about it that Chocolate had probably higher value than the toy-gun (gun was worth 90kc and a 100g of basic Milka chocolate cca 20kc), but hell that was the best trade of my childhood.
The transaction that come to mind most immediately is trading toys as a child. I always thought it was fair, otherwise I wouldn’t have done it.
My earliest memory of a barter transaction would be trading stickers. Sometimes having to trade a couple for one that was more rare. which seemed fair to me.
The only barter I have done in my life is at school exchanging Panini stickers with other guys. Of course I exchanged only the double ones, having less value on my eyes, with others I had not yet put in my collection book. Some of them, considered “rare” had a very big value in terms of stickers. An example was the sticker of the italian player Pizzaballa that as the Panini editor declared, was produced much more rarely, basically obliged you, if you wanted to complete the collection of italian soccer players, to write them and pay for Pizzaballa with real fiat money…!
The only time I can remember bartering when I was a child was trading Panini sports cards when I was at school. I remember sitting down with school friends swapping (trading) cards at break and lunchtimes. I also remember that certain cards didn’t have much value because everybody seemed to have them but other cards were extremely rare and that they commanded a high premium (cards + sweets). At the time I remember it being exciting finding out what other people had and sometimes frustrating and unfair when somebody had what I wanted but weren’t willing to trade. I now know that these are standard tactics from the card producers and that fully completing a whole book of cards would have cost hundreds of pounds.
pretty sure that in my childhood I traded glass marbles, however that is too long ago to remember any details of the transactions to know if it were fair, mainly because back in the day I didn’t have a clue about the value all different types of marbles held, which means I probably got ripped off by any dealings I made lol.
Describe a barter transaction that you’ve been a part either as a child or adult.
List the two items in the barter transaction and, looking back, did you think it was a fair exchange and why?
When I was a kid I had a magic card collection. It wasn’t a massive collection, but it was worth a bit. Later as a early teenager a wanted a pair of roller blades. Someone offered me their used pair of roller blades for my collection and I gladly exchanged them. Looking back it was a dumb trade, because the roller blades were in poor condition, used, and worn out. The magic cards were a better store of value and aged much better with time. Lesson learned.
I traded an my old bicycle for a newer, better upgraded bike. I felt like it was a good deal for me. I also traded lunch contents with great satisfaction.
I exchanged video game cassettes with my friends when I was a kid. I think it was a fair exchange as both of us are done with playing all the games in our cassette. Exchange helped us in playing new games without purchasing the new cassettes in the market.
As a kid, I often traded Hot Wheels cars. A friend really liked a mustang I had (I actually had 2), and wanted to trade for it. Being that I ended up with two of his cars for just one of mine, yeah, to me it was fair.
I traded a CD player for handmade jewelry and some disk for sandstone plates in Kenya Africa. I think it was a fair trade, I was looking for gifts to take back home with me and they like the technology and music I was listening too.
…So I proposed a trade. You show me how to get big and I’ll show you how to get fast…
As a youth I was hella skinny. 5’11 125lbs soaking wet. I had heart. I had speed but zero size and I wanted to play football.
American style where you get brain damage. So I tried out for the team.
As I said before I had heart and speed but no size. This resulted in me making the team…barely. It was the junior varsity practice squad.i was the defacto target give me the ball and I was like the fake rabbit at the dog track…who got caught from time to time.
Needless to say it hurt. But I was determined to be the one “dishing out the pain” come regular season.
This was highschool after all. 9th grade. The BIG leagues. Girls and glory and I was out for my fair share of both.
Again I naturally had heart and speed but I lacked size aka muscle and was determined to not get “eatn alive” come regular season.
Enter, Big country (fake name). Big county wasnt country so much as big. He was naturally a big guy. 6ft 200lbs 9th grade is MASSIVE.
He wasnt solid muscle by any means but he had more training than I had. He had played and trained for football all his life.
But his weakness was his speed. He was slow. Super slow and as such didnt start like he should have. He was Slated second string. (Still better than my practice squad punching bag position…)
But he had potential. I’d seen him move fast in a fight once. Waaay faster than in practice (ok this is getting long)
So i proposed a trade. You show me how to get big and I’ll show you how to get fast.
I’d never seen a barbell before and hed never seen a track
I gained 30lbs that summer and big country’s 40 dropped below 5.
We BOTH became starters that year.
(Ques inspirational music)