"Hey, I got this old shelter frame I want to get rid of. Interested?"
And when he came to delivery it:
"Hey, I got a boatload a re-bar laying around. You got any interest in that?"
The deal was made just that easily.
D is a really fascinating guy who does a lot of blacksmith style of metal work and tool making, so he's always on the look for metal. I really needed a shelter to get my little tractor out the weather and a bunch of stuff out my little barn so I can use it as the workshop it was intended to be.
|I thought sure I had a better picture of the assembled frame. Here's all could find.|
It took me about 2 1/2 hours working by myself to figure out what piece went where and get the whole thing on and laced in. If had been able to have someone working with me it would likely have been done in just over an hour.
|New cover on and ready to use!|
|Put to good use on the day I got it done! You can see the lacing near the bottom. New ones have a pocket for the bar.|
Not bad for my first bit of bartering. Everyone walked away happy, and we both got something we could really use. Nothing was sent out for scrap or left to rot until it was useless. As I said earlier, there wasn't much bartering skill involved, but it did whet my appetite for similar deals in the future.