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10 Tips For Bartering For Goods And Services

St. Petersburg Times (Newspaper) - 10/15/2009 by Laura T. Coffey
If money has been tight lately and you've been scrambling to figure out how to get what you need, take comfort: You're certainly not alone. In fact, more and more people in this situation are opening themselves up to the wonders of bartering that is, exchanging stuff and services for other stuff and services without spending any money at all. Intrigued? Consider these tips.

1Understand how big this is. People are bartering almost anything imaginable these days, from roof repairs to legal services to Pilates sessions to hotel accommodations. To get a sense of the possibilities that exist in the barter economy, visit the barter section of classified ad site craigslist.org for the Tampa Bay area (tampa.craigslist.org/bar/).

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