Barter deals to overcome cash crunch

@allknowing (63100)
India
January 13, 2017 7:52am CST
Due to demonetization here in India, there is a limit set on how much cash one can draw in a week or daily basis. This has crippled life somewhat. Some have come up with an idea of barter deals where cash is not involved but things and services are exchanged. Reports have it this is quite successful. Here is a link that talks of such deals in Mumbai Do you have anything to barter? I have great posts here (lol)
Commuter charges phone of driver, another offers bag of rice for auto ride.
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@AliCanary (1780)
13 Jan 17
That's a good idea, you can barter services as well as goods. To be honest, maybe that gives people with less money more of an opportunity!
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@allknowing (63100)
• India
13 Jan 17
I may have things that I have no use for which I could barter for something others may have that I need. It is already working here in India.
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@Corbin5 (102847)
• United States
13 Jan 17
Bartering sounds like a good idea in this situation. I am a retired teacher, and if I had to barter, I would offer tutoring services.
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@allknowing (63100)
• India
13 Jan 17
What would you want in the barter?
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@allknowing (63100)
• India
13 Jan 17
@Corbin5 Wow!! - a perfect barter indeed.
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@JudyEv (121004)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jan 17
I think bartering is a great idea. Mostly it's a win-win situation.
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@allknowing (63100)
• India
13 Jan 17
I have loads of stuff that I have no need for but the question is to organises these barters. Someone has to take the lead.
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@JudyEv (121004)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan 17
@allknowing That's true. We had an organisation here where people could buy, sell or offer services and get points then use those points to buy, sell, etc. It worked quite well but as you say, someone has to take the lead.
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• Pamplona, Spain
13 Jan 17
Where there is a will there is a way. Great idea until they solution all the problem. I donĀ“t know if they would do that over here. But come to think of it if they were pushed enough they might too as they did it before years ago.
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@allknowing (63100)
• India
13 Jan 17
A bit of planning could perhaps create a situation where all could place their items at one place and someone could monitor the barter deals.
@Beatburn (3912)
• Philippines
13 Jan 17
One person's excess is another person's need. And to barter services is also a good deal. Negotiating skills and of course getting to know more people.
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@allknowing (63100)
• India
13 Jan 17
Someone should take this up as a business.
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@Beatburn (3912)
• Philippines
14 Jan 17
@allknowing We do that here. There's a website where people can swap stuff.
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@allknowing (63100)
• India
14 Jan 17
@Beatburn May be there is one here too. I must search. thanks.
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@DianneN (76110)
• United States
13 Jan 17
I'm perfectly happy with using cash and my credit cards. I can't think of one thing I'd part with.
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@allknowing (63100)
• India
13 Jan 17
Here in India due to monetization there is a cash crunch.
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@DianneN (76110)
• United States
13 Jan 17
@allknowing I've heard that. So if we visit India, should we get currency exchanged in the US?
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@allknowing (63100)
• India
14 Jan 17
@DianneN This situation is temporary. You can always use your credit card though
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