barter at theme camps

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barter at theme camps

Postby Kitty Dingo » 8 years ago

Heya, I noticed while reading the theme camps listings that a few mentioned "bartering." Isn't that a big ol' no-no? I've always gifted and been gifted and for me this is integral to B Man's community.

Any one else notice this? Does it bug you?

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Postby Ron » 8 years ago

I don't think it's a big no-no, even if some folk with the org will tell you it's discouraged. Nor does it bother me.

Frankly some of the best interactions I've had on playa have been barter based. For myself I have a much less negative reaction to someone who comes into my camp and asks to barter than I do when someone comes in and asks for a gift, but that's just grumpy old me.....


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Postby gyre » 8 years ago

As part of a theme camp's interaction, barter and sales are not allowed.

If you run out of gas and someone gives you five gallons, I think it would be polite to give them cash.

I once gave money to a tiny, very generous camp.
They were reluctant.
I told them to use it for next year.
Most people didn't realize how expensive the stuff they were giving away was.

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Postby Marscrumbs » 6 years ago

I got some cool stuff from Barter Bob over the years. This has been more like interactive art than anything really of value. Unless you needed a corkscrew or something. I mean really will we have barter police on the playa next?

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Postby Melvynman » 6 years ago

"As part of a theme camp's interaction, barter and sales are not allowed."
He's right.

Gift Exchange!


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Postby AntiM » 6 years ago

Didn't the absinthe guy who had a list of things he'd take in barter for his product get shut down or evicted? 2002 or 2003?

I've seen bars post a list of wants, but they never made getting a drink depend on what you gave them.

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Postby Ugly Dougly » 6 years ago

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Postby fciron » 6 years ago

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