MK4 delivery 12/17/11
Build thread: HERE
Epic First start video HERE
427w ford racing, stainless headers, 3link, tko600, 3.55 gears, Jim Inglese weber intake system and a custom paint job from Jeff Miller!
Type 65 Coupe Ordered 01/17/13
Build thread: HERE
347 w. stack injection, IRS, Levy arms, Levy front and rear brakes
My "little" brother owns an auto repair shop and has had great success bartering. He has lots of tradesman contacts, and he often fixes their trucks and cars in exchange for professional plumbing, electrical, floor tiling, HVAC, etc. at his home, shop, or rental properties. It's been going on for years, and everyone seems happy.
I picked up my wife's mustang with very little cash out of pocket... and my latest motorcycle with zero out of pocket.
In addition to my love for the internal combustion engine (and things that use it), I have a gun habit....Guns and ammo make great bartering items for stuff.
I just this week was working on a trade for another bike. it well through because he valued his trade a little high and my trade a little too low.
It's one of the problems with bartering ...people think their stuff is made of gold, but yours is made of crap.when people are realistic on what they have, bartering and trading is very easy
This is especially true if you are building a FFR car.
FFR 4859GT 414W, Tremec TKO 5spd. IRS w/3.55 and Torsen diff. 13" dual-piston front & 12" rear disc brakes. 03 Cobra wheels, 275/40 & 315/35 tires. Possibly the only person in the world that is currently building a Spyder GT.
"A veteran - whether active duty, retired, national guard, or reserve - is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to The 'United States of America', for an amount of 'up to and including my life.'"
Traded a Gibson 339 or an Ibanez Jem - straight up trade and both of us were very happy.
Traded my 68 Camaro for the Cobra I have now (I did get a bit of cash and he took care of transporting the cars).
A few years ago, the company I was with approved a sale of online marketing services for cash plus 50% in credits to use on their cruise line. I got to use part of the cruise credits and took a 7 day cruise with my wife (in one of the top cabins) and didn't cost me anything but fun-money. Retail price on the cruise was $5k. Wish I could do more business deals like that, but I don't own the company I work for.
I do look at the barter section in craigslist from time to time, but you see a lot of crap listed there. I've got a couple guitars I'd use for trade collateral now, but never see anything that I'd want to offer them up.
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