The New Age of Online Barter
In a perfect world, we could make money buying the things we want in our lives. It’s like getting something for nothing.
But the closest we can get to that is selling something we once bought before, and hopefully get a little extra in the process.
From the ground up, let’s talk about resale, and since this is 2017, let’s talk about online resale.
Basically this is a trade started from people looking to get a little more out of purchases they no longer needed.
These items were of often decent condition and worth, and were at risk of being wasted or thrown away.
Chances are one wouldn’t get back as much as they paid for it, but the idea is that you already got your money’s worth before deciding to resell it.
But the rule of thumb is that if someone might still want it, they’re willing to pay something for it, and in the long run, lowers your expenses for each item you buy and then sell afterwards.
The advantages of this are quick to see: for starters, reselling makes sure the item is not wasted.
This reduces waste, and allows others to make use of it, at a rate that’s more comfortable to them
You’re happy, they’re happy; the barter system builds community.
If you’ve ever done it before, you’ll realize that it frees up time and space within your home, and affords you a little more freedom and means to move up to newer, better things.
And of course, it’s income.
More specifically, it’s income with a little less weight to it. Because it’s something you no longer need or want, selling is becomes easier.
Because it’s money for something you already got your money’s worth out of, selling it becomes easier.
And most importantly, because the only effort is in finding the right buyer and making a deal, selling it becomes easier.
And today, with the help of the internet and online resale websites, barter made easy is only getting easier.
The internet has become the perfect medium for this trade.
What was once a business of setting up shop or other methods of uncertainty, have become sort of a matchmaking service, connecting buyers and sellers to each other across the great distances.
Today, all you do is find an online resale website[list pending], advertise your items with details and photos, and potential buyers will browse by your ads until one decides that it’s exactly what you need.
That buyer then contacts you, the both of you decide on a price and transaction method, and make the deal.
The primary reason people resell, is because they can, and these online resale hubs make this ability a convenience
On top of all the reasons to resell your things or even buy resale items, it is the this newfound ease that has ultimately defined this new age of barter.
People have even gotten good enough at it to make a living buying and selling things.
The business of being able to buy something at a desirable rate, and finding a buyer willing to spend more, is a successful business these days.
There will always be someone who is willing to pay for something you’re no longer willing to keep.
And the resale websites of today have optimized the trade the world over.