Do you have a dollar bill in your pocket? Good, and you probably know that it will get you a dollar’s worth of stuff because we still have a money economy; for now.
Our money economy puts everyone into agreement when it comes to that piece of paper. A dollar is worth a dollar because we all agree it is. But when SHTF, all that is going to change. There will be no banks or government to regulate anything and there will be no economy to speak of.
Remember that dollar bill in your pocket? It will suddenly turn into just a piece of paper.
Society will revert to a bartering economy where goods are exchanged. The problem is, we aren’t very good at bartering. We are so used to be told what something is worth on it’s label that we’ve totally lost the skill of bartering.
That’s the reason why having great bartering tactics will significantly up your odds when SHTF.
Learn these 3 Bartering Tactics That Will Give You An Unfair Edge When SHTF.
3 Bartering Tactics That Will Give You An Unfair Edge When SHTF
1. Never reveal your stock level
The first rule is not to reveal how large your stocks are.
Psychologically, you can drive a harder bargain for that pair of reading glasses if they think it’s the only pair you have.
If they know you have three dozen pairs in a box, they’ll assume you put a lower value on them and set out to pay less.
2. Always were a poker face and stay calm
Have you noticed that sometimes people get very angry when they don’t succeed in getting what they want?
Bartering fails if anyone starts getting angry.
You’re trying to make a deal that you’ll both benefit from; it isn’t a competition. The ideal is for you to both walk away feeling like you’ve won, and if you find yourself focusing on how to make the other guy lose you’re doing it wrong.
3. A need is going to worth much more than a want
The value of something is going to depend on how badly someone needs it.
Someone who thinks a case of MREs would be a handy reserve on top of their existing food stocks will pay a lot less from them than someone who’s hungry.
To get the best value for your barter goods chat to anyone you meet, find out what they’re short of and then make your offer.
Focus on giving people what they need, not just things they might want. You’ll get more in return, and you’ll do them more good too.
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