A Weak Attempt at Barter by High School Students


In what appears to be a high school economics project, some students attempt to trade some kind of clock radio/beat box device for various items at large and/or franchise department stores.

The make some key mistakes in their approach…not asking directly to barter, not dealing with the decision maker, belittling the value of what they want to barter for, etc.

“I want to buy this, but I don’t have any money.”

The point of the project was to make a trade with someone, but they do a very poor job of even attempting to barter. No wonder the average American sees barter as a step backward…they have no idea how barter works.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here