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JunieBJones (JBJ)

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[FONT= 'Times New Roman']'Trade you my bike for dental work'[/FONT]
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He's also ripping out old plaster, installing screens and doing other work for a bed and breakfast in York. In exchange for his work, the B&B now allows him ...
 

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We have bartered for a few things - a hallway chandelier for a gift certificate for one night, for example. Our best barter was several free nights' stay for our photographer - he worked so hard that I have told him he has to come back and just stay without shooting photos so he can actually have a vacation.
 

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We had an artist from the mid-west stay here several years ago who offered to paint a watercolor of our B&B in exchange for a future visit. He did an amazing job and we used his painting for our Christmas cards. I would be happy bartering almost anything from artisans, especially for great pottery!
 

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I have traded a night stay for plants for my City. I have also given free nights to writers - some paid off....some didn't.... It is the chance one takes.
 

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We have bartered for legal services. We have a guest who is an attorney who set up our corporation and other smaller legal tasks. It worked well.
One thing I have learned about bartering...be sure to set your parameters. For us, they must take their room nights Sun-Thursday, and not in June, July August. Otherwise, you might as well just pay them (especially if it's a taxable writeoff) if they are staying when you would have been full.
 

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as the article mentioned, be careful .... the irs would LOVE to tax each bartering partner for the dollar value. i used to work for the irs and you want to be the most unpopular person at a party? tell other guests what you do. ohboy.
if i bartered, i am not ashamed to say, i'd do it quietly, 'underground' ... i think having to pay taxes (MONEY) on a transaction where no money is exchanged is just outrageous. maybe the irs would accept a sack of homegrown tomatoes as tax payment.
 

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We have bartered for legal services. We have a guest who is an attorney who set up our corporation and other smaller legal tasks. It worked well.
One thing I have learned about bartering...be sure to set your parameters. For us, they must take their room nights Sun-Thursday, and not in June, July August. Otherwise, you might as well just pay them (especially if it's a taxable writeoff) if they are staying when you would have been full..
NW BB said:
We have bartered for legal services. We have a guest who is an attorney who set up our corporation and other smaller legal tasks. It worked well.
One thing I have learned about bartering...be sure to set your parameters. For us, they must take their room nights Sun-Thursday, and not in June, July August. Otherwise, you might as well just pay them (especially if it's a taxable writeoff) if they are staying when you would have been full.
I would give them a GC with those specifics.
 

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as the article mentioned, be careful .... the irs would LOVE to tax each bartering partner for the dollar value. i used to work for the irs and you want to be the most unpopular person at a party? tell other guests what you do. ohboy.
if i bartered, i am not ashamed to say, i'd do it quietly, 'underground' ... i think having to pay taxes (MONEY) on a transaction where no money is exchanged is just outrageous. maybe the irs would accept a sack of homegrown tomatoes as tax payment.
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seashanty said:
if i bartered, i am not ashamed to say, i'd do it quietly, 'underground'
That is what bartering is all about.
 
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