barter for

barter for

To swap or trade items with another person, rather than exchanging money. A noun can be used between "barter" and "for." I bartered some old records for a futon, so now I have a place to sleep, at least. I'm going to try to barter for that antique chair. Should I offer my Tiffany lamp?
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barter (something) for (something else)

to trade something for something else. He sought to barter the car for a large computer. She bartered the piano for a settee.
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barter for something

 and barter over something
to trade [something] for something else; to acquire something by exchanging goods or services, not by using money. I want to barter for a large amount of cloth. Will you barter for this month's rent? We will not barter over what you owe us.
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References in classic literature ?
The same thing holds true of all other possessions; for barter, in general, had its original beginning in nature, some men having a surplus, others too little of what was necessary for them: hence it is evident, that the selling provisions for money is not according to the natural use of things; for they were obliged to use barter for those things which they wanted; but it is plain that barter could have no place in the first, that is to say, in family society; but must have begun when the number of those who composed the community was enlarged: for the first of these had all things in common; but when they came to be separated they were obliged to exchange with each other many different things which both parties wanted.
Many of the companies barter for more than one reason.
In 1991, a barter firm gave the hotel money to buy the computers in exchange for more than $300,000 in room credits that the firm can use or, with the hotel's approval, sell or barter for other goods or services.
Research Question 2: Using Barter for Promotional Purposes.
Stations with over 1 million kws tend to use barter for promotional purposes more than do stations with 10,000 to 999,000 kws.
BARTER NEWS Magazine is the barter and reciprocal trade industry's preeminent publication, having inspired and informed the business world about barter for over 25 years.
By making these articles available through the independent barter exchanges that are part of Bentley's online global marketplace and represent about 18,000 companies that may materially benefit from learning more about the creative use of barter for their businesses, we hope to increase trade transactions and revenues for Bentley Commerce and its affiliate exchanges.
As they experience, first-hand, the benefits of barter for their own businesses, they will also see why Bentley Commerce is a potential investment opportunity.
As an innovative Live Negotiating tool itself, the XRBarter trade/barter module available for private-labeled in-house use and live general public negotiations, effectively provides a forum for anyone throughout the world looking to barter for media, in real-time, domestically as well as internationally.
As a groundbreaking Live Negotiating tool itself, the corporate trade/barter modules, effectively provide a forum for anyone throughout the world looking to barter for media, domestically as well as internationally.
alone, over 470,000 companies actively participate in barter for a total of over $12 billion in annual sales, with retail barter expanding by about 6 percent annually, according to the National Association of Trade Exchanges.
Having worked in the business-to-business barter industry for 18 years, I've experienced its phenomenal growth firsthand," said Susan Groenwald, founder of BarterCorp and now vice-president of Retail Barter for BarterTrust.
President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Edelhart will describe how the Internet makes possible economically sound, cashless business-to-business barter for the first time in the history of American trade today at the Net Market Makers Conference in Berkeley, California.