Bondsy, a new mobile app, has brought the barter system back from the grave. While sites like Ebay are great for getting rid of stuff you don’t want or need, it only allows you to get rid of items people are willing to buy. Usually things people are already looking for. Bondsy makes it easier for people to barter goods for goods instead of using currency.
For example, one of the trades being talked about is a bunch of bacon for coffee beans. With Bondsy, you can literally trade anything for anything. It doesn’t have to be a physical item either. Someone has already traded T-shirts for plumbing services using Bondsy – just don’t trade to barter services that are currently illegal.
The downside is that it doesn’t work publicly. It works based off of a network of friends, so you don’t have to worry about setting up a meeting in a casual public location or anything along shady lines to get what you want – unless you don’t trust your friends. You can actually extend your list to friends of friends and set individual prices based on how well you know the person you’re trading with.
To use the app, all you have to do is take a picture of the item and post it. It’s fun and rather practical. Download it today and give it a try.
Source – The VergeFiled Under: iPhone Apps, Mobile Phone News