The Swap Meet at the Great Oregon Steam Up this year was not as amazing as it has been historically, or as I had hoped. It was easy to find good junk, but hard to find the good deal. The vendors all knew what their stuff was worth...and some thought they knew what it was worth. Regardless, it was fun to scrounge around and see some neat things, get some ideas, and learn a little.
I love all of my finds, but I think one of my favorite things about the swap meat is the thrill of bartering! I get a great adrenaline rush! Don't you start laughing! I am very methodical about my methods. For instance, when I am going after something, I purposely take out the exact amount of cash I am going to offer. Then, when I ask, "Would you take...?", I hold out the money, just tempting them to go on and take it! This tactic has proven to be widely successful!
Do you like to barter??