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Save Money, Learn to Barter

Vintage Clothing is becoming so trendy that all the prices are skyrocketing alongside its popularity.  An excellent way to keep up with your vintage addiction without breaking the bank is to try and barter! To barter means exchanging goods or services for other goods or services.  Basically it means to trade.  Here are a few tips that work for me that you can try the next time your out treasure hunting.  Remember these tips are for bartering at flea markets, swap meets, and specific vintage shops or consignment stores.  You obviously cant go to the mall and try and barter.

#1 Ask! Yes its that simple, before anything just ask the shop owner if they will accept a  trade.  Depending on what it is you are offering they might accept a clean trade or partial trade
 Clean Trade: is an even trade you give and you get without any money being traded.  A partial trade they will accept your item and some % off the cost in cash.

#2 You have to know the value of what it is you want.  Be familiar …