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UK Pub Cashes in on Credit Crunch By Letting You Swap Goods For A Pint

By: TopDog - Published: • References: news.bbc
Following the credit crunch trend, bartering is alive and well in the UK. The Marksman pub, located in Shoreditch, East London, offers beer in exchange for useful items or services.

Dawn Kolpin, owner of The Marksman recognized substantial increases in the volume of barter ads based on popular internet classified ad site Craigslist. She found that the pub’s requirements could be filled easier with the more informal exchange method of offering beer for goods.

There is a growing number of people turning to barter to fulfill their everyday needs, fueling the cashless movement as people are finding creative ways to earn more and spend less.