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A New Currency???

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by BMC, May 1, 2009.

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  1. BMC

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    I participate in several gun-related sites, some are more of a tactical/centerfire rifle/handgun type community. The classified forums for ammo are one of the more popular channels. Privately offered ammo burns through those places fast. A guy posted a comment about having a problem with his pool and decided to ask some fellow site members who might be pool-specialists if they would consider taking ammo as a form of payment to have them work on his pool problem.
    Ammo as currency??? I laughed at first then thought, you know what, depending on what calibers you want, ammo has become so valuable to many that it is more "precious" than traditional currency. Within the rank and file of firearm owners, would you accept an offer of your preferred ammunition as a form of payment for services?
     
  2. skeet_man

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    why not, i'm going to have to buy it anyways....
     
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    I have seen several ads on Craigs list asking for ammo on trade for work or other items
     
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    In the old west, cow hands use to pay for their drinks with ammo. That is the expression gimme a shot got started.

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  5. bigdogtx

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    Keeps you off the tax doles,,,,you are going to see more of this in the future if hussein tries to get his STUPID taxes through!!!!
     
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    Ammo's not that valuable. yet anyway......HAHA ...Will work for Ammo....I can just see the signs on the off ramps.LOL

    "Keeps you off the tax doles" NAH they will still figure how to keep their Welfare, WC, Unemployment, and Subsidy money....Those that fly below the radar can be very crafty.
     
  7. phirel

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    Bartering began before governments printed money and it is a fine way to do business. I will do appraisal work for shotgun shells.

    Pat Ireland
     
  8. School Teacher

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    I read years ago that "after the big one" that .22 long rifle ammo would be the new currency.

    In one of the old "in the future movies", I recall ammo as being called "brassies" and was quite rare.

    Ed Ward
     
  9. kehrby

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    Heck yea, bartering for everything is becoming much more common. In my area unemployment is near 20%. People are starting to work for anything. Especially the people whos unemployment is running out!

    Steve
     
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    I retired from the prison system. I can tell you that inmates have used cigarettes as a form of currency for a lot of years. Anything of value can and is many times used as payment for services. I just had my teeth cleaned and gave the dentist 6 of my neighbors chickens for partial payment. :)
     
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