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Subject: Barter Kings

Written By: LyricBoy on 01/26/13 at 5:05 pm

I just watched an episode of the A&E show Barter Kings.

The basic scheme of this show is that the protagonists start off with something of fairly low value, like a used condom, and keep trading up in a succession of barter deals until they end up with a Rolls Royce.

I didn't see the very beginning of today's episode, but these guys traded up and up until they had an old Chevy Nova and "bartered up" to a Big Rig tractor "worth $8500". 

There is a problem though...

You see, one of the things I do is involved with Big Rig trucking.  "Trading up" to an $8500 tractor is nonsense.  We usually unload our junkers (with 800,000 miles & up) for $15k or more, and at that they often get parted out.  An $8500 tractor would certainly get parted out.

As I saw the proud new owner of that $8500 big rig on Barter Kings today, I wondered how many days he'll get to drive it until the engine blows...  ;D

I call BS on this show.

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