So after the last round of power outages at my house, I told my wife that I was going to get us a generator since my solar setup is not up and running yet(but could be in a SHTF emergency). The only problem is we are broke. So after looking around for barter items, I decided to trade my Rossi single shot .223. This would be a first though as I have never sold a gun that I bought.
The next day, out of curiosity, something told me to ask around at work if someone had a generator they would be willing to part with. Low and behold, a coworker said yes! So the next day I went to his house to check it out. It is a Briggs and Straton Elite 5500 generator rated at 5500 watts constant and 8500 watts surge! It needs some work as it leaks gas badly but that is no problem.
So we start to discuss the trade. "Don't worry about it" he says. What? Did I hear that right? "You buy me lunch one day and we will call it even."
After getting it home I discovered all it needs is a new fuel tank grommet. That's it!
So you never know if someone you know has something you want or need unless you ask.