We’re always intrigued when consumers manage to haggle their way to killer deals, which might explain our fascination with A&E’s reality show “Barter Kings”. The show stars Antonio Palazzola and Steve McHugh, the owners of Express Trade, a modern day trading post in California. On a weekly basis, they barter their way to a cool $3,000-$5,000 each, one trade at a time.
Their strategy is simple: start with something of relatively little value and keep making trades until they’ve got something worth a whole lot more.
Last week we showed how they got nearly free publicity.