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Social Bartering with Favabank...

Favabank Community Bartering Favabank is modernising the age old idea of barter, exchanging items and time as favours between members of your community. Connect with people in your neighbourhood via the exchange of favours.

Bartering Favours Next time you need a helping hand or need to borrow something, why not try to source it from your local community?

Barter and Recycle Your Unwanted Stuff All barter exchanges are tracked using a virtual currency called a 'Fava', to create a 'gift economy' where the more you have given, the more likely that people will want to reciprocate. The Fava is the foundation for 'pay it forward' economics.

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Favabank as a 'Try Before You Buy' Service...

Posted by John Durrant on Thursday 8th March 2012, 3:28PM

I've just been sitting on my Cajon tapping out a rhythm (a Cahon is a box shaped drum instrument originating from Peru), and it occured to me that this is the kind of thing someone might want to have a go on before they bought one for themselves. I bought mine a month or so ago but didn't know anyone else who had one that I could try so just relied on internet reviews and product descriptions. As it happens, I'm very happy with it and I've created a Favabank Ad for a couple of Favas to allow anyone else to try it if they're thinking of buying a Cajon.

Given that much of of our shopping takes place online these days, without ever seeing the product, using Favabank to try out other people's stuff before buying it for yourself could in effect create a sort of community 'window shopping' opportunity where we can 'browse' the products that other people already own before taking the plunge ourselves...

Here is my 'Try Before You Buy' ad: http://www.favabank.co.uk/index.php/ads/view_ad/50/Schlagwerk-2inOne-CP432-Deluxe-Makassar-Cajon

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