As you know we have hosted the Barter Bucket now for a couple of weeks. We haven't gotten any feedback, but I didn't expect that. The Barter Bucket is not so readers can communicate with US, it is there so they can talk to EACH OTHER. And in my heart I know that readers have been trading with each other. I myself have used the bucket at least 5 times (when still at FTW), every single time with success.
I believe the system of trading among blogging friends is ultimately preferable to the faceless transactions with greedy ebay sellers. Mind you, I have traded on Ebay over 350 times and whenever I really need something I go there. But the things I received with the Barter Bucket have been so cool, so personal and always with a friendly email and an extra model in the box. And it feels like I know the people that I email with about bitz. These are the same humans as I am: love the hobby, love the game, have thousands of extra plastic in the house; what is not to like?
So here's my request: please add the Barter Bucket as a picture with link onto your blog. The way we did it is
1. go to layout
2. add gadget
3. choose picture
4. hit edit when it shows up in the layout
5. give it a link
Here's the picture
(right click and save)
Here's the link (this always stays the same)
After all this, might I mention that Mik is doing this all for fun and we greatly appreciate his work.
We don't make any money on it. We just believe this is the RIGHT THING to do. We hope you agree. Let me know what you all think.