Trade by barter is an age-old form of trade. In this age of e-commerce and m-commerce, one would think that no-one would be exploring barter as a form of commerce any more. Well, according to a news report from the China Daily, 29-year-old Huang Jie, decided to start accepting sheep as a way of encouraging rural people in the region to buy gadgets. He has the goods; his customers have sheep. Easy does it. Awesome. Take a look at the going rates:
Now, this is not China, so we don’t do sheep here. Chickens, goats and cows, however, are common here. I am wondering how many chickens a TECNO Phantom A will cost, or how many cows a Lumia 925 will go for. Who wants to give this a try here in Nigeria or elsewhere on the African continent? Let me know, so we can give you some coverage here on MOBILITY. Not that your target market are likely to be reading this blog though….
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.