Friday, December 24, 2010

Bartering for gifts

In New York, even the richie-riches are having swap meets, although they are probably catered. The gals get together and exchange purses and suits. They also throw in a donation to a woman’s shelter. is the group setting these up.

You can put up goods or even services, such as window installation, massage, or music lessons.

Some of the thrifty types give away restaurant coupons.

This year, we have severely limited exchanging, second-hand or no.

It makes me sad, but I try to think it’s bad to be so materialistic.

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