barter vs haggle : Common Errors in English

About barter vs haggle

When you offer to trade your vintage jeans for a handwoven shirt in Guatemala, you are engaged in barter—no money is involved. One thing (or service) is traded for another.But when you offer to buy that shirt for less money than the vendor is asking, you are engaged in haggling or bargaining, not bartering.

barter Meaning(s)

  • (v) exchange goods without involving money
  • (n) an equal exchange

haggle Meaning(s)

  • (n) an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)
  • (v) wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.)

barter in News

  1. Barter Theatre celebrates 80 years

    Barter Theatre hosted a birthday party Monday evening to commemorate its 80 year anniversary.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: WCYB 5 Tri-Cities

  2. Barter Theatre has 80th birthday

    The Barter Theatre building, dating to the early 1830s, began life as a church but has also been used as a town hall, a jail and an opera house. It became the Barter Theatre when it was approximately a century old.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Bristol Herald Courier

  3. Barter Rewards Offers New Mobile App “Barter News” Lists Bush Video as the Most Viewed in Barter Industry History

    How inspired content and innovative strategies have created a dynamic marketing campaign. Deep Rich Data continues to help Florida based Barter Rewards. (PRWeb June 10, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 10, 2013 Source: PRWeb

haggle in News

  1. Is there room to haggle over the terms of a new-car lease?

    Q: Is there room to haggle over the terms of a new-car lease?
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Louisville Courier-Journal

  2. Miami-Dade Mayor Gimenez pushes to spend Dolphins windfall on elections equipment

    As county commissioners haggle over how to spend a cash windfall created by the Miami Dolphins’ failed attempt at a public referendum, the mayor is pressing to spend the money on elections equipment.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Miami Herald

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