Although you've always been willing to trade that kidney for a Chanel bag, you'd be hard pressed to find a retailer willing to accept it (and not arrest you immediately). Let's be honest: cold, hard cash rules the day, no exceptions... until now. The folks behind modern furniture store Blu Dot are bringing back their totally ingenious Swap Meet for a second year, meaning you can offer up your unique skills in return for lust-worthy furniture. No, really — you can bid anything, like your family's secret BBQ sauce recipe, or offer to bake them cookies for an entire year. Someone is even willing to get a tattoo of the Blu Dot logo in return for a couch. Intrigued? All you need to do is head over to the Swap Meet page, pick out what you want from them — they've got everything from ottomans to beds — and make your offer. If Blu Dot likes what you have to give, they'll send your furniture on their dime, after you've held up your end of the bargain. So, whether you want to cook them a pancake breakfast, make them a tree house entirely out of popsicle sticks, or even give a round of free hugs, place your bid while there's still time. Who knows – you might end up with a new bookcase at your doorstep.
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