Bunz Can Help With Gift Giving This Holiday Season

It may sound strange, but the barter economy is exploding. You read that right.

Both Rolling Stone and The New York Post  have recently reported on this phenomenon, which is picking up steam in a big way. This cash-free lifestyle has become massively popular among urban millennials, who face job precarity, rising rents, increases in the cost of living, and of course, consumer debt.

Gift-giving season is in full swing, and 2017 consumer debt is has already surpassed last year’s all-time high, soaring to 168% of household income in Canada, and to nearly 13 trillion dollars in the USA. This has led people to seek relief to the pressures of holiday spending. Enter Bunz. 

The Bunz platform facilitates barter trades between people, and is available on iPhone, Android and on web at bunz.com. It has over 1.2M items to peruse, offer on and trade for.

People use the Bunz app as a fun way to declutter, help the environment, and meet other locals, while saving you money. The app launched in 2016 and has seen nearly 200,000 members join the community, who are now finding items for holiday wish lists, exchanging them cash-free, for things they simply don’t use any longer.

The premise is simple – users post items they are no longer using, whether it be clothing or wine, books or knick-knacks, and then post a list of what they are In Search Of (ISO). Offers are made, plans arranged, exchanges are made, and people walk away happy with their trade.

Bunz is centralizing gift-worthy items under the banner of #GiftIt, a hashtag Bunz members have been using to categorize their items as new, still in the box, or still with tags on. Visiting the #GiftIt search page will provide members with thousands of items to choose from.

This holiday, Bunz continues to pave the way for people to save money, find treasures, and gift without guilt of debt or overspending. Be among the first to cover this trending behaviour as it continues it’s astronomic rise.


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