I think that the most challenging aspect of the trade was that you could never understand the other trader's language so it would be silent. I do not think that it would be a beneficial trade today because most of us speak mainly English throughout the world. Except for in different countries, that might speak other languages. Also, people in the world today probably do not like the fact that you have ton leave your goods just lying around so that it is available to anyone who finds it. Just imagine, you leaving pounds of gold just laying in the street, just waiting for someone to come and snatch it up like a hungry hawk. So you pretty much just gave your gold away for free! Back then, they used to have a secret spot to trade at, but now these days someone could be so sneaking that they could find you in a blink of a eye! Wham! Gone! Plus, I am pretty sure that nobody would want to trade gold for salt or today: a PS4 for a glove. Does everyone get where I am coming from? I get that back then trading gold for salt was a fair trade, but today gold is worth over thousands of dollars when you could go to Walmart and get salt for $2.00. Crazy right!?
I agree with you Delia. I think that it is very challenging to not be able to understand each other. Just think the two groups trading could work out a deal and have made a successful trade, but because they can not understand each other if they did not like the offer, than they did not like the offer. End of discussion.
i think it will be dumb because gold is like 1000 bucks and and salt is 2 bucks it will be not far
Zach you are not answering the question you are answering something else
Who are you? If I may ask the concerned student.
You might want to add more specific details to your statement. Plus, you might want to add more if you want to get full credit. I am just trying to help.
I am very counfused by your statement.May you explain what you mean by salt is 2 bucks and gold is 1000.
I am confused. Are you trying to say that people back then didn't know the values so when you were playing in class you brought more of today's market into it by wanting more salt for gold so it would be more equal?
I think the most challenging part of silent barter is having to see how much you are going to put out and if you will except. I think that silent barter would not be beneficial today because trade is not really a thing anymore. You can just pay somone. I think it is not needed.
I agree but disagree at the same time. I agree with the first part, but the second part made me disagree. I bet that some cultures around the world still trade, especially with America because they need the resources that we use to survive sometimes.
I agree because you really need them to except but often they probably do not.
I think the most challenging thing about silent barter was that they never knew whether the other group came back or not yet. So if you put your trade down, then the other group came and put there trade down, then the other group hadn't come back yet and you thought they had so you took your stuff and everything would just get confusing. So I think the not talking part of it was the most challenging.
I totally agree with you! I do think that 1 of the hardest things about barter trade is thinking about how much to put out.
I think the most challenging part of silent barter is that you do not know what they need.That is the hardest part because if you they down an item and some on declines it and you need that then you might die.If you knew what they needed then you could have gave them what they needed and get what you needed.But you did not know what they needed so you could be trading something that is useless.
I agree with you. You might not know what the other traders need so, it might be a useless trade. Plus, if the people do not think that it is fair then they have to leave it there until someone comes to pick it up.
I agree because i bet its hard to give someone something when you do not know their needs or wants.If they don't want it you get declined so trade must have been hard. If someone has something no one wants or needs, they're not getting what they need or want and a long time without that might mean death or illness.
I totally agree with you. I said in my comment that one of the major setbacks was the time it took to accept trades. I never actually said that the demand for goods played could be crucial to that.
I agree, it would be hard to give people what they need in order to get what you need too. Besides today everything would be so messy that you wouldn't be able to tell which resources are yours! Today, unfortunately, most people would probably just steel the other person's resources.
I agree Josie everything is pilled in one spot so it was hard to know who was trying to trade with you because everything was on one desk. Also I agree because people would probably steal someones stuff.
I think the most challenging part of silent barter was that you didn't know what the other person wanted to trade for. Also you couldn't understand the persons language. I don't think it would be a beneficial form of trade today because when you leave your goods for the other person another person could snatch them and steal them and then you would think the person who your trading with stole them and then you wouldn't want to trade with them anymore because you would think that every time you go to trade they would just steal the goods from you.
I agree John, you couldn't find a good trade in a long time, and then you need to find what they want. People could also steal from you, and you lose your product.
I agree with you that it is hard since you don't know what they want to trade for. It would be much easier if everyone got together and spoke the same language back then.
I agree with you Johnathan. I also think it is not a beneficial trade today.
I totally agree with you Delia that if you were to just leave your goods when your trading that somebody could just steal the goods.
I agree that you agree. Like I said, people could just randomly steal your goods right out of the blue.
I think it would not be beneficial today because someone could steal your goods.Also it would not be beneficial if someone steal your goods and then you would not trade with them so then you will not get any more goods.
Very true. Lies could go a long way between time to time.
I think that the hardest part of silent barter was that it would take a long time. It may take a few hours to do. I don't think that silent barter today is a good idea.
The most challenging part of barter was that you didn't know what the needed or wanted. It also, would take a while to trade since you have to go there and back and then repeat it again. Silent Barter today would not be a good idea because we are more advanced and we have more technology nowadays with communication like translators so we can speak face to face.
I think the most challenging part of silent barter is that you cannot talk at all. That is very challenging because you can understand each other. I think the kingdoms should've came together to make one language that everyone is Africa knows. I don´t think it would be a beneficial form of trade today because we have translators. We can just translate what they are saying but that would take too much time.
I can agree Oscar that it was pretty difficult. I found that people were leaving their trades on others desks without making the trade. Not being able to talk did not help either. Another thing is that people were making strange trades like 10 horses for 2 gold. Today, that would make since but back then, if everything should be equal. 1lb of gold for 1lb of salt.
I think the most challenging aspect of the silent barter is the not meeting face to face. I think this is the most challenging part because someone might take your stuff while your gone, and it would be nearly impossible to identify the culprit. And no I don't think that it would be benificial in today's time because there is more greed in the world, so there is a high likelyhood that your goods would be stolen.
I think the biggest setback of silent barter would probably be the time it takes to accept a trade. Once a trade is denied, either the trade is completely abolished, or modified to some degree, but it will take weeks to months to actually get the trade approval. Otherwise, silent barter was a unique and efficient way to trade, as it usually didn't evolve into conflicts. I think if we did it today, it would be beneficial because trade would be easier, as you wouldn't meet the merchants face to face because of biased opinions, but the time aspect will definitely come into play, and will be crucial depending on how desperately you need the item(s).
I agree that the silent barter would definitely take a long time and that is a major setback if you need something as soon as possible. However, there wouldn't be much conflict like you said.
I believe that this task was difficult. There was a lot of confusion and disputes between people in your kingdom. Then, it was also a valid learning experience with learning how hard trade used to be. I found it fun but may need some "kinks" worked out in the future.
I think silent barter is hard because you cant talk. You dont know what
they want. Then you might not want what they have.
I agree with you Daniel,our life doesn't depend on trade so lots of people would be stealing the goods.
I meant to say "although our life doesn't..."
The hardest part of silent barter was nobody knew how much you wanted and for what. Without being able to communicate their were misunderstandings. In real life these misleading intentions could be mistaken for stealing.
I think that having a silent trade would be a very bad idea. People would definitely just steal things, and no one would really go by the rules. It would be so much better to just develop a language like Swahili for their trading. Besides today we don't even really trade anyway.
The hardest part of a silent barter would have to be that you could not communicate with any of the people you trade with. I say this is the hardest part of silent barter because you couldn't negotiate with the person you are trading with. If they wanted more and you were willing to give more, you could not tell each other that, so therefore the trade would most likely be denied. It would also take such a long time for the barter to take place. You have to leave what you want to trade, then go back and see what the other group wants to trade for what you had. After that, you need to decide if you are going to accept the trade or deny the trade. It would be much easier to communicate, but it worked for groups back then, and that's all that matters.
I think that the most challenging aspect of silent barter is that you can not understand the language of whom you are preforming the trade with. Another challenging aspect is that you don't exactly know if they are going to take what you have. Therefore meaning that you may not meet your needs. Let's say that you need salt and you don't have it, so you try to trade for it through silent barter. The kingdom or people that you traded with then look at what you are offering and how much of it that you are offering and they decide that they don't need what you have presented to them. They then decline your offer/trade request. Now you have to move on to other places that have the salt. If you can't make a trade with somebody than at some point you are going to die. You need salt in your body to live. You would also not be able to preserve your game/meat. You need the salt to do so. Therefore, you die from not getting enough food. You are not getting enough food because you game/meat is going rotten. You need that one thing that you don't have, so it could make a huge difference in your life. It may just be the most challenging part. Stating what I just stated I think that you can infer that I believe that this would not be a beneficial way of trade now in the newer more advanced times in the world. If we still had silent barter I would probably go crazy. I have listed the reasons why above, in my rant of the most challenging thing about silent barter. Therefore, I will not state them again to make you read. Thank you your time and thank you for listening to my opinions.
Oh my. That's a very large jumble of words. D:
(I skimmed over your paragraph. It was 308 words.)
I agree with most of what you were saying. Here's a random jumble of opinions:
Disagree-"I think that the most challenging aspect of silent barter is that you can not understand the language of whom you are preforming the trade with."
This was why it was called the "Silent Barter". You didn't actually interact with the people you traded with.
Needs improvement- You have a literal 26-sentence paragraph without any indenting. It's literally a huge chunk of words. If you formatted it to look like separate paragraphs, it'd be much easier to read.
Good- You use plenty of examples, and good info. Your response was thorough, and was of good quality. Well done, pizzas to you :D
In my opinion, the Silent Barter was a good AND bad thing.
I mean, it'd be a sticky situation if someone happened to take your goods while you were away, wouldn't it? But then again, this meant that you'd no longer trade with that certain clan of people, and they'd be the ones missing out on all the other goods that you could've offered.
Though, if you think of it one way, it'd be pretty awkward to wait hours in one place, meet the people trading with you, and just end up not interacting with them since you don't share languages. Having a silent barter would be less uncomfortable.
In modern society, a "Silent Barter" type of trade would be virtually useless with all our new technology. I mean, why risk someone stealing your precious trade goods when there's something called a translator? Silent bartering would be much less efficient, and overall pointless. @~@
I think that silent barter would be very hard to do and the hardest thing would probably be that yo cant speak to each other and although hat is the whole aspect of silent barter, not communicating is very difficult to do and having that as the only way to get your needs and wants would be very frustrating thing to do. I also think s struggle would have been people not giving enough as to how much the item costs and knowing what THEIR needs and wants and knowing that what you are giving them is good enough. I know that when we did this activity in class, I struggled with people not wanting my trades and I didn't know what they did or didn't even need. This would not benefit us at all today because usually, you would have a translator to understand others so doing a silent barter and a risk of something going wrong would be unnecessary.
I think silent barter was difficult. You might need salt and the other person doesn't have salt. If there are no more trades that have salt you might die. That's why silent barder is hard.
I do not think that silent barter would be a beneficial form of trade today. First of all, you wouldn't know exactly what the other countries need and had. That would result in countries not getting what they need which will not make it last much longer. Also, there would be a lot of stealing which would cut of most of the trade, which will also start to kill the country.
I agree with you George. If the other traders that you are trading with don't get what they want, you won't get what you want that they have, and it doesn't really work out to well.
The most challenging part of silent barter is that you don't know what the other trader wants or needs. Silent barter would not be helpful or beneficial today because we already have a much better way of trading then back then. Today, many people speak multiple different languages, therefore we would be able to understand each other.
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