About a month ago I priced wiring a metal building for a guy. Simple work, 30 ft from outdoor meter combo, set sub panel, g rod, 4 recpt. 4 key-less lights, 1 switch. A lot of the material needed I had left over from a T&M job I had done about 6 mo. ago, pvc cond., ells, fittings and enough #6 thwn to run to sub panel. When I looked at the job there were a lot of items in building that would need to be moved to install material so I price it at $1100.00. Guy calls me last week when can you wire my building? I tell him I will start the next day, have my son dig ditch after school, I go by and we install conduit and panel. Next day we run every thing and pull wire, day after make connections and turn it on job completed. We have about 7 hrs. in job. Customer happy, just what he wanted. Handed him the bill for $1100.00. Guy says look I really dont have the money right now but would you be interested in trading for a motorcycle? He opens the door on a smaller storage shed where there is a late 80's model Honda 750. Front tire flat, rear tire slick as a onion, he said he thought the carb's needed adjusting he didn't know because it had been 3 years since he cranked it and it would need a battery. WHY did he push my PO'ed button? In my mind I am thinking, 50 miles one way to a motorcycle shop, 2 tires and what else in the world would it take to get it in good running condition to sell to recoup every thing I have in this elect. work plus shop bill and the hassle of selling it. I dont want the bike because I am just not into them. Finely I cooled off enough to ask him, if you did not have the money why did you call me to do this work or at least ask if I would do this work for trade before I started? ( customer was referred to me by a contractor friend who had done work for him in the past and had no problems with him) He smiles and says " well I tried" pulls out cash and pays. Has any one else taken trade for work and did you come out to the good or bad ?