Barter system returns as coronavirus leaves store shelves empty
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The barter system has returned in the face of the novel coronavirus.
People are turning to social media platforms like Facebook Marketplace and the Nextdoor app to barter goods and services as store shelves are emptied by panic-buyers.
One North Carolina seller on Facebook Marketplace is trading homemade baguettes for rolls of toilet paper. Others are trading dough so people can bake bread themselves at home.