A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series highlights the strategies employed when making cashless trades, some of which involve underplaying an item's value or otherwise trying to convince people to part with their goods.
Positive Role Models
The team employs tactics that make people think their items are less valuable than what they are in order to make a good trade, but they come off more like savvy businesspeople than scammers. There's some mild competition between the Steve and Antonio, but this is mostly out of fun.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some mild references to kissing.
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Words like "bitch" are audible; "s--t" and "f--k" are bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
Trade items include a vintage Kustom bass amp, Elvis memorabilia, and even a Monte Carlo. Ford trucks and Hummers are also visible.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Rare references to beer.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Barter Kings is a reality show targeted more at adults than kids. The main concern is language ("bitch"; "f--k," "s--t" bleeped), and some business tactics that might not seem fair. Monte Carlo cars, Ford trucks, and Hummers are some of the vehicles featured.
Is It Any Good?
The series offers an inside look at how people can make a living by skillfully bartering for items that have some kind of subjective value to them, rather than simply focusing on their cash value. It also shows some of the techniques that skilled traders use to get the best deal possible.
Watching how this trade team works is interesting, but it doesn't specifically show how their barter business is able to turn a profit in a cashless business. As a result, while folks may find process interesting, they may also be left questioning whether or not they are actually able to make a living do what they do.
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