There's never just one way to get into Coachella. Cash, of course, is always king. But there are still myriad ways to ensure that your exposed flesh is burning along with the rest of us in the Indio sun. In that case, it's nice to know that bartering, the age-old system that once made this country great, is still intact. And even in this economy, Coachella definitely inspires people to step their game up—whether their on the giving or receiving end of wristbands.
It's one thing to equate the price of admission to a pile of greenbacks — but what else in your world would be worth giving up to get in? Of course, there's always your soul. Here's the funniest Coachella Craigslist Barters we came across.
It's hard to find a hipster music fan who also happens to be an NRA enthusiast. But if that person exists, he/she should check out this ad for wrist band holder looking to score some heavy artillery. Of course, why go see Drizzy or AC/DC when you could fire off a few rounds in the desert?
Tablet/Beats by Dre
Not sure, but it sounds like this person was just unhappy with their purchases but instead of going back to customer service at Best Buy decided "What the fuck? I might as well try to go to Coachella." We feel ya, waiting in line for customer service sucks. Hopefully you can trade two overpriced items for one overpriced wristband.
Even stone cold pimps ain't above bartering for Coachella access. In this case, one person is willing to part with a plush mink coat supposedly worth $7,000. Ah, nothing screams desert attire like 15 pounds of hairy mammal carcass. On the other hand, you'll be a bonafide baller once the sun finally goes down.
So these two items feel a little disparate, right? But hey if you can get to Coachella without your hog or get around Coachella without your phone, then you might be willing to make this work. Sorry T-Mobile users, this deal ain't for you...iPhones with AT&T only.
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It takes some balls to offer up a fake Rolex for two, count 'em TWO Coachella passes with a hotel room thrown in. Sorry, boss, but for a Folex you'll be lucky to get two fake Coachella wrist bands and a night at Motel 6.