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12th Oct '16 9:27:00 AM dotchan
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* The premise of the A&E reality show ''Barter Kings''.

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* The premise of the A&E reality show ''Barter Kings''.Kings'', where the two hosts each pick a starting item, go on their own chain of deals, and then reconvene at the end to compare who ended up with the higher value final item.
12th Oct '16 9:21:11 AM dotchan
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* ''Webcomic/AwkwardZombie'' lampshades the ridiculousness of ''Zelda'' examples [[http://awkwardzombie.com/index.php?page=0&comic=071513 here]].

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* ''Webcomic/AwkwardZombie'' lampshades the ridiculousness of ''Zelda'' examples [[http://awkwardzombie.com/index.php?page=0&comic=071513 here]].here]], imagining a chain of deals that proves to collapse in on itself because the last person wants the very thing Link went questing for in the first place.
12th Oct '16 9:11:59 AM erforce
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* The ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' films tend to enjoy these types of deals and counter deals: in ''At World's End'', Will Turner needs the ''Black Pearl'' to rescue his father, but Sao Feng promises it to Beckett; Beckett wants Jack Sparrow's compass, which Will eventually barters with Beckett, though Davy Jones' condition is the murder of Calypso; but the pirates want Calypso ''alive'', and Barbossa wants her ''released'', though Sao Feng thinks he's already captured her... while Jack swans through it all messing up everyone's chains looking for immortality... which he (sort of) had before the pirates came to rescue him because Barbossa needed -- [[GambitPileup oh, you get the point]].

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* The ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' films tend to enjoy these types of deals and counter deals: in ''At In ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd At World's End'', End]]'', Will Turner needs the ''Black Pearl'' to rescue his father, but Sao Feng promises it to Beckett; Beckett wants Jack Sparrow's compass, which Will eventually barters with Beckett, though Davy Jones' condition is the murder of Calypso; but the pirates want Calypso ''alive'', and Barbossa wants her ''released'', though Sao Feng thinks he's already captured her... while Jack swans through it all messing up everyone's chains looking for immortality... which he (sort of) had before the pirates came to rescue him because Barbossa needed -- [[GambitPileup oh, you get the point]].



* ''MarcelloMarcello'' turns this ad infinitum, considering it is supposed to be a RomanticComedy.

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* ''MarcelloMarcello'' ''Film/MarcelloMarcello'' turns this ad infinitum, considering it is supposed to be a RomanticComedy.
10th Aug '16 7:57:32 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Tai-Pan]]'' Dirk Struan and Jeff Cooper manage to set one up. Impressive since they are the only ones involved.

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* In ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Tai-Pan]]'' ''Literature/TaiPan'' Dirk Struan and Jeff Cooper manage to set one up. Impressive since they are the only ones involved.
9th Aug '16 10:21:13 PM PaulA
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* The {{Dragaera}} novel ''Orca'' follows this trope, as Vlad has to fulfill a series of deals in order to obtain a cure for a friend.

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* The {{Dragaera}} novel ''Orca'' ''Literature/{{Orca}}'' follows this trope, as Vlad has to fulfill a series of deals in order to obtain a cure for a friend.
31st May '16 10:41:19 AM totoofze47
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** Several of the ''Zelda'' games, including ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'' and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', include an item-trading quest of some sort. The one in ''Link's Awakening'' nets you a Magnifying Glass that will allow you to see invisible enemies, get the Boomerang, ''and'' reach the FinalBoss, while the two in ''Ocarina'' net you the Mask of Truth and the powerful Biggoron's Sword.

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** Several of the ''Zelda'' games, including ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'' and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', include an item-trading quest of some sort.sort, inspired by the aforementioned tale of the straw millionaire. The one in ''Link's Awakening'' nets you a Magnifying Glass that will allow you to see invisible enemies, get the Boomerang, ''and'' reach the FinalBoss, while the two in ''Ocarina'' net you the Mask of Truth and the powerful Biggoron's Sword.
31st May '16 10:37:44 AM totoofze47
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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'', the resident trading sequence is a bit different, in that you're not only trading items but selling them as well, as the characters involved are merchants. Finishing it nets you a Piece of Heart, and completing at least part of it grants you the Magic Armor.
21st May '16 8:49:30 PM Sergiwix
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* The ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode "Who, What, Where, Ed!" featured a ChainOfDeals that started with Eddy trying to get a chicken egg from Rolf, who wanted sawdust they had to borrow from Kevin, who wanted paint they had to borrow from Jimmy, who wanted clams they had to borrow from Johnny, and so on, driving Eddy closer and closer to insanity (as well as LampshadeHanging) with every turn. The chain goes to Jimmy ''twice'', they're forced to get something different from Johnny than he first asked because they couldn't get it from the Kankers, and eventually stretches back to Rolf. And while the Eds finally resolve the chain by trading Rolf Ed's comb, [[spoiler:[[TheDitz Ed]] [[ShaggyDogStory breaks the egg the second they get it]] because he thought he needed to set the chicken inside free.]]

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* The ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode "Who, What, Where, Ed!" featured a ChainOfDeals that started with Eddy trying to get a chicken egg from Rolf, who wanted sawdust they had to borrow from Kevin, who wanted paint they had to borrow from Jimmy, who wanted clams they had to borrow from Johnny, and so on, driving Eddy closer and closer to insanity (as well as LampshadeHanging) with every turn. The chain goes to Jimmy ''twice'', they're forced to get something different from Johnny than he first asked because they couldn't get it from the Kankers, and eventually stretches back to Rolf. And while the Eds finally resolve the chain by trading Rolf Ed's comb, yo-yo, [[spoiler:[[TheDitz Ed]] [[ShaggyDogStory breaks the egg the second they get it]] because he thought he needed to set the chicken inside free.]]
26th Apr '16 11:42:36 AM GlassRain
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* When it happens with the patients in ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital'', the traded items ranged from bleeding skulls to ''malaria''.



** This was also the basis for the short ''Leghorn Swoggled'', with Henery Hawk making a long string of deals in order to catch Foghorn Leghorn. After making a bunch of deals (dog wants a bone, cat knows where to get a bone but wants a fish, mouse knows where to get fish but wants cheese) he remarks [[LampshadeHanging "I wonder what the cheese will want?"]]

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** This was also the basis for the short ''Leghorn Swoggled'', with Henery Henry Hawk making a long string of deals in order to catch Foghorn Leghorn. After making a bunch of deals (dog wants a bone, cat knows where to get a bone but wants a fish, mouse knows where to get fish but wants cheese) he remarks [[LampshadeHanging "I wonder what the cheese will want?"]]



* The ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' episode "The Collectors" sees Jimmy going through one when he accidentally throws [[CollectorOfTheStrange Beezy's chewed gum collection]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext away via turning it into a giant balloon]]. Unfortunately, it ends up in the hands of the [[WickedWeasel Weavil Chief]], who wants a [[MyLittlePhony "My Little Gremlin Astronaut"]] from [[BigBad Lucius]], who wants his girlfriend Jez to come to a dance with him, but Jez wants a giant diamond that the [[AffablyEvil Schwartzen]][[CatsAreMean tiger]] owns the keys to, and he'll hand the keys over for one of [[DrillSergeantNasty Molotov]]'s rayguns, but Molotov needs a toy for his children, specifically [[HerrDoktor Dr. Scientist]]'s [[MyLittlePanzer electric ball]], but Dr. Scientist wants [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking a mustard sandwich]] from [[RecurringExtra Chef Garbage]], who is out of mustard, which means Jimmy needs some of Beezy's mustard (another thing Beezy collects).

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* The ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' episode "The Collectors" sees Jimmy going through one when he accidentally throws [[CollectorOfTheStrange Beezy's chewed gum collection]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext away via turning it into a giant balloon]]. Unfortunately, it ends up in the hands of the [[WickedWeasel Weavil Chief]], who wants a [[MyLittlePhony "My Little Gremlin Astronaut"]] from [[BigBad Lucius]], who wants his girlfriend Jez to come to a dance with him, but Jez wants a giant diamond that the [[AffablyEvil Schwartzen]][[CatsAreMean tiger]] owns the keys to, and he'll hand the keys over for one of [[DrillSergeantNasty Molotov]]'s rayguns, ray guns, but Molotov needs a toy for his children, specifically [[HerrDoktor Dr. Scientist]]'s [[MyLittlePanzer electric ball]], but Dr. Scientist wants [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking a mustard sandwich]] from [[RecurringExtra Chef Garbage]], who is out of mustard, which means Jimmy needs some of Beezy's mustard (another thing Beezy collects).



* Wondering about the page picture? As documented on [[http://oneredpaperclip.blogspot.com/ One Red Paperclip]], in the course of one year (July 2005 to July 2006) Kyle [=MacDonald=] negotiated a ChainOfDeals that started with a single red paperclip and ended up with a house -- in only ''fourteen'' trades! And now he's putting the house up for trade. Someone get this man the InfinityPlusOneSword. Incidentally, he borrowed the paperclip back. To bend into an engagement ring to propose to his wife. For the compressed summary of his deals, he traded the paperclip for a fish pen for a doorknob for a barbeque for a generator for an 'instant party' package for a snowmobile for a trip to Yahk for a cube van for a recording contract for a year in Phoenix for an afternoon with Alice Cooper for a KISS snow globe for a movie role for a house.

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* Wondering about the page picture? As documented on [[http://oneredpaperclip.blogspot.com/ One Red Paperclip]], in the course of one year (July 2005 to July 2006) Kyle [=MacDonald=] negotiated a ChainOfDeals that started with a single red paperclip and ended up with a house -- in only ''fourteen'' trades! And now he's putting the house up for trade. Someone get this man the InfinityPlusOneSword. Incidentally, he borrowed the paperclip back. To bend into an engagement ring to propose to his wife. For the compressed summary of his deals, he traded the paperclip for a fish pen for a doorknob for a barbeque barbecue for a generator for an 'instant party' package for a snowmobile for a trip to Yahk for a cube van for a recording contract for a year in Phoenix for an afternoon with Alice Cooper for a KISS snow globe for a movie role for a house.
24th Mar '16 5:27:51 PM Mitis
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* The {{Anime/Pokemon}} PeggySue fic ''Fanfic/AshesOfThePast'' features this. After being stuck in the Kalos region and unable to help Ash and friends with both [[{{Anime/Pokemon2000}} Shamouti]] and [[{{Anime/Pokemon3}} Greenfield]], Gary Oak resolves to reteach his Alakazam Teleport to avoid missing out on being able to help again, resulting in this trope. The full chain is thus: he needs to borrow Professor Oak's Dragonite, because a man in Geosenge City will give him a fossil for seeing a fully evolved Dragon-type. That fossil can be regenerated into an Anorith, which can be traded for a Liepard, that for a Swoobat, that for a Clefairy, and that for a Gyarados. Showing a Gyarados to Marie in Camphrier Town will get him a letter that he can give to Parfum to Jacques, earning him a Farfetch'd, which he can trade for a Beartic, which he can trade for a Furfrou—and a shiny one, at that. He can then eventually convince a stylist in Luminose City to give the Furfrou a stylish haircut, which he can show to the Gym Leader, Valerie, to get a Focus Sash, which he can trade in Anistar City for a Silk Sash, which he can give to a girl in Luminose for a Pokémon that can dance, which he can then show to someone in Courmarine City for a Heart Scale, which he can then give the Move Relearner to reteach Alakazam Teleport. Got all that? Now, listen to this: when he talks to Professor Oak to get the Dragonite, he learns that he could have borrowed Misty's Gyarados or Ash's Totodile (who can dance), and the professor not only knows someone who has a Clefairy, but has in his possession a Focus Sash, a Silk Sash, ''twenty'' Heart Scales, and a ''TM'' for Teleport. Gary is understandably frustrated, but since he went through the trouble of building the list, he borrows Dragonite and Gyarados, leaving him with an Anorith, a shiny Furfrou, and a Teleporting Alakazam.

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* The {{Anime/Pokemon}} PeggySue fic ''Fanfic/AshesOfThePast'' features this. After being stuck in the Kalos region and unable to help Ash and friends with both [[{{Anime/Pokemon2000}} Shamouti]] and [[{{Anime/Pokemon3}} Greenfield]], Gary Oak resolves to reteach his Alakazam Teleport to avoid missing out on being able to help again, resulting in this trope. The full chain is thus: he needs to borrow Professor Oak's Dragonite, because a man in Geosenge City will give him a fossil for seeing a fully evolved Dragon-type. That fossil can be regenerated into an Anorith, which can be traded for a Liepard, that for a Swoobat, that for a Clefairy, and that for a Gyarados. Showing a Gyarados to Marie in Camphrier Town will get him a letter that he can give to Jacques in Parfum to Jacques, Palace, earning him a Farfetch'd, which he can trade for a Beartic, which he can trade for a Furfrou—and a shiny one, at that. He can then eventually convince a stylist in Luminose City to give the Furfrou a stylish haircut, which he can show to the Gym Leader, Valerie, to get a Focus Sash, which he can trade in Anistar City for a Silk Sash, which he can give to a girl in Luminose for a Pokémon that can dance, which he can then show to someone in Courmarine City for a Heart Scale, which he can then give the Move Relearner to reteach Alakazam Teleport. Got all that? Now, listen to this: when he talks to Professor Oak to get the Dragonite, he learns that he could have borrowed Misty's Gyarados or Ash's Totodile (who can dance), and the professor not only knows someone who has a Clefairy, but has in his possession a Focus Sash, a Silk Sash, ''twenty'' Heart Scales, and a ''TM'' for Teleport. Gary is understandably frustrated, but since he went through the trouble of building the list, he borrows Dragonite and Gyarados, leaving him with an Anorith, a shiny Furfrou, and a Teleporting Alakazam.
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