Bartering amounts to a $12-billion-a-year industry -- a stat supplied by the International Reciprocal Trade Association and mentioned at the outset of Barter Kings (9pm).
But how anyone ever arrived at that lofty figure must, for now, remain a mystery. These two barter barons never carry cash, and appear to assign monetary value to something only if it's more valuable than the piece of junk they just off-loaded. They move relentlessly forward, in a crazy-quilt pattern, in pursuit of the next best thing -- even if the next thing doesn't appear to have much intrinsic value to anyone (a huge safe? an old speaker?)