I would like to offer a bounty (incentive) and would like to purchase it instead of offering my own reputation as the bounty.
I see that Careers.SO already has a system to accept transactions for posting a job listing so it shouldn't be far fetched to hook bounties up to the transaction system.
I'll think of some responses and provide my own:
- This can/will be gamed. - Probably. But unfortunately I make money faster than I make reputation.
- If you really want to pay for help, hire someone. - I would like to make the question & answer available while also involving the community; not just a company who I'd have to spend time searching for anyways.
- Setting a price for bounty-rep will disrupt the economy. - I suppose. But $350 for a job posting was decided on. I assume something can be done for a bounty too.
- You'll utterly destroy the community by involving money. It'll become greed and mayhem. For the love of man, it'll turn into 4chan! - Although very possible, I do have my doubts this will actually happen.