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nows thats called trading up

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posted on Jul, 12 2006 @ 05:40 AM

But Canadian Kyle MacDonald has achieved exactly that and will see his new home for the first time on Wednesday.

It took Kyle exactly a year of 14 internet trades to move from the paper clip to a house on Main Street in the tiny town of Kipling in Saskatchewan province - a place he has never been to before.

Now the 26-year-old is planning to write a book about the venture which saw him trade up through a novelty doorknob, a camping stove, a snowmobile, a recording contract, and an afternoon with rock star Alice Cooper.

"I knew it was possible," he said on the BBC's


One red paper clip
Novelty pen
Ceramic doorknob
Camping stove
1,000-watt generator
Beer keg with neon sign
Trip to Yakh
A large van
One recording contract
One year rent-free in Phoenix
Afternoon with Alice Cooper
Snow globe
Hollywood movie role
House in Kipling

i would have taken the movie role and bought a better house and something else to trade

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posted on Jul, 12 2006 @ 11:16 AM
I guess the old saying " a sucker is born every minute" is correct

posted on Jul, 12 2006 @ 11:36 AM
That's so cool!

I'm been to Kipling a few times. I used to take my aunt to the doctors office there because Glenavon (population 300) doesn't have one. Kipling, at a bustling 1,100 residents, is far more cosmopolitan.

posted on Jul, 12 2006 @ 12:52 PM
that is awesome yea, I just saw it in the newspaper yesterday, man this is a great idea, but you best be a good pitchman..... ahhahahah

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