Kyle McDonald, a Canadian blogger, started off with a red-coloured paper clip and through a series of online barters, finally, has ended up with a house all to himself!!! He started with the goal of getting a house - in July 2005.

His transactions:
One red paper clip --> fish shaped pen --> A doorknob --> Camping stove --> Generator --> Beer Keg --> Snowmobile --> Trip to Yakh, Canada --> A van --> A music recording contract --> one-year rent free accomodation --> An Afternoon with musician Alice Cooper --> A Snow Globe --> Hollywood movie role --> House in Kipling

And here's his blog:
http://oneredpaperclip.blogspot.com/

And the BBC news report:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/5167388.stm
By Aravind on Monday, July 24, 2006 at 3:02 PM Post Categories: ,
Comments
  1. Vinesh

    Very cool!
    I'm planning to start with a gundoosi of my own..

  1. tamizhan

    snow globe lendhu hollywood movie role-a!!! i doubt it.. maybe a casting couch was involved.. :D

  1. Aravind

    @ Vinesh:
    he he...:)

    @ Scudie:
    no clue!! :D

    actually, i read that the person who offered a movie role is an avid collector of rare snow-globes!

  1. Mythreyee

    chanceless... slight-a emaalinga irukara oor-la ithellaam velaikaagum.. namma oor-la ushaar parties...

  1. Aravind

    @ Myth:
    true.. true... enna seyya :P

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