One Red Paperclip
Barter At Its Best
Why haven't I heard of this before? This is frickin' genius. GENIUS, I tell you! Kyle MacDonald has a dream of trading up, re-trading up and re-trading up some more until he owns a house, and it all started with one red paperclip. He's done so well at it that he is now offering a record deal for trade, which he traded a cube van for. He could've ended it by trading for a house in Newfoundland instead of the record deal, but I'm guessing he thinks he can eventually get a better house from the record deal.
See the history of all the trades over at One Red Paperclip.
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