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Barter Success�Using Imagination And Red Paperclip

Kyle MacDonald, a 26-year-old from Belcarra, British Columbia, shows the power of one�s ingenuity. His recent bartering success also reinforces the allure of barter and its inherent leveraging possibilities.

MacDonald, remembering the childhood game �Bigger & Better,� started out with a single red paperclip�offering to barter it on his blog site. He said the first barter offer came in a couple of hours later. MacDonald, staying true to the principles of the game, only makes an exchange in person. Trades have taken him as far as California and New York.

Although his first trade occurred in Vancouver where he traded his red paperclip for a pen, there were many more in his series of trades including: swapping the pen into a door knob and the door knob into a barbecue stove. A series of further trades later�a generator, a keg of beer, a snowmobile, and a 3-day trip to the Rockies.

He�s currently the owner of a Ford box van. By starting with the van, his ultimate goal is to obtain a house or an island. For more on MacDonald�s bartering exploits see: www.oneredpaperclip.com.


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