Man turns Paper Clip into House

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  1. Tanglewood macrumors 6502a

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    Link

    Just goes to show when you set your mind on something, you can succeed. No matter how unconventional of route you take.

    (apologies if this was already posted)
     
  2. me hate windows macrumors 6502

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    And I thought paperclips were only good for getting floppy disks out of old Macs.:rolleyes:
     
  3. OutThere macrumors 603

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    That's really cool. Now, taking over the world in 32 steps of online trading? :D
     
  4. pknz macrumors 68020

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    This has been on the news here a couple of times, last night they showed the house he had traded up to.

    Well done to him. Quite an amazing story really.
     
  5. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816

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    Ah this reminds of the Daniel Pinkwater story "Borgel" which has something about this guy who traded a dead skunk for numerous things. Good story.



    Oh, and good for the paperclip guy...not that I would want to live there, but hey, its better than being a homeless guy with a paperclip!
     
  6. thewhitehart macrumors 6502a

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    Incredible. If the BBC weren't reporting it, I'd swear it was fake.

    Just to put the word out, I'm looking for a mansion in Costa Rica. I have an entire box of paperclips right next to me. :D
     
  7. iAlan macrumors 65816

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    I am guessing...

    that the movie role in a Corbin Bernsen movie is in fact the booby prize?


    :D
     
  8. iSaint macrumors 603

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    We play a game at youth meetings called "Bigger and Better." Looks like I'll have to up the ante next time!
     
  9. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    I will trade my house for $1 million dollars:D Pretty impressive, the internet tis a strange and powerful thing!
     
  10. monke macrumors 65816

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    If anyone is interested, here is everything he traded: Link

    Quite interesting story, first the million dollar webpage, then this. What will be next?
     
  11. DJMastaWes macrumors 65816

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    Sweet! He had an Apt. here in Montreal! I saw this on the news a few days ago, and before the house I saw it a few months ago, really cool.
     
  12. rdowns Suspended

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    Wonder what I could get for this.
     

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  13. zelmo macrumors 603

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    I'll trade you a couple of macros and a virus...oh, wait.:rolleyes: :D
     
  14. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    This is super old news. But it is still very cool.
     
  15. Spaceman Spiff macrumors regular

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    This was in my newspaper a very long while back. Cool story. Wish it were me, as always. Though I would've kept the paper clip. I saw a picture of it. 'twas a very cool paperclip.
     
  16. Tanglewood thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It has been an on going story (He started his bartering July 12, 2005). Though he just recently achieved his goal (July 8, 2006) of getting a house for a paper clip.
     
  17. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    as cool as a house or a record contract? :p
     
  18. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    as far as i recall, there is (was?) a good place to start trading stuff online...

    can't tell you the url right now though...

    thank god there are still positive things happening in our world today.
     
  19. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    He could get his own.
     
  20. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    Today I'm officially anouncing that I'm trading some pocket lint up for a MacPro Quad w/ 23" ACD. (Yeah, I know they're not out yet, but by the time I get close to trading for one, they should be). Will post pics tomorrow of the lint. Any takers? :D
     
  21. supremedesigner macrumors 6502a

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    This is so old news. Move along. Nothing to show here. :rolleyes:
     
  22. JLatte macrumors 6502

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    Actually smart guy, yes it started a year ago, but exactly 1 year later, TODAY even, he is going to be signing for the house, and that is not old news. Get over yourself, just because you are all knowing doesn't mean others don't appreciate hearing news. It's new to me.
     
  23. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    so if he turned his paperclip into a house what could i turn my house into... :rolleyes:
     
  24. davegoody macrumors 6502

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    I was thinking of trying something similar . . . . .

    I was going to try and swap my Wife for Keira Knightley and Natalie Portman (not either one of them . . . . BOTH) - do you think this may be possible ? LOL:cool:
     
  25. adk macrumors 68000

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