This is my new quest for this real estate blog. I am going to trade a number of small household items into larger items and eventually, hopefully, get myself a house here in Toronto.
If you've looked at the real estate prices here in Toronto (the average home is almost $500,000) then you can only conclude that people with little means have no chance of ever owning a home because they're stuck in the endless cycle of renting.
Plus my credit rating sucks, so I could never get a mortgage.
But if I can do what Kyle MacDonald did, then perhaps I could trade my way up to a condo. Sounds like a plan!
So how did Kyle MacDonald do it???
- On July 14th 2005 Kyle traded the paperclip for a fish-shaped pen.
- Kyle then traded the pen the same day for a hand-sculpted doorknob, which he nicknamed "Knob-T".
- On July 25th 2005, Kyle traded the Knob-T for a Coleman camp stove (with fuel).
- On September 24th 2005, Kyle traded the camp stove for a Honda generator.
- On November 16th 2005, Kyle traded the generator for an "instant party": an empty keg, an IOU for filling the keg with the beer of the holder's choice, and a neon Budweiser sign.
- On December 8th 2005, Kyle traded the "instant party" to Quebec comedian and radio personality Michel Barrette for one Ski-doo snowmobile.
- Less than a week later Kyle traded the snowmobile for a two-person trip to Yahk, British Columbia.
- On January 7th 2006, the second person on the trip to Yahk traded Kyle a cube van for the privilege.
- On February 22nd 2006, Kyle traded the cube van for a recording contract with Metal Works in Toronto.
- On April 11th 2006, Kyle traded the recording contract to Jody Gnant for a year's rent in Phoenix, Arizona.
- On April 26th 2006, Kyle traded the one year's rent in Phoenix, Arizona, for one afternoon with Alice Cooper.
- On May 26th 2006, Kyle traded the one afternoon with Alice Cooper for a KISS motorized snow globe.
- On or about June 2nd 2006, he traded the KISS motorized snow globe to Corbin Bernsen for a role in the film Donna on Demand.
- On or about July 5th 2006, he traded the movie role for a two-story farmhouse in Kipling, Saskatchewan.
Certainly I have some household items that, given time, I could trade up and get a condo here in Toronto.
So I am looking around my apartment.
What could I trade away that would be pathetically small and yet worthy of trading?
And then I spotted it...
A Hot Wheels 2008 Dodge Challenger. Like the one shown here, except mine is out of the package. Approx. value is $2.
I am willing to trade my Hot Wheels 2008 Dodge Challenger for something of greater value that is "Easily Tradeable".
I will be tracking the dates of each trade I make, who I trade with and I will be throwing in a link to your website of choice (ie. a charity of your choice if you don't own a website).
February 27th 2012
IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO TRADE ME PLEASE CONTACT ME at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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