Man trades paperclip for house

Posted on September 6, 2006 

Man trades paperclip for house

An internet blogger has traded a red paperclip for his own house in a year.

Kyle MacDonald posted the red clip on the barter section of an advertising website in Canada and was offered a fish-shaped pen.

Kyle traded that for a ceramic doorknob, which he swapped for a camping stove. Then came a generator, which he exchanged for a beer keg and Budweiser sign.

The 26-year-old bartered them for a snowmobile. Next came a holiday, a truck and a record deal.

A wannabe singer took the contract, offering in exchange a year’s rent in a flat in Phoenix, Arizona.

Kyle swapped that for an afternoon with rocker Alice Cooper which was traded for a Kiss snowglobe. Incredibly, the snowglobe became the key to his success.

LA Law star Corbin Bernsen, 51, a collector, traded a film role for the item.

Locals in Kipling, Saskatchewan gave Kyle a three-bed house for the role. They have also pledged to build him a giant red paperclip monument.

“It’s the most unbelievable offer,” said the odd-job man. He now hopes to get a job in a grocery store in the town.

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from Ananova

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