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Trade a paperclip for a house?

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1. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 10y

Very cool story......

http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/internet/04/17/paper.clip.to.house.ap/index.html

HEY! I have a paperclip...maybe that RTW trip isn't as far off as I thought it was!!!!

2. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

I don't need any paper clips, but have a fish-shaped pen or three or four... I may even have a spare Gnomad available for trade, as long as the recipient gives him a good home and takes him on their travels (with pics of proof, of course!) ;)

I bartered graphics for a pink Chinese dragon (now hanging from the livingroom ceiling) and a 2.5 ft high wooden chicken that sits on the top of our bedroom wall. I need to think bigger...

3. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 10y

Wow that is a cool story!

Hmm, i'll give you a house plant clipping for the paper clip...

4. Posted by agc_cwm (Respected Member 45 posts) 10y

He actually pulled it off. (Well, he only got the house for one year.)

Check out his website.

http://oneredpaperclip.blogspot.com/

5. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 10y

He didn't stop there...he now actually HAS a house!
Cool story....
http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/internet/07/10/paper.clip.to.house.ap/index.html

6. Posted by Jennifer G (Budding Member 725 posts) 10y

failed to connect to the link.....any help

7. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 10y

It worked for me? hmmmmm....It is on the first page at www.cnn.com, but it won't be there for long... :(
(psssssssst...I know nothing about computers or the internet...except 'point and click')

8. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

Cupcake, I'll give you a plastic ruler for your plant clipping.

9. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Mikey, Hein is willing to trade you BoBo for letting you stay a budding member.

I'll trade my old Mac PowerPC (yes, it works) for 2 RT tickets to Ireland... (Hey, it's worth a shot!) ;)

10. Posted by Jennifer G (Budding Member 725 posts) 10y

Quoting Cupcake

It worked for me? hmmmmm....It is on the first page at www.cnn.com, but it won't be there for long... :(
(psssssssst...I know nothing about computers or the internet...except 'point and click')

ha ha, you are not alone, i know nothing as well , ok, i will try to log in to www.cnn.com, see if i can trace this.