27 Апр 2015, 06:30

Урок №160. Red Paperclip Story

История красной скрепки и ее превращения в дом

Урок №160. Red Paperclip Story

Дом ценою в одну канцелярскую скрепку? Такое возможно. Нужен лишь творческий подход и немного времени. Ниже вы найдете ставшую классической историю канадца Кайла МакДональда.


On July 12, 2005, while living in Montreal, Kyle Macdonald launched an unlikely sequence of online trades which would earn both him and Kipling places in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Starting with a single redpaper clip, the young entrepreneur began «trading up»: the paper clip for a fish-shaped pen; the pen for a unique door knob and the door knob for a camp stove.

This he swapped for a generator, which was subsequently traded for a keg party (пивная вечеринка).

Ensuing trades were for a snowmobile, a snowmobiling adventure to Yahk, BC, а cube van, a recording contract, a year»s condo rental in Phoenix, AZ, then for a day with Alice Cooper.

The entrepreneur next arranged for a double switch with Actor-Director Corbin Bernsen, an avid (заядлый) collector, who agreed to accept a «KISS» snow globe in exchange for a role in an upcoming Hollywood movie.

The movie role was offered online and Bert Roach, who was Kipling»s Economic Development Officer at the time, proposed to Council that an offer be made. After some negotiation, Kipling traded the house at 503 Main Street in exchange for the movie role. That final trade was made on July 12, 2006, one year to the day after Kyle Macdonald had begun his world record trade sequence with a single paper clip. The house itself is now most often referred to as «The Red Paper Clip House».

As a part of the terms of the trade, Kipling also erected the World»s Largest Red Paper Clip, which was unveiled July 12, 2007.



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