Which would you rather have high credit scores to get approved fast or extraordinary creativity
You may have heard about this story…A 26-year-old Montreal man succeeded to barter a single red paper-clip all the way up to a house…My kind of deal guy!
It took him nearly a year and made14 trades in the process.
Kyle MacDonald has been offered a two-story farmhouse in Kipling, Sask., for a paid role in a movie.
So instead of posting a resumé to look for a job, he looked at a red paper-clip on his desk and decided to trade it on an internet website.
He got a response almost immediately from a pair of young women in Vancouver who offered to trade him a pen that looks like a fish.
MacDonald then bartered the fish pen for a handmade doorknob from a potter in Seattle.
In Massachusetts, MacDonald traded the doorknob for a camp stove. He traded the stove to a U.S. marine sergeant in California for a 100-watt generator.
In Queens, N.Y., he exchanged the generator for the “instant party kit” — an empty keg and an illuminated Budweiser beer sign.
MacDonald then traded the keg and sign for a Bombardier snowmobile, courtesy of a Montreal radio host.
He bartered all the way up to an afternoon with rock star Alice Cooper, a KISS snow globe and finally a paid role in a Corbin Bernsen movie called Donna on Demand.
“Now, I’m sure the first question on your mind is, ‘Why would Corbin Bernsen trade a role in a film for a snow globe? A KISS snow globe,'” MacDonald said on his website “one red paper-clip.”
“Well, Corbin happens to be arguably one of the biggest snow globe collectors on the planet.”
Now, the town of Kipling, Sask., located about two hours east of Regina with a population of 1,100, has offered MacDonald a farmhouse in exchange for the role in the movie.
“We are going to show them the house, give them the keys to the house and give them the key to the town and just have some fun,” said Pat Jackson, mayor of Kipling.
The town is going to hold a competition for the movie role.
“There’s people all over the world that are saying that they have paper-clips clipped to the top of their computer, or on their desk or on their shirt, and it proves that anything is possible and I think to a certain degree it’s true,” MacDonald said:
MacDonald, who has attracted international media in his quest, said “the journey has turned out to be more exciting than the goal”.
Credit or creativity…why choose..thankfully YOU can have both!