One Red Paperclip

My friend, Kyle Macdonald, started with one red paperclip in July.

Kyle moved to Montreal last year and is no stranger to fame: he hand-delivers postcards from the Galapagos Islands’ Post Office Barrel and helped set up the third such barrel, here in Canada.

Via a fish pen, a door knob, a 1000-watt generator and an “instant party,” he has traded up to a 1991 Bombardier snowmobile in five months. He plans to trade all the way to a house.

Now the CFOX is in on his gig.

Yesterday, DJ Jeff O’Neil called up Kyle to find out more about his trades (listen here). The radio station started with a rock (get it? The Fox rocks…) and is already at a pink snowboard. They will continue trading for bigger or better things, then auction off the last trade, with proceeds going to charity as part of the Santa Fox Food Drive.

So can you trade them something bigger? Email Kyle or Jeff with your offer.

3 Comments so far

  1. Dane (unregistered) on November 29th, 2005 @ 8:26 pm

    I stumbled onto One Red Paperclip about about a month ago and I thought it was brilliant. I sent the link to a few people, but I’m glad to see Kyle is getting some press outside of Norway (see the site).


  2. Maktaaq (unregistered) on November 29th, 2005 @ 9:04 pm

    Yes, I’m glad too to see how far he’s moved. It’s amazing what he’s done in only five months.


  3. jake (unregistered) on December 9th, 2005 @ 6:29 am

    There is someone at http://www.ebay.com selling a red paper clip. I wonder if its going to be big like our friend Kyle.



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