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I did it. I went from a Watch ($30) to a 13" Mac Book Pro in 3 Days!

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  1. jiungsong

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    I had a shitty ass laptop and saw one of those "trading a paperclip to a house" videos and was inspired to trade something I never used into something that would become part of my daily lifestyle.

    So I went ahead and did some trades with my watch and eventually traded up to a modded 13" mac book pro 2014 (?) edition (neighbor replaced the CD area with another SSD 128gb).

    Trade Progress: Watch -> Printer -> Mini Desktop Projector -> MacBook Pro 13"

    If you have any questions about the trades I did, post them below! It was a fun journey indeed and now I have a better laptop to do my IM work in.
     
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    Post the full details... should help some horny/desperate members trade off their unwanted spouses/bf-gf's.
     
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    What details? If you want a more indepth process of a certain trade, then post which part you want to hear about and I'll post what happened there. I don't really want to spill everything if no one is really interested.
     
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    You post / spill everything and we will know if there are interested parties here. :D Why do you want to drag on this thread.... giving just some parts in parts?
     
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    Because I don't want to spend a lot of time typing something out for a thread that might not even take interest? I've made several threads where no one responded and if this thread was like that, then there would be no use for me to spend 10+ minutes typing out the details of every trade.
     
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    Well, this could be the gold mine you're looking for then! ;) Common, spill the beans and receive the boons in return!

    A job half done is a job not done actually!
     
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    What part are YOU most interested in the trade? The Watch -> Printer part? The Projector -> MacBook part? I'll detail that part out JUST FOR YOU, since you are SUCH a GREAT guy! :D
     
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    EVERY PART! :D Believe me!!!
     
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    Did you ONLY do trading or did you have to throw in some special favors too?
     
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    Wow I just looked at the paperclip to house and didn't know that was possible, at one point he was offered a role in a movie. That guy from psych was also part of it, power of internet!
     
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    Attention seekers! Attention seekers...everywhere!
     
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    Here's the video for anyone else who wants to watch it.
     
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    I think the transition from a watch to a Mac is what I liked...comes to show the progress you have made.
     
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    Interesting , I would like to know where you try to trade it ?
     
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    You gonna keep trading until you get a car or do you feel accomplished with a second-hand laptop?
     
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    Seems some ppl are interested. Will post full story when I get up.
    If I included my ass in the deal, I'd have a car by now.
    Yea, it was really interesting.
    Says the guy who posts a "creepy pasta" story just to promote his writing service. Jk, I made this thread to motivate the people wanting to make $5k in 5 days.
    Yup, thanks a lot for the video! I forgot to link it.
    :D
    I traded around in my neighborhood. I traded with people I knew and since I was young, they were willing to downgrade quite a bit. So if you're pretty old, don't expect it to work out as great!
    I feel accomplished with a laptop. When I'm old enough to drive, I want to buy my car with my Amazon checks, not trading. I honestly feel lucky though that I got this far so quickly.
     
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    Begin another round -- with a pin. :D

    A real good luck is when the first good luck turns the second into a bigger & a better good luck! :D
     
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    Yep, that is precisely why I have that thread, Master song! That is also the reason why I have written guides on the forums and have several journey threads going on. It's all a massive conspiracy to promote my content services. Which I have been running in anticipation to someday be able to trade a watch in for an MBP!

    Normally dude, I'd react pretty aggressively to such talkbacks. But I realize you're a 15 year old hungry for some attention on the site, so I am going to let you have it.

    Peace.
     
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    yeah but you have to admit most the logic behind the journey is publicity in the case of the paperclip to house, not sure if thats the same case for you but goodjob with the trades. I would like to know ore about your first trade. what kind of watch trades for what kind of printer? and there holds the power of publicity...that single question.
     
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    Aren't you supposed to end up with something better than what you started with?

    JK, that's pretty cool OP. I'd be curious to see how far you get if you carry on trading.