I’ve always had the story of Willow Tufano and the red paperclip in the back of my mind whenever I do a trade, sale, or bargain. I came by Willow’s story through Ellen and I don’t recall how I learned about the red paperclip, but it always fascinated me how they got something from almost nothing. Willow ended up buying a house and continues to do so with her investments while the red paperclip led Kyle MacDonald to the little town of Kipling Saskatchewan who also offered him a home there.
I’m not looking for a new home (for the moment at least), but I am an avid deal seeker, and like all deal seekers know, the best deals are when you can get it for free – no strings attached. I love all the new products coming to market and I want to buy every one of them, but unfortunately I don’t possess the fortune to do so. So I’ve decided to start my own series of trades and bargains – my main platform of sales will be through Kijiji and I’ll utilize resources such as the RedFlagDeals (RFD) community to inform me of great bargains.