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Recap: My ninth & tenth trades

After my 8th trade I ended up with a party of the century, with DJ Al. I got 2 offers for the party before I traded – one for cash, the other was a tweet from Eric asking how many of his designer Tshirts would it take for him to get the party. 117 days after that tweet, I woke up at 2am with an idea that lead to me shaking Eric’s hand and meeting Eran – the two behind…

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Recap: My eleventh trade

After finishing my epic 2 year 1 month and 18 day long Springleap T-shirt trade on 22 September 2011 – I had some recouperating time (and delays in getting my final cash lumpsum from Springleap! Remember – they facilitated the trade between me and the 216 people I traded the Tshirts with). I then called up Cito in Janary 2012 and asked if he and WONDERboom would like to be a part of onematchstick. After a few days he and the band came back…

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Recap: My eighth trade

I got 34 offers for the hot air balloon flight, and the list included: websites, graphic design services, SEO services computers, phones dental work! Yes a whole jaw reconstruction paintings a collector’s coin and a stamp a solar geyser photo shoot dinner and cash (again! Ranging from R500 to R2000). I had the most fun on the 702 interview receiving offers, and after researching so many of the offers, I decided to trade with DJ Al Your Pal (he’s now…

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Recap: My sixth trade

My sixth trade ended up being for R3000 cash. I was reluctant to trade for cash, but Gaynor and Gerald insisted that they only had money to offer, and I thought then that it might be an interesting experiment. Also, I hadn’t had another offer that seemed right for the holiday. I had been offered a box of matches (haha!), another bottle of alchohol, Juvio software, and a jar of jelly beans. So then when the two people I traded…

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Recap: My fifth trade

So in 98 days I turned the matchstick into a holiday! Claire tell’s the story of how our trade came about so well in our recap. And I was surprised to hear that the two people who got the holiday, didn’t ever take up the holiday! Ha! For the wine, I had been offered : a local flight in South Africa, an electric frying pan, and a carpet (that turned out to be a biological experiment in fungi growth!). And…

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Recap: My seventh trade

After my sixth trade for R3000 cash, the experiment began. And what a learning curve! I learnt that you can’t barter with cash… dooh! Because the value is so specific and agreed upon by society, it was difficult to barter up in value. So many of the 118 offers (yes, I was made the most offers for the cash) were for exactly R3000, sometimes even less! And very rarely for more. The offers included the following: so much tech! From…

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Recap: My fourth trade

So far we know my goal is for office space to help startup entrepreneurs. I started with a match, traded it for a pen, then a frog, and the frog for 2 books. I then traded those two book with Nick for 2 case of First Sighting Wine – a total of 18 bottles! I got to catch up with Nick, and we spoke about why he made me the offer, where the books are now, and also learnt about…

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Recap: Rod the Frog’s Adventures

I chose to trade Rodrigus Rana, the frog, (my third item) with Retha, for two business books. Retha was a good sport, and allowed Rod the Frog to go on many adventure, that included trips: to the UK to attend a wedding, sailing in Mozambique, rushing around Mumbai, visiting China and even going down a copper mine in Chile. Let alone all the trips he did around South Africa. On one of those South African Trips, Rod joined George Scola,…

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Recap: My third trade

I traded the matchstick with Nikki for an ordinary green ballpoint pen. And that pen I traded with Megan for a toy frog. We called him Rodrigus Rana, or Rod for short. Then I got offers for the frog that included a doll that raised funds for AIDS orphans, some books, and an optical mouse with 5 CD’s… Who did I trade Rod the Frog with? And for what? @telanasimpson Now I had Rod the #Frog. What would you have…

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Recap: My second trade

I traded the matchstick for an ordinary green ballpoint pen. And then what did I trade that pen for? And with who? This trade also highlighted a strategy I adopted going forward, of getting offers on my offers for my current item. @telanasimpson What would you swap a green #pen for? I chose a #frog as my second #onematchstick trade. & my #strategy ♬ original sound – Telana Simpson | Courage Coach Here is how Megan described her offer (original on…

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