Friday, July 15, 2011


Put it in the Books- Golden Paperclip Trade #7 Goes Down in El Dorado Springs!

Okay, I am going to have to forgo the video for now, my computer has changed since the last time I did a trade video (that is how long it has been and how much we have enjoyed the boat. Also what a slacker I am about doing these trades) and I can't figure out how to get it together. I am just going to go with the pictures for now. Golden Paperclip Trade #7 went down in El Dorado Springs, MO and the trade was the boat for a classic car- 1954 Oldsmobile Super 88 Rocket! Pretty excited to have the car- need to clean it up a bit but Bob the trader put a bunch of parts in the trunk so I can put some of it together myself. Bob was a cool guy and thanks to my brother Lyall for driving down to El Dorado Springs with me and helping me get the car back. A good time and a good trade. Bob even had me sign the boat! Check out pictures from the trade:

Driving Down to El Dorado Springs with my brother Lyall (We only got lost twice. Okay, mostly I got lost!)

Trade #7- Boat for Classic Car: 1954 Oldsmobile Super 88 Rocket!

Bob "Mr. Bojangles" was the cool guy I traded with. He even had me sign the boat before I left!

I had him sign my lucky trading shirt!

We hauled off the Super Rocket and headed back to Kansas City. My brother was driving a little too fast- 90 mph and the headlight cover flew off! Unfortunately we never found it. Everything else on the trade went off without a hitch though.

Goodbye Boat- I had a lot of fun with the ski boat, great times with the family. She is in a better place now though (with chickens!).

There it is! Golden Paperclip Trade #7- Boat for Classic Car! Onward and Upward!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Trying to Upload Trade #7

Bear with me, I am trying to upload Golden Paperclip Trade #7. I have realized something after doing the whole Golden Paperclip Project. #1- I am ridiculously slow at this kind of stuff- trading, deciding, getting around to returning emails, updating the website, getting videos uploaded, etc. Not the top of my priority level. I am more into riding around in canoes and boats. This is what I say every day- "Nah, I will update that later." And I also learned #2- I could never be a blogger! So while I am trying to figure out how to get Golden Paperclip Trade #7- here is a flashback to the last Golden Paperclip Trade (I know, it has been awhile!)

Golden Paperclip Trade #6 from Jason Friedline on Vimeo.

Friday, June 24, 2011

I have Made My Decision!

Decision has been made. Golden Paperclip Trade #7 Goes Down This Weekend!

First one last spin with the boat before I trade it:

I have had a great time with the boat but I have had it for too long- time to trade it off and keep going with the Golden Paperclip Project! Stay Tuned for My Decision

Monday, June 20, 2011

Good Trade Offers from this weekend

Lots of good Trade Offers from this Weekend!

2000 Camaro

Classic Car- Chevy Silverline

Classic Car- 1954 Oldsmobile Super 88 Rocket

454 Although this looks like what I had with the boat that blew up so this one is a big negative!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Lots of 4 Wheelers

Have been getting quite a few trade offers for the boat, seems like at least half are four wheelers. I would have taken four wheelers a step or two ago but I feel like this would be a step back. However, I did get one for a quadzilla, the fastest four wheeler ever mass produced. Nice! They go over 70mph. That would probably get me killed. It would definitely require a trip in for Xrays. And I have terrible health insurance so I don't really want to do that right now. Here are some of the pics of trade offers:

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Boat is Back in Top Shape and Ready to Go!

Boat is back in top shape and ready to be traded. I took her out on Blue Springs Lake and she purrs like a kitten- plus the best part- I figured out how to work the seats so they recline all the way out. Put the seat down, throw in the anchor, and have an amazing nap on the water! Thats what I did. Get your trade offers in now for the boat- 1989 Wellcraft 17 foot ski boat with 115hp motor. I am trading the boat soon so I need to see what you have to trade. Email with trade offers.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Thoughts and Prayers for Joplin

Wanted to let everyone know that I am back into the trading but first things first, I want everyone to know that Joplin is in our thoughts and prayers. My wife and I went down there to help out and wow, the city needs a lot of help. If you can spend a day or two helping out like we did, get down there and do some good. Here are a couple pictures we took but mostly we just went down to lend a hand. The American Red Cross is doing some good work down there and so is Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, which is who we went with. If you want to donate financially Google those two great organizations.