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(Loveland)   Kids trade their '07 Bic for a '98 Mazda. Flammability index remains the same   (reporterherald.com) divider line 31
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2008-07-18 05:32:44 PM
I swear, one of these days I'm going to play the trade-up game and score a Caribbean cruise or something.
 
2008-07-18 07:46:50 PM
i once heard of this guy who did someting similar in trading 1 thing for a better thing and better and better and so on.

he started with trading a paperclip and then got a pen, then i dont remember what else he got
 
2008-07-18 07:47:12 PM
I played that game back in junior high. IIRC, the best thing we ended up with was an old pair of skis from the 70s.
 
2008-07-18 07:47:31 PM
Ah, the Spitzer game.
 
2008-07-18 07:47:39 PM
Here's safe: four teen girls knocking on random doors and saying 'Bigger, or Better?'
 
2008-07-18 07:47:58 PM
That's awesome.

xxTERRORISTxx: i once heard of this guy who did someting similar in trading 1 thing for a better thing and better and better and so on.

he started with trading a paperclip and then got a pen, then i dont remember what else he got


He got a house. Unfortunately it was in Canada

/i keed
 
2008-07-18 07:49:44 PM
Mister Awesome: /i keed

Strike that. It was a Canadian house, but I kid about the unfortunately (don't want any of you up there siccing your polar bears on me)
 
2008-07-18 07:50:05 PM
God bless the little children..
 
2008-07-18 07:50:49 PM
That's pretty cool, good for them.

xxTERRORISTxx: i once heard of this guy who did someting similar in trading 1 thing for a better thing and better and better and so on.

he started with trading a paperclip and then got a pen, then i dont remember what else he got


This guy Paper clip to house (new window)
 
2008-07-18 07:57:52 PM
Damned Christians always ruining everything!
 
2008-07-18 08:01:49 PM
In my neighborhood, a couple of $20 rocks (with maybe a lighter thrown in) will get you a car.
 
2008-07-18 08:08:58 PM
Karissa Butts...hehe. I wonder if she takes up the....?
 
2008-07-18 08:11:20 PM
docilej: Karissa Butts...hehe. I wonder if she takes up the....?

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2008-07-18 08:11:42 PM
haha butts.
 
2008-07-18 08:23:18 PM
They need to search out the senile members of the community, no telling what they might hand over. Some preacher talked my senile Great Aunt out of her life savings...
 
2008-07-18 08:56:34 PM
McKeesport Beer Baron: They need to search out the senile members of the community, no telling what they might hand over. Some preacher talked my senile Great Aunt out of her life savings...

"Praise the Lord..."


/pass the ammo
 
2008-07-18 10:12:11 PM
I went to school in Loveland so I am getting...well Im getting nothing.
 
2008-07-18 10:29:47 PM
The_Sponge: docilej: Karissa Butts...hehe. I wonder if she takes up the....?

I'm all for Karissing Butts.
 
2008-07-18 10:30:05 PM
I got a butane camping stove once. I think I started with a comp'd CD that they were giving away at the same musical festival.
 
2008-07-18 10:31:36 PM
Broadcastdave: I went to school in Loveland so I am getting...well Im getting nothing.

Are you familiar with the Butts?
 
2008-07-18 10:51:25 PM
I traded a Mongoose BMX bike for a 1984 Toyota Pickup in 1991. I got ripped off.
 
2008-07-18 11:13:02 PM
I traded an antique (1921 series) color Remington metal wall picture with all their ammunition types printed on it for a new Lennox furnace and central air system installed. A friend had given me the picture several years earlier and I had it hanging in my basement when the HVAC service guy saw it. He started by offering $20 and I worked him up to a new system installed that day. His brother told me later that their grandfather owned a pawnshop when they were kids and had that same picture hanging up over the gun case and his brother had always wanted it so I guess it was a good trade.
 
2008-07-18 11:40:41 PM
Mister Awesome: Broadcastdave: I went to school in Loveland so I am getting...well Im getting nothing.

Are you familiar with the Butts?


Not this particular one.
 
2008-07-19 12:30:16 AM
I think they may have given out more than just the pen...
 
2008-07-19 01:01:48 AM
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I found about this story even before it was in in print! My cossin is Noah and his parrents are my aunt and unkle.I think the Lord truly used them to help others. Noah that was a good idea!
DeAnza Banuelos, Fort Collins, Colorado 7/18/2008 3:58:59 PM

Guess theyz don't need sepllcheck in Colorado cuz god is pushing the mazda-miracle (tm).

/ You know, for the kidz.
 
2008-07-19 02:35:04 AM
I found about this story even before it was in in print! My cossin is Noah and his parrents are my aunt and unkle.I think the Lord truly used them to help others. Noah that was a good idea!

Don't you have some comments to post on youtube?
 
2008-07-19 08:50:17 AM
It was a white 1998 Mazda 626, which her husband had used to commute to Denver.

The family had planned to sell the car, but after learning it would cost more to repair than they could sell it for, they decided to donate it to a charity.



If it costs more to fix than it's worth, the kids would have been better off just buying a working car to donate.
 
2008-07-19 03:17:01 PM
Bah, it's not a Miata.

Anyway, it's not such a big deal. If you look around you can often find extremely cheap or even free cars. Of course there's also usually something wrong with them (which seems to be the case here), but it can be something cheap like the battery, fuel pump or just water in the gas tank.
 
2008-07-19 09:06:26 PM
It doesn't run. It will cost more to fix than it's worth, so didn't they just stiff the charity?
 
2008-07-19 11:26:27 PM
RTFA

The kids drove the car back to the church and a local service station, after the story, decided to donate their parts and labor to fix it.
 
2008-07-20 02:15:10 AM
Can't the family still claim the car as a donation to charity since they gave it to the church group? The value of the car less the value of the BBQ...?
 
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