People Try To Trade A Paper Clip To A House


(intense music) – I’ve traded when I was in middle school. – I think I can get to a
house in a week, why not? – Let’s go! (energetic music) We don’t use bartering
in our everyday society. I walked up to these two nice gentlemen, and I offered them the paperclip, and they gave me a nice postcard, which I thought was a
fair and equal trade. – She got a bigger paperclip! Devon traded her paperclip for a postcard, and I ended up going up to those same guys and trading my paperclip
for a bigger paperclip. – I went into this being really realistic, I was like “hey, it’s a paperclip, “so let’s give me something comparable.” Whereas I feel like
Alaska kinda went into it, seeing like “what’s the
best thing I could get?” – Got a sticker. – A sticker? It was two kids who were going to school or coming back from school or something. Hell yeah! Would you be down to
trade for a paperclip? Hell yeah! – Next logical step was to try to see if I could get some kind of a gift card. So I went up to this one guy. Do you have like a FroYo gift card? My plan was gonna get a little sticky. (Devin laughs) He tried to trade me a postcard
for his hotel room key. Lesson learned, there are
weird people in Hollywood. Then I found another guy on the street, I knowingly traded my
postcard for a gift card that I knew was only worth 26 cents. – You have something of
value I could trade it for? So I met this rapper, traded him the Hell Yeah
sticker for two dollars. Yeah dude, yeah, couple bucks would work. – I was wondering if I
could trade for your knife. I offered her the gift card
and instead of the knife, she gave me her wooden spoon with her name tattooed to the edge of it, which I thought was super cool. – You’re gonna remember me forever. (Devon laughs) – Devon’s spoon was
cool, I’ll give her that, but it’s no match to what I have. (dramatic music) – I put up an ad on Craigslist
to see who would bite. The answer is: nobody in
Los Angeles wants to trade for a wooden spoon. – It’s harder than I thought
to continue to trade up as you get bigger and bigger things. – I have not felt this
rejected since 11th grade when I had to ask someone else to prom. – I think I’m doing really
well in the competition. – I ended up trading
(stifled laughter) for this. Hello? – I was able to turn two
dollars into five dollars. For my five dollars, I traded this unopened
portable charging device. I’m not gonna stop here,
I’m gonna keep going. – Ring ring ring ring, who is it? Oh, it’s victory. (tense music) – At the beginning of this, I was like, way overly competitive, and
just wanted to crush Devon. – People look at their lives and assess what they’re
willing to give up, and the answer is very little. – Motivation is at an all-time low. How the fuck am I supposed
to trade for this shit? – Now I’m considering, what
do people have on their person that is worth 10 to 15 dollars, that they’d want to trade for this thing? – After seeing how hard
all this is, I’m like, me and Devon are kind of in this together, (blissful music)
let’s just see what cool things we can
come up with together. We ended up combining our items and trading them for an experience that we both wanted to do. – Yeah! – The guys selling these Hollywood tours are always out there, they’re like “Hollywood
tours! Hollywood tours!” – Alaska and Devon. – [Devon] Yes. – Those are hard names
to forget right there. – Yeah. We out hustled the hustler. – Yeah! – Oh shoot, you guys should
go any time you want. You can get the local California price, it’s no problem. Put them on the tour
and let ’em ride around. – Yes let’s do it! – We might go on a ride! I’ve actually lived here for five years and I’ve never gone on a Hollywood tour. – Yeah, neither have I. – It’s crazy to me that we, that derived from a paperclip. – Yeah.
– It all came from one, two, two paperclips. – Paperclips are things you throw away, and we turned it into this
over 80 dollar experience that people come to Hollywood to do, that’s truly remarkable. – Mike, how much is this worth? – 79 dollars. – Alaska and I already made
plans to go this weekend. – Yes! The takeaway for me from this
whole experience, I guess, money is just a representation
of where we put value, and I realized that we
actually put too much value on the paper bills. – I would say friendship
is the real prize. – It was. Friendship was the real prize. – Let’s just, we’re gonna hug it out. – Hug it out!

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