Monday, October 26, 2009
Two dollar bills, eleventy billion pennies, nickles, dimes, and quarters, into
Two dollar bills, four presidential dollars, three dinged-up quarters that the machine would not accept, one dime, two nickels, and eleventy billion pennies.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
I am still trying to find a buyer for the typewriter.
I can't wait until I get to the $180 mark... I will finally be able to make transactions in something other than cash...
Thursday, August 27, 2009
I am going to sell the typewriter for $5. I've offered it to a friend, who made an offer for it. I told them that I would take it, but that I couldn't sell it right at the moment and I would let them know when I could. I guess it's time to contact them now. If they haven't changed their mind, this will shoot me up into step 11.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
After finding a bunch of spare change (including around $1.50 from vending machines), and selling that wall clock for a quarter, I have reached step 9. I now need to turn my $3.90 into an even $5. I plan to sell the Deal or No Deal DVD game for $1.50, if possible, taking me to step 10. Afterwards, I plan to sell the typewriter for $5.00 and begin work on step 11.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Sorry for the lack of updates, but I haven't been able to get on for a while.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
It seems that whenever I say that I'm through using spare change, that it's done all it can, that It won't be able to get me through another step, I find enough to bump me up. I've been intending to get to a yard sale and buy & resell items for a greater value, but as I said I have been very busy. Again, most of the coins have been dimes. They were found at various places, and I can't remember all their exact locations. I won't be able to get very far by collecting Coke cans. $1.60 should be able to buy a fair amount of goods at a yard sale. Hopefully I can resell them somehow.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Also, I would like to thank Thin Air Millionaire for deciding to swap links with me. He is currently at step 20, and has become subscriber #2. His site can be seen at the hyperlink... or to the right.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
But sooner or later I'm going to have to make some investments with this $0.36 if I want to complete the project, and I intend to do that. I'm going to try my "Trade $0.36 for $0.64?" expirement one more time. If it works, we'll see how it goes from there.
Friday, May 1, 2009
I've wisened up and decided to use a scanner.
What's my next strategy? I don't know. I've read quite a few accounts of people getting to higher steps by collecting cans for recycling, but unfortunately, I don't have a program like this in my area. For the moment, I think I'm going to keep going with my "money in the street" strategy.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
A few of the people had no pocket change with them, and most of the others decided that they didn't want to try it. I did manage to persuade one person (who happened to be the last). After she checked her wallet, she found that she had no nickels and could only make $0.14, and asked if this was enough. I said it was, and thanked her. So now my stake is up to $0.14. I don't think that this method will work again after the mostly negative response I got, so I am hoping to obtain the final $0.02 through found money.
Excuse the blurriness, but my camera is NOT made for close-ups.
Also, I would like to thank Xinfinitum for being the first one to comment on and follow this blog. He has offered to exchange links with me, and so you should see his webside under "Other Doubling Blogs" on the left. Thank you, Xinfinitum!
If you would like your doubling blog to appear, just fire off an e-mail or post a comment with your request.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Whenever you see a 1993 "D" dime, you'll think of me.
Well, I have some plans for doubling this. I'm going to try asking some friends to trade my original dime for double the amount. If I tell them that it's an expirement (which it is) and that I can't tell them exactly what it's about (which I can't), than it might pique their curiosity enough to get them to trade. According to the rules, this is not "asking" for money. We'll see how successful I am tomorrow.
Friday, April 24, 2009
On an unrelated note, I've found some other people trying to do the same thing:
http://dtamp.blogspot.com/ (Currently at Step 20)
http://sparechangedoubling.blogspot.com/ (Currently at Step 12)
http://doublingchallenge.blogspot.com/ (At Step 19, but it looks like the blog died in April 2007. Still interesting to see!)
http://zero2amillion.blogspot.com/ (Currently at Step 15)
And a forum: http://doublersden.co.uk/.
Check them out.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Chad the Doubler
(My real signature looks better. You try using your mouse in place of a pen.)
Hopefully, I will be able to complete the program! If not, then I'll take a second try in 7 years. But I'm going to try my hardest. Excuse me, I'm off to search for that first penny!