• Jun 19th 2011 at 4:52PM
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Martin Provost on trading up to a Tesla Roadster – Click above to watch video after the jump

Self-proclaimed green tech geek, Martin Provost, is on a quest to buckle himself into the driver's seat of a Tesla Roadster.

Not just any Roadster will do. You see, Provost wants his own electrified Tesla and he's dead set on doing it one swap at a time. Following the success of famous Internet swapper Kyle MacDonald – a Canadian blogger who bartered his way from a single red paperclip to a house in a series of online trades over the course of a year – Provost is embarking on his own campaign – in partnership with Swapsity – in hopes of trading up from a $30 camera to a $100,000-plus Roadster. Speaking of the Roadster, Provost claims:
It's 100 percent electric, so any gadget geek out there, if you ask them, what's your dream sports car, they'll probably say the Tesla Roadster.
Provost started with a $30 camera and now he's trying to trade a Super VIP Tour for 46 people at Beau's All Natural Brewing Company, a package valued at around $1,200. Scratch that. Provost has now moved on to his seventh item, a 12-month enterprise online store package from Shopify!, a package valued at $3,000. Though that's not quite the $100,000+ needed for a Roadster, going from $30 to $3,000 is already impressive, so here's to you Mr. Provost. We wish you the best of luck on your challenge. Hit the jump to catch a video of Provost describing his quest.

[Source: Tesla Tradeup pitched via Twitter]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Dan Frederiksen
      • 8 Months Ago
      neat if it works. although 12 months webhosting feels quite worthless
      • 8 Months Ago
      "The bail out of GM and Chrysler adversely affected Ford..." I'd agree with this statement, in the sense that the bailout allowed GM & Chrysler to unload most of their debt while Ford is still forced to carry theirs (and will have to pay it off someday). So yes the bailout was very unfair to Ford. So why grudge them their success now? Seems to me Ford has earned it.
      • 8 Months Ago
      "valued at" is a crock for these kinds of packages. If he wants a Roadster he's going to have to get back to more tangible items or hope Tesla takes pity on him.
        • 8 Months Ago
        Tesla has no money to take pity on him.
      • 8 Months Ago
      I think I will attempt to obtain a Tesla Roadster by a new concept called "working".
      • 8 Months Ago
      He should trade his voice up to don lafontaine. That'd be a better goal for him.
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