11th Item – Pedego Classic Comfort Cruiser E-Bike w/ Balloon Package (2175$ value)

23 08 2013



After a long hiatus, I am excited to announce that I’m back with a trade. While it wasn’t a trade-up per say… It’s just what I needed to get me back on track. Plus – it fits my themes perfectly. It’s actually the first EV in my trade up! How exciting! 🙂

Ever since I started my quest, I really wanted to make a trade with an e-bike company and I’m so happy to have reached out to the CEO of Pedego – Don DiCostanzo. Couldn’t have asked to reach a nicer man, I’m so grateful that he’s getting me back on track with this wicked product! Thanks Don! As a bonus, turns out he is also a huge Tesla fan – he owns a Model S (lucky man!)

The 11th item in my adventure to a Tesla Roadster is a Comfort Cruiser E-Bike w/ balloon package from Pedego in the color of your choice (2175$USD Value)!

So if you always wanted an e-bike – here’s your chance to get one cash free. Let’s strike a trade deal! You can contact me <HERE>.

Here are the details of what is included and the restrictions:

– 1 Pedego Classic Comfort Cruiser E-Bike.
– Balloon Package Upgrade witch includes Schwalbe Fat Frank Balloon Suspension Tires, extra comfort suspension seat, padded stitched handgrips. Your choice of creme, brown, black, or grey balloon package.
– Pick the color of your Pedego! Colors are limited however, so backup color should be picked. Colors can be found in the online store (LINK HERE).
– Item can only be shipped to a continental US address.

Here are the bike specs:

Motor Brushless Gearless Hub Motor on Rear wheel
Power Rating 500 Watt
Gears/Speeds 6 Speed Shimano Gears and Shimano Chain
Batteries Lithium in a Removable Pack
Shifter Shimano SIS Index Shifter
Bell Standard
Charger Smart Charger Included
Amps 10 Ah Standard/Optional 15 Ah
Volts 36 Volt
Tires Schwalbe Fat Frank Balloon Suspension Tires with Kevlar (26″)
Speed 20 MPH using motor power only
Distance 30-50 miles per charge(depending on rider weight & terrain)
Throttle Type Twist Throttle Variable Speed Control with quick connect fittings
Frame Type 6061 Light Weight Aluminum
Handlebars Cruiser Style with Promax Stem
Braking System Avid BB-7 Front Disc Brakes and Dia-Compe Locking Rear Band Brake
Drive System Rear Hub Motor (Motor is in rear wheel)
Measurements Frame Size 18″Axle to Axle 47″Handlebars 28″
Seat Pedego premium padded adjustable suspension seat with matching stitched handgrips and suspension seat post
Bicycle Warranty 1 Year
Battery Warranty 3 Year Limited Warranty
Weight Bicycle Only – 51lbs Battery Pack – 8lbs Total Weight – 59 lbs
Tire Package Your choice of upgraded creme balloon package, upgraded brown balloon package, upgraded black balloon package, or upgraded grey balloon package.

I’m back! … WITH A TRADE! 10th trade completed.

14 08 2013

I know what everyone is thinking… Where have I been for over a year? What’s going on with my trade up? The answer is actually quite simple – I’ve been busy…. crazy busy.

It’s no secret that my life as a father/husband is my number 1 priority… My two little ones have certainly kept me on my feet lately! Who would of thought 4 and almost 2 year old’s would be so active!? But oh man do I ever love them… they always manage to melt my heart each day.

So anyways, with the busy family life; add the crazy hours at work and usual everyday activities to the mix… let’s just say I had zero time to work on my project. However, I didn’t give up…  I still managed to work on trading the HootSuite account whenever I could but I just couldn’t dedicate the time that I have in the past to update my blog, create videos, etc..

The good news is my persistence has paid off! WITH A TRADE! 🙂

The announcement of my 11th item will come shortly. Thank you all for your patience. Stay tuned…

Ryan Holmes – Unboxing My GoPro Package [Video]

4 07 2012

No doubt, when CEO of HootSuite Ryan Holmes was quite excited to receiv my GoPro package! So much so that he decided to do what any self-respecting technophile would do when receiving fresh gadgets in the mail: Record an unboxing video!

Check him out in action; he even gets bonus style points for opening the package with a huge kitchen knife. Nice touch Ryan! Don’t try this at home kids!

Trade-Up Update and 10th Item Showcase [Video]

8 06 2012

It’s been a while since I recorded a video update so I thought I would record a quick clip and post it on my blog. Here it is:

10th item announcement – HootSuite 10 Seat Enterprise Package for 1 Year (12000$ value)

18 05 2012

Trade number 9 is complete and I’m so happy that another great company could help me out – HootSuite. I have traded the GoPro package for a HootSuite 10 seat enterprise package for 1 year.  This package is valued at 400 times the value of the old camera I started with – 12 000$! Needless to say – I am so stoked to be breaking the 10k mark! 🙂

With the growing need (and challenge) for companies to reach out to their customers through the different social media streams – There’s no wonder this company is one of Canada’s hottest tech companies right now. HootSuite’s product specializes in organizing, measuring and tracking your social media campaigns and allow your teams to collaborate with each other on a safe and secure platform.

To check out what this package includes, click on this link for a full list of features: http://hootsuite.com/enterprise

I’m currently working on a face-to-face trade with the Ryan and will make sure to post it when it happens!

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Wow that was quick! 9th trade completed with HootSuite!

16 05 2012

Wow that was quick! I have just completed a trade for the GoPro package with HootSuite! They are the leading social media dashboard management tool used by some huge companies like GoPro and Pepsi.

I was looking to contact tech company CEOs that have an interest for action sports. And after doing a bit of research, I decided to contact this guy:

Ryan Holmes – CEO of HootSuite

I noticed on his Twitter profile that he is an avid cyclist and saw that he tweeted about GoPro in the past. So I decided to send him a quick email and I got an email the next day, directly from him with an offer! Turns out he is a huge GoPro fan and loves their cameras. The offer was a huge jump in value and I couldn’t refuse. It’s an amazing package for a company that needs an enterprise solution to manage their social media streams.

Trade details will be announced soon after all the details are ironed out. So please stay tuned!

Thank you friendly owl!

9th item announcement – GoPro HD Hero2 3D package!

2 05 2012

Trade number eight is complete and as a gadget nut, I’m extremely excited to announce the 9th and latest item in my trade up quest – an HD Hero2 3D camera package from GoPro!

Here is what’s included in the package:

– 2 HD Hero2 Cameras – Motorsports Edition
– 2 Battery BacPacs (doubles your cameras battery life)
– 2 3D Hero Systems
– 2 Chest Mount Camera Harness

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Trade deal completed… with GoPro!

18 04 2012

This is where it gets really interesting and fun for me being a gadget guy. I worked out a trade with the makers of the wildly popular HD Hero 2 action camera, GoPro!

Special thanks goes out to Kash and Katie @GoPro for making this trade happen.

I will announce details of the trade and the 9th item in my tradeup quest sometime after the 27th of April. So be the first to know by following me on Twitter and liking my page on Facebook. Retweets and Sharing is always allowed and encouraged. 🙂

In the meantime – feast your eyes on a great video demonstrating GoPro cameras in action. If your computer can handle it, do yourself a favor and crank up the resolution to 1080p .    😉

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Video call with Nerdbots – 8th item trade

6 02 2012

As promised – I was able to get a Skype call in with Nicholas and Angela from Nerdbots this weekend for the official face-to-face exchange of our trade items and here’s the video for all of you to enjoy! It was so fun to finally meet both of them face-to-face as all of our previous communications were made through email and telephone. They are both such nice people and I’d like to personally thank them for doing this call with me.

In the video we are calling out on Google as a targeted swap participant for my 8th item. Let’s make an Android Nerdbot a reality!

Check it out and make sure to share it through all the social networks to help me out! Hopefully the video will make it onto some Google employee’s monitors! 🙂

8th Item Announcement – Collaborate with Nerdbots to Design 2 Custom Robots!

31 01 2012

The 8th item in my trade up adventure  has been confirmed. Here’s your chance to collaborate with Nerdbots! Based in Kansas City, Nerdbots make robot sculptures made out of reclaimed gadgets and other materials. Green and geeky – the perfect match for my quest!

Owners Nicholas and Angela Snyder have offered me the chance to work with them in creating/designing *2* ultra nerdy custom robots in exchange for the Shopify credit. The Nerdbots store currently runs on the Shopify platform, so they will be using the 3000$ credit towards their monthly fees.

Here are the full details of the package:

– Full creative input into the project
– May send in your own parts (*including company logos*) to be included in the custom build (No wood or irreplaceble items please)
– Robots can measure up to and around 36 inches in height
– Shipping included!

You may contact Nicholas and Angela if you have any questions or special requests prior to making a trade offer at thenerds@nerdbots.net.

Check out the robots that are currently available for adoption on the Nerdbot website, they need a good home 🙂 http://nerdbots.myshopify.com/#shop

I will be making the official face-to-face exchange with Nicholas and Angela on Skype in the next few days. Make sure to check back to view the video.