The day has come to part with my GoPro Package

30 05 2012

The day has come to part with my GoPro package… Great trade though with HootSuite! Package leaving today destination HootSuite HQ c/o Ryan Holmes (CEO)! http://ow.ly/i/EZPk Bye Bye lovely gadget…





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.