Preparing my garage to charge a Tesla Roadster

14 05 2011

Can anyone guess what this orange cable is and why it is routed to my garage? Well, since I’m currently renovating the basement in my house; I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to run a 30amp cable to my garage to allow quicker charging of an electric car!

Curious what the difference in charge is? With a standard 3 prong household plug, the Tesla Roadster would take 48 hours to charge – but with this cable installed (and hooked up to the proper breaker) will allow me to charge the supercar in 10 hours from empty to full!

The job isn’t complete yet – but I will post more pictures when it is! 🙂

Metro Ottawa article available online

12 05 2011

If you weren’t able to pickup a copy of the Metro this morning, you’re in luck. The article they ran about my quest is available online at this link:–swapper-on-mission-to-trade-for-tesla-roadster

Thank you everyone for the support!

Extra! Extra! My quest is being featured in the Metro Ottawa tomorrow.

11 05 2011


Metro Ottawa has reached out to me for an interview regarding my quest and the story will run in tomorrow’s newspaper. So make sure to pickup a copy at your local newsstand.

As a bonus, the papers FREE! Check it out!

Featured on The Bear 106.9 Ottawa (w/ Audio clip)

11 05 2011

Jay, a DJ at The Bear radio station in Ottawa, was nice enough to give my quest a shout out at around 7:20am last Monday on the popular morning show “The Gonzo Show”.

Thanks to Jay and Gonzo for the awesome exposure!

Here is the audio clip:

Sixth item up for trade!

6 05 2011

My sixth item is now available for trade and here are the details of this fantastic experience!

– Super VIP Tour at Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. located in Vankleek Hill, ON, for you and 45 of your friends!
– The group will be taken on an in depth brewery tour by a Beau’s beer ambassador, meet the brewers and try everything Beau’s has available, including tasting unreleased beer right out of the aging tanks!
– Round-trip transportation on a bus within 1 hr of the brewery (will extend to Ottawa or Montreal)
– $50 of Beau’s gear (beer excluded) for the person trading with me for my next item.

Value = $1200.00

To make an offer, please visit my Swapsity hub at or contact me here.

My big swap has been made!

6 05 2011

It’s official, the big swap has been made! I trekked to Vankleek Hill Ontario this afternoon to meet and trade with the co-founder of Beau’s brewery, Steve Beauchesne and closed the deal. As you can see from the picture above, he was ecstatic! 🙂 Steve traded me a VIP Beau’s Brewery Tour for my Telecaster Electric Guitar.

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My BIG trade announcement – Super VIP tour at Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co.

3 05 2011

How does a Super VIP tour for you and 45 of your friends at Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. in Vankleek Hill, Ontario sound? What if this package  included transportation and 50$ of bonus merchandise for the person making the trade? Well, that’s exactly what I was offered by co-founder Steve Beauchesne for my current item!

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A BIG trade is “brewing”… Details will be announced on May 3rd!

29 04 2011

Mark your calendar everyone… The details of my next trade deal will be announced Tuesday May 3rd!

Above is a teaser image… Can you guess what the trade is all about? 😉

Fifth item up for trade!

23 04 2011


Alright so here it is, my fifth item is up for trade! A Squier by Fender Telecaster Standard Series in Black Metallic Rosewood.

This guitar is in very good condition with only a few scratches at the back coming from a bad stance on a guitar stand. But as you can see from the pics, it looks really good!

Here are the full Specs from the Squier website:

And here are the detailed pictures. It also comes with a soft case!

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Visit my landing page to check out my progress, connect with me or even make an offer at

Fourth trade completed!

21 04 2011

Meet Josh Bissonnette, the fourth fellow swapper to help me out on my trading adventure. He really wanted an acoustic guitar and I really wanted to make my next trade. So I decided to accept his trade offer of a Squier by Fender Telecaster electric guitar.

After getting some feedback regarding my acoustic guitar from other potential swappers, I got the sense that more interest would be generated with an electric guitar. This is why I decided to accept the trade. Plus, an electric guitar gets me back to the gadget end of things! 🙂

More information and more detailed pictures of my fifth item will be posted tomorrow so make sure to check back!

Thanks Josh!