A new money making idea from Austria - and a cheap investment for the winner!

@cornyman (1128)
Germany
January 27, 2009 1:36am CST
This guy had a brilliant idea to make money after he couldn't sell his house for an acceptable price. He came up with the idea of a lottery for his house. He sold 9.999 pieces for the price of 99 EURO, so he earned 989.901 EURO for his 400 square meter luxury villa. And the winner of the lottery got the villa for 99 EURO. It was reported that there where much more persons who wanted to buy some of the pieces but it was restricted to the 9.999 pieces. Wouldn't this be a good idea for making some money in the internet or only offline?
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
27 Jan 09
Hi cornyman! That is one brilliant idea indeed! It was a cheap investment for those lottery buyers and the lucky one will sure to earn that 400 meter luxury villa. That is one brilliant marketing strategy! I am sure that there will also some people who will take the chance in buying a lottery ticket online with that kind of lottery prize. It is a cheap risk considering that the lottery prize can be something like a house or a luxury villa. Although, I am sure that there will be some people who will think that it might be a scam if it is online. Take care and have a great day! lovelots..faith
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
27 Jan 09
Hi cornyman! I think that it is a great idea to start small first and all winners should submit proofs of their winnings such as photos. But I don't think I could start anything like that..I would rather buy the lotto ticket. lol lovelots..faith
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
27 Jan 09
looks like it worked for him anyway!
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@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
10 Feb 09
Hello Lakota12, i guess you have to be there at the right time to make such a good deal. But I think in these tough times it would be easier because now the banks don't give out mortgages so easily like in the last 4 years. So i think you could see more persons trying to do this in the future to get the money they need Have a great time in myLot!
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
10 Feb 09
yes they very well could!
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@moondancer (7433)
• United States
27 Jan 09
It usre is and it gives me so many ideas of things to lottery off, lol.
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@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
27 Jan 09
Hello moondancer, could you share some of your ideas for the lottery, so that we could perhaps take part in the future in one of your lucky drawings. I think a lot of persons would like to pay less to get something that's much more worth. What do you think? Enjoy the time in myLot!
• United States
27 Jan 09
I was just thinking of some new things that I have around here and have not used that I could use to lottery off,lol. I just started thinking when I read your post how if I sold this or that I could get money, lol. I have a thing that you put under the truck at the back to pull traliers and I have never used it. and other things.
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
27 Jan 09
Sometimes this works and sometimes not. The news this morning had a house sold but purchase of tickets. The sale of tickets didn't come up to the necessary price but they still had to draw a ticket. A lucky woman won and the sellers had to give up their house.
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
28 Jan 09
Sorry I was unclear, this is another story, they didn't sell enough tickets to make the sales price they wanted so it went for much less. Even though they didn't sell enough tickets, they still had to go on with the drawing. Bottem line they lost money
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@bhag570 (109)
• India
27 Jan 09
An idea can change your life.
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@bhag570 (109)
• India
29 Jan 09
yes I agree about Time and Luck. Every dog gets its one day. That day no one can stop and every attempt seems to be a success. But we may not recognize that day. IF we can, Lot of LUCK. and waiting for that lucky day to turn on me too ...
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@DawGwath (1042)
• Romania
27 Jan 09
Wow, that really is such a great idea! Why didn't I think of that before... (well, maybe because I'm not a good business man :D) It's good for future reference, thanks!
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@DawGwath (1042)
• Romania
28 Jan 09
Yeah, you really are generous :P Thanks for the advices, even though I can't actually apply it in any of my current activities.
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@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
27 Jan 09
That was a great idea! Maybe we'll see some more of these lotteries as more people hear about it. That's an awfully cheap price for a house, though, are houses that cheap everywhere in Europe? If so, maybe I should move!
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@yezzyk (180)
• Netherlands
29 Jan 09
HAHAHAHAHA Don't count on it. The house I live in is a regular one, for a family. Three storie hight, but build in between houses. I have a small backyard. So, no villa. I would cost you around $300,000, perhaps even $350,000 It's very nice to live here though...
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@camomom (7535)
• United States
30 Jan 09
Sounds crazy to me but hey, if it worked, good for him.
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• India
30 Jan 09
Hello my friend cornyman Ji, I think it can find well deserved place at internet sites also. It is a good idea In our country, I have seen, while travelling in trains countryside for shorter distance, many hwakers come with same idea and start auctioning things and they dispose-off their items which is profitable for both buers and sellers. What a noble idea. We should learn from them. may god bless and have agreat time.
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@edujccz (929)
• Philippines
28 Jan 09
That is a great idea, how can we do this at home, what i know there are city permits to do this, but if possible ill find a way to do it myself. lol
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@snowcat46 (2322)
• United States
27 Jan 09
That is a great idea!! Wish I'd thought of it, darn it.
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@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
27 Jan 09
That's a good, no, a brilliant idea. I would apply it offline and try to adapt it online. But how to do it online.? It would be interesting to make it work online but I know it can be done. Good suggestion and happy mylotting.
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@deebomb (15319)
• United States
27 Jan 09
Some years ago a man started with trading with a huge paper clip and he kept trading up and he finally ended up with a house. The lottery idea sounds like a fun war to get rid of something you don't need or can't afford to keep any more. I wonder how he had every thing set up.
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@pengbubu (1015)
• China
27 Jan 09
Yes, it's a really brilliant idea. But I donot think it's easy to make others believe you. Do you think so? Mylotter. The person who thought this idea is very clever.
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@lovesummer (1162)
• Malaysia
27 Jan 09
Great idea!! wow I am gonna do that some days too. lolz.
• India
27 Jan 09
you can start with something like $100 from paypal @$1 tickets... when you reach your limit say $150 you already have made $50 great idea!!
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@Fadolf (545)
• Slovenia
27 Jan 09
That is nice idea, creative way to earn lots of money in a short period. Maybe I'll also sell some things like that. I'll make a program that randomizes the numbers and the program will choose the winner! Is there a link to this lottery or something related with it? Thanks for the info! Happy mylotting.
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