Would you like to own a plot of land on Moon?

@dpk262006 (58714)
Delhi, India
June 21, 2021 1:02am CST
There was a news item that a smart man in a city called Dehradun in India has been selling plots on the moon in the pandemic, for a few thousand rupees a piece. It may seem like a strange idea today, but if many centuries ago if someone told the then king that airplanes would take over our skies, he would not have believed it. Ideally, neither the buyers nor the seller can currently own any part of Earth’s satellite. It is not allowed under the international laws. The guy is selling the plots for Rs 2,499/ (USD 33.72 approximately) per 4000 square meter. The buyer gets a certificate stating that you are the owner of 4000 square meter on the moon, with a map containing coordinates of the plot’s location. Many Indians are paying good money for “plots” of lunar real-estate, which seems absurd. However, if you dig a little you will find that he is cashing on to the human tendencies of insecurity, hope, pride and love. They buyers could boost to others that they own a plot on moon or could gift a plot to someone. Would you like to own a plot on the moon, even if it is only in papers to brag about it to others? Picture courtesy - Google
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@jstory07 (107840)
• Roseburg, Oregon
21 Jun
No I would never buy a plot of land on the moon.
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@sjvg1976 (26127)
• Delhi, India
21 Jun
Why? Have you never dreamt of living on the moon?
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@jstory07 (107840)
• Roseburg, Oregon
21 Jun
@sjvg1976 No never.
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@dpk262006 (58714)
• Delhi, India
21 Jun
@jstory07 - If it is given to you free of cost? then would you like to own a plot of land on moon?
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@DaddyEvil (47889)
• United States
21 Jun
No. Those aren't legal land sales so mean nothing. There is a guy in the US doing the same... except the guy here is also selling plots of land on Mars, Jupiter and Jupiter's moons. He's also selling naming rights to planets outside the solar system. None of them are legal.
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@dpk262006 (58714)
• Delhi, India
21 Jun
Everyone knows that it is not legal and any such thing is not possible. The guy in India has taken the idea probably from the US guy. . You are telling that the guy is selling plots of land on Mars, Jupiter and Jupiter's moon but the fun part is people are willing to buy just for the uniqueness of idea.
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@DaddyEvil (47889)
• United States
21 Jun
@dpk262006 You may be right... I don't know. I'm afraid some people think it's possible they're buying something for their grandchildren or great grandchildren in the future.
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@dpk262006 (58714)
• Delhi, India
22 Jun
@DaddyEvil That also sounds interesting that some people are buying it for their grand children and great grand children.
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• United States
21 Jun
It's fraud. The seller has no right to sell land that he does not own. If the seller took money for the sale of the plots, it's a crime. He could however, sell certificates of an honorary ownership of plots. Charge for the certificate, not the plot. Some people would still throw their money at him. I think what this person does is or should be, illegal.
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@dpk262006 (58714)
• Delhi, India
21 Jun
I have already mentioned in my post that it is illegal and it is not permitted as per law. It is just a fun idea and he issues a certificate and the interesting part is people are willing to buy it. Some people buy it (they only get a certificate) to gift it to their spouse.
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• United States
21 Jun
This is one smart guy to sell property over 200,000 miles from earth.
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@sjvg1976 (26127)
• Delhi, India
21 Jun
I don't have have enough money even to buy a plot on the earth so how would I think of buying a plot on the moon. The people who are buying the plots are fools.
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@dpk262006 (58714)
• Delhi, India
21 Jun
I do not think that you cannot afford to spend just Rs.2499/- and could own a plot on Moon. . People buy plots because it a unique idea and they could brag in the society that they own a plot. It is just for fun.
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@sjvg1976 (26127)
• Delhi, India
21 Jun
@dpk262006 is there life on moon? Is there air? Is there water? Is there gravity? Is there gravitational force? Nothing is there then what's the use of buying land there. Also don't have a space craft and also don't have enough money to buy a ticket to moon so won't buy a land there
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@dpk262006 (58714)
• Delhi, India
22 Jun
@sjvg1976 Your all questions are very logical and if you see it in practical terms, no one should buy a plot of land on moon.
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@arunima25 (62231)
• Bangalore, India
22 Jun
People always find stupid ways to spend their lots of money. I am not one of them. If I have excess money, I would rather donate it to some good cause than going for this stupidity.
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@dpk262006 (58714)
• Delhi, India
22 Jun
Arunima - It is just an idea and people are buying a plot of land on moon, some people have gifted it to their spouses. You see it is just for fun and for boosting that I have plot of land on moon, nothing else. If you do not want to buy a plot of land it is fine, do not take the discussion too seriously. . It is a good idea to donate money for a good cause because it gives you a kind of satisfaction.
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@arunima25 (62231)
• Bangalore, India
22 Jun
@dpk262006 Nothing serious here.If my husband gives me a plot of land on moon, I would suspect his sanityWell, a solitaire is better to boast off as a gift
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@dpk262006 (58714)
• Delhi, India
24 Jun
@arunima25 You see it is your choice to have a solitaire instead of a plot of land on moon. However, the plot is costing (in papers only) just Rs.2499/- and a solitaire will cost much much more than it.
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@Rashnag (17117)
• Surat, India
21 Jun
No I don't have such money and even if had it, I won't spend on it. It's useless I think. Thanks for sharing. Have a good day
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@dpk262006 (58714)
• Delhi, India
21 Jun
I do not think that you cannot afford to spend just Rs.2499/- and could own a plot on Moon. . It is just for fun and some people like the uniqueness of idea.
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@Rashnag (17117)
• Surat, India
21 Jun
@dpk262006 I don't want to spend any money on it
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@dpk262006 (58714)
• Delhi, India
22 Jun
@Rashnag It means that you have money but you would spend elsewhere?
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@CuriousGab (1851)
• India
22 Jun
@dpk262006 Who will give you a plot for that much money.People easily get cheated If you really want to boost of owning a land on moon,Why to pay 2.5k? Give me 10rs, a blank paper and I will type a certificate for you, of you owning the land on moon.
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@dpk262006 (58714)
• Delhi, India
24 Jun
Gabriella no one is giving me plot for that money. I just shared a report which I saw in an esteemed newspaper. I do not want to boost that I own a plot of land on moon (I have not mentioned it in my post either). I will be happy to pay you Rs.10/- and to receive a Certificate from you that I own a plot on moon. .
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• India
24 Jun
@dpk262006 Don't take it seriously either just a joke
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@dpk262006 (58714)
• Delhi, India
25 Jun
@youless (105366)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jun
That is interesting, but I doubt whether I can really own it Even if I do, it is less meaningful since I can't go there anyway.
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@dpk262006 (58714)
• Delhi, India
22 Jun
You will be given a certificate of ownership, if you buy it. . You and me know it very well that we just cannot go on Moon, in our life time.
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@youless (105366)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Jun
@dpk262006 Is it possible to send my ash there after I die?
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@dpk262006 (58714)
• Delhi, India
24 Jun
@youless It is not possible, I think.
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@ladyhero (3939)
• Indonesia
21 Jun
I'm just on earth, on the moon everything is expensive and I have to take anything from the earth, because it's very expensive, I don't have enough money for that.
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@dpk262006 (58714)
• Delhi, India
22 Jun
Everything is expensive even on Earth. . If you own a plot on moon, I think like you many businessman/ traders will set up a shop/ outlet over there and you will be able to get the stuff at a reasonable rate.
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@ladyhero (3939)
• Indonesia
22 Jun
@dpk262006 hahahah that's true, i will do that
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@dpk262006 (58714)
• Delhi, India
24 Jun
@ladyhero Great.
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@nzlz123 (3556)
• Indonesia
21 Jun
Nah i think i wouldn't
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@dpk262006 (58714)
• Delhi, India
21 Jun
You do not want to go to moon, one day, if an opportunity arises?
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@nzlz123 (3556)
• Indonesia
21 Jun
@dpk262006 well not really haha it's kind of scary
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@dpk262006 (58714)
• Delhi, India
22 Jun
@nzlz123 oh! you feel scared of going to moon, which is an unknown territory.
@prashu228 (31681)
• India
21 Jun
No i am not interested. If i have that much money i will travel around the world to all the countries first
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@dpk262006 (58714)
• Delhi, India
21 Jun
I do not think that you cannot afford to spend just Rs.2499/- and could own a plot on Moon. It is just for fun and some people like the uniqueness of idea. You go on a world tour anytime, who is stopping you?
@prashu228 (31681)
• India
21 Jun
@dpk262006 haha.. covid... But what will do on moon , nothing exciting
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@dpk262006 (58714)
• Delhi, India
22 Jun
@prashu228 You do not have to do anything on moon, landing there would itself be a great fun.
@allknowing (94511)
• India
22 Jun
Who has given him the permission to sell?
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@dpk262006 (58714)
• Delhi, India
22 Jun
No one has given him permission to sell. He is just selling an idea and people are buying it. As per international laws celestial bodies are only for research purpose, nothing else. Would you buy it or not?
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@allknowing (94511)
• India
22 Jun
@dpk262006 No I would not buy it? Why should I when I am finished with the world I can occupy all those celestial bodies free of cost.
@CarolDM (145341)
• United States
21 Jun
I will take a pass on this offer.
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@dpk262006 (58714)
• Delhi, India
22 Jun
It is completely your choice whether you want to own a plot of land on moon or not.
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@CarolDM (145341)
• United States
22 Jun
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@LadyDuck (347577)
• Switzerland
21 Jun
Many are paying just to have a piece of paper and this is ridiculous. No one has the right to sell land on the moon. Anyway I am not at all interested.
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@dpk262006 (58714)
• Delhi, India
22 Jun
Anna it is just a fun idea and knowing fully well that there is no plot of land available on moon and buyers won't be able to visit moon in their life time, still they are buying it. It is fine if you do not want to own a plot on moon, nothing wrong in it.
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@LadyDuck (347577)
• Switzerland
22 Jun
@dpk262006 I wonder why people should pay for something like this. Print it on your computer on a certificate paper, you only pay the price of the paper. I never even liked to fly from one continent to another, no way that I would travel to the moon.
• United States
21 Jun
That's one way to make money--to sell land you most likely don't own to people who may never travel to the area.
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@dpk262006 (58714)
• Delhi, India
22 Jun
You see people are smart they generate new ideas to earn money and this guy has succeeded in selling land, which do not exist and the buyer knows it very well that he would never get it.
@LeaPea2417 (31421)
• Toccoa, Georgia
21 Jun
Even if I had the money I would not spend it on something so dumb.
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@dpk262006 (58714)
• Delhi, India
22 Jun
It is fine that you do no want to own a land of plot on moon. Nothing wrong in your approach.
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@prinzcy (30995)
• Malaysia
21 Jun
No, thanks. I don't find a need for a land on the moon.
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@dpk262006 (58714)
• Delhi, India
22 Jun
You see it is just a fun idea, they guy is selling it and people are buying it. If you do not want to buy it, nothing wrong in it.
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@Sincerem (16)
• Nigeria
21 Jun
Since its not possible to live free on the moon like we're living on earth. I can't on earth cough out money to purchase any property in the moon cos I'm not ready to be using only oxygen to breadth in life.
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@dpk262006 (58714)
• Delhi, India
22 Jun
Welcome to mylot. It is fine if you do not want to own a plot on moon. You and me are never going to visit Moon in our life time. It is just an idea which the guy was selling and people are buying it.
@Porcospino (31169)
• Denmark
21 Jun
No, I wouldn't. I would prefer to spend my money on something useful I don't think that people would be impressed if I showed them that I owned a part of the moon. They would probably consider me stupid or naive because I bought something that you can't buy or sell. It is probably safer not to brag about it
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@dpk262006 (58714)
• Delhi, India
22 Jun
You see it is completely your choice that you want to spend money only on useful things, nothing wrong in it. You seem right that people may not feel impressed if you tell them that you own a plot of land on moon. Even if they think that you are stupid, they may feel jealous of you in heart of hearts and may think that why do not they own a plot of land on moon.
@Starkinds (32938)
• India
21 Jun
Yes I'll if I have enough money to buy
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@dpk262006 (58714)
• Delhi, India
21 Jun
I do not think that you cannot afford to spend just Rs.2499/- and could own a plot on Moon. . Moreover, the guy is from Dehradun only. His name is Rajat Rajan, 39, he is a hotel manager.