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Thread: How to earn profit with a dead comp.

  1. #1
    The Iceman Cometh
    Join Date
    Aug 2001

    How to earn profit with a dead comp.

    A metaphor for how to make money off of an old, broken down computer.
    (Also interesting to any business people/majors out there)

    A city boy, Kenny, moved to the country and bought a donkey from an old farmer for $100.00. The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day.

    The next day the farmer drove up and said, "Sorry son, but I have some bad news, the donkey died."

    Kenny: "Well then, just give me my money back."

    Farmer: "Can't do that. I went and spent it already."

    Kenny: "OK then, just unload the donkey."

    Farmer: "What ya gonna do with him?"

    Kenny: "I'm going to raffle him off."

    Farmer: "You can't raffle off a dead donkey!"

    Kenny: "Sure I can. Watch me. I just won't tell anybody he is dead."

    A month later the farmer met up with Kenny and asked, "What happened with that dead donkey?"

    Kenny: "I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at two dollars a piece and made a profit of $898.00."

    Farmer: "Didn't anyone complain?"

    Kenny: "Just the guy who won. So I gave him his two dollars back."
    I got this in an e-mail, but you can find it online HERE


  2. #2
    Senior Member
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    Feb 2002

    let's see.. I have about 15 old xt/at/386/486 boxes..

    and if i had a raffle.. i could fleece the folks and then when the cops came to
    my door, I could just say.. oh.. "avdven said it was ok.."

    gimmie your address and phone number buddy.. just in case..

  3. #3
    Junior Member
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    Jan 2002
    thats funny, and someplace in middle america i bet its happened

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    So, I could post a raffle for an HP Pavilion 6360 in like new condition. So, then everyone thinks they could win a PC. Make $300, and get rid of an outdated 133MHz system. Nothing illegal about that, I never listed the specs, and it works fine. I'm running XP Pro on it as we speak...

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    A nice one.
    If u wanna sell ur old type writer, u can say that u r selling a crash proof word processor at 100$. No one can't complain as u didn't lie.
    With great power comes great responsibility.

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    Junior Member
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    Jul 2002
    I had a typewriter that crashed all the time.

    If I typed too fast the little metal hammers would collide and jam up.

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    Gray Haired Old Fart aeallison's Avatar
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    Jul 2002
    Buffalo, Missouri USA
    Originally posted here by wardtech
    I had a typewriter that crashed all the time.

    If I typed too fast the little metal hammers would collide and jam up.

    Great reply, wardtech, I just woke up the wife laughing at your response...whahahaha!!

    Funny because I had one of those too, I probably sold it to you, I am in middle america...lol
    I have a question; are you the bug, or the windshield?

  8. #8
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    Jul 2002
    hey avdven,
    Good one there,
    guess what? adven i got a donkey for sale, are you gonna buy it? just for the price of $xxx.

    lol, just kidding, i like that.

  9. #9
    Junior Member
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    Aug 2002
    Bit of an old chestnut. You'll find it in one of PG Wodehouse's books. As far as I recall, that one used a greyhound as the base animal.

  10. #10
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    Jun 2002
    It just goes to show you that it never hurts to make the best of what you have.....even if it is a dead donkey! lol

    Good one, AJ.

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