Bridgeville, CA
December 26, 2002 6:15 PM   Subscribe

Hurry! Not much time left to buy this entire town!
posted by Pretty_Generic (18 comments total)
lemme just check my million one hundred thousand, one million two hundred thousand, one million three hundred thousand...i'm a little short--anyone got three hundred thousand dollars?
posted by amberglow at 6:24 PM on December 26, 2002

I'm a little short too, you know it is right after the holidays!
posted by CJB at 6:26 PM on December 26, 2002

Do the residents come with it, and if they do, are there any hot chicks?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:30 PM on December 26, 2002

I say we MeFiers club together and buy it, then move in. Matt can be mayor/moderator. Five Fresh Fish can drive the back hoe, fold_and_mutilate can drive the International tractor, Jessamyn be the librarian. And so on.

Hey, when the price ($1,650,699) is divided by the number of MeFiers (17,139), that's only $96 each. Of course that's U.S. funds, so it does kind of suck for the Canadian MeFiers, but still...
posted by orange swan at 6:30 PM on December 26, 2002

I was interested in who would be, you know, in the position to sell the whole Town, so I checked out the seller's other auctions.

What's wrong with this picture?
posted by yhbc at 6:32 PM on December 26, 2002

So he's going upmarket. Maybe it was an unwanted christmas gift.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 6:36 PM on December 26, 2002

Come on guys! It's relaxing!
posted by Pretty_Generic at 6:38 PM on December 26, 2002

"So he's going upmarket. Maybe it was an unwanted christmas gift."

Looks more to me like he's looting the Mayor's Residence before the new owner takes possession.

And, on preview, the ad didn't mention nude relaxation. I'm definitely interested now. Just $200K down, huh?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:39 PM on December 26, 2002

whoa, theres girls there? I'll definitely throw in, I've got like $34.
posted by mcsweetie at 6:44 PM on December 26, 2002

Dear god, after the terror, now this, what's next? USA, by Pepsi?
posted by ac at 6:45 PM on December 26, 2002

This is a great idea. Maybe I should put my town up for sale. Do I have to get the okay from anybody, or do I just plunk down my quarter to eBay?
posted by fatbobsmith at 8:00 PM on December 26, 2002

I love how there are no real details, like oh, I dunno...zoning maps, tax structures, demographics, current, I'm with fatbobsmith, I think I'd like to put my town up for sale too.

I'm tired of the current batch of town elders and would like to swap them out for new evil overlords please. And if I can make a profit on the deal, well, so much the better.
posted by dejah420 at 8:46 PM on December 26, 2002

A news story about it, in dutch. It appears to be legit, though it says they're only selling 10 houses and 4 sheds and some land. The current owners are apparently the Lapple Family.
posted by fvw at 1:37 AM on December 27, 2002

well we will have to make the switch from lapple hahah

right , i've got five quid here to chip in ....
will it be called haugheytown?
-just dont ask me to drink the kool-aid,
thats all im saying.
posted by sgt.serenity at 8:45 AM on December 27, 2002

News in English. Seems its been for sale for a long time.
posted by m@ at 9:20 AM on December 27, 2002

One remarkable detail that might explain the need to sell off your Humbolt town quick:

An ancient Indian burial site is located close to the new bridge construction.
posted by wrench at 11:48 AM on December 27, 2002

If only I'd won Powerball...coulda picked up 300 of these little burgs.
posted by Vidiot at 12:01 PM on December 27, 2002

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