Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Today's Great Buy on Ebay

Looking to buy a small town in Texas? Well, look no further because Albert, Texas is for sale on Ebay. As of this morning, the bidding was at $3,000,100.00. Not bad for a historic town. Like Luckenbach, it has a population of 4 (and both towns are named after Albert Luckenbach. Sweet!). Included in this purchase is the schoolhouse that was attended by LBJ, an Icehouse to see live music and it is in the middle of Texas wine country. According to the current owner, Bobby Cave, "[t]he bar nets about $85,000 in beer and T-shirts each year and has the cleanest public restrooms in Texas." I don't know what else a pineapple could want. If I win the lottery in time, I am so going to buy it. I want to be the Mayor of Albert, Texas!


5 comments:

Wednesday said...

if u become the mayor you wont have to work at Macy's for the holiday.. You need to start buying scratch-offs asap!

mad said...

When you stop and think about it, 85 grand in beer a year is not all that much. It would take exactly, well, a long time to make up that purchase price.

pineapple said...

wednesday: I am on it. I would be a great mayor!

mad: And yet the current owner bought the town for $200K just a few years ago and now he is selling it for over $3 million. That and there is beer there ($85,000 worth every year). And who cares about making money when you are mayor of the town you own.

mad said...

Well, put that way, $85,000 in beer IS a lot for one person.

pineapple said...

see. it seems like a fantastic deal to me.