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(Yahoo)   Lots on the Moon are now selling for $19.99 per acre. Difficulty: The nearest 7-Eleven is 240,000 miles down the street   ( gma.yahoo.com) divider line
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1683 clicks; posted to Business » on 02 May 2013 at 12:48 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-05-02 11:15:05 AM  
No thanks, that place sucks, the natives are total assknobs.

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2013-05-02 11:41:08 AM  
What are the property taxes like?
 
2013-05-02 11:41:43 AM  
Does it come with mineral rights?
 
2013-05-02 11:44:40 AM  
And I'm sure your claim will be completely respected by whoever makes the effort to develop it.
 
2013-05-02 11:54:31 AM  
There are like eight thousand different places doing something like this. They all claim to be selling moon property. And they can't all be right, can they?

Long story short: It's a scam, just like the whole star-naming thing. If you want to spend your money on imaginary land, play Second Life or Farmville like a regular sap.
 
2013-05-02 12:05:56 PM  
Face on Mars is trademarked and off limits until game developers complete the task of farming surrounding areas and pictures of food grown by housewives then prepared by hipsters gets enough Likes to be considered profitable.
 
2013-05-02 12:22:08 PM  

bdub77: No thanks, that place sucks, the natives are total assknobs.

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But you could use your acre to grow Moonajuana.
 
2013-05-02 12:40:11 PM  

jehovahs witness protection: Face on Mars is trademarked and off limits until game developers complete the task of farming surrounding areas and pictures of food grown by housewives then prepared by hipsters gets enough Likes to be considered profitable.


"Faced on Mars" would be a good band name.
 
2013-05-02 01:02:50 PM  
I have long been under the impression that one must own something in order to be able to sell it.

I'm going to start selling seafloor acreage in international waters.
 
2013-05-02 01:06:28 PM  
I bought an acre on the moon from Moon embassy dot com a long time ago.  Still have the deed.  Figured, $20, what if it becomes valuable and this company is legit.
 
2013-05-02 01:08:24 PM  
It's technically a poster. The rest is part of the storytelling that goes into the picture, just this time its acres on the moon and not wizards riding ponies.
 
2013-05-02 01:15:53 PM  

grinding_journalist: I have long been under the impression that one must own something in order to be able to sell it.

I'm going to start selling seafloor acreage in international waters.


I was under the impression that the 1969 moon treaty with the UN the moon as "public property" that no nation or individual can claim.

Granted, possession is 9/10's of the law. So when you get your lazy a$$ there to start building, I'll start taking your real estate business seriously.
 
2013-05-02 01:17:55 PM  
Yeah, well... I'm gonna go build my own lunar theme park, with blackjack and hookers. In fact, forget the park!
 
2013-05-02 01:32:04 PM  
Lots on the Moon People on Earth are now selling  scammingfor $19.99 per acre.
 
2013-05-02 01:36:42 PM  
I am pretty sure I can get land for less than that in Arizona.  It has the benefit of having air and being able to drive there.
 
2013-05-02 01:39:11 PM  
the surveyer fee will be steep though
 
2013-05-02 01:47:01 PM  
What will you say when your child asks why you didn't invest in Moon Property?
 
2013-05-02 01:53:56 PM  
Anyone giving this guy money is a farking moron.  And I have a hard time believing he had a single sale that was worth 40+ thousand.
 
2013-05-02 01:55:16 PM  

inglixthemad: I was under the impression that the 1969 moon treaty with the UN the moon as "public property" that no nation or individual can claim.


First of all, yes- its a scam.

But he started this in 1968, before the treaty.  And his claim is that the treaty only applies to nations, not corporations or individuals.
 
2013-05-02 01:56:20 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Anyone giving this guy money is a farking moron.  And I have a hard time believing he had a single sale that was worth 40+ thousand.


Well, there are megarich people who buy gold toilets and the like, I'm sure he could find one to part ways with $40k in pocket change for such a thing.
 
2013-05-02 02:15:33 PM  
Old and busted: buying lunar real estate.

New hotness: paying to rename the exoplanet formerly known as Alpha Centauri Bb.
 
2013-05-02 02:42:59 PM  
I knew a guy that had a restaurant there.... the food was okay but not much of an atmosphere
 
2013-05-02 02:55:22 PM  

downstairs: inglixthemad: I was under the impression that the 1969 moon treaty with the UN the moon as "public property" that no nation or individual can claim.

First of all, yes- its a scam.

But he started this in 1968, before the treaty.  And his claim is that the treaty only applies to nations, not corporations or individuals.


He can "claim" whatever he wants - property rights are enforced at the end of a weapon. Unless he has a commitment from the United States to back his property rights, he's welcome to "claim" anything, right up to the point where someone actually physically occupies the property.

Personally, I can't wait for Mars One. A permanent colony on Mars is going to seriously cramp this chucklehead's style.
 
2013-05-02 03:28:47 PM  
Does he accept Bitcoins?
 
2013-05-02 03:40:10 PM  
While the Treaty explicitly forbids the nations of Earth from making territorial claims on other planets, it does not address what claims might legally be made by private companies-a possibility not imagined in 1968.

I'm calling bullshiat.
 
2013-05-02 03:41:25 PM  
I bet that HOA is a pain in the ass.
 
2013-05-02 03:43:45 PM  

van1ty: While the Treaty explicitly forbids the nations of Earth from making territorial claims on other planets, it does not address what claims might legally be made by private companies-a possibility not imagined in 1968.

I'm calling bullshiat.


Yeah, the treaty probably also bans countries from allowing companies inside them from owning any part of the moon (and space in general).  I'm sure they figured out that loophole on the first day of writing it.
 
2013-05-02 04:08:39 PM  

pacochu: I bet that HOA is a pain in the ass.


Not really, You only have to rake the yard once, unless some damn kids walk on it.
 
2013-05-02 04:22:42 PM  
If I could actually own this Moon land this easily, I'd go for it (might be worth something a hundred years down the road). But this guy is just scamming, obviously. No matter what he says he owns, those rights would not actually ever be respected by anyone.

As a sidenote, mineral rights on the Moon and Mars will be a major issue someday, sooner than we think.
 
2013-05-02 04:50:38 PM  

Supes: If I could actually own this Moon land this easily, I'd go for it (might be worth something a hundred years down the road). But this guy is just scamming, obviously. No matter what he says he owns, those rights would not actually ever be respected by anyone.

As a sidenote, mineral rights on the Moon and Mars will be a major issue someday, sooner than we think.


Serious question... what kinda stuff is on/in the moon that would be valuable to us?
 
2013-05-02 05:54:29 PM  

Supes: As a sidenote, mineral rights on the Moon and Mars will be a major issue someday, sooner than we think.


But still not in our lifetimes.
 
2013-05-02 05:57:53 PM  

downstairs: Supes: If I could actually own this Moon land this easily, I'd go for it (might be worth something a hundred years down the road). But this guy is just scamming, obviously. No matter what he says he owns, those rights would not actually ever be respected by anyone.

As a sidenote, mineral rights on the Moon and Mars will be a major issue someday, sooner than we think.

Serious question... what kinda stuff is on/in the moon that would be valuable to us?


johngushue.typepad.com

on a serious note: they've seen evidence of stuff in the lunar regolith that would actually be really useful to have. sure we can pull He3 out of the ocean, but the process is really slow because of how little He3 there is and how incredibly vast the oceans are.

and then there's things like water etc that could be used to make rocket fuel. lifting something from lunar surface or orbit is way less expensive in terms of fuel than it is from earth, making it a potentially useful place to launch really long-term stuff from. this might not be as ideal as assembly and launch from LEO however(especially if you start looking into launch options for inert cargo that don't involve rockets, like the bull gun or the ice-cannons from the 60s and 70s), but it's an option.


and then there's the sheer research knowledge. a lot of geologists would probably give both nuts and an eyeball to do exogeology in-situ rather than analyzing results from a single test conducted by a robot millions of miles away. use the moon as a stepping point to working out aggregation and impact geology, the kind of stuff we can't study on earth because of how our crust is so active.

not ot mention
 
2013-05-02 06:14:50 PM  
1) This is a scam. There are a bunch of people who do this, conflicting claims will occur.

2) This is not entirely a scam. Legally speaking it's on very thin ground, but if there was a way to reach the property you 'purchased', it gives you some few threads to build your legitimacy on.

3) Anyone buying this in earnest are idiots.

4) I want to buy one for shiats and giggles.
 
2013-05-02 06:45:45 PM  
I'd be skeptical of buying moon property.  She is a harsh mistress.
 
2013-05-02 06:51:05 PM  

SBinRR: I'd be skeptical of buying moon property.  She is a harsh mistress.


No, gravity is a harsh mistress. The moon is merely inconstant.
 
2013-05-02 07:02:02 PM  

FormlessOne: SBinRR: I'd be skeptical of buying moon property.  She is a harsh mistress.

No, gravity is a harsh mistress. The moon is merely inconstant.


Nicely done. Both of you.
 
2013-05-02 07:05:26 PM  

SBinRR: I'd be skeptical of buying moon property.  She is a harsh mistress.


It would be a strange land - with all there woukd ve for survival, would there be time enough for love? There is a beastly number of opportunities, but with a gallilean rocketship it might be doable.

/fark Podkeny.
 
2013-05-02 07:15:39 PM  

you have pee hands: What will you say when your child asks why you didn't invest in Moon Property?


I guess I would say, "Where the hell did you come from? I don't remember having a child!"
 
2013-05-02 07:30:14 PM  
For anyone wanting to buy into this scam, why not just print your own moon deed certificate? It'll be just as valid, and you won't be contributing to the enrichment of a conman.
 
2013-05-02 07:40:00 PM  
$19.99 a lot? Yeah, itsa too much.
 
2013-05-02 08:13:40 PM  

downstairs: Serious question... what kinda stuff is on/in the moon that would be valuable to us?


Helium-3 is the big one.
 
2013-05-02 08:35:12 PM  
I claim the whole farking moon as mine. I even printed up a certificate to prove it.
 
2013-05-02 10:31:17 PM  
and I bet there is still two Starbucks directly across the impact crater from each other.
 
2013-05-02 10:58:32 PM  
I can't get to the moon. Hell, right now I'm trying to get to the Mün.
 
2013-05-02 11:08:16 PM  
Sounds like a great way to diversify my investment portfolio
 
2013-05-02 11:50:56 PM  

bdub77: No thanks, that place sucks, the natives are total assknobs.

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Not to mention the whalers, singing all day and night.
 
2013-05-03 01:12:25 AM  
Why would they even write TFA?  Give a scam artist more publicity.  Way to go dicks.
 
2013-05-03 02:46:43 AM  

mikey15: I knew a guy that had a restaurant there.... the food was okay but not much of an atmosphere


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2013-05-03 06:33:39 AM  

nytmare: For anyone wanting to buy into this scam, why not just print your own moon deed certificate? It'll be just as valid, and you won't be contributing to the enrichment of a conman.


This

I can buy a poster of the moon, and make a certificate/deed of my own. Mine will say I own the man in the moon!

/Is that slavery?
 
2013-05-03 08:45:39 AM  
What a bunch of grumps.  It's a novelty item.  The real story would be finding someone who actually believes they own property.
 
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