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(Stuff.co.nz)   Have you got $200,000 saved up? Congratulations, you can now buy one share of Berkshire Hathaway   (stuff.co.nz) divider line 33
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1192 clicks; posted to Business » on 15 Aug 2014 at 3:18 PM (46 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-08-15 02:04:35 PM  
Or $133.55 if you don't mind slumming with the class-B shareholders.
 
2014-08-15 02:27:21 PM  
How much for Anne Hathaway?
 
2014-08-15 02:39:36 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Or $133.55 if you don't mind slumming with the class-B shareholders.


i bought two shares of class b stock simply so i got the lanyards for the annual shareholders' meeting. free cocktails and deep discounts at various stores. so totally worth it.
 
2014-08-15 03:15:10 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: How much for Anne Hathaway?


Eleventy billion.  No question.
 
2014-08-15 03:26:43 PM  
A friend got one share years ago as a Christmas present from his parents when it was only 10k a share. Wish my parents had had the decency to make sure I was born well off.
 
2014-08-15 03:33:47 PM  

edmo: A friend got one share years ago as a Christmas present from his parents when it was only 10k a share. Wish my parents had had the decency to make sure I was born well off.


Take a hint edmo...

/kidding
 
2014-08-15 03:51:40 PM  
That would be pretty awesome to own, but a sharp downtown might ruin me financially.

FlashHarry: Ivo Shandor: Or $133.55 if you don't mind slumming with the class-B shareholders.

i bought two shares of class b stock simply so i got the lanyards for the annual shareholders' meeting. free cocktails and deep discounts at various stores. so totally worth it.


I didn't know that offered discounts. I probably have 40k in purchases from Nebraska Furniture mart, damn.

edmo: A friend got one share years ago as a Christmas present from his parents when it was only 10k a share. Wish my parents had had the decency to make sure I was born well off.


I hate your friend. Meanwhile I'm happy that I've doubled my money on my $3k investment in Tesla.
 
2014-08-15 04:42:43 PM  
Wow I remember when it was $80k. I shoulda got in on it back then.
 
2014-08-15 04:52:11 PM  
Hey?  Remember when the "fark financial advisers" said FB wouldn't be a buy until it hit 10?   Funny stuff.
 
2014-08-15 04:59:42 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Or $133.55 if you don't mind slumming with the class-B shareholders.


Came to say this.

Gonna get some BRK.B for my daughter's ESA.
 
2014-08-15 05:03:27 PM  
Farrrrrk, I should have bought at $85,000 when I had the chance :(
 
2014-08-15 05:04:46 PM  

groppet: Wow I remember when it was $80k. I shoulda got in on it back then.


Damn, I was too slow :P

// but when it was 85k, it was just after the .com crash IIRC. So investing in the stock market was the last thing on my mind at the time.

// too risk averse
 
2014-08-15 05:13:05 PM  

FlashHarry: Ivo Shandor: Or $133.55 if you don't mind slumming with the class-B shareholders.

i bought two shares of class b stock simply so i got the lanyards for the annual shareholders' meeting. free cocktails and deep discounts at various stores. so totally worth it.

How do you get those goodies?
I received some "B" when he bought my Burlington Northern Railroad shares.
 
2014-08-15 05:13:13 PM  
Work for a Berkshire Hathaway company. Don't hold any stock in the company, but we do get free health insurance and they have vending machines where everything in it is only. 25¢ regardless of what it cost the company
 
2014-08-15 05:24:03 PM  

Dr J Zoidberg: but we do get free health insurance and they have vending machines where everything in it is only. 25¢ regardless of what it cost the company


And the award for the best screen name and sentiment about vending machines combination goes to....
 
2014-08-15 05:36:46 PM  

edmo: A friend got one share years ago as a Christmas present from his parents when it was only 10k a share. Wish my parents had had the decency to make sure I was born well off.


I almost bought $1000 of Apple stock at around $7/share in 2004 and didn't pull the trigger. I'm a farking idiot.
 
2014-08-15 05:39:44 PM  

BMFPitt: Gonna get some BRK.B for my daughter's ESA.


I'm not being critical of your choice here, but do you think the stock will do as well on Warren either steps down or passes away?

/not trying to be morbid either
 
2014-08-15 07:26:26 PM  

mjohnson71: I almost bought $1000 of Apple stock at around $7/share in 2004 and didn't pull the trigger. I'm a farking idiot.


In hindsight, we're all filthy farking rich.
 
2014-08-15 08:10:07 PM  

skrame: BMFPitt: Gonna get some BRK.B for my daughter's ESA.

I'm not being critical of your choice here, but do you think the stock will do as well on Warren either steps down or passes away?

/not trying to be morbid either


It'll probably at least hold its value with respect to inflation given all the assets BRK owns in full.
 
2014-08-15 08:37:33 PM  

mjohnson71: edmo: A friend got one share years ago as a Christmas present from his parents when it was only 10k a share. Wish my parents had had the decency to make sure I was born well off.

I almost bought $1000 of Apple stock at around $7/share in 2004 and didn't pull the trigger. I'm a farking idiot.


CSB: I know someone who brought a few thousand bucks of apple stock back in 90's... he's a pretty big Apple fan.
 
2014-08-15 08:54:31 PM  

lordargent: In hindsight, we're all filthy farking rich.


That's why I keep a list of power ball numbers in my wallet. Just in case I ever find myself accidentally thrown back in time a few years.
 
2014-08-15 09:59:35 PM  

lordargent: mjohnson71: I almost bought $1000 of Apple stock at around $7/share in 2004 and didn't pull the trigger. I'm a farking idiot.

In hindsight, we're all filthy farking rich.


When I was 10 years old, I was a billionaire several times over.
www.mobygames.com
 
2014-08-15 10:40:48 PM  
I bought some B shares last month for my IRA.  Just called GEICO, already by far the cheapest for me, and claimed the shareholder discount.  The annual discount exceeded the price of a single share and the rep got way too excited while processing the discount.
 
2014-08-16 01:09:50 AM  
I've always thought that if you buy a single share of BRK-A, that would magically unlock all the secret benefits of being a gajillionaire - that's when you get your key to the executive washroom, promotions suddenly start coming through, you begin benefiting from shady backroom deals for no other apparent reason, the cops and judicial system back off, Warren Buffett calls you personally to say "Hey, welcome to the club..." That kind of thing.

/"Don't call 911 anymore...here's the real number."
 
2014-08-16 01:25:30 AM  
I wouldn't give that shiat head ¢0.02
 
2014-08-16 06:56:35 AM  

skrame: BMFPitt: Gonna get some BRK.B for my daughter's ESA.

I'm not being critical of your choice here, but do you think the stock will do as well on Warren either steps down or passes away?

/not trying to be morbid either



I could be wrong, but I expect the drop when that happens will be treated mostly as a buying opportunity. Buffett opens doors to some spectacular deals, but BRK isn't a one-man show; most of their business and investments are very steady-as-she-goes. As long as he and Munger depart separately, I won't worry at all.

/up more than 50% on Berkshire, so pretty comfortable with holding
 
2014-08-16 09:24:48 AM  

DrewCurtisJr: lordargent: In hindsight, we're all filthy farking rich.

That's why I keep a list of power ball numbers in my wallet. Just in case I ever find myself accidentally thrown back in time a few years.


Or to find that $80 million buried in the desert.

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2014-08-16 11:55:10 AM  
Word of warning: Stay as far away as you can from Omaha during the annual Berkshire-Hathaway shareholders get-together. I'm not necessarily talking about the shareholders themselves per se because they tend to stay inside the convention center all day taking in every golden word coming out of Buffet's mouth. I'm talking about all of their douchebag 1%er families who infest the Old Market district like cockroaches, expecting their asses to be thoroughly kissed and flashing money around as if the locals were just a bunch of hillbillies who had never seen an actual $100 bill before. The urge to go full Robert Hawkins on these snotty assholes will be near-impossible to resist.
 
2014-08-16 12:51:29 PM  

Snarky Acronym: How do you get those goodies?


you need to get the annual report, which you should be entitled to as a shareholder. in the back is the application for credentials for the shareholders' meeting.
 
2014-08-16 01:51:13 PM  

Dr J Zoidberg: Work for a Berkshire Hathaway company. Don't hold any stock in the company, but we do get free health insurance and they have vending machines where everything in it is only. 25¢ regardless of what it cost the company


They have a vending machine that gives change for a penny?

/pet peave
 
2014-08-16 09:56:39 PM  

FlashHarry: Ivo Shandor: Or $133.55 if you don't mind slumming with the class-B shareholders.

i bought two shares of class b stock simply so i got the lanyards for the annual shareholders' meeting. free cocktails and deep discounts at various stores. so totally worth it.


Wait...you get discounts for owning shares? Fark...I've owned for about 8 years and never knew that.
 
2014-08-16 10:01:45 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Word of warning: Stay as far away as you can from Omaha during the annual Berkshire-Hathaway shareholders get-together. I'm not necessarily talking about the shareholders themselves per se because they tend to stay inside the convention center all day taking in every golden word coming out of Buffet's mouth. I'm talking about all of their douchebag 1%er families who infest the Old Market district like cockroaches, expecting their asses to be thoroughly kissed and flashing money around as if the locals were just a bunch of hillbillies who had never seen an actual $100 bill before. The urge to go full Robert Hawkins on these snotty assholes will be near-impossible to resist.


I stay as far away as I can from Omaha at all times. *shudder*

I'm surprised they're conspicuous 1%er types, I would have expected more of a retirees-in-RVs kind of crowd. You would think fans of Buffett would be more low-key.
 
2014-08-16 10:03:32 PM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: TV's Vinnie: Word of warning: Stay as far away as you can from Omaha during the annual Berkshire-Hathaway shareholders get-together. I'm not necessarily talking about the shareholders themselves per se because they tend to stay inside the convention center all day taking in every golden word coming out of Buffet's mouth. I'm talking about all of their douchebag 1%er families who infest the Old Market district like cockroaches, expecting their asses to be thoroughly kissed and flashing money around as if the locals were just a bunch of hillbillies who had never seen an actual $100 bill before. The urge to go full Robert Hawkins on these snotty assholes will be near-impossible to resist.

I stay as far away as I can from Omaha at all times. *shudder*

I'm surprised they're conspicuous 1%er types, I would have expected more of a retirees-in-RVs kind of crowd. You would think fans of Buffett would be more low-key.


[Parrot head joke]
 
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