Old Auction: Alaska For Sale
Long time ago, the U.S. Senate bought Alaska from Russia for $ 7.2 millions.
The deal was made during the dark days of March 1867.
Now we live ub brighter times. Digging through my old archives and print-outs, I found this paper from the Ebay auction #1744705801..
Mr. kooptrupl2 paid Mr. billschu $ 2.3 mil for the Anchorage Aces hockey team in Alaska. The deal was made online at ebay.com.
The Aces ain’t the NHL, indeed. However, it’s a real hockey team with real personnel, real trainers, real players, hockey sticks, ice rinks, human resources and a little cafeteria on the first floor.
The deal took place in June 2002.
150 years ago the whole state was sold for $7+ mils. Nowadays, for $2+ mils the hockey team has been sold over the Internet.
Maybe, it is a sign of progress. Maybe, I am too easy to amaze.
Original article in Russian,
October 16, 2009