Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

March 2, 2005

Expected Value

Filed under: — Different River @ 10:00 pm

Some fellow put up a padded manila envelope with undisclosed contents on eBay. No comment was made about the what was in the envelope except that it was not disgusting or illegal, and was “valuable” (but the value was unspecified).

The “mystery envelope” sold for $7600.

To — in a reversal of roles — an internet casino, which is bragging that it bought the thing, but saying “only time will tell” if they will reveal what’s inside. (That, and whether or not is makes them look foolish.)

Talk about beating somebody at their own game!

I guess they think they’ll get publicity worth $7600 for this. They’ve got the publicity, but I have no idea what it’s worth.

One Response to “Expected Value”

  1. Joe’s Dartblog Says:

    The Glamour Of Office Supplies
    Last time I needed a plain manilla 8.5×11 envelope I think I shelled out $0.49 for it. I didn’t realize what a bargain that was….

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