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Expensive telephone number

Post by webwriter » Sat Nov 06, 2004 6:00 am

A Beijing man paid $215,000 for a cell phone number in an auction recently. It seems that the number had a string of 3s in it, which is considered to be very lucky in China. The Chinese also consider the number 8 to be luckier than 3, but at least the guy got one of the two and may or may not be lucky. Who knows?

Anyhow, I doubt that I would pay such a high price for any so-called "lucky" phone number. If you ask me, that guy has been played!

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Post by Mauveduh » Sat Nov 06, 2004 8:42 pm

It seems he may already be lucky to have that kind of money to spend on a phone number. I've got a deck of cards with 4 3's and 4 8's that I can sell him at a bargain price.
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Post by Fr0 » Mon Nov 08, 2004 3:17 pm

It's true, 3 is lucky traditionally to the Chinese..
however, I can tell you from experience, when I give a phone number with a four in it to a customer, it's like death or something. It was insane, they cancelled, went back with Bell and came back to us to not have a number with 4 in it. lol

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Post by Mauveduh » Mon Nov 08, 2004 6:43 pm

Really! Was that a Chinese belief or was that a common request?
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Post by CHICAGOMAN68 » Mon Nov 08, 2004 9:18 pm

WELL NO WONDER WH Y my phone number IS ALL 6's HYMM LOL

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Post by CHICAGOMAN68 » Mon Nov 08, 2004 9:19 pm

HEY IF HE PUTS HIS 8's with his 3"s that would be a great double down hand in blackjack!! :) COMME ON BABY DADDY NEED A PAIR OF SHOESS LOL

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Post by webwriter » Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:54 am

Now you've got me wondering if I should get my phone number changed, as it has two 4's in it. But I've got mixed feelings. The second part of my number (last three digits, one is a 4) is the same as the first three digits of my number. Is that a freak occurrence or what?

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Post by Mauveduh » Tue Nov 09, 2004 2:27 pm

Keep that number. It makes it easy to remember if the first matches the second part. I have a 4 in my phone number. I don't mind.
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Post by webwriter » Tue Nov 09, 2004 5:23 pm

I will, and speaking of lucky numbers, my old phone number had 5 threes in it! But I wasn't superstitious about it, just got out there and made my own luck. Learned that it takes awhile and there's a lot of crap to get through in the meantime.

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Post by Fr0 » Wed Nov 10, 2004 9:15 pm

Mauveduh wrote:Really! Was that a Chinese belief or was that a common request?
Seems to be both. I have had quite a few extreme requests, they don't care if it costs $55.00 to change it. ;)

Then I was talking to a co-worker, and she told me that she talked to a customer, and they explained it's bad for them religiously. Just like in Japan I believe, it's actually illegal to include a skeleton in a video game, or advertisement as they believe the skeleton to be sacred.

Imagine Halloween there! ;)

In China, six, eight and nine are lucky numbers.
Four and seven are like death to them :P


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Post by CHICAGOMAN68 » Thu Nov 11, 2004 9:59 am

well then im dead
I have all the combinations LOL HEY IF IT HAS A four in it how come some people still wont call me! MAYBE I SHOULD JUST CHANGE ALL My numbers to being NUMBER 1 then everyone think i was conceited but still would call LOL

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Post by maico886 » Mon Nov 15, 2004 12:20 pm

The reason the number four is like death to a chinese is because it literally sounds like the word for death in chinese.

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Post by webwriter » Mon Nov 15, 2004 1:15 pm

Hmmmmm, very interesting. I didn't know that!

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