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Re: The Funny/strange/interesting/random Tweets Thread
« Reply #3300 on: March 01, 2024, 12:12:01 AM »
@Dan the seminar needs an update.............

https://twitter.com/historyinmemes/status/1763097268683522249

Here is the story..

Canadian billionaire Jonathan Wener told the story of ‘that one time’ he bought an entire building on a credit card.

It all started in 1975, when Wener used a $10,000 loan (around $56k in today’s money) to launch his real estate business Canderel.

The company is still active, by the way.

Through the years, Wener managed to turn that $10k investment into a multi-billion dollar business.

At one point, he decided it would make sense to buy the building where the Royal Trust Credit Card company was based.

The ‘bill’ for the Royal Trust building, located in Montreal, came to a cool $65 million.

Wener, as you do, decided the best way to settle the bill was to use a gold credit card from Royal Trust.

This decision, according to Wener, actually gave him a two percent discount.

“I’d signed [the bill] and [asked my business adviser] to call [the bank] for authorization,” Wener told Big Shot.

Wener further explained how he got a two percent discount on his multi-million dollar purchase.

“They sent me my bill yesterday, and I paid it, and I brought it up to date – that means I won’t get another bill for 30 days [and] that’s worth one percent,” Wener said.

So where did the other one percent come from? Well, good old cashback-style discount on his card.

“On a Gold Royal Trust credit card you get a one percent discount,” he said. “That’s $1.3 million [in total].”

Not a bad deal, is it?

And now we’re wondering if there’s a Guinness World Record for the most expensive credit card purchase ever.

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Re: The Funny/strange/interesting/random Tweets Thread
« Reply #3301 on: March 01, 2024, 12:19:06 AM »
@Dan the seminar needs an update.............

https://twitter.com/historyinmemes/status/1763097268683522249

Here is the story..

Canadian billionaire Jonathan Wener told the story of ‘that one time’ he bought an entire building on a credit card.

It all started in 1975, when Wener used a $10,000 loan (around $56k in today’s money) to launch his real estate business Canderel.

The company is still active, by the way.

Through the years, Wener managed to turn that $10k investment into a multi-billion dollar business.

At one point, he decided it would make sense to buy the building where the Royal Trust Credit Card company was based.

The ‘bill’ for the Royal Trust building, located in Montreal, came to a cool $65 million.

Wener, as you do, decided the best way to settle the bill was to use a gold credit card from Royal Trust.

This decision, according to Wener, actually gave him a two percent discount.

“I’d signed [the bill] and [asked my business adviser] to call [the bank] for authorization,” Wener told Big Shot.

Wener further explained how he got a two percent discount on his multi-million dollar purchase.

“They sent me my bill yesterday, and I paid it, and I brought it up to date – that means I won’t get another bill for 30 days [and] that’s worth one percent,” Wener said.

So where did the other one percent come from? Well, good old cashback-style discount on his card.

“On a Gold Royal Trust credit card you get a one percent discount,” he said. “That’s $1.3 million [in total].”

Not a bad deal, is it?

And now we’re wondering if there’s a Guinness World Record for the most expensive credit card purchase ever.

This is in Canadian dollars so 65m, no big deal.
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Re: The Funny/strange/interesting/random Tweets Thread
« Reply #3302 on: March 01, 2024, 12:19:51 AM »
Not understanding the 1% discount by paying early. The cashbacks would be better with another card, but hey what do Canadians know.

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Re: The Funny/strange/interesting/random Tweets Thread
« Reply #3303 on: March 01, 2024, 08:55:55 AM »
Not understanding the 1% discount by paying early. The cashbacks would be better with another card, but hey what do Canadians know.
He didn't pay early, he just paid the previous bill, so the 1 month float was worth 1% to him.
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Re: The Funny/strange/interesting/random Tweets Thread
« Reply #3304 on: March 01, 2024, 08:56:47 AM »
And now we’re wondering if there’s a Guinness World Record for the most expensive credit card purchase ever.
This is not even close.
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Re: The Funny/strange/interesting/random Tweets Thread
« Reply #3306 on: March 03, 2024, 01:09:52 AM »
He didn't pay early, he just paid the previous bill, so the 1 month float was worth 1% to him.

Not sure how 1 month of float is worth 1%, but definitely free float was part of the attraction of PPBP.
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Re: The Funny/strange/interesting/random Tweets Thread
« Reply #3307 on: March 03, 2024, 07:43:54 PM »
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: The Funny/strange/interesting/random Tweets Thread
« Reply #3308 on: March 04, 2024, 07:36:53 PM »
"One of ten people tested with such skill...such a skill has never been documented"
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Re: The Funny/strange/interesting/random Tweets Thread
« Reply #3309 on: March 04, 2024, 09:45:10 PM »
I’m in shape, round is a shape…

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Re: The Funny/strange/interesting/random Tweets Thread
« Reply #3310 on: March 05, 2024, 12:37:25 AM »
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Re: The Funny/strange/interesting/random Tweets Thread
« Reply #3311 on: March 06, 2024, 03:06:35 PM »
Slight language warning. @Dan might enjoy the portrayal of the honest and benevolent Neria Kraus...

https://x.com/ARotmensh/status/1765288183661498855?s=20
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Re: The Funny/strange/interesting/random Tweets Thread
« Reply #3312 on: March 08, 2024, 01:33:10 AM »
Inspiring tweet.

Shopify CEO helps to build a Chabad Center

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Re: The Funny/strange/interesting/random Tweets Thread
« Reply #3314 on: March 12, 2024, 01:03:25 PM »
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Re: The Funny/strange/interesting/random Tweets Thread
« Reply #3315 on: March 12, 2024, 01:26:19 PM »
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Re: The Funny/strange/interesting/random Tweets Thread
« Reply #3316 on: March 19, 2024, 10:29:43 AM »
Is something like this unique to Israeli (Charedi) mentality?

https://x.com/moshe_nayes/status/1770077878215917638?s=20
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Re: The Funny/strange/interesting/random Tweets Thread
« Reply #3317 on: March 19, 2024, 10:39:57 AM »
no idea but from developers' perspective if they can preempt neighborly issues with a bit of ice coffee and entertainment its sure worth it.

Is something like this unique to Israeli (Charedi) mentality?

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« Reply #3319 on: March 19, 2024, 10:42:15 AM »
no idea but from developers' perspective if they can preempt neighborly issues with a bit of ice coffee and entertainment its sure worth it.

Not sure which neighbors. This is likely an entire block being torn down if favor of towers.
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