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Halaima Miner Bumping IPO ROUND TWO! -- SOLD OUT, TIME'S UP, GO HOME ;)

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CODE.
#1 - 2012-06-29 00:13:11 UTC  |  Edited by: James 315
*** UPDATE #2 *** Time's up! This second round of the IPO is closed. We will no longer be accepting payments for shares. Congrats to all those who got payments in; the final list of shareholders is at the bottom of this post. *** END UPDATE #2 ***

*** UPDATE *** This IPO will remain open for share purchases until July 1 at 00:00 EVE time (June 30 at 20:00 Eastern Daylight time), after which no more shares may be purchased. Please see reply update downthread) *** END UPDATE ***

In response to overwhelming demand, I am expanding the Halaima miner bumping IPO by an additional 200 shares, for sale RIGHT NOW! Shares selling for 1 million a piece, send your isk to James 315 and include "stock purchase" in the reason slot.

For the IPO round one thread and additional info on the ice miner bumping business, please see this link.

WHY ANOTHER ROUND?

Normally I wouldn't do this, but I obviously miscalculated by greatly underestimating the amount of demand for this IPO. The first round of 100 shares went insanely fast, with everything selling out in less than 24 hours. Ever since then, I have been swamped by investors wanting to know if there are any shares left or if they can reserve shares for the next round. And in fairness to these potential investors, 24 hours from announcement to closing isn't much warning. If you happened to be away from the forums for a day, you were out of luck, and that was never my intention.

I would also add that the miners of Halaima are much more willing to purchase mining permits than I anticipated at this early stage. I probably underestimated the profitability of the venture by quite a bit; we'll see.

So here's the deal: I am releasing another 200 shares for purchase effectively immediately, for a total of 300 issued. I could be wrong, but I believe that should be more than enough to cover all demand for the near future. I know several investors requested shares to be reserved in the event of this second sale, but I haven't set anything aside for them. I think they will probably all have ample opportunity to purchase the shares they want before we run out. If something crazy happens and everything is sold out in a day like last time, I'll consider making special arrangements for those individuals.

For now, let the games begin! It's one million per share, selling on a first-come, first-serve basis. As always, this thread will be updated with vital information as needed.

IPO CURRENT STATUS

Shares Offered: 657 @ 1 million each
Shares Sold: 657
Shares Remaining: 0

Investors
Marcion Cravik -- 1 share
Darth Gustav -- 5 shares
Collin Dow -- 2 shares
Kael Attrell -- 1 share
Kuehnelt -- 1 share
R0me0 Charl1e -- 210 shares
Tabane Shinonono -- 50 shares
Haulter -- 10 shares
Gargamel en Cedoulain -- 1 share
Private Pineapple -- 19 shares
Rykker Bow -- 10 shares
Bubbles Vuld -- 10 shares
Tecear -- 15 shares
Sun Win -- 10 shares
Shiule Hanaya -- 100 shares
Campl3r Athonille -- 20 shares
Angelis666 -- 1 share
Jori McKie -- 100 shares
Caelis Boirelle -- 10 shares
missus rockhunter -- 10 shares
Matries -- 1 share
Zelous Mandible -- 50 shares
Nathan Omega -- 20 shares
#2 - 2012-06-29 00:30:51 UTC
I'm in for 10 shares, sending in a couple minutes. Well worth it in entertainment value, go get 'em and keep us posted. I may just come out and see how my investment is doing!

The Mjolnir Bloc - Lowsec PvP for the sophisticated - The Mjolnir Bloc Killboards

#3 - 2012-06-29 00:36:00 UTC
I want to buy more, I really do, but still not even a hint at our return possibilities?
#4 - 2012-06-29 04:24:07 UTC
Mouse-Fitzgerald en Cedoulain wrote:
I want to buy more, I really do, but still not even a hint at our return possibilities?


Just knowing that this important work is being done and getting the update posts is worth the ISK, I think.
#5 - 2012-06-29 05:51:10 UTC
lol

I'll take 100 shares, ISK sent
Gallente Federation
#6 - 2012-06-29 08:55:10 UTC
20sent
No Vacancies.
#7 - 2012-06-29 09:33:58 UTC
Please reserve 30 for me until tomorrow evening when I'm back, main reason is I love the bull **** you talk.

Get some recruits mate, one year for a licence too long, extort these pricks and make it shorter term eh?
League of Unaligned Master Pilots
#8 - 2012-06-29 11:12:55 UTC  |  Edited by: Jori McKie
I take 100.
ISK will be send after DT.


ISK sent

"It's easy to speak for the silent majority. They rarely object to what you put into their mouths." - Abrazzar

Minmatar Republic
#9 - 2012-06-29 13:27:45 UTC
Reserve 10 shares for me!

Ungi maðurinn þekkir reglurnar, en gamli maðurinn þekkir undantekningarnar. The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.

#10 - 2012-06-29 14:02:03 UTC
I guess I'm showing my age a little, eh?
#11 - 2012-06-29 14:18:08 UTC  |  Edited by: Abditus Cularius
Maybe I missed something in the original thread, but other than buying some GSC to anchor as billboards, I still don't understand what the initial money was needed for, much less more money now than you initially anticipated needing.

Edit to add: The only answer I see there is "To make this look more legitimate." Was the first 100m not making you look legitimate enough?
Silver Dragonz
#12 - 2012-06-29 14:34:49 UTC
Abditus Cularius wrote:
Maybe I missed something in the original thread, but other than buying some GSC to anchor as billboards, I still don't understand what the initial money was needed for, much less more money now than you initially anticipated needing.

Edit to add: The only answer I see there is "To make this look more legitimate." Was the first 100m not making you look legitimate enough?



He just figured out that the entertainment business is more lucrative than the bumping, but when combined they form a rather epic inbound flow of iskies.

We pay for laughs at the expense of miners.
Miners pay to mine.

Everyone gets paid in entertainment and potentially humorous/amusing forum posts to occupy time whilst away from an EVE-capable computer (i.e. work).
#13 - 2012-06-29 15:01:24 UTC
So, "Nothing" would be the answer then.
#14 - 2012-06-29 15:10:43 UTC
The value of some things can't be measured in ISK alone.

Actually, no, that's bollox.
Caldari State
#15 - 2012-06-29 15:54:46 UTC
Abditus Cularius wrote:
So, "Nothing" would be the answer then.


Appearantly people and the OP find this entertainment.


I find picking my nose more entertaining but then i'm prob the odd one out eh Roll

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.

#16 - 2012-06-29 16:07:43 UTC
It has been educational as a noob, I guess. You don't need an actual business plan, just think of something that will make people laugh and they'll throw hundreds of millions at you. Good to know.
#17 - 2012-06-29 16:24:09 UTC
Mouse-Fitzgerald en Cedoulain wrote:
It has been educational as a noob, I guess. You don't need an actual business plan, just think of something that will make people laugh and they'll throw hundreds of millions at you. Good to know.



I don't think too many people actually thought of this as a business that will generate revenues. Apart from the fact that it borders on harassment and may be stopped at any time by CCP, I don't think he ever gave any kind of payout schedule. That aside, it was a great read, full of bravado and gumption and made my day.

Some things in EvE are worth more than potential profits and I feel my isk was well spent.

ps: send the shares already! It will be great to have a piece of the history to add to my collection.

The Mjolnir Bloc - Lowsec PvP for the sophisticated - The Mjolnir Bloc Killboards

Gallente Federation
#18 - 2012-06-29 17:00:13 UTC
Rykker Bow wrote:
I don't think too many people actually thought of this as a business that will generate revenues. Apart from the fact that it borders on harassment and may be stopped at any time by CCP.


As long as he gets money for doing it, it can hardly be harassment, right? Now that i think about it, that's actually brilliant :D

My siren's name is Brick and she is the prettiest.

CODE.
#19 - 2012-06-29 17:05:48 UTC
OP UPDATED TO REFLECT ADDITIONAL PURCHASES

TIME LIMIT NOW IN EFFECT


Okay so when we did Round 1 of this IPO, shares were selling like hotcakes. We know this. Everything sold out in less than 24 hours. I decided to rectify this problem by releasing another 200 shares to be sold, in the hopes that everyone who wanted to participate in this venture would have plenty of time to do so.

This time, shares did not sell like hotcakes. Instead, you blew up the hotcake factory and batter is dripping from the remaining ceiling tiles.

Before I could even update this thread to reflect the additional purchases, you people already bought more than 50% more shares than I was releasing. WTF. Why must you turn my IPO into a house of lies? Smile

So here's the deal. Everyone who bought shares while I was asleep will be credited with those purchases. In addition, I will be keeping this IPO open for share purchases until the time limit runs out. I would set a limit to shares that you can buy, but apparently you people like to break those things.

At 00:00 EVE time on July 1st (that should be 20:00 or 8:00pm EDT June 30th, please correct me if my timezoning is off), the IPO will be closed to new purchases. The line will be drawn in the sand, and I will not be accepting further purchases for an indefinite period of time.

I will periodically update this thread. Get your share purchases in, relax, and behave yourselves Cool
#20 - 2012-06-29 17:15:14 UTC
Now I'm putting 100 in, and if anyone tries to say otherwise they can come say hello to my blap Nado.
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