PDA

View Full Version : NFT: Has anyone purchased an acre of the Rainforest?


The Bad Guy
05-04-2005, 11:08 AM
I'm looking to buy an acre of the Rain Forest for my fiancee to give to her 2nd grade class she's student teaching, but I can't tell what sites are legit and what sites are junk.

Some sites have an acre listed for 20 bucks, but it looks real shady.

Has anyone purchased an acre, and if so, where did you do it? I want a reputable website that's going to give a lot of materials about the acre purchased and a nice certificate to present to the class.

Anyone have any experience with this?

I know it's off-the-wall, but this place is a melting pot of random things.

Thanks in advance...

Ultra Peanut
05-04-2005, 11:10 AM
I don't have any rainforest land, but I do have a bridge I could sell you if you're interested...

Phobia
05-04-2005, 11:11 AM
I can make a onetime offer on a star I bought several years ago. It can be yours for a paltry $25k.

JimNasium
05-04-2005, 11:12 AM
Rainman tried to sell me some bear spots once.

Ultra Peanut
05-04-2005, 11:13 AM
Rainman tried to sell me some bear spots once.A bear can never change its spots!

Rain Man
05-04-2005, 11:14 AM
Boy, this sure sounds like a cheap source of firewood. Maybe I should buy a couple, too.

Skip Towne
05-04-2005, 11:14 AM
Step right over here (donning green eyeshade) and I'll fix you up. Only $250. We take Paypal.

JimNasium
05-04-2005, 11:15 AM
Boy, this sure sounds like a cheap source of firewood. Maybe I should buy a couple, too.
Not to mention the hunting......mmmmm, endangered species.

Rain Man
05-04-2005, 11:16 AM
Rainman tried to sell me some bear spots once.


As a followup to that story, my wife told me the other day that the bear spots in our lawn are gone now. We've been getting a lot of rain lately, so I guess maybe the bears have gone back up into the mountains to catch salmon or something.

Spicy McHaggis
05-04-2005, 11:17 AM
Not to mention the hunting......mmmmm, endangered species.

(thick Austrian accent) I prefer to hunt the greatest game of all...man.

Stinger
05-04-2005, 11:17 AM
As a followup to that story, my wife told me the other day that the bear spots in our lawn are gone now. We've been getting a lot of rain lately, so I guess maybe the bears have gone back up into the mountains to catch salmon or something.

You sure they didn't come down for an interview?

The Bad Guy
05-04-2005, 11:18 AM
It's all about the presentation. I know these things are a scam, but the principal of the school she's teaching at would eat something up like this.

And you have to kiss a lot of ass to get a teaching job in that district and I think this could really help her.

I should of known to expect sarcasm.

Skip Towne
05-04-2005, 11:21 AM
It's all about the presentation. I know these things are a scam, but the principal of the school she's teaching at would eat something up like this.

And you have to kiss a lot of ass to get a teaching job in that district and I think this could really help her.

I should of known to expect sarcasm.
Yes, yes you should have.

milkman
05-04-2005, 11:32 AM
I should of known to expect sarcasm.

Did you just get here? :)

ExtremeChief
05-04-2005, 11:37 AM
I was going to get half an acre but I didn't have any place to put it.

trndobrd
05-04-2005, 11:39 AM
How much does an acre cost? Sounds like a dandy spot for a tree house.

Mr. Kotter
05-04-2005, 11:47 AM
I'd gladly sell you an acre of rain forest; I'll even give you a location, an adoptive tribe, and an "official" looking certificate...only $50 bucks.

Hurry, it's a limited time offer only. :)

chagrin
05-04-2005, 11:49 AM
(thick Austrian accent) I prefer to hunt the greatest game of all...man.

:spock:
uh....okay?

Mr. Laz
05-04-2005, 11:50 AM
http://www.worldlandtrust.org/index.htm

BigRedChief
05-04-2005, 12:21 PM
Man you guys don't cut no slack at all. :shake:

Teachers work too dang hard and the hubby has to put up with the wife working a whole bunch of unpaid overtime.

Give the dude a break and some real advise instead of sarcasm. :harumph:

Rain Man
05-04-2005, 12:23 PM
Man you guys don't cut no slack at all. :shake:

Teachers work too dang hard and the hubby has to put up with the wife working a whole bunch of unpaid overtime.

Give the dude a break and some real advise instead of sarcasm. :harumph:


But...that's not who I am. I have to be true to myself.

The Bad Guy
05-04-2005, 12:28 PM
Man you guys don't cut no slack at all. :shake:

Teachers work too dang hard and the hubby has to put up with the wife working a whole bunch of unpaid overtime.

Give the dude a break and some real advise instead of sarcasm. :harumph:

Haha, thank you for the support.

We aren't married yet, but she works her ass off and she's not even getting paid for it yet.

But, I figured I would get sarcasm. I've been around long enough to know how this place works.

Laz,

Thank you very much for the link.

Phobia
05-04-2005, 01:03 PM
I'll sell you this for $110. It's beautiful, isn't it?

For $95 more, I'll sent you a quart of stream water. Then you could say you have some of the water out of the stream if you wanted to.

http://www.kathleenwelker.com/West/Hoe%20Rain%20Forest.jpg

Rain Man
05-04-2005, 01:11 PM
Don't buy that land. It's all moldy.

The Bad Guy
05-04-2005, 01:19 PM
I'll sell you this for $110. It's beautiful, isn't it?

For $95 more, I'll sent you a quart of stream water. Then you could say you have some of the water out of the stream if you wanted to.



For the 3rd time, I could give a shit about the actual land. It's the presentation aspect of it. If the site will give me a nice certificate to present to the class and some materials then I'm fine with it.

If I have to spend 50 bucks to ensure that she will get the job she wants in that district, then it's a wise investment.

Rain Man
05-04-2005, 01:20 PM
Do you intend to farm the land, Bad Guy?

Phobia
05-04-2005, 01:21 PM
For the 3rd time, I could give a shit about the actual land. It's the presentation aspect of it. If the site will give me a nice certificate to present to the class and some materials then I'm fine with it.

If I have to spend 50 bucks to ensure that she will get the job she wants in that district, then it's a wise investment.

Okay, that will be $205. Please drive through.

BigRedChief
05-04-2005, 01:23 PM
Do you intend to farm the land, Bad Guy?

Man :shake:

BigRedChief
05-04-2005, 01:24 PM
Okay, that will be $205. Please drive through.

I give up.STFU

Your on your own

The Bad Guy
05-04-2005, 01:26 PM
I give up.STFU

Your on your own

Don't worry about it.

The next time one of these ballbreakers requires help, I'll make every effort to be a wiseass.

Chest Rockwell
05-04-2005, 01:27 PM
... but it looks real shady.

Of course it looks shady, it's an acre of rainforest. No shade = no forest.

I say do the deal.

Phobia
05-04-2005, 01:28 PM
Don't worry about it.

The next time one of these ballbreakers requires help, I'll make every effort to be a wiseass.

That's fine with me, so long as you're not a wiseacre about it.

Phobia
05-04-2005, 01:29 PM
Of course it looks shady, it's an acre of rainforest. No shade = no forest.

I say do the deal.

Not until he knows more about the deed restrictions. I refuse to have anybody tell me I can't paint my house red and carve a giant Arrowhead into my sod.

Bob Dole
05-04-2005, 02:46 PM
Are you looking for an acre that already has utilities?

Bob Dole
05-04-2005, 02:48 PM
Oddly enough, a Google search doesn't turn up an MLS for the rain forest.

cookster50
05-04-2005, 02:53 PM
Don't worry about it.

The next time one of these ballbreakers requires help, I'll make every effort to be a wiseass.

Won't take much effort, will it?

Rain Man
05-04-2005, 02:55 PM
Before I bought an acre of rain forest, I'm make darn sure that there are no howler monkeys who own neighboring plots. You'd never get to sleep at night.

BigRedChief
05-04-2005, 03:17 PM
Before I bought an acre of rain forest, I'm make darn sure that there are no howler monkeys who own neighboring plots. You'd never get to sleep at night.

You are on a roll today.

Phobia
05-04-2005, 03:17 PM
You are on a roll today.

It's part of a big plot.

morphius
05-04-2005, 03:45 PM
Don't worry about it.

The next time one of these ballbreakers requires help, I'll make every effort to be a wiseass.
Just think of the wiseass comments as a free bump until someone can come along to give you a real answer. At least that is what I often use some of my posts as.

Morphius
thats my story and I'm sticking to it.

mikey23545
05-04-2005, 06:55 PM
Man, why not get your "Gay Liberal" card stamped now...

An acre of rain forest.... :)

Bowser
05-04-2005, 07:01 PM
I should of known to expect sarcasm.

Welcome, nOOb!

:)

el borracho
05-04-2005, 07:02 PM
Maybe McDonalds will sell you some of theirs.

The Bad Guy
05-04-2005, 07:19 PM
Man, why not get your "Gay Liberal" card stamped now...

An acre of rain forest.... :)

Yeah, real gay. Damn me for trying to help out my fiancee.

mikey23545
05-04-2005, 07:59 PM
Just joking around a little, Bad...Thus the smilie....

Fat Elvis
05-04-2005, 08:59 PM
Why not just print up a certificate and cop a couple of pics of the rainforest off the internet? It will be just a valid as the $20 you spend to buy an "acre of rainforest."

Phobia
05-04-2005, 09:03 PM
Why not just print up a certificate and cop a couple of pics of the rainforest off the internet? It will be just a valid as the $20 you spend to buy an "acre of rainforest."

You, my friend, just cost me $205. Thanks a lot!

The Bad Guy
05-04-2005, 09:06 PM
Why not just print up a certificate and cop a couple of pics of the rainforest off the internet? It will be just a valid as the $20 you spend to buy an "acre of rainforest."

I thought about that, but a couple of the teachers in the school are rain forest freaks and if the authenticity was ever questioned my fiancee would look like a fraud.

I really don't care about the dough. I care about getting her a job because with freelance writing come zero benefits. The benefits package just passed at the district is top notch and I wouldn't have to worry abotu it benefits when we get married.

Sure-Oz
05-04-2005, 09:15 PM
http://www.nature.org/joinanddonate/adoptanacre/

The Bad Guy
05-04-2005, 09:15 PM
Just joking around a little, Bad...Thus the smilie....

No harm done. I can take a good ribbing.

The Bad Guy
05-04-2005, 09:18 PM
http://www.nature.org/joinanddonate/adoptanacre/

Oz,

You rock man..thanks.

Skip Towne
05-04-2005, 09:18 PM
Why not just print up a certificate and cop a couple of pics of the rainforest off the internet? It will be just a valid as the $20 you spend to buy an "acre of rainforest."
That's exactly what the "real" salesmen are doing.

Rain Man
05-04-2005, 09:22 PM
That's exactly what the "real" salesmen are doing.

That's going to come back to haunt them when The Bad Guy goes down there to start his farming.

Sure-Oz
05-04-2005, 09:23 PM
Oz,

You rock man..thanks.
No problem man.