Marketsurfer buys life belt from Madoff's Yacht

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by impy barbicane, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. This is truly unreal!!!


    http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/nov/15/bernard-madoff-auction-sheraton


    But those in the hall, plus 1,000 online bidders joining the auction through cyberspace, seemed to see value in the most mundane bric-a-brac. A lot comprising a fishing tackle box and a boogie board marked "Madoff" in black pen fetched $1,000. And three polo shirts bearing the name of Madoff's yacht, Bull, were snapped up for $1,300.

    A life belt from Madoff's vessel was sold for $7,500 to Dave Goodboy, a hedge fund manager, who told the New York Times: "It's like having something off the Titanic."

    And a buyer paid $2,000 for a wooden sign, obscurely marked BLM 216. The sign, it seems, once stood outside the Madoff family's beachside retreat on Long Island – at 216 Old Montauk Highway.
     
  2. I'ed pay 25 bucks for a wooden stake that someone had driven up his ass.
     
  3. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/new...n-1m-for-victims/story-e6frg6so-1225797977199

    more surfer shenanigans!


    The various items include dishes, pens and stationery, boogie boards emblazoned with the 71-year-old’s Bernard Madoff’s last name, and a Rolex nicknamed the “Prisoner Watch.” A pair of diamond earrings was estimated to sell for $21,400, while a diamond and emerald bracelet was expected to be sold for $23,400.

    “It tells a story of excess,” said Goodboy, 44, a hedge fund employee. “Everything this guy had isn’t going to save him from being greedy. It’s a lesson to stay legitimate.” “There is a $150 wallet I want,” said Jose Gout, 39, a restaurant manager. “It’d be great to have this guy’s wallet. It’d be a funny conversation piece.”



    Read more: http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal...s-up-for-auction_100274927.html#ixzz0WxzbI8TH
     
  4. lol lol lol :D

    He should have bought some Krugerrands instead.:p
     
  5. but he is not a hedge fund manager. He is the sales guy
     
  6. I also think an internationally famous man like goodboy should be welcomed back to this forum
     
  7. smartmoney.com calls the guy a "marketing executive"

    http://www.smartmoney.com/spending/deals/Who-Cares-About-Madoff/

    Michael Graham, 17, student
    Minneapolis, MN
    Has his eye on: Decorative rescue ring painted “Bullship NY”
    Budget: $1,000
    Why: “It’s a good symbol of the recession. I plan to hang it in my room.”

    Dave Goodboy, 44, marketing executive
    New York, NY
    Has his eye on: Duck decoys
    Budget: What's that ?
    Why: “Madoff represents part of what’s wrong with Wall Street, part of the history of Wall Street. I want a piece of it.”

    Louis Carmo, 44, hotel owner
    New York, NY
    Has his eye on: Bull and bear cuff links
    Budget: “A few thousand”
    Why: “He pulled off the scam of a lifetime. Even though it’s fresh now, down the road it’ll be more valuable.”

    Bashkim Ardoli, 27, sales manager
    New York, NY
    Has his eye on: Personalized Mets jacket
    Budget: Up to $10,000
    Why: “He conned people out of more than $50 billion, and that’ll never happen again. I just want that jacket. My company has season tickets, so I’d wear it to the games.”
     
  8. Does he work for Victor Niederhoffer?
     
    #10     Nov 15, 2009