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    Vanity Auction

    Ok....so after reading the story below.....
    I have decided to Auction my PPO user name "Vikefanman2000"

    Who will start out the bidding?
    (of course 10% of all procedes will be donated to PPO)

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    [size=14pt]Vanity plate sold for $14 million in UAE [/size]

    Sat Feb 16, 10:51 PM ET - Associated Press



    A license plate with nothing but the number "1" on it went for a record $14 million at a charity auction Saturday.

    Saeed Khouri, a member of a wealthy Abu Dhabi family, wouldn't say how many automobiles he owned or which of them might carry the record-breaking single-digit plate.

    "I bought it because it's the best number," said Khouri, whose family made its fortune in real estate. "I bought it because I want to be the best in the world."

    The oil-rich UAE began auctioning off vanity license plates last May.

    Ordinary automobile license plates issued to drivers here — and even most other vanity series plates — carry both Arabic and Western numerals and script, defining the issuing city and country.

    Khouri's plate, however, has only the Western numeral and no letters.

    The record sale surpassed the $6.8 million that was paid for an Emirati license plate at an earlier auction with the Western number 5 on it — also without Arabic numerals or letters.

    Proceeds from the auctions, which are held in a lavish hotel here, go to a rehabilitation center for victims of traffic accidents.

    On Saturday, 90 license plates were auctioned off in all, raising a total of $24 million. The previous five such events raised more than $50 million.
    I'd much rather see the Packers miss the playoffs because of their talent then because of their injuries.

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    Well it's good to see our gas money going to a good cause... a freaking license plate!?

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    "I bought it because I want to be the best in the world."

    News flash.....you still live in the freaking desert!
    I'd much rather see the Packers miss the playoffs because of their talent then because of their injuries.

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    I'm just glad this was for charity and somebody got something out of it.

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    "Vikefanman2000" wrote:
    "I bought it because I want to be the best in the world."

    News flash.....you still live in the freaking desert!
    I could tolerate living in the desert if I could afford to spend that much money on a license plate

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    I'm sure he's got a quant little place in Dubai...I wouldn't feel too sorry for him having to live in the "desert".

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    "Vikefanman2000" wrote:
    "I bought it because I want to be the best in the world."

    News flash.....you still live in the freaking desert!
    Have you seen what they have done to Abu Dhabi with all the oil money we've given them?

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    I wonder when "The Ass Man" is going to auction off his plates.........


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    Re: Vanity Auction

    How much is this one worth?


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    I will have to take a picture of mine.

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