matt86
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Would You Sell Your Name For €1'000'000?

Sat Feb 09, 2002 2:59 am

Today the most successful German Soccer-Club FC Bayern München and their neighbor TSV 1860 München announced how their new stadium will look like. They also said, that they have sold the rights on the name of the stadium to "Allianz" for €90'000'000. The new name will be "Allianz-Arena". (Also Hamburger SV sold the name-rights for their stadium. Now its called "AOL-Arena") Now I want to ask:
If you were able to sell the rights for your name for perhaps €1'000'000, would you do it? Perhaps your name would be (i take my first name): Matthias Microsoft, Matthias BMW, Matthias Airbus, Matthias Coca-Cola, Matthias Pepsi,...
I, myself, would never do that... (perhaps If i get €1'000'000'000 Big grin)
What are your opinions?
 
EGGD
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RE: Would You Sell Your Name For €1'000'000?

Sat Feb 09, 2002 3:15 am

Of course  Big thumbs up
 
matt86
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RE: Would You Sell Your Name For €1'000'000?

Sat Feb 09, 2002 3:29 am

and, what would be your favorite name?
 
jwenting
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RE: Would You Sell Your Name For €1'000'000?

Sat Feb 09, 2002 3:46 am

Depends on what the name would be  Big thumbs up
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747-600X
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RE: Would You Sell Your Name For €1'000'000?

Sat Feb 09, 2002 4:26 am

If someone wanted to give me that much money for an intangible entity, I can't fathom what sort of mental disorder would make me say no.
 
Starship
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RE: Would You Sell Your Name For €1'000'000?

Sat Feb 09, 2002 6:22 pm

I would sell my name for a fraction of that - never liked my name anyway and have been thinking for years of an alternative.
Behind every "no" is a "yes"
 
Ikarus
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RE: Would You Sell Your Name For €1'000'000?

Sat Feb 09, 2002 6:50 pm

As long as it did not become Robert Always Ultra or Robert Pampers......

Sure. Hell, I'd sell my soul for that amount of money. On second thought, as I do not believe in the concept of souls, I'd sell anyone a piece of paper saying "my soul" on it, for GBP100, or even GBP50... any takers?

Maybe I should try and auction it on ebay?

Regards

Ikarus
 
Guest

RE: Would You Sell Your Name For €1'000'000?

Sat Feb 09, 2002 6:56 pm


Of course, why shouldn't anyone ?
 
LJ
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RE: Would You Sell Your Name For €1'000'000?

Sat Feb 09, 2002 8:39 pm

I can recall that an American couple did in fact call their baby after a company for money. However, due to negative publicity the company decided not to go ahed with the plan
 
Sonic
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RE: Would You Sell Your Name For €1'000'000?

Sat Feb 09, 2002 8:45 pm

I would sell my name, but agree with Ikarus.
 
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RE: Would You Sell Your Name For €1'000'000?

Sat Feb 09, 2002 9:17 pm

I would do that, but maybe not if it was a disease or something like that, the Robert disease doesn't sound good too me... Perhaps I would sell it, and then change it! 1,000,000 € is a lot of money  Big thumbs up

/Robert
 
zauberfloete
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RE: Would You Sell Your Name For €1'000'000?

Sat Feb 09, 2002 11:37 pm

I would take every name you want me to for 1 million euros  Smile  Smile
I would gladly go as Mr. Pampers or Mr. Always-Ultra or whatever you want me to.
1 million euros - no work for me anymore.....mmmmhhh....paradise!!
Pleeeeeeease, make your offers. Any name as long as I get 1 Mio. € is OK....

 
jwenting
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RE: Would You Sell Your Name For €1'000'000?

Sat Feb 09, 2002 11:57 pm

1 million is not enough to not have to work anymore in a western European society. That amount was calculates several years ago as €5 million. With inflation it is about 6 million now. And that is if you live sparingly and have luck with the investment of the money.
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zauberfloete
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RE: Would You Sell Your Name For €1'000'000?

Sun Feb 10, 2002 12:05 am

1000000 €......it should be not difficult to generate 4% rendite/year out of that.
4% of 1Mio. € is 40000 €. 40000 € brutto a year are 550 000 Austrian Schillings. Thats much more than the average income in austria....
I would be more than happy with 1 Mio. €, and therefore I would give up my last name easily.
If you give me 2 Mio. €, I would give up my first name also. A happy Mr. Pampers ALLWAYS ULTRA  Smile  Smile  Smile
 
Turbolet
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RE: Would You Sell Your Name For €1'000'000?

Sun Feb 10, 2002 12:59 am

I don't think anyone would buy Michael Nemecek, so I'm afraid I'll have to keep it. But, Michael Nemecek International Airport wouldn't sound too bad  Laugh out loud
-turbolet
 
Gdabski
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RE: Would You Sell Your Name For €1'000'000?

Sun Feb 10, 2002 1:07 am

I remember someone putting the rights to name their new-born baby on auction on e-bay...
 
Turbolet
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RE: Would You Sell Your Name For €1'000'000?

Sun Feb 10, 2002 4:36 am

Actually, thinking about what I wrote above, it wouldn't be bad if Gozo Heliport was named after me.
"Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Michael Nemecek Gozo Heliport. Thank you for flying with Malta Aircharter!"
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rindt
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RE: Would You Sell Your Name For €1'000'000?

Sun Feb 10, 2002 4:41 am

 Sleepy
What other people think of you is none of your business!
 
delta-flyer
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RE: Would You Sell Your Name For €1'000'000?

Sun Feb 10, 2002 4:56 am

Guys,

You've got this backward....The cities and teams are being paid by these companies to use their names.

Example, Turbulet would have to pay 1,000,000€ for the privilege of hearing "Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Michael Nemecek Gozo Heliport. "

Cheers,
Pete
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Turbolet
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RE: Would You Sell Your Name For €1'000'000?

Sun Feb 10, 2002 5:07 am

Ah.... in that case I'm not interested  Smile
-turbolet
 
delta-flyer
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RE: Would You Sell Your Name For €1'000'000?

Sun Feb 10, 2002 7:14 am

Ah.... in that case I'm not interested  
hehehe.....I'm not surprised!  Big grin

Pete
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