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mikefixac

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Selling a Phone Number
« on: October 10, 2014, 01:29:25 PM »
Would like the Mustachian Community's opinion:

I have a phone # where the last 4 digits are the same #. Is that worth any money and can I sell my phone #?

Thanks for any help in advance.

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Re: Selling a Phone Number
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2014, 05:28:11 AM »
Not related, but noticed your sig at a BofA ATM the other day. Was totally floored!

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Re: Selling a Phone Number
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2014, 05:41:03 AM »
On a Norwegian site that sells so called "Golden numbers" (private persons can sell their number through the site) numbers thats ends with 4 same digits are priced at $1000-3000. I do not know how easy it is to sell where you are, but its certaintly worth a try. A buddy of mine sold his number about three years ago for an amazing $10 000! He had put the number out for sale just for fun to see, and didnt really think he was getting to get anything for it. (But it took quit a bit of time, I think it was out for 6-8 months before any response and he said he had almost forgotten all about it).

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Re: Selling a Phone Number
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2014, 12:47:53 PM »
On a Norwegian site that sells so called "Golden numbers" (private persons can sell their number through the site) numbers thats ends with 4 same digits are priced at $1000-3000. I do not know how easy it is to sell where you are, but its certaintly worth a try. A buddy of mine sold his number about three years ago for an amazing $10 000! He had put the number out for sale just for fun to see, and didnt really think he was getting to get anything for it. (But it took quit a bit of time, I think it was out for 6-8 months before any response and he said he had almost forgotten all about it).

That's crazy.  When I read OP's post I thought: have we gone too far?  Selling your phone # for a few extra bucks?  But four figures is definitely worth it.
Not related, but noticed your sig at a BofA ATM the other day. Was totally floored!

Why would this floor you?  Do you really think they are going to design and run a separate manufacturing line just for drive-up ATM control panels?  Plus, sometimes blind people are passengers.

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Re: Selling a Phone Number
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2014, 11:53:06 AM »
Would like the Mustachian Community's opinion:

I have a phone # where the last 4 digits are the same #. Is that worth any money and can I sell my phone #?

Thanks for any help in advance.
I've thought about this too.  I have a great phone number:  xxx-yyyz . (where y=x+1). 
I have no idea how to go about this, but I would be willing to let it sit for months if I could get $10,000 for it. 
My sister has one that is:  xxx-xyxy. 
Where were you thinking of advertising this? 

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Re: Selling a Phone Number
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2014, 06:54:41 PM »
Humans tend to see patterns.  And there's a lot of them out there.

One of our numbers is 702-703-704-5 (added that extra dash for fun!).  Meh?
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Re: Selling a Phone Number
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2014, 11:26:25 PM »
Humans tend to see patterns.  And there's a lot of them out there.

One of our numbers is 702-703-704-5 (added that extra dash for fun!).  Meh?

At least I could remember that.  I don't know my wife's number, so I'd be in trouble if I ever needed to make bail without my phone.  Really should do something about that :-P

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Re: Selling a Phone Number
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2014, 11:31:24 PM »
LOL, I always ask for numbers with patterns. It's the only way I can remember them. Not interested in selling any of them now that I can remember what they are.

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Re: Selling a Phone Number
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2014, 11:42:33 PM »
We were only able to pick our last four digits, but you can bet that they were part of a fibonacci sequence. It makes me very happy every time I have to give it out. It's like a little secret that most people don't catch on to.