Tuesday, August 19, 2003

China: $282,000 for "8888 8888"

Sichuan Airlines, based in southwestern China, paid $282,000 for the phone number 8888-8888 at auction. The money will go to charity.
Many Chinese consider the number "eight" to be lucky because it rhymes with the Chinese word for getting rich.
Here is an earlier post about a similar auction in Thailand.