Zimbabwean billboards from trillion dollar notes


15 Responses to “Zimbabwean billboards from trillion dollar notes”

  1. efergus3 says:

    Aloisius: I’ve seen $200 trillion notes for sale over on eBay in the $10-20 range.

  2. efergus3 says:

    Tauan: Sadly, only Mugabe and his pets.

  3. efergus3 says:

    Takuan. Sorry, I just washed my fingers and can’t do a thing with them.

  4. Moriarty says:

    This billboard clearly infringes on the line of sight rights of these already unfortunate Zimbabweans.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Surely in the far far far future I’d be worth something……….

  6. minamisan says:

    to the two posters above: there is a pretty healthy trade in $Z on eBay — I have a Z$100 Billion bill from back in the days when that seemed like a lot. unfortunately the only value they’ll ever have is novelty, but currently it’s the world’s easiest way to become a billionaire.

  7. Aloisius says:

    Anyone know where I can get a trillion Zimbabwean dollars? I always dreamed of being a trillionare… :)

  8. Takuan says:

    who benefits from the failure of Zimbabwe?

  9. jphilby says:

    The death of money
    Will be a terrible thing
    For those with nothing
    To offer but lies.

  10. Anonymous says:

    tak – I wonder who benefits AND has clever ad men?

    BP? Shell?

    –mdh (who can’t sign in for some reason)

  11. dainel says:

    How do I get a few of these notes? They might be worth something in a couple of years.

  12. Anonymous says:

    The more $Z notes show up on eBay, the less each will be able to fetch in terms of notes from other worthless currencies (e.g. $US). In this case, sellers on eBay are mirroring the fatal flaw of every central bank that ever existed.

  13. Takuan says:

    heh! The irony is that many Zimbabweans probably could eke out a living by selling the hyper-inflated currency to the rest of the world as curiosities.

  14. Ian70 says:

    @8 Dude, that is some -wonderful- poetry. Did you write that?

  15. Anonymous says:

    @ #11 – taukan:

    Out of more than 1200 results on ebay for the word Zimbabwe, by my count, over 95% are for Zimbabwean currency.
    See: http://shop.ebay.com/?_nkw=Zimbabwe

    This seller claims he’s helping Zimbabweans by selling their money: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220395656906

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