Chapter 364: a Mine at Home
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
At 8 am, Wang Yan opened the judicial auction website and pressed the “bid” button.
On the auction page of the two-story office building, the “Current price” column suddenly turned red, followed by a line of small words: Bidder, X9527.
In the online judicial auction, it was impossible to plan to wait until the last moment to bid and catch the competitors off guard.
When the bidding was delayed to the last five minutes, a five-minute delay would be triggered to give the competitors sufficient time to react.
If the other party raised the bid, then another five minutes would be delayed to allow others to react.
In short, everyone should not think about sneak attacks.
No matter who wanted to get the auction item, they could only use real weapons to defeat the opponent.
Originally, when Wang Yan was about to sign up for the two-story office building audition, there was no sign-up.
It was still the same after a few days.
But today, there were two succesful sign-ups, which meant that the other party had paid the deposit.
People were snatching it at the price of 320 million Yuan?
Weren’t they crazy?!
The two-story Sunrise Building was valued at 480 million Yuan. The starting price was 320 million Yuan. In theory, it was certainly a bargain.
But in reality, it was not.
An office building was not like a small object. You had to consider its use and return ratio.
Buying it and renting it out was definitely not worth it.
Even if there was a big client who rented the whole units at the best price, it would still take15 years to make a return, providing the units were rented out throughout those years.
If the rental was slightly worse, it would take more than 20 years.
The return on investment ratio was very promising.
However, anyone who could fork out 320 million Yuan in cash would not lack ways to invest, let alone the opportunity to pick up a bargain. Was it worth fighting so hard for an office building?
If they bought it for their own use, they would have to consider whether the company could fill those two floors.
If there were too many employees, they could not fit in. And if they were a few, space would be a waste. Then, it would be better to rent it on the go.
In Shanghai, wouldn’t it be easy to find a grade-3A office building?
Therefore, under normal circumstances, the chance of such two-story auction failing was extremely high.
The next time the auction went up again, the price might drop to 250 million Yuan only, it would be the best time for those who were interested to start exerting their financial strength.
Buying it now… Do you own a mine?!
Wang Yan sneered and leisurely poured himself a glass of champagne.
He didn’t care who that person would be today!
He only needed to spend one-tenth of the cash to get it. If he bid 480 million, he would just fork out 48 million and it would still be a brilliant bargain.
He wanted to see who was bold enough to follow!
The auction would end at 12 noon. When it was 9 am, there was still no second bidder. Wang Yan simply opened Wechat and focused on replying to the messages he left behind.
He had been so busy these past few days that he had accumulated quite a lot of messages.
Class monitor Yu Qiuli, “Wang Yan, when are you free to come to Shanghai again?”
He replied, “I’m currently working in Shanghai. Why? I haven’t seen you for a long time. Do you miss me so much?”
Lu Yitian, “I can foresee you’re going to need me again soon. Hehe! (evil laugh)”
He replied, “I’ve been very busy here.”
Big Bear: “Gouzi, Gouzi, I’ve been eating pancakes and scallions every day recently. Now, I can finish a whole pancake without changing my expression! Wahahaha, am I good? I promise I won’t drag you guys down during filming! Also, after getting used to it, I feel that the taste is quite demonic. After not eating for two days, I started to miss it…”
Wang Yan was suddenly shocked. Then, endless guilt surged into his heart.
Big Bear, I’ve let you down!
Such a beauty from western border, how could your taste be twisted to…
Wait a minute!
If you discovered that there was no such scene at all when filming started, would you go crazy?!
What a sin…
After a long silence, Wang Yan replied with guilt, “Well done! Keep it up.”
The child was young, so she needed to be encouraged and not discouraged.
Whether he would be beaten by Big Bear or not, they would discuss it later.
Fu Yushi, “Producer Wang, about the script…”
He replied, “Don’t you have any rules? Ask the producer about the script? If you don’t take shower and accompany me in changed clothes, how are you going to learn something valuable?”
The little princess had an indifferent personality and the occasional flirtation was especially good for her.
Unfortunately, she seemed to be busy and did not respond for a moment.
Chu Xin, “Little Brother Wang Yan, when can I go and pick up my car? Don’t joke with your sister ~ ”
If the little sister did not mention it, Wang Yan almost forgot that joke.
She was someone with 99 special points. Not to mention borrowing a car, anything would be fine for her…
He replied, “I’m still in Shanghai dealing with work, wait for me to go back and contact you.”
Friend Request: Pretty and cute Yan Bao’er has applied to become your friend.
“Brother Wang Yan, add me, add me. I’m Gold Ingot!”
The first seven words might have been typed by her father, but the last three words were her true colours.
Otherwise, it would be a voice input with pronunciation issues.
He clicked through and then glanced at the vast number of unknown applications, omitting all of them.
Why were all the messages from girls?
Because the message from Like Jade, Porridge, Soft-footed Tiger, and others had all been perfunctorily brushed off by Wang Yan!
Wasn’t that obvious? Who would be patient to talk to these small roles endlessly?
A concise and comprehensive answer would be enough, for examples oh, yes, get lost!
After some time, Chu Xin was the first to respond.
“Are you busy? A friend of mine who has a very good relationship with me drives a Laferrari. Do you want to go for a round on the track? I can introduce you to a few friends. Those people really admire you.”
Wang Yan was very tempted.
The name of the car sounded like a thunder when Wang Yan was still a little dick.
Back then, when he was bragging with his high school friends, Wang Yonglei’s slogan was – When I become rich, I will definitely gather those three great cars!”
Wang Yan was quite low-key and self-aware at that time. He did not dare to dream in such a way.
“Just lend me Laferrari for a while. I’ll give up my pocket money and spend 100 Yuan on its gas.”
Then, he was held down by everyone.
“Look, what are you doing!”
“You don’t even dare to think about it. How can you achieve great things?”
“That’s right. Don’t be a coward. Young people should be brave enough to go for great things!”
Zhang Yinlang laughed, “Three cars are just right. One car with a school belle, He Meng, Yu Qiuli, and, Seito Chuge! F*ck, how f*cking cool is that!”
Thus, the topic shifted to which car was more suitable for which beauty, and whether the car could handle them or not.
Each of them had their own opinions. They firmly believed that their goddess would not be moved by a mere external object and would only lower her head for true love. What the f*ck did they know!
They argued until their faces turned red and their necks were thick.
Actually, it was only half a year ago. Now that he recalled it, it felt like a previous life.
Wang Yan came back to his senses and couldn’t help laughing.
Three sacred cars?
Now, it was no longer an empty fantasy…
When the auction was completed and the system was upgraded, would he be able to get a great car to reward himself?
Just thinking about it make him feel good.
Wang Yan was especially interested in Laferrari, so he continued to chat with Chu Xin.
“I’m quite busy today, so I don’t have much time. When do you plan to go SAIC?”
Chu Xin replied, “We’re not planning to go SAIC. We came out today because we had nothing to do… but wait, I’ll ask them.”
Wang Yan was about to type a message to tell Chu Xin not to bother, but then he received a voice message.
When he opened it, it was another girl’s voice.
“Dare Devil, you can come whenever you have time! We’re going to make an appointment for the afternoon track right now, why don’t you find some time to come over and teach us a few laps? Laferrari, feel free to drive!”
Her voice was rough and fast, giving off a refreshing feeling that was rarely seen in Shanghai girls.
Wang Yan began to plan…
Auction in the morning, paying the bill in the afternoon, then he would go and get the invoice and confirmation letter. That was all for today.
He should have at least two hours left in the afternoon.
If it were any other car, the young master would not be so attentive. However, Laferrari was too rare. It was the white moonlight in the hearts of every man who were passionate with cars.
Currently, there were only 13 Laferrari in all of China. There were four in Shanghai, three in Zhejiang Province, and two in Beijing. There was one in each of the four cities, Chongqing, Chengdu, Xianmen and Shenzhen. Xingcheng did not have one.
The reason the young master remembered so clearly was that right after this year’s college entrance exams, Ferrari had announced the recall of 13 Laferrari in China to solve two problems, the seat and tire pressure monitoring. It had caused a wide discussion on the internet.
Although the owners of the 13 cars were not known, the city they were in was no longer a secret.
However, it was useless to know where they were. Very few Laferrari owners would drive them on normal day. Most car lovers would not see them once in their lives, let alone get their hands on them.
After the system upgrade, the young master’s wages would soar to 40 million Yuan per day. After saving for a period of time, it should not be a problem for him to get the P1 and 918. However, the most expensive Laferrari could still be an issue for him.
If he didn’t grab the chance today, he didn’t know when the next time would be.
Since that was the case, go!
He opened his phone book and dialed Huang Guangliang from the Executive Bureau of the Intermediate People’s Court.
“Hello, Director Huang, this is Wang Yan.”
“Aiyo, Hello, Young Master Wang! Just now, my colleague told me that there was a bid for the two-story office building. At that time, I was thinking that it should be Young Master Wang. Haha, it seems that I guessed correctly?”
“Yes, after thinking about it, I still think that the Sunrise is very agreeable. So, I tried to name a price.”
“Very good! We can’t just stop doing business because there are a bunch of deadbeats who owe us rent, right? Don’t worry, we will provide you with legal support when the time comes!”
It was good to hear that but what was the use of legal support?
It was not that deadbeats did not understand the law, but a dead pig was not afraid of boiling water unless he could help with enforcement.
However, it was not an easy task to apply for enforcement from the Intermediate People’s Court.
Wang Yan smiled and did not continue. Instead, he asked, “My funds are not a problem. If the auction is successful, I will transfer the money at 1 p.m. sharp. When can I get the documents?”
Director Huang’s spirits were lifted, “I will personally keep an eye on it for you. I guarantee that all the procedures will be done within an hour after receiving the money, okay?”
That meant it would end before 2 o’clock, Ok.
“Thank you. And sorry for the trouble. Alright, let’s talk more when we meet in the afternoon!”
“Alright, Young Master Wang!”
After hanging up the call, Wang Yan replied to Chu Xin, “I can finish my business slightly after 2 p.m. and would head over to your place. Is it convenient for you guys?”
“It’s convenient for us. We’ll be waiting for you!”
It was still the girl who replied. After a while, Chu Xin finally sent a text message with an emoji.
“Give me the measurement of your chest, waist and butt! (evil laugh)”
“What?” Wang Yan was very puzzled.
“Stinky hoodlum! I’ll prepare a protective suit for you!”
Wang Yan was even more puzzled.
How was he a hoodlum?
However, the system panel had the relevant data, so he didn’t have to deliberately measure it. Wang Yan casually sent it to her.
“110, 76, 114, 18…”
The last one was his age.
Chu Xin immediately returned with a lecherous and shy expression.
“Oh, little brother, you’re a little mischievous!”
Oh, if he couldn’t be naughty, then forget it.
“Sister Xin, is that friend of yours a girl?”
Wang Yan quickily acted serious.
Chu Xin suddenly turned back to voice mail, “That’s right! She’s a super rich lady. The shares and real estate assets under her name are more than two billion. If you marry her, they’ll all be yours. Do you want to take her away later? I can create an opportunity for you!”
While she was speaking, there was a murmur around her. Some people were laughing and joking while the girl with a rough voice was cursing.
Wang Yan imagined her image and a lump of jade jumped out of his mind, making him suddenly shivered.
“Forget it. I don’t care about money. I just like to enjoy the fighting process…”
Working hard every day on the frontlines was really hard on you!
Chu Xin did not know how easy it was for Wang Yan to get the money. She was impressed.
“I’ve heard of your deeds. It’s not easy. Little Wang, you’re amazing! You’re much stronger than Black Tiger… Eh? Black Tiger has mysteriously disappeared for the past week. There’s no news at all. Have you contacted him?”
Wang Yan opened Black Tiger’s message and sent a screenshot to Chu Xin.
Three days ago –
Black Tiger, “Wang Yan, f*ck your grandpa!”
Wang Yan, “It still hurts?”
Two days ago –
Black Tiger, “Hey bro, it’s finally better today…”
Wang Yan, “Then we shall do it again?”
Black Tiger, “Get lost!”
Wang Yan, “Come On, it was so much fun!”
An hour and a half ago –
Black Tiger, “You f*cking only care about your own pleasure, do you know how uncomfortable I am?”
Wang Yan, “There’s nothing I can do about it, are you blaming me for your poor skills?”
After Chu Xin saw the screenshot, she sent a series of question marks while trembling: ??????
She was so agitated that she couldn’t even type anymore. She hurriedly sent another voice message.
She suppressed all her hidden thoughts and her voice was very loud, “What did you do with Black Tiger! It was quite intense!”
Wang Yan didn’t realize how ambiguous that conversation was, but when he heard Chu Xin’s strange voice, he immediately realised what was the issue.
What the heck!
Little sister, what were you imagining?
You were a super innocent character with a special score of 99!
He was too lazy to explain, so he directly told her, “Black Tiger has a video, go and take a look.”
“Oh my God!”
Chu Xin was simply turning crazy, and her dolphin voice could be heard.
“You guys even took a freaking video?”
The more she acted like this, the more Wang Yan wanted to tease her. He casually replied, “Black Tiger’s friend took it.”
Oh my God!
Look what I’ve discovered?
“You guys are awesome… players!”
Chu Xin was thoroughly impressed. She immediately said goodbye to Wang Yan, “Sir, you’re busy, I’ll go look for Black Tiger!”
Aiyo, suddenly changing his name to ‘Sir’ made Wang Yan feel embarrassed…
Wang Yan laughed evilly as he waited in full anticipation for her to confront Black Tiger.
How dare you to scold me?
If Wang Yan didn’t take revenge on the spot, then he would have been holding back for a long time. Many times, he would uphold his virtue to convince others most of time. How could he not live up to his reputation?
After scamming Chu Xin, Wang Yan opened the voice message that class monitor, Yu Qiuli had replied to.
“You’re in Shanghai? When you have time, come and taste my cooking! Little Yan, let me tell you, after three days of separation, I’ve advance into another whole new level. Oh ho ho ho ho!”
That [Cooking upgrade card] was not given to you in vain.
Wang Yan was very happy. Yu Qiuli’s cooking skills were related to a huge reward.
[Requirements: Let Yu Qiuli personally cook a heart-warming meal for you ]
[Reward: The taste will be divided into four levels.]
[Bad: Nothing would be awarded.]
[Acceptable: Wages double on the same day.]
[Excellent: One of her skills would be improved.]
[Explosive: All external points of you and her +1.]
[Note: This status is only effective before you have an intimate relationship with her. Once it happens, the status will disappear.]
There were three major external categories. It wasn’t easy to get +1 for a single category. Having one point added to each category was simply a fabulous and unexpected treatment.
Therefore, Wang Yan only coveted the points, not the intimate relationship.
It didn’t exist.
He happily replied, “Is that so? Then I must have a taste of the class monitor’s cooking skill. I’m looking forward to it!”
The reward had yet to be obtained, so he still needed to be cautious.
He needed to encourage her and stimulate her competitive spirit to bring out the best in her!
“Then when do you have time?”
That would depend on what you were good at…
Wang Yan skillfully asked, “You’re the leader, you have the final say. When is the most suitable time for your favourite dish? I’ll fully cooperate.”
Yu Qiuli was extremely happy and confidently replied, “The dishes are confidential! It is best if it is dinner or supper!”
It made people’s imaginations run wild.
Supper was good, it would be good to sleep after eating!
“Then let’s contact each other in the afternoon. I will see if the time can be arranged. I might have a social event tonight, so it is hard to say at the moment.”
“Okay! The house I rented has all kinds of materials. If you can come, call my cell phone in advance!”
“Don’t worry, I won’t stand on ceremony. We are close friends, aren’t we?”
“That’s good, don’t stand on ceremony!”
“Okay, then I… I’m sorry, I still have something to do here. Bye, class monitor!”
Putting down the phone, Wang Yan did not look at Yu Qiuli’s response anymore. He stared at the computer screen with a calm expression.
On the judicial auction interface, the current price suddenly jumped. It was now a bright red bid of 321 million Yuan.
Someone called out a new price by giving the minimum increment.
The owner of the mine came to give away his head.