|191,7800 yen worth to be exact|
Why, you ask? Well a few days ago in Japan, AKB48 held an election to determine the ranking of the popularity of the 130 or so members and also who will take centre spot for their new single. It is a big deal in Japan. It even gets better TV ratings than the actual government election.
|And much like the government election, it always ends in tears|
The ways to vote for the glamorized popularity contest are:
1. Be a member of the fan club (one vote per member)
2. Suscribe to the mobile club, On Demand channel, or Smartphone application (one vote per subscription)
3. Buy a copy of the single "Sayonara Crawl" (one vote per CD) [retail price 1600yen]
For those who can't add up the math, this guy bought approx. 1500 CDs to vote for his girl 1500 times!!
And... no one wins! This guy loses close to a years worth pay. Since the total number of votes was 267,6874, this meant that he only had 0.05% of a stake in the votes!
But if you look at it in a positive way, you could say that he is trying to be the Warren Buffett for AKB48.
|I'm sure he has the same smirk|
Except Buffett made a fortune off good decisions as opposed to this guy that lost a fortune for making a shitty one...