When is the US being sold?
Waiting for the Right price?
Does the United States of America have a Government?
Sold to some one from Vietnam?
Shame that a part of your Country is sold.
In life, every thing is not measured in Dollars.
The town of Buford, Wyoming – population 1 – was sold for $900,000 to an unidentified buyer from Vietnam on Thursday after an 11-minute Internet auction that attracted worldwide interest.
The tiny Western town garnered online viewers and bidders from 46 countries for the sale of 10-plus acres with a convenience store, gas station and modular home located in southeastern Wyoming between Cheyenne and Laramie.
The buyer, who wished to remain anonymous, flew to Wyoming from Vietnam for a purchase he likened to “the American dream,” according to a statement released by Williams & Williams, the Oklahoma auction house handling the sale.
“Owning a piece of property in the U.S. has been my dream,” the buyer said in the statement.
Don Sammons, long the town’s sole resident, moved with his wife, Terry, from Los Angeles to the Buford area in 1980. In 1992, six years after his wife died, Sammons purchased the town.
Sammons decided to auction off the Interstate 80 hamlet, billed as “the nation’s smallest town” and named after Civil War Union Army General John Buford, to move to Colorado to be near his adult son.
Vietnamese businessman Pham Dinh Nguyen flew to the U.S. for the first time, drove to a tiny, frigid trading outpost and bought his own piece of the American dream: Buford, Wyoming – population 1.
Nguyen’s name was not released last week when he won the auction for Buford – billed as the nation’s smallest town – but he has since drawn attention in Vietnamese media and on social networks. Many are lauding him for showing the world that Vietnam has moved far beyond war and poverty.
Nguyen, who bid $900,000 for Buford, runs a trade and distribution company in southern Ho Chi Minh City. He said that although he is not exactly sure what he will do with the town just off Interstate 80, he expects to use it to sell items made in Vietnam.
“Frankly, I just see Buford as part of the United States: A large and potential market for Vietnamese goods,” Nguyen told state-controlled media. “Buford is likely to be the showroom for such goods.”
Nguyen, 38, has been quoted widely by local media since the April 5 sale, but he did not respond to emailed requests for comment from The Associated Press or return phone messages left with his company, International Distribution Services. An employee confirmed that Nguyen bought the town.
His purchase impressed many Vietnamese. Businessman Tran Thanh Tung said Friday in Hanoi that he was “surprised, but also proud.”
It’s “something that one could not imagine few years ago,” he said.