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Buy your friend, relative or colleague a GreenPoint!

A GreenPoint is one square meter (10 sq. feet) of land in Queensland, Australia.

Buying a Green Globe GreenPoint for just US$39.90 makes you, your friend, relative or colleague the legal owner of this land.

You receive an official ownership certificate showing it's your very own piece of this world.

Your purchase of this GreenPoint initiates the process of greening by Green Globe, that is, the restoration of the sub-tropical forest that used to cover this part of Queensland.
http://green-globe.com/

Get off my property you silly kangaroo!$$%#@
 

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I seem to remember this as "Keep England a Green and Pleasant Land" in the 1970s. Great scam!
 

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The idea is not new and there are some variations of it in Canada. I don't see anything wrong with it and think its a positive way preserve land.

I see many developers as little sharks with little or no concern for the environment. If it means buying land to preserve it, what's wrong with that?
 

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ArtistSeries said:
The idea is not new and there are some variations of it in Canada. I don't see anything wrong with it and think its a positive way preserve land.

I see many developers as little sharks with little or no concern for the environment. If it means buying land to preserve it, what's wrong with that?
You mean, other than the purchase (donation) price being about 1000 times what the cost of the land actually is? That's $161,000 per acre. Not bad if it was commercial land in the Fraser Valley or outside Mississauga. Not so much if it is unimproved and uninhabitable scrubland in Queensland.

Send your money to The Land Conservency if you really want to make a difference.
 

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RAM: In essence, there's nothing legally wrong with selling low value land at an extremely high price, but as you point out, people might do better to help someone who is really interested in the supposed cause.

If you really want to preserve scrub in Queensland, check the Australian real estate auctions and buy a whole whack of it instead of a tiny overpriced chunk.
 

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You mean, other than the purchase (donation) price being about 1000 times what the cost of the land actually is? That's $161,000 per acre. Not bad if it was commercial land in the Fraser Valley or outside Mississauga. Not so much if it is unimproved and uninhabitable scrubland in Queensland.

Send your money to The Land Conservency if you really want to make a difference.
CanadaRAM, I was not commenting on the value of http://green-globe.com/
 

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I would put up barbed wire on my square to keep the dingos out.
 

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I'm planning to buy a 5200 sq ft piece of land for $110,000 (the house on it is worth $23,000) out in the boonies in Mission (well situated north of the midpoint between Mission and Maple Ridge). That same piece of land would cost around $200,000 in urban Mission, $400,000 in east Vancouver, just about a cool million in downtown Vancouver, and $18850 in Greenpoint. So, how is that a rip off?

Keep in mind that someone's gotta rehabilitate the site, that possibly mean engineering services, labour, equipment, getting seedlings, baby trees, instant vegetation spray, etc. never mind that baby trees often have a hard time surviving the first few years in life, and I'm guessing that everyone wants this place vegetated fairly quickly.
 

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Dona: It's a great deal in Mission, but usually the property involved in this type of offer is next-to-worthless otherwise. I remember similar stuff involving deeds to 1 square inch in Alaska--I actually think that in that case, the deeds were finally shown to be phoney.
 

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True to the stated intent of these offers, however, the size of the tiny parcels indicates that no development will ever take place there--you, on the other hand, may wish to live on your property.
 

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Will these 1 m. sq. parcels all be separately registered with the local land registry office, so that all sorts of tax bills can be mailed out? There was a scheme like this back in the '30s or '40s when a popular radio show sold 1 sq.ft. parcels of land in the Yukon as a promo. Everything was properly registered, but no one paid the taxes, so the land reverted to the crown.

I say, let's clear cut my bit and put up a casino! :greedy: :lmao:
 
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