Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 453: I have to buy it
Chapter 453: I have to buy it
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
All of a sudden, everyone realized that the so-called membership card had just been a trap!
However, although they already knew that it was a trap, they still wanted to enter that trap.
After all, General Zhuge was the only person in this world who could make this miraculous burger.
A burger that could help one enter the next level only cost five hundred thousand Spirit Stones of low quality.
But without the membership card, it was impossible to buy one no matter how long you had waited.
It was said that a man had come very early that morning and was fifth in the line. Nevertheless, he still did not get the chance to buy a burger until late in the afternoon, since those who had membership cards could buy a burger without waiting. After all, the idea of the McDonald’s was ‘members first’.
Thus, in fact, a hamburger did not only cost five hundred thousand Spirit Stones of low quality—in reality, it cost ten million five hundred thousand Spirit Stones.
As soon as people realised this, some of them quickly went to buy membership cards, but failed to do so as the time period for purchasing it had already elapsed.
Those who had already bought the membership card felt extremely happy about their own foresight.
As for those who had not been able to buy membership cards, they were very anxious.
What’s wrong with this world?! I have never met someone who doesn’t like making money.
“Our General Zhuge is someone with principle,” a soldier of the Snow City said.
Xu Que had been working for a long time and soon enough, he had built another shop, Starbucks. But this time, only those who were Diamond Members could enter it.
Those who had bought membership cards and tasted burger that had helped them enter a higher level could no longer resist the temptation.
To become a Diamond Member, one needed to use at least twenty million Spirit Stones of low quality at McDonald’s.
Those who had bought membership cards already felt that it would be a real shame if they did not become Diamond Members, since they had already become members anyway.
“Yes, I want to become a Diamond Member.”
“If I don’t become a Diamond Member, I will be inferior to those who are.”
That night, those members rushed into the store and paid another ten million Spirit Stones of low quality to become Diamond Members.
Meanwhile, those who had not had the chance to become members paid twenty million Spirit Stones to become Diamond Members.
After all, they had already known the advantages of being a member of the store. They could not possibly miss the chance to enjoy the privilege of being a Diamond Member.
“I have to go back and report this to my lord. We have to become Diamond Members.”
“Go and tell the lord, I will get to the counter soon.”
“Although I have no idea what benefits the commodities sold at Starbucks will bring, since they are all very expensive, I am sure I will not be let down.”
“They must be even better than the french fries.”
That night, McDonald’s stayed open all night. Countless people were standing in line, waiting in front of the store and trying to become Diamond Members.
The soldiers of the Snow City were shocked by this scene and worked all night.
Meanwhile, in the Tian Liu Chamber of Commerce, there was a gathering taking place of many influential figures in the business world. They were all wearing serious expressions.
“That General Zhuge is really a genius!”
“Sustainable consumption, a trick we have never used before.”
“I thought he was only good at fighting on the battlefield, it never occurred to me that he would also be so good at doing business.”
“He is really scary.”
“I admit he has done a great job, and we can do some research on the trick he has used. But it is still impossible for him to make two billion Spirit Stones in just a few days!”
“Yes, I have been told that he has only made six hundred million Spirit Stones over the past few days.”
“So, are we going to give him more time? But if we do so, our reputation will be affected. If we do not, he might hold some grudge against us and become a threat.”
“It’s really hard to make a decision.”
In the palace, the Water Empress was extremely surprised by Xu Que’s doings.
“This little chap… is really a genius!”
She was confident that Xu Que could collect enough money easily, but she was still impressed by his idea of ‘Diamond Members’.
She remarked, “Only he could come up with these wonderful ideas.”
The maid standing next to her nodded.
At that moment, Xu Que was making all sorts of coffee at Starbucks. He did not care if the people in the Cultivation World would like the flavour of coffee—he only cared about making sure the coffee would have the effect it needed to have.
When he made the first cappuccino, Xu Que was shocked by the result. It could triple one’s Soul Strength!
This effect was exactly what those refiners and alchemists would want.
When he made a vanilla latte, he was again surprised. Anyone who drank it would be able to divide his Soul Strength into two parts, and each part could control a certain object.
Plus, the bigger a cup was, the longer the effect would last.
In Xu Que’s view, twenty million Spirit Stones was a reasonable price. This time, his target customers were mainly refiners and alchemists, or those from influential factions.
These people all shared a common trait—they all had a huge amount of Spirit Stones.
When Xu Que got the Starbucks in order, he began to teach a group of soldiers how to make coffee.
And later, he began to design his third store: Häagen-Dazs of Exploding Heavens Faction.
The very next day, the Starbucks opened.
As soon as the door opened, people with Diamond Membership cards swarmed into the store.
After they saw the benefits of each cup of coffee, they were stunned.
The food in the McDonald’s could help one enter a higher level, but the coffee in the Starbucks could enhance one’s Soul Strength.
“I have to buy it!”