Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 586 - Make a bundle!
Chapter 586: Make a bundle!
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
In front of so many angry eyes, Xu Que just smiled calmly and shrugged his shoulders. “Let me explain! This product is also high-in-demand in the Exploding Heavens Faction. My buddy Wang Sicong offered 800,000 high quality Spirit Stones, but I didn’t sell it to him. After that, my buddy Hua Wuque offered 2,000,000 high quality Spirit Stones for it, but I didn’t sell it to him either. However, it makes sense to bid for him here. Am I doing something wrong?”
The onlookers were embarrassed immediately.
Are you wrong?
Who dares say you’re wrong?
But you can’t do that! If later someone offers a higher price, you could simply offer a higher price! You’re definitely teasing us!
We have to get this before anything else. Otherwise, the bidding will be endless!
All at once, the Elder of the Jiang family spoke in a low voice. “My young friend, it’s okay for you to bid for your buddy in the Exploding Heavens Faction! But we can’t keep bidding like this. Could you tell us how many members of the Exploding Heavens Faction already bid for it?”
The question asked by the Elder of the Jiang Family confused the other big shots in the area. They had to ascertain it now. Otherwise, they would definitely suffer losses later. After all, they had already been cheated by this guy. They decided to avoid that this time.
“Please don’t worry. Only a few members of the Exploding Heavens Faction bid for it!” Xu Que waved his hand and smiled gracefully. “Just several thousand people.”
What? Several thousand people?
The onlookers’ eyes widened. Their noses almost broke in their anger.
Several thousand people already bid for it! How can you say “only a few?”
More importantly, the current price had reached 2,000,000. He had just bid for the second member of his faction. After he’d stated the price offered by several thousand members, the price would be unimaginably high!
“My young friend, you have gone a little bit too far this time!” the Elder of the Jiang Family said angrily. However, he held back his rage for he didn’t dare lose his temper.
He was afraid that Xu Que might sell the item to Feng Wudao directly if he lost his now. This guy could even find shelter from Feng Wudao, and the Jiang Family could do nothing about that.
Xu Que could comfortably act tough and fearless because there was a balanced situation among the bidders, who took precautions against each other and worried that their bidding rights might be deprived if they provoked Xu Que.
However, what the Elder of the Jiang Family said was the heartfelt question of everyone. If they allowed Xu Que to bid for his thousands of buddies, the bidding would really be endless!
In addition, everyone knew that the several thousand members mentioned by Xu Que was definitely false! The prices had also been fabricated by him so that he could tease everyone and raise the price. However, no one was willing to point this out.
“My young friend,” Feng Wudao said calmly, “just state the highest price offered by the members of your faction. This could save a lot of time!”
Xu Que smiled but shook his head. “Forget it! They just make offers for fun. Maybe they don’t want it now. So, I will not bid for them anymore. You can continue now!”
They made offers for fun?
Hearing that, everyone was about to spit blood again!
However, one after another, they heaved sighs of relief. As long as this guy stopped making trouble, they could continue their bidding.
They continued to raise the price crazily. With abundant Spirit Stones in hand, several alliances of the big sects and families kept raising the price.
When the price reached 3,000,000 high quality Spirit Stones, the families and sects that didn’t have enough Spirit Stones gave up by sighing and shaking their heads.
Three million high quality Spirit Stones was a horribly astronomical figure—enough to set up a powerful faction!
Even the Jiang and Gong families couldn’t easily take out so many Spirit Stones. Luckily, they were cooperating with each other. Three million high quality Spirit Stones was still affordable, and they could even keep raising the price!
Also, they firmly believed that as long as they obtained that precious item, they could definitely get a return more valuable than millions of high quality Spirit Stones within several months.
At this moment, Liu Jingning fixed her eyes on Xu Que again. Since she’d first met Xu Que in the Water Nation, she’d felt this young man was quite special.
However, she had only felt he was special. She hadn’t thought him very capable. At that time, Xu Que had at most been a sovereign who could rival the Holy Son for her in the future.
She had never expected this guy could come to the East Continent after several months and make trouble on the first day here.
Maybe he was also influenced by the bad luck of Jiang Hongyan. However, a normal person would have been killed, or at least seriously wounded, after experiencing the things he’d encountered today. But nothing happened to him, the man who sat there safely.
More ominous still, this guy had taken on the leading role in the Stone-Cutting Convention!
He was fiddling with the big shots of all the large families and sects in the East Continent as if they were toys. Anything he did caused an uproar!
Liu Jingning knew she had totally underestimated Xu Que!
Liu Jingning stared at Xu Que placidly and delivered to him a message. “Little Queque, it has struck me that you could really live up to Jiang Hongyan!”
Xu Que’s eyes lit up immediately. He said delightedly, “You really have experienced eyes, my little sister. Frankly speaking, only I, the one with the most handsome appearance in this world, could live up to Hongyan!”
Liu Jingning shook her head with a faint smile on her face. “Jiang Hongyan is suffering from a rocky fate, and she could even bring bad luck to people around her. As the Heavenly Cursed Lone Star, she is destined to be alone in this life if she can’t change her fate. Now it turns out that maybe you, a crafty old scoundrel, can easily solve all kinds of bad luck in this world!”
Xu Que’s face darkened immediately. He turned around, speechless.
‘A crafty old scoundrel?’ Are you kidding? What are you talking about? Can a smart scholar be described as ‘a crafty old scoundrel?’
My name should be something like ‘strategic cheater,’ or you could describe me as someone who uses dirty tricks tactfully and rationally. How could I be described as ‘a crafty old scoundrel?’ My nominal age is just nineteen. How am I ‘old?’
Noticing his reaction, Liu Jingning couldn’t help smiling. She didn’t say more but turned her attention to the bidding among the big shots.
Now the bidding had reached the critical stage. Most bidders had been scared off by the high price. Only Feng Wudao, who represented the alliance of the big sects, and the Elder of the Jiang family, who represented the alliance of the big families, were left.
The two of them continued to raise the price to 4,000,000 high quality Spirit Stones, which was quite domineering! The two of them, however, who were under great stress, were extremely nervous.
Their limit was 5,000,000 high quality Spirit Stones. Any price higher than that was unacceptable to them!
Therefore, it was the time to test their psychological endurance!
This was just like playing chess. No matter how nervous you are, you should never let your opponent know your limits. And you should do your best to convince your opponent that you will strive for victory at all costs.
Suddenly, the Elder of the Jiang family calmly said, “The Jiang Family offers 5,000,000 high quality Spirit Stones!”
His understated words immediately raised the price by 1,000,000 high quality Spirit Stones!
Feng Wudao opened his mouth a bit with trembling lips. He at last didn’t dare raise the price.
It seemed the Elder of the Jiang family had lost the patience to raise the price gradually, so he directly raised the price by 1,000,000.
This made Feng Wudao believe that the alliance of the big families would continue to raise the price if he marked it up again.
Apparently, when this idea held a leading post in Feng Wudao’s heart, the scale of the battle had been tipped toward the Elder of the Jiang Family.
After communicating through delivering messages, Feng Wudao and several representatives of the big sects shook their heads regretfully and decided to give up.
“Fine, it is destined that we can’t own this miraculous item!” When Feng Wudao uttered these words regretfully, the Elders of the Jiang Family, the Gong Family and the Bai Family let out sighs of relief in their hearts. Finally, they had won.
At last, the three big families scraped together the sum of 5,000,000 high quality Spirit Stones by taking out 1,000,000 high quality Spirit Stones respectively and borrowing another 2,000,000 high quality Spirit Stones from the big sects in this area. They put all the Spirit Stones in a high quality storage ring and placed the ring in front of Xu Que.
“Congratulations! This is really a happy transaction!” Xu Que received the storage ring with a smile and gave the X-ray Perspective Machine to the Elder of the Jiang family.
The Elder of the Jiang family was quite unhappy for he had no love for Xu Que. He just snorted and said nothing.
Just at this moment, Xu Que reached his hand into his pocket with a smile as if he planned to take out something.
The Elder of the Jiang family’s expression changed abruptly, as if he had remembered something. Then he shouted in surprise, “Wait! My young friend, don’t tell me you have another miraculous item like this!”
Although he thought it was almost impossible, the memory of the Smelly Tofu had cast a shadow over his heart.
If Xu Que really took out another X-ray Perspective Machine, the Elder of the Jiang family would definitely burst with anger. He could probably kill Xu Que on the spot.
However, Xu Que took out a pack of cigarettes and shook his head. “Don’t be nervous. It is a one-of-a-kind product. Just take it easy!”
After saying that, he lit a cigarette and started to enjoy the smoke.
Hearing his words, the Elders of the Jiang family, the Gong family and the Bai family let out a sighs of relief and felt completely reassured.
However, when they looked at Xu Que, a strand of killing intent flashed through their eyes.
Five million high quality Spirit Stones was not a small figure. How could a young man earn such a large sum from the three big families this easily?
The Elders of the three big families had reached a tacit agreement that they would follow Xu Que after the Stone-Cutting Convention and then they would erase him from this world when conditions changed.
Even other big shots in this area had been attracted by this. With sinister motives in their hearts, they placidly fixed their eyes on Xu Que.
However, when the Elder of the Jiang family received the X-ray Perspective Machine, Xu Que’s mean voice hit their ears before the Elder of the Jiang family had time to check the machine.
“Guys, the next auction item is the Operation Manual of this miraculous item! And the base price is 10,000,000 high quality Spirit Stones!”