Omaha bowling alley seeks a bargain; no one likely fooled

May 1, 2009

Chops BowlingOmaha, Nebraska is always a beehive of activity when devotees flock here for the annual meeting of billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway.

Shops and restaurants were doing a brisk trade on Friday. Waiters at La Buvette Grocery and Wine Bar, a bistro in the gentrified old market area, said this week-end is always one of the busiest of the year. The rest of Omaha’s old market was also jamming.

At least one vendor — this one on the outskirts of the city — was looking for more than a good day’s business.

Chops Bowling advertised unlimited hours of bowling fun for just one Class A Berkshire Hathaway share.  
To the unititated that might sound like a good deal. But none of the 35,000expected to convene here this week-end for what is referred to by Buffett himself as “Woodstock for capitalists” will be fooled.

Even after falling nearly 40 percent since last September, a single class A share was still worth $92,005 at Friday’s close.

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boy, oh boy, who would take them up on their offer:)


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