When I interviewed at Amazon in November 99, I was assured
by their HR department that local banks waived many of the
usual financial requirements for car and house loans when
presented with proof of options grants and vesting schedules.
Their offer was 50% of CA market, which was about 75% of
WA market, and they said they counted on the stock options
to more than make up for that.
There's going to be a lot of hurt going around up there.
Jeff Barr wrote:
> > Some of my friends had $300k portfolios which are now
> > worth about $2500.
> Ouch. But I heard a better one:
> At a now-crashed local (to Seattle) high-flyer, a few of
> the folks got enamored with using margin to buy goodies
> without having to touch their (then) rapidly-appreciating
> One guy bought a private island, and 19 cars.
> This was when the stock was in the $90s. Its now $2.75.
> He owes his broker $20M.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gregory Alan Bolcer [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Friday, March 23, 2001 9:02 AM
> To: FoRK
> Subject: GAB Picks
> These were my investment tips at the beginning of last
> year. The first is where it started. I don't feel
> so bad as it was only funny money. Some of my friends had
> $300k portfolios which are now worth about $2500.
> Right now, I'd buy Sun, Sony, Broadcom, Nokia. That's
> about as safe as you can get in the tech sector.
> 1/12/2000 1/21/2000 3/23/2001
> SUNW 77.2500 84.4375 19.0000
> AKAM 232.8125 269.0000 8.5000
> CNXT 68.5000 78.5000 11.5000
> VIGN 194.7500 212.5000 6.4063
> CMGI 129.7500 118.2500 3.0000
> CMRC 173.8750 198.0000 10.7700
> BRCM 284.6250 312.4375 34.9375
> SBAS 13.5000 13.5000 7.2500* Got out at $7.25
> NXLK 89.2500 100.9375 6.9375* Don't know conversion to XO
> NOK 177.5000 185.0000 26.0900
> $19,099.38 $20,625.44 $2,793.02
> Gregory Alan Bolcer | firstname.lastname@example.org | work: 949.833.2800
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