Chapter 133 - Can I Turn On the Lights
Hu Banzhi obviously had a reason for saying this. He then talked through the basics of Puti seeds to Shi Lei.
The most trendy ones were Jingang Puti and Xingyue Puti, especially Xingyue. Jingang’s surface had thorns and it was required to continuously sand it when one possessed it, and majority of the people didn’t have the patience to do so. But Xingyue was different; it was durable under both sweat and water and anyone can play around with it . It was quite cheap before; one could buy a pile with 10 yuan, but because its popularity grew, the price also rose.
It didn’t matter how much the price grew, there were thousands of seeds growing on trees each year and it was a few millions worth of seeds in the end.
Of course, skills were needed to produce these. What Shi Lei bought was the cheapest as it was mass produced. It was about 100 yuan for 500 grams, plus polishing and drilling holes, it was at most 100 yuan for one bracelet. With those inexpensive ornaments, the prime cost was about 200 yuan.
“You won’t lose too much on this unless they tricked you into thinking how good this was and how it was more expensive than gold. But seeing that you gained a bit of knowledge of it recently, you shouldn’t be scammed. So, how much did you get it for? If it’s over 500 yuan just have a good laugh out of it.” After Hu Banzhi finished teaching Shi Lei about the basics, he mentioned this briefly too.
Shi Lei laughed and said: “You definitely have sharp eyes. The owner said that this gao ci agaphite cost a few hundreds for one gram and gave me the price of 12,000 yuan.”
Hu Banzhi didn’t speak as Shi Lei’s cliffhanger wasn’t good enough for him. Shi Lei continued in embarrassment: “I said 300 yuan, but he didn’t budge, so I got it for 400 yuan in the end.”
“Not bad, just have a play with it.” Hu Banzhi sipped on his tea.
Shi Lei smiled and said: “I want to ‘please(1)’ something from you.”
“Yo, you even know ‘please’? Not bad. But since you aren’t a buddhist, you don’t have to be so strict on the rules, you can just say ‘buy’. I’ll still say what I said before. Your level is too low. Even if you have something worth 6 digits on you, people will think it’s mass produced things at around a few hundred yuan. Just wait.”
“Are you really a businessman or not?” Shi Lei was gloomy.
Hu Banzhi laughed and said: “If I really relied on this, wouldn’t I have starved to death already? I only do this to kill time. When I’m free, I come over for a cup of tea, enjoy the incenses, and sell a bracelet or two when I see someone appropriate. I discuss my businesses here majority of the time. Look at my shop, how much would all my products cost? Relying on this to survive? Haha……”
“Can you at least sell me some incense?” Shi Lei panicked.
Hu Banzhi studied him for a while and finally nodded: “Start from the middle tiered ones. It’s actually bad for your body if the quality of the incense is too low.” With that, he took out a small cylinder container and passed it to Shi Lei.
“20 grams, ‘Hui An’ incense with 8 parts of agarwood powder and 2 parts of soil. 1,360 yuan, thanks.” He also gave Shi Lei an inexpensive incense burner.
Shi Lei counted 1,400 yuan and gave it to him. He locked it into the drawer carelessly and said: “I don't have any change. Just think of this as tea fee.”
Shi Lei was speechless. This guy really had a carefree personality.
Although, he didn’t really mind it at all. He knew that under the circumstance of the owner declaring to take 40 yuan of change as tea fee, the Scepter will definitely calculate this within the sum. Shi Lei believed that with Hu Banzhi’s quality of tea leaves, he probably couldn’t even have one cup wi
Hu Banzhi also had no way to know that Shi Lei’s desperateness to buy something from his shop was also to test something out.
Shi Lei planned that when Friday comes, he will ask how much money he had spent this week and ask if he had made any super worth deals. If Hu Banzhi’s things were really of their true value, and he didn’t see it as a business but rather making friends with him, then things here more or less would be worth more than normal consumptions.
If that was really the case, then Shi Lei gained another place to make high consumptions. Hu Banzhi really had bracelets at the price of a few millions. As someone who liked to collect, it was normal to have 10 or 8 chains of these beads. Especially that Shi Lei understood that as long as his deals were super worth, the Black Card will give him rewards and usually through cash.
Of course, Sun Yiyi’s contract was difficult to pay as she was a human and it was hard for the Black Card to estimate her value accurately. But this time, agarwood was an object so the Black Card would be able to have an estimate. So, the excellent deal of Sun Yiyi gained him two chances to spin the disk of rewards and Shi Lei was lucky enough to double that. If Hu Banzhi’s incense was also considered as an excellent deal, it could not only help Shi Lei to spend a lot of money, but he could also earn a large amount of cash through it.
Imagine if he bought a 100,000 yuan bracelet and earned 30,000 yuan cash back, this was equivalent to a free fund of 30,000 yuan which could be used for future investments.
In other words, the excellent deals were a form of investment itself.
On the other hand, if Hu Banzhi was only faking it and scamming Shi Lei to buy something expensive, then Shi Lei would be able to judge it from the incenses he bought today. It was only a bit over 1,000 yuan and Shi Lei could pay back for it himself.
As soon as the sun went down, Shi Lei bid farewell to Hu Banzhi and went back to his apartment by taxi.
When he stood beneath the building, it was entirely dark. Shi Lei glanced at the road; the Alfa Romeo was gone, which meant that Wei Xingyue must’ve left too!
As soon as he walked in, it was the same two security guards as last night. When they saw Shi Lei, they smiled flirtatiously at him and he wanted to curse at them. What the hell are you laughing at?
He unlocked the door and it was pitch dark. Shi Lei thought that Wei Xingyue must’ve left so he pressed on the light switch.
Shi Lei was dumbfounded. He never imagined that there was a woman naked in his room. Although it was only the back view, and her pale back was hidden by her long hair, but those straight legs, plump bottom, and he could even see bits between her legs due to the light. From the side, it was plump and round, Shi Lei thought that his eyes were about to explode!
“Holy shit!” Shi Lei yelled.
Wei Xingyue also screamed in embarrassment: “Why the hell did you turn on the lights! Turn it off!” Shi Lei stumbled as he turned off the lights. Although he was emerged in the darkness and the moonlight wasn’t enough to let him see her body clearly, but he could see her body move constantly.
Mhm, she just put on her underwear.
Huh, what was she doing? Why was she pressing on her chest?
Oh, she put on her dress.
Alright! All done!
From the shadows, Shi Lei knew that Wei Xingyue had finished dressing.
“Can I turn on the lights now?” Shi Lei asked shakily.
Wei Xingyue already sat on the couch and replied with an unfriendly tone: “You saw it, why the hell are you asking!”
Shi Lei turned on the lights but still pretended to cover his eyes as he moved into the living room: “I thought you were gone, why are you still here?”
“I made a few calls after I woke up, played on my phone for a while, then showered, and was considering where to go for dinner.” Wei Xingyue crossed her legs and spoke with an unfriendly tone. Although the skirt covered her thighs, but her legs were still too much for Shi Lei to see.
Shi Lei knew that it was his fault. Although it was an accident, but he definitely saw something he shouldn’t have seen. He said: “I saw that your car was gone downstairs so I thought you left too. I didn’t think that…….”
The special terminology for ‘buy’