“Five thousand and seven hundred and three hundred and fifty thousand, ze, ze……” Hannas looked at the two items in Xu Yi’s hands and kept sighing, “I say, Xu Yi, isn’t this difference just too much? I would also be the same as Foledo and think that you were causing trouble.”
“I personally wanted this Arch Magus Thorne’s notes, so it was good for the price to be as low as possible. If I didn’t act poor, how could I have gotten it for five thousand and seven hundred? Based on my estimate, the lowest price for this should be at least a hundred thousand.” Xu Yi said.
“At least a hundred thousand?” Hannas took the notes from Xu Yi and flipped through them in a confused manner. Seeing that they were the same as other magicians’ notes, only recording a few details about magic research with nothing too strange, he couldn’t help asking in a curious voice, “What is special about this thing? You’re actually willing to spend that much?”
“If even you could see its specialty, how could I have gotten it so easily?” Xu Yi said with a smile. He took back the notebook and carefully put it away, “I can only tell you that with the things inside, I can develop new things that can bring millions in profit for our Frestech Chamber of Commerce.”
“Hey, aren’t you boasting too much?” Hannas was a bit unconvinced, “If you say that you can use this thing to earn several hundred thousand for your Frestech Chamber of Commerce, I would believe it with your ability. But as for millions? Are you kidding!”
Xu Yi gave a shrug, “It’s fine if you don’t believe.”
Hannas gave a cold snort before pointing at the necklace in a box in Xu Yi’s other hand, “Then what about the necklace? Was it worth you spending three hundred and fifty thousand? You’ve never been this luxurious before, right?”
Xu Yi looked at the box and said with a smile, “There was no other choice, public relations are things that you have to spend money on. In order to flatter the Lifer Family, three hundred and fifty thousand isn’t enough. I wanted it to be as high as possible, so I deliberately angered Foledo hoping that he would bid against me so I could raise the price. I never thought that such an arrogant fellow would only stop at a trivial three hundred and fifty thousand, I really was disappointed.”
Hannas found this funny and angering as he stared at Xu Yi, “You think that everyone can control as much money as you? This is because your company has good sales and high profits, so you can control a large amount like three hundred and fifty thousand at will. If it was the chairman of any other company, they wouldn’t be as wasteful as you. As for Foledo…...Although his family has money, he isn’t the family head, so how could he be as domineering as you?”
“Since he didn’t have the confidence, why did he act so arrogantly? I misjudged his strength and had great expectations in him.” Xu Yi shook his head with a sigh.
Hannas rolled his eyes, “Enough you, if Foledo were to hear this, he would be angered to death.”
Xu Yi revealed a faint smile, “Alright, let’s not talk about him. Did you take care of contacting the Lifer Family for me?”
“You’re not assured with me? It’s fine, I already contacted a certain kid I know from their family, you’ll be able to see him tomorrow evening.”
“A certain kid?” Xu Yi knit his brows, “My goal was to talk directly to the family head, is there any use in seeing this kid?”
“It’s because this kid is the current family head’s son and it’s his only son.” Hannas explained, “Let me tell you, although the Lifer Family has declined, they are still very proud. You want to see the family head, it’s not enough based on your status. Even Great Magician Camilla coming out might not make them meet you. So you have to take it step by step.”
“Three hundred and fifty thousand isn’t enough to open their gates? Isn’t this threshold a bit too high?” Xu Yi looked at the box and couldn’t help giving a bitter laugh.
It was a good thing that this necklace was finely made and it was beautiful with a mysterious appearance. Adding in the face that Great Magus Lifer personally made this, it would be a good present if he gave it to Still, but he was still losing out a bit on spending three hundred and fifty thousand on this.
“Nonsense, they are descendants of a Great Magus, of course the threshold is high.” Hannas looked at Xu Yi and warned him, “I’ve arranged it for tomorrow night, so remember to set time aside. Don’t miss this meeting, otherwise you’ll lose this chance.”
“Un…...Tomorrow night…..There should be no problem, I’ll arrange it.” Xu Yi nodded in agreement.
Hannas nodded before continuing after some though, “Alright, now that this has been settled, let’s discuss the matter of your Frestech Chamber of Commerce advertising in the «Anvilmar Times».”
Xu Yi was a bit surprised, “Didn’t we reach an agreement before? What is there to discuss? Did something change?”
“This…..” Hannas had an awkward look on his face, “There’s no problem on my side, but you know that I’m not the only one who makes decisions when it comes to the «Anvilmar Times». I have reported the matter of your company wanting to advertise, but there were some people who didn’t agree.”
Xu Yi knit his brows, “What people? What did they object to?”
“It’s not convenient for me to tell you who, but as for their objections…...It’s because they think that our «Anvilmar Times» is the biggest newspaper in the Lampuri Kingdom, so it can’t be justified that we’re helping your Frestech Chamber of Commerce advertise…..”
“So? What do they need?” Xu Yi cut Hannas without any courtesy.
Hannas’ expression became more awkward, hesitating a bit before saying, “The people above think that it’s fine to do advertisements, it’s normal for us as a newspaper. But our «Anvilmar Times» is the biggest newspaper in the country, so if you want to advertise, you have to show enough sincerity…..”
“Alright, I understand.” Xu Yi nodded, “Is a hundred thousand gold coins enough?”
Hannas was shocked, “A hundred thousand? Xu Yi, are…..are you kidding?”
“What? You think it isn’t enough?” Xu Yi asked back.
“No, it isn’t that I don’t think it’s enough. Oh, no, I definitely think it’s enough. Those people that wanted me to discuss with you thought that ten thousand was enough, but you immediately took out a hundred thousand? I say, do you have too much money?” Hannas said in an anxious voice.
“Ten thousand?” Xu Yi couldn’t help smiling.
The people of this world really didn’t know the power of newspapers or their appetites wouldn’t be this small.
Hannas was right, because Hannas was the editor in chief and there were many large nobles, even the royal family behind the «Anvilmar Times», it was now the biggest newspaper in the Lampuri Kingdom. It was being released in every single city in the kingdom.
For a newspaper with such influence and a large area, if one wanted to publish an advertisement on it, ten thousand gold coins really was too low.
“How about this, Hannas. We are old friends, so I don’t need to beat around the bush with you. A hundred thousand gold coins, but my request is that the «Anvilmar Times» and the «Lampuri Weekly» cannot publish any negative reports of our Frestech Chamber of Commerce. Also during this month, the «Anvilmar Times» will publish advertising for our company, not accepting advertisements from any other companies. Also, this advertising contract will last for one year and we’ll adjust the contract in a year according to the situation. What do you think?”
Hannas was in thought for a while before looking hesitant, “I’m fine with the other conditions, but to have the «Anvilmar Times» and the «Lampuri Weekly» not publish any negative reports pertaining to your Frestech Chamber of Commerce is…..is…...To be honest, it goes against my principles. Xu Yi, you should know that I am very passionate about this profession because it exposes facts that people wouldn’t know, bringing evil to light. Although I don’t think that your Frestech Chamber of Commerce would do those things, but if by some chance……”
Xu Yi smiled. Hannas had been in the newspaper industry for close to three years, but he could still maintain this pure mentality and passion, it really was rare.
“Alright then, we’ll limit it to a term of one year. During this year, whether it is the «Anvilmar Times» or the «Lampuri Weekly», they aren’t allowed to publish any negative reports on our Frestech Chamber of Commerce. As for what to do after that year, it’s your choice.”
Hannas hesitated for a bit before asking with knit brows, “Xu Yi, why do you insist on this request? Moreover, what do you mean by a term of one year?”
“To put it simply, it’s because this year is the most important time for our Frestech Chamber of Commerce, so I want it to be relaxed during this year. For the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, or more accurately the magic machine industry to develop in every corner of the Lampuri Kingdom, I don’t want anything to happen.” Xu Yi replied.
“I think I understand. Your company has been investing in factories in other cities for this development plan, right?”
“This is just the beginning.” Xu Yi nodded, “My goal is to have a factory related to magic machines in every city, so every person in the kingdom can work at a job related to these factories. In the future, I want every city to be as prosperous as Banta City.”
Hannas took a deep look at Xu Yi before slowly nodding, “I believe you can do this. Alright, for your goal, I will go against my principles this time and agree to your condition. But Xu Yi, remember, this is only for a single year. Moreover, if your Frestech Chamber of Commerce does anything bad during this year, I will remember it and reveal it a year later!”
Xu Yi revealed a faint smile as he spread his hands, “As you wish.”