I am going to sell you a magic token. The magic token will grant you three wishes. You can get ANYTHING with those three wishes except it cannot be used for more wishes, it cannot be used for to obtain the power of life and death over anybody and cannot be used to change the binding terms of this agreement. You must sell the token within one year for ½ of the price for which you purchased it (or less) or you will promptly die and be sent to suffer horrifying agonies in hell for the rest of eternity, and brother, hell turns out to be very real. Now comes the hard part. You must tell the next buyer the very same things I just told you and you must disclose it's recent sale history. My year is drawing to a close, so I am a motivated seller. I bought it for a million dollars from a guy who had paid two million for it and he got it for 4 million from a guy who had paid 8 million. I will therefore sell you this magic token for $500,000.00 right here and right now. Sale or no sale? Why or why not? Note: This "story" is not original, and it was not created by me. I heard something like this in a slightly different form many years ago. Not sure of its origin, though.