Break up into small groups of about four or five. Pretend you are given $100. Silently, spend your $100 any way you wish to bid on the items listed below. The object is to place the most money on the item or items that mean the most to you. However, some items of lesser importance to everyone in your group may be able to be purchased for a single dollar, so bid smartly. The total of your bids must not exceed $100.
Once everyone in the group has placed their bids, together find out who is the higest bidder for each item. Also discuss why that item was so important to the successful bidder.
ITEMS UP FOR BID
_______ Four front row tickets to that concert of a lifetime
_______ A new ride, sleek, fast, hot and sure to impress
_______ A closet full of the latest fashions, all a perfect fit
_______ Two weeks for you and a guest at an all-inclusive private beach resort
_______ An all-expense paid night on the town with limo, music, dinner, dancing, and fun
_______ Brand new iPhone and all the accessories
_______ Full 2 year scholarship to the college of your choice - no strings attached
_______ A new made-to-order laptop with all the bells and whistles
_______ One year free rent at an exclusive appartment village
_______ A free movie rental pass that is good for life and with no limits
1. To the successful bidder, why was that item so important to you?
2. If someone gave you the money needed, what would you go out and buy right now? Why?