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Ruined tropical island resort for sale
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Australia https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48551970 Australia

In recent years, Dunk Island off Australia's Queensland coast has been the private holiday retreat of its owners.

Prior to 2011, the picturesque island that lies near the country's Great Barrier Reef, had a 160-room resort. But it was destroyed that year by a cyclone.

At the time tourism across the wider region was struggling. So instead of refurbishing the hotel, the owners pocketed the insurance payout and decided to enjoy Dunk for themselves.

Now it's on the market with an asking price of around $20m Australian dollars ($14m; £11m).

Tom Gibson, who is managing the sale at estate agency group JLL, says the lucky bidder will get the "old bones" of the resort, a Qantas-built airstrip, mains power, and a sewage treatment plant.



Sad to see the state of this place, especially since the owners chose to just keep the insurance money rather than repairing it :( .

Hopefully, the new owners will be able to restore this once-beautiful location to its former glory!
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I want it.
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I like how the marketing pitch is that it is ruined.

Reminds me of a cellphone I saw for sale once (well, it was on sale for spares): "It fell from a nine-story building. It won't work. It's completely obliterated".

Yeah, sold like hot bread :P
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(06-29-2019, 12:48 AM)Dust Bowl Wrote: Reminds me of a cellphone I saw for sale once (well, it was on sale for spares): "It fell from a nine-story building. It won't work. It's completely obliterated".
Wow, really :-/ ?

What if someone manages to repair the phone (or removes the memory/storage and finds that it's undamaged), and then has access to all the seller's data and contacts?!
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It was an interesting auction to say the least.

I doubt it... only the battery seemed to be in one piece.
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