It's a very special number in China - 20080808 - and Zhang Jianyun hopes it's about to pay off.
Zhang said he paid 20,000 yuan (C$2,790) for the number. Now he plans to auction it next week - Aug. 8 to be exact - with the bidding starting at 200,000 yuan (C$27,880).
Well, that's a lie. But I certainly do enjoy these stories, as opposed to 'Government seizes phone number to promote Beijing Olympics'.