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Buy yourself some Florida swamp land — 1 square inch of it!

April 14, 2015

Florida land scam

We’re all familiar with the old saying “If you believe that, then I have some swamp land in Florida I’d like to sell you.” It signifies a con, a mug’s game, a deal only a sucker would go for, and stands right alongside deeds to the Brooklyn Bridge. Well, the HAPPY DAZE LAND CO. (how could you not trust a company so named?) managed to monetize that saying by making a novelty out of it. Though they claimed the land they offered was “high and dry,” color me skeptical.

So what’s more useless, naming a distant asteroid after someone, or 1 square inch — one — of land? Were these deeds actually registered? Can you go to a local county clerk and find reams of deeds for 1 inch parcels? Could you go down to Florida and erect a green Monopoly house on your tract? Or *gasp* a hotel?

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