The First Interstellar Energy Gambler - Chapter 119.1
Chapter 119: Bulk Purchasing
The ground of the huge warehouse was full of all kinds of gambling stones, both large and small, which totaled up to some two or three thousand pieces and made for quite a spectacular sight.
“Mr. Lin, these electronic scanners are all here for you to use. All the gambling stones you’ll see around will have labels with prices written on them. You can choose from them freely and when you see a piece you decide you’d like to buy, you can just use the scanner to scan the code on it. A robot will carry it away for you and immediately move it over to the payment area. If you need anything, feel free to just call us. There are dedicated staff members in each area who are free to assist you.” The staff member named Xiao Wang said to Lin Luo and the others with a smile.
It’s not that the staff weren’t following along because they were inattentive or wanted to be lazy instead of accompanying them to choose gambling stones. Rather their policy was to let guests be as they wanted them to feel more comfortable when choosing their stones.
“Okay, thank you.” Lin Luo took the electronic scanners from his hand.
The warehouse had sufficient lighting, and it also provided auxiliary items such as clean water, extremely bright lamps and infrared spectrometers.
The role of clean water and bright lamps was very clear, in that they were both there to help them better observe the qualities of the jadeite skins. As for the infrared spectrometers, they were used to detect fake jadeite and the fact that they would be provided on site showed that the jadeite merchants were very confident in their jadeite and would never cheat.
Although the two jadeite merchants Mr. Shi and Mr. Yuan were introduced by the organizers, if it had been the case that Lin Luo had any question about their reputation as merchants, he could have formed a better impression solely off these small details.
“You guys look around too, so that our efficiency can be higher.” Lin Luo assigned scanners to He Kun, Xu Jian and Zhao XiaoLei. They had come along to the warehouse to help choose the stones for the company. As the company’s stone gambling experts, stone selection was not only their responsibility, but also an opportunity for them to exercise their skills and learn from experience.
“No problem.” He Kun was already excited when he saw so much jadeite. He took the code scanner offered to him and walked towards the back area.
Lin Luo shook his head in amusement, and together with Xing Mo, walked to the front area and began to check over the jadeite.
Lin Luo’s eyesight was outstanding as always. Even if he didn’t have special abilities, he could finish checking a gambling stone in around two or three minutes on average.
Two hours later, Lin Luo had already looked at almost three hundred pieces of jadeite, and selected over twenty pieces of good quality jadeite from them.
Judging from the situation of these jadeite, the quality of the gambling stones from the Fifth Star Territory was still very good. Basically, the good quality jadeite made up about a fifth of their overall stock. Although many of the remaining jadeite could produce jade, it would only be low grade jades such as light and dry greens and other trash quality jade, but this type of jade had no value to Lin Luo.
After scanning the codes on the twenty odd jadeite labels with the code scanner, the handling robot started to run automatically and moved all the corresponding jadeite to the payment area. After Lin Luo had finished getting his selections gathered up, he could go to the payment area and pay for the goods.
Lin Luo looked in the direction where He Kun and the others were and saw that each of them had almost selected a dozen pieces of jadeite which had also been transported to the purchase area.
After all the screenings were over, Lin Luo would use his special ability to screen again. Anyway, since they wouldn’t be cutting the jadeite on the spot, no one would know the true situation of the batch of jadeite and see his accuracy.
“Don’t get too tired, you can take a break.” Lin Luo said loudly to them.
There was a lounge in the center of the warehouse which was specially set up for guests who had come to choose jadeite to rest in. There were sofas and coffee tables in the rest area, as well as some snacks and chilled drinks special to the Fifth Star Territory, which looked very good.
“Okay, we get it!” He Kun waved his hand, still burying his head in the pile of jadeite and carefully selecting.
Lin Luo shook his head helplessly and went to the next batch of jadeite to continue selecting pieces.
At this time, a very strange looking piece of jadeite attracted his attention. The piece of yellow sand skin jadeite looked like a large bird’s egg. There were speckles of black tinea scattered over the surface too, just like the black pattern on the shell of a bird’s egg. The appearance gave the piece a mysterious feel to it, and was extremely beautiful.
“Brother Xing, what do you think this piece of jadeite looks like?” Lin Luo pointed to the piece of jadeite playfully and asked Xing Mo with a smile.
“Like an egg?”
“Right, exactly! This is the first time I’ve seen such a strange looking jadeite.” Lin Luo leaned closer to observe the black tinea scabs on it, “Do you think this jadeite can bet up?”
“I don’t know how to bet on rocks, how would I know?”
[Skull’s Little Theater]
Lin Luo: Maybe it’s an egg yolk color jade egg?
He Kun: Or it could be an egg white type jade egg?
Xu Jian: Green color egg jade?
Zhao XiaoLei: Red Salted duck egg yolk jade?
Xing Mo: My guess is… it’s an egg?
Lin Luo: Wahh now I’m hungry. QAQ
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