Apple buys land from elderly couple for $1.7 million
Apple has reportedly splashed out $1.7 million to acquire one acre of the 225-acre strip of land that will house its North Carolina data centre. Based in Maiden, the data centre will be based on land formally owned by the Fulbrights, an elderly couple who bought the land back in 1976 for $6,000. The couple had lived on the land for nearly half of their lives and had no intention of leaving, having turned down two previous offers from Apple. Apple eventually let the couple decide on their own selling price, which the couple presented as $1.7 million.
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