One day a merchant came to the village and offered to buy these monkeys at $100 each. The villagers thought this man must be mad to buy stray monkeys at that price. But still some people caught some monkeys and sold them to him and got paid in full.
The news spread like wildfire and people everywhere started catching monkeys and selling them to the merchant. A few days, the merchant announced that he would buy monkeys for double the price. The villagers went frantic and in no time every villager was out catching monkeys.
The merchant announced once again that he will now buy monkeys at $500 each. The villagers start to lose sleep. Eventually all the monkeys in the jungle were all caught and sold for $500 each.
The villagers were waiting anxiously for the next announcement. This time round the merchant announced that he is going back to his hometown for a week but when he returns, he will buy monkeys at $1,000 each. The crowd then went crazy.
All these while he has been keeping in cages and feeding all the monkeys he had bought and his employee took care of them. The merchant then left for his hometown.
The villagers were shock that there were no more monkeys left for them to catch to sell it at $1000 each. Then out of the blue, the employee offers to sell them the monkeys at $700 each secretly.
This news spread like wild fire again. Since the merchant buys monkey at $1000 each, there is a nice $300 profit for each monkey sold. The next day, the villagers made a queue near the monkeys cage all scrambling madly to buy monkeys. The rich bought monkeys by the hundreds and the poor borrowed heavily from money lenders.
The villagers took care of their monkeys and anxiously waited and waited for the merchant to return. But nobody came. They then ran to the employee. But he too was never to be found. The villagers then realised that they have all bought the useless stray monkeys at $700 each and unable to sell them.
And that my friend is how the Skim Cepat Kaya business works. It is another monkey business.