Facebook may very well be hitting the NASDAQ on Friday, and I want my own little piece of that social media pie.
I know it may seem silly, but a lot of people want to know how to buy one share of Facebook stock. I know people are telling me to wait because the price will skyrocket the first day from about $30 to over $100 per share. I know buying IPO can be a risky game. And I know about the rumors saying this will be the demise of our beloved The Facebook.
I don’t care.
I want in.
I just want one little measly piece of stock, and I want it to come with a piece of paper that I can frame and put next to my desk at work. I mean, if I spend all my time on the site, I might as well spend some of my hard earned money as well, right?
I did a little research, and I found a few companies that will allow you to buy just one share, and they even frame stock certificates for you so you can gift them (or keep them for yourself – like me). These companies boast that they are not for serious traders, but rather for those who just want a little piece of a company they love. These companies love selling just one stock to people who wouldn’t typically take an interest in the stock market.
Give A Share
Give A Share is already geared up for the potential stock frenzy that Facebook’s Friday IPO may bring. They make it sound very simple stating, “The Facebook IPO is expected ~ May 18th. You will be able to buy one real share of Facebook stock here on the morning of the IPO. It takes just 2 minutes and a credit card.”
You can sign up now for Facebook stock updates. Click here for more instructions: giveashare.com
While One Share’s site won’t send you a notification about Facebook stock, they are really pushing you to buy, buy, buy! They also make it seem easy, and even have a blog with several posts about Facebook and if this is good for the company.
From One Share’s blog, “If you’re interested in getting a piece of this historic offering, Facebook shares will be available here on the OneShare site when they begin trading this Friday. And unlike your average broker, OneShare can get you the real thing: a physical stock certificate, framed and ready for your wall… Just wait until you can post a status update about your share!”
They even show you what their Facebook stock certificate is going to look like:
It makes me really want one of my own, regardless of the $39 fee that comes along with the stock price tag. Why? Because my broker and Etrader.com aren’t going to provide me with that certificate for my desk. You’re paying for the piece of paper. I think of it as a piece of art, and it almost seems justified.
I’m even going to get one for my boss who has a deep rooted hatred for Facebook. Maybe once he sees that it really can make people money, he will allow me to spend more of my workday
stalking connecting with people.
My status update while I wait for Friday to roll around:
I’m gonna own you, Mark Zuckerburg!
How about you? Do you want a piece of Facebook? Do you think this is a good or bad idea for Facebook?
Editor’s Note: Any information provided in this article is not given as advice or suggestions on what to buy. Meredith is not a stock broker, a financial guru, and probably doesn’t even balance her checkbook. Do your research before giving money to anyone, especially for investment opportunities.