Trump accepts real estate deposit in the form of a gold bar

Donald Trump’s new tenant in one of his properties (we don’t understand the myriad of space units he owns) has symbolically provided 3 gold bars as a deposit on the lease.

The new tenant is APMEX (American Precious Metals Exchange).  For the avoidance of doubt, econolol authors hear that APMEX is a trustworthy dealer, but have never made a purchase from APMEX, and even if we did, we are sure we would have a massive boating accident immediately afterward, losing all of our barbarous relics.

As the free market serves us, you may consume the source article via WSJ (subscription required):
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903532804576569071541880208.html

Or, you may consume it here (no subscription):
http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-to-take-real-estate-deposit-in-gold-bars-2011-9

Gold isn’t money, and we’re easily confused, so we’re wondering why Trump is allowing a new tenant to perform such a barbarious action:

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