I am wondering how some players are able to buy assets from the marketplace without having to go through an auction like the rest of us? I didn't see anything in rules about any assets being able to be bought without going through an auction first. I know if something doesn't sell at auction you can then buy it but I'm talking about assets like facilities and cities that def would be bid on somehow certain players were able to acquire them without waiting for the 20+ day auction. Please show me in the rules where this exemption is stated. If there is something missing in the rules please add them for all to see.