Not everything or everyone can be bought. Bribes, wealth & materialism have become very widespread in society. In Acts 8:9-24, Simon the sorcerer wanted to buy the power of the Holy Spirit to use it for personal gain. This power is only gotten through genuine repentance & the right motive: to help others grow & glorify God. This applies to our talents too. Use them to glorify God & build others up, then see what will happen. Serve others with your gifts.