12 Ridiculously Expensive Versions Of Every Day Items
We all like to be able to splurge every once in a while on certain items. Even when we go shopping for every day necessities, it’s nice to be able to choose a slightly more luxurious product over a supermarket brand. It doesn’t have to be too exquisite: a bottle of wine from the top of the shelf, quilted toilet paper, the good coffee that rich people drink in adverts. It’s the little luxuries we like to stretch to.
But sometimes that can be taken to its (illogical?) extreme. For example, in this article we show you that there are some every day items that are seemingly only around to make rich people feel even richer. The following list is presented in order of price from lowest to highest.
Carbon Fibre Toilet Seat ($249)
You might be fooled into thinking that if you’re going to splash out on an expensive toilet, the seat would probably be the least of your worries. But no. Here it is in all its glory, a toilet seat that costs more than a decent-sized TV.
Theodent Toothpaste ($300)
We’re all used to seeing toothpaste in white or chrome-coloured tubes, so does anyone else think this elite brand looks a little bit like it should contain sunscreen or foundation?
Kopi Luwak Coffee ($600 Per lb)
We’ll let the Wiki page for this item speak for itself: “Passing through a civet’s [aka “toddy cat”] intestines the beans are then defecated with other fecal matter and collected.” And rich people drink this stuff??
Gokukawa Leather Keyboard ($603)
We can’t imagine what that must sound like when typing on it. Having said that, such an expensive keyboard would be waste on us as we only tend to use the W,A,S,D keys anyway.
Antarctic Nail Ale ($800-$1,815 Per Bottle)
While beer is an acquired taste that’s surrounded by a very loyal and knowledgeable culture, this one is a wee bit out of our price range. We could buy a few kegs of cheap stuff for that amount.
Vicuna Socks ($3,300)
Socks? Socks?! Yes, for the price of a brand new sofa set complete with leather footstool, you too can have these comfortable socks that nobody else will ever see…
Gold And Diamond Earbuds ($5,175)
Audiophiles beware: your Beats By Dre headphones make you look like a mere commoner when compared to these delicate and exquisite babies.
Crystal Ergoripado Vacuum By Electrolux ($18,993)
Well, at least it’s a name we’ve heard of. Also, do the pearls draped around the body come with it or is that extra?
Diamond-Encrusted Bluetooth Headset ($50,000)
Hey, these will go great with that leather keyboard from before, you big spender you. Wearing this will be absolutely worth being verbally abused by ten-year-olds on Halo.
Bottled Water: Acqua Di Cristallo Tributo A Modigliani ($60,000 Per 750ml)
What exactly does a $60,000 dollar bottle of water taste like, we wonder? Suddenly that six-pack of Evian you pick up each week doesn’t seem so elaborate now.
Aurora Diamante Fountain Pen ($1.47 Million)
No, you didn’t misread that. That is in fact a pen that’s worth nearly $1.5 million US dollars. We’re betting you can still find refills for it in your local Staples though.
Royale Diamond Chess Set ($9.8 Million)
Up for a $10,000,000 game of chess? Admittedly this may not exactly count as an “every day” item, but if you spent that amount on a chess set, you bet you’re going to be using it a lot more frequently.