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Overpriced Merchandise

April 8, 2016

Wi-Fi Connected Juicer

Life has gotten a little easier for the juice-loving super-rich. For a mere $700 they can now buy the Juicero — the world's first wi-fi connected juicer.

Oddly, the device can't actually juice produce from a store or farm. Instead, you have to buy packages of pre-cut vegetables/fruits from the Juicero company (adding to the cost). The device then squeezes the veggies inside the proprietary packs, so the only clean-up required is to discard the used pack. The device automatically orders more packs when you're about to run out (this is the purpose of the wi-fi connection).

I think I'll stick with snacking on non-squeezed raw vegetables — cheaper, minimal clean-up, and (I believe) healthier than juice.



Posted By: Alex - Fri Apr 08, 2016 - Comments (12)
Category: Overpriced Merchandise

April 7, 2016

Champagne Gun

What does a bored billionaire do when he's temporarily run out of hundred-dollar bills to light his cigars with? Now he can turn his champagne bottles into spray guns and soak guests with premium bubbly!

If you need to ask how much this costs, then you're not part of the target market. (It's $495)



Posted By: Alex - Thu Apr 07, 2016 - Comments (16)
Category: Overpriced Merchandise, Weapons

January 18, 2016

Rusty Trash Can

We have a new addition to our ongoing series about overpriced merchandise.

The Atlantic directs our attention to the "West Village Corrugated Can" which Anthropogie is currently selling for $99.95 (on sale from $148). Yes, it's a rusty trash can.

Anthropologie even offers cleaning instructions: "Wipe with dry cloth." I assume a wet cloth might further rust it, which wouldn't be good.

Posted By: Alex - Mon Jan 18, 2016 - Comments (7)
Category: Overpriced Merchandise

November 1, 2015

$250 Stapler

The El Casco hand-held stapler looks like it's very well made. But is it worth $250? Because that's what it costs.

Perhaps there's a community of stapling enthusiasts out there willing to pay top dollar for the very best.


via Book of Joe

Posted By: Alex - Sun Nov 01, 2015 - Comments (9)
Category: Overpriced Merchandise

April 28, 2015

Starbucks Gift Card Redux

Back in 2013, I posted about a Starbucks gift card that cost $450 to buy, but only got you $400 in store credit.

The folks at Starbucks were probably wondering how they could possibly top that deal. But they managed!

For Mother's Day, they're now offering a gift card that costs $200, and comes generously pre-loaded with a full $50 of store credit. The other $150 pays for the card, which is made of metal and ceramic (and comes in a fancy box).

Posted By: Alex - Tue Apr 28, 2015 - Comments (12)
Category: Overpriced Merchandise

April 4, 2014

Golden Wipe

My German grandfather often used to say, "Ich bin kein Dukatenscheisser." (I don't s**t money.) But if he had this roll of toilet paper, he could have wiped with money. Or rather, gold.

It's 6-layer toilet paper embossed with 24-karat gold plate. It comes in 2 versions: either with the words 'Happy Birthday' or an Alpine rose embossed on it. Yours for only 178.50 Euros ($245, according to my desktop currency converter).



Posted By: Alex - Fri Apr 04, 2014 - Comments (9)
Category: Bathrooms, Overpriced Merchandise, Baths, Showers and Other Cleansing Methods, Excrement

March 3, 2014

Nuke Lamp



Add a little armageddon chic to your home with the Nuke Lamp from VeneriDesign. It's yours for only $1,445.53.

If they're charging that much, couldn't they have rounded down to an even $1445?

Posted By: Alex - Mon Mar 03, 2014 - Comments (7)
Category: Armageddon and Apocalypses, Furniture, Overpriced Merchandise

December 27, 2013

Starbucks Limited Edition Card

It's a gift card that costs $450, but it only gets you $400 worth of store credit. The extra $50 pays for the card itself, which comes in a "stunning rose gold hue."

But it's too late to get one, because they went on sale on Dec. 6 and sold out in minutes. [bitterwallet.com]

Posted By: Alex - Fri Dec 27, 2013 - Comments (9)
Category: Overpriced Merchandise

December 21, 2013

Futuristic Euro3plast Gnome

"A colored resin sculpture suitable for outdoor and indoor settings. In the luminescent version it acts as a 'dwarf guard' thanks to a luminous resin that absorbs light momentarily and then releases it for several hours, making it a small presence in the night." Available at Plust.it. According to Esquire, it only costs $340.



Posted By: Alex - Sat Dec 21, 2013 - Comments (8)
Category: Overpriced Merchandise

March 13, 2013

White t-shirt

How much would you pay for this white t-shirt? Does $495.00 sound about right? It is made in Italy, after all, out of "viscose/silk". Get yours at needlessly marked up Neiman Marcus.

Posted By: Alex - Wed Mar 13, 2013 - Comments (6)
Category: Fashion, Overpriced Merchandise

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