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Overpriced Merchandise

Black Binder Clip Pin

The latest ridiculously overpriced merchandise: a single, black binder clip, from designer Off-White, going for $95.

The designer describes it as a 'pin,' which implies that it's meant to be worn as a fashion accessory, rather than used to hold paper together. Perhaps that's the reason for the high cost!

Posted By: Alex - Wed Aug 14, 2019 - Comments (2)
Category: Fashion, Overpriced Merchandise

Smythson Water Bottle Set

When only the best will do, then surely $495 isn't too much to pay for a water bottle holder. After all, the price includes 'complimentary' shipping. Available from Smythson.com.

Posted By: Alex - Thu Aug 01, 2019 - Comments (2)
Category: Overpriced Merchandise

Poop Slinger - The Game

It doesn’t exactly look like the most sophisticated game. So why are copies of Poop Slinger selling for close to $3000 on eBay? Because it’s the rarest PlayStation 4 game in existence. Only 84 copies were ever sold, making it a collector’s item.

Read the full story at: vg247.com



Posted By: Alex - Tue Jul 16, 2019 - Comments (2)
Category: Overpriced Merchandise, Excrement, Collectors, Videogames and Gamers

Raf Simons Grey Leather Tank Top

Usually it retails for $2850, but it's on sale now at ssense.com for only $1311. A bargain!

Posted By: Alex - Thu Jun 06, 2019 - Comments (7)
Category: Fashion, Overpriced Merchandise

Clothespin Earrings

Available from jewelry brand Ambush, for a mere $408.30.



Posted By: Alex - Wed Mar 13, 2019 - Comments (4)
Category: Fashion, Jewelry, Overpriced Merchandise

Chanel Skateboard

It's made with lacquered wood, which surely justifies its $7,700 price tag.



Posted By: Alex - Thu Mar 07, 2019 - Comments (1)
Category: Overpriced Merchandise

Gold-Fermented Champagne

Here's a new thing for rich people to spend their money on! Winemaker Leclerc Briant has announced that it's producing the world's first-ever champagne that will be fermented and aged in a gold barrel. In fact, it's apparently the first wine of any type to be aged in gold. It'll go on sale in 2021.

But why gold? The winemaker explains in an interview with thedrinksbusiness.com:

Explaining the reason for trialling a gold-coated barrel – which [head winemaker Hervé Jestin] admitted was “very expensive” – he said it was due to the metal’s unique solar properties. Commenting that there is “a resonance between solar energy and the wine”, he told db that the use of gold would, he believes, “increase the level of solar activity during the first fermentation”. He also recorded that “gold makes a connection with cosmic activity” – an important part of biodynamic principles – while noting that the wine stored in the gold-coated barrel was “completely different” to those from the same plot that had been fermented and aged in other types of vessel.

In response, the folks at thedrinksbusiness.com noted that they "struggled to understand how the gold would affect the fermentation, other than providing an inert and impermeable container for the process."

Of course, it probably won't change the flavor at all. But it's gold, so it will certainly affect the price!

Posted By: Alex - Wed Feb 27, 2019 - Comments (4)
Category: Inebriation and Intoxicants, Overpriced Merchandise

Pre-Infected Tissues

The company Vaev claims to be selling tissues that have already been sneezed into. For about $80 it seems that you get a box containing one infected tissue. The idea apparently is that you can infect yourself with a cold, and this will somehow strengthen your immune system, thereby protecting you from further colds or the flu. Although the company's website is very vague on details, offering only this:

We believe that when flu season comes around, you should be able to get sick on your terms. We’re not about chemicals or prescription drugs here at Væv. We believe using a tissue that carries a human sneeze is safer than needles or pills. This isn’t like any tissue you’ve used before, but we love using them, and you will too.

The idea is so odd that I wonder if it isn't some kind of hoax. Note that it isn't actually possible to buy these things because the company's online store claims to be sold out.

More details at Yahoo News!.



Posted By: Alex - Thu Jan 24, 2019 - Comments (4)
Category: Health, Disease, Overpriced Merchandise

Double-Back Shorts

Fashion brand R13 has introduced shorts that kind of look like two pairs of clothes have gotten stuck together in the dryer. Price: $565.



Posted By: Alex - Wed Dec 12, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Fashion, Denim, Overpriced Merchandise

$1000 Cooler

Another ridiculously overpriced item you had a chance to buy in 2018. Designer Alexander Wang collaborated with Magnum Ice Cream to produce this black-leather cooler. Yours for $995.00 (though now sold out).

Bella Hadid, who modeled the cooler, said: "I’m a strong believer in living life to the fullest... The Magnum x Alexander Wang cooler bag allows you to enjoy an indulgent moment wherever and whenever."

Yeah, but couldn't you do that just as well with a $10 cooler? And for an extra $5, you could even spray paint it black.



Posted By: Alex - Mon Dec 10, 2018 - Comments (2)
Category: Overpriced Merchandise

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