Category:
Overpriced Merchandise

Live Like a Tsar

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The same armored car company that built cars for Tsar Nicholas, Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky are now offering the Dartz Prombron Monaco Red Diamond Edition armored car with whale penis leather seats. This SUV also comes with gold plated bulletproof windows, a tungsten exhaust, diamond and ruby encrusted gauges, a external Kevlar coating and three bottles of the most expensive vodka made (RussoBaltique). The asking price for this dorky SUV comes in at a whopping 1.6 million dollars. It's set to be showcased at next years Top Marques show in Monaco.
Sydney Morning Herald/Dartz

Posted By: mdb777 - Sat Oct 24, 2009 - Comments (3)
Category: Motor Vehicles, Overpriced Merchandise, Foreign Customs

Love Day

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As any fan of The Simpsons knows, Springfield once celebrated a totally bogus and greed-stoked holiday known as Love Day.












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Utterly oblivious to any satirical implications that make them look like idiots, the famed jeweler Cartier has decided to celebrate Love Day too. I find references to this "holiday" going back to 2007.

Here's their home page.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jun 10, 2009 - Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Holidays, Humor, Overpriced Merchandise, Cartoons

Wetsuits for the Weird

So you're going to do some surfing, or scuba diving, and the water isn't very warm. You need a wetsuit. But why settle for a plain, ordinary wetsuit, when you can get one that looks like human innards, or one that makes it seem you've been the victim of a shark attack? The possibilities are endless. Check them out here. ...bydiddo

Posted By: Nethie - Fri May 22, 2009 - Comments (2)
Category: Art, Body, Design and Designers, Overpriced Merchandise, Shopping

Overpriced Chair

I thought that this Carolina Cottage 271-AB Whitman Dining Chair in Antique Black, available from Amazon, was going to set a new record for overpriced merchandise, seeing that Amazon wants $139,134.99 for it.

But it looks like you can get the same chair directly from Dining Rooms Direct for $139.

Still, if you feel like paying full price for it at Amazon, Weird Universe will get a kickback since we referred you. Or better yet, send us $100,000, and we'll arrange to have the chair shipped to you straight from Dining Rooms Direct.

Posted By: Alex - Mon Apr 27, 2009 - Comments (11)
Category: Overpriced Merchandise

Premium Flying Disc

I've created a new category for Overpriced Merchandise, since it's been a recurring theme at WU for a while.

What we have here is not just a frisbee, it's a "premium leather flying disc" that has felt lining for "finger comfort." Plus, it comes in an "array of hues." It's yours for only $305.

Posted By: Alex - Sun Mar 29, 2009 - Comments (5)
Category: Overpriced Merchandise, Sports

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