Most Expensive Things I Can Do Without

by derek on October 22, 2008 · 17 comments

When Derek Semmler issued an open invitation for guest authors, I was really excited to do a post for his site.
Also Derek was generous enough to say that the topic could be anything, so I wondered whether to do my usual great prices/discount post or to do one of my list posts. Then I thought to myself I have not done one of those ‘most expensive‘ posts for a while (which basically tells us that a lot of people in the world have more money than they know what to do with) so maybe I should do one of those.

  • Finger Painting

Now if you tell me that an expensive painting is a great investment and that my money would double in a few years, sure I’ll think about it, but a lot of paintings are valued insanely high: the Mona Lisa for instance, is estimated to be worth some $670 million!
But that is only an estimate if it were sold.
The highest price fetched by a painting is $149.7 million (that is an estimate of what the price would be today)!
The mind boggles!
If I had that kind of money would I spend it on what appears to be a birds’ nest? Well that was a rhetorical question.

  • Cinderella’s Slippers

The most expensive shoes now cost a staggering $2 million!
I know that every self respecting fashionista wants to be well shoed, but 2 mil, even if they are one-of-a-kind 4½-inch stiletto sandals studded with 565 platinum-set Kwiat diamonds (which include 55 carats of clear diamonds and one big 5-carat stone) designed by Stuart Weitzman?
Wish I had the money though!

  • Not Your Ordinary Bag

The other fashionista thing is the bag right?
Well plonk down a cool million for this bag made from platinum and studded with only 2000 diamonds.
Wouldn’t mind having it, but where would I go with it?!

  • Don’t Hold This Wine In A Paper Bag

That Chateau Lafite is the Rolls Royce of wines is a given; but to pay $160,000 for a bottle of 1787 wine?
You had better save it for a really special date; and who knows if it is even drinkable! I mean just look at the bottle.
A good pair of jeans can almost be like a good friend, but would you pay $85,000 for a pair?
Well a pair of jeans by Levi’s studded with gold, diamonds and rubies are worth that much! But again, where would I wear them?!

  • Vintage Or Dirty?

Now one source for good value for money graphic tees is here, which I recommend, but would I pay 13,000 bucks for a pre-owned T shirt?
(Did you notice it does not look very clean?)
In a word No!

You know what they say, money is the root of all evil today, well I would not mind a little of the evil đŸ˜‰
What do you say?

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Nicole Price October 22, 2008 at 9:16 am

Derek, it is nice to see my post on your blog. Thank you.
Nicole Prices last blog post..Plan for Halloween


derek October 22, 2008 at 9:24 pm

Nicole, thanks again for the guest post! It was great having you share a post here and I am in agreement on the things that I can do without, lol – now I just need to convince my wife of that too.


Syed Balkhi October 22, 2008 at 9:57 am

I can do without these expensive things also lol.


Andrea October 22, 2008 at 11:47 am

those shoes are pretty….


Ling@Uptake October 22, 2008 at 11:58 pm

I can definitely do without these things, but I wouldn’t mind having the money to buy them, LOL!


Nick@romandock dot com October 24, 2008 at 7:47 pm

I totally agree Ling, although I do know a few people who would probably really like those shoes…
Other than that, the other pictures actually didn’t even look like anything worth buying.
I’ll just stick with cheaper wines and…hey, I just got an idea *goes off to look through my old vintage t-shirts to find a couple to sell* đŸ˜€
Nicks last blog post..Quality vs Quantity – After a Lapse in Posting


Justin October 23, 2008 at 1:28 am

Lol, i thought that post title was: “Most expansive things i CAN’T do without”, and when i started reading i was shocked :). But then i realized that this is wish list :). I wouldn’t have anything against any of these item… But even if i would have money for them, i wouldn’t buy them…


Andrea October 23, 2008 at 8:08 pm

haha, me too. i read it the same way!


Andrea October 23, 2008 at 8:10 pm

echo echo echo. derek, i hit submit once, idk why it showed up twice. when you get a chance, can you delete this comment and one of my echo comments? kthx.


Andrea October 23, 2008 at 8:08 pm

haha, me too. i read it the same way!


John @ Maryland Real Estate October 23, 2008 at 9:09 am

I don’t know, I do not think I could live without my Cinderella’s Slippers!
Johns last blog post..Kensington Real Estate


Movies October 29, 2008 at 5:55 am

)) fun stuff Cinderella’s Slippers!


Neil@Free PS3 November 25, 2008 at 9:47 am

I recently saw a diamond encrusted bluetooth headset which cost about $50,000. Now that I can do without


Bruce January 5, 2009 at 7:52 am

đŸ˜€ fun stuff Cinderella’s Slippers!


Jason@Paint Sprayer February 27, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Insanity! I actually laughed out loud at the “nest” muse.
Jasons last blog post..Titan LX-60 Paint Spray Gun


Grant June 15, 2010 at 6:20 pm

Wow 2 million dollars for a pair of shoes.
Think I’d rather have the money đŸ˜›


Gary Swiftbonds August 14, 2013 at 7:56 am

Actually, I believe that the bible says that it’s the LOVE OF MONEY that is the root of all evil and not money itself. A small semantical difference, but I believe important.
Still, when items become overvalued (as is the case here) then it seems that the usefulness of money is devalued. That is, we take our eyes off the important things of this world.


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