This week’s weirdest ways to spend money

Here are this week’s weirdest ways to spend money

November 15, 2019

We all find different ways to spend our time: Some of us start small businesses, others of us build full-scale replicas of Steve Jobs riding a Segway out of used toothpicks. Oh, just me? Nevermind.

Anyway, if we can find so many ways to spend time, shouldn’t we be able to find just as many ways to spend money? 

Here’s this week’s shout-out to all the people who found the most creative ways to drain their checking accounts:

  • Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime, $31m: Ready to upgrade from your waterproof Casio? Consider this fancy li’l number, which recently beat out Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona (sold for $17.7m) to become the most expensive watch ever sold at auction.
  • An aroid, the trendiest houseplant of the season, $2.7k: Tropical houseplants are IN this season, according to The New York Times. An aroid from the garden of houseplant rockstar Enid Offolter started at a bid of $19… and sold for $2.7k.
  • McLaren Elva roadster, $1.8m: What does nearly $2m buy you in the world of racecars? Not a windshield, it turns out. McLaren’s new luxury supercar lacks windows, a roof, and a windshield — and only 399 will ever be made. Get yours today!
  • Caviar AirPods Pro, $67k: Excited about the new AirPods, but disappointed they didn’t come in 18-karat gold? No prob! A Russian company sells AirPods coated in gold –– or python leather. Caviar also sells iPhone cases that (allegedly) contain: 
    • Metal from the Titanic (link
    • A piece of Mars (link)
    • Pieces of Ali and Frazier’s boxing uniforms (link)
    • Patches from the 4 Beatles’s suits (link
    • A piece of Steve Jobs’s turtleneck (link)

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