If I suddenly won the lottery tomorrow, there’s lots of things I would do with the money.
I would pay off my parents mortgage, buy a bunch of property and book the longest holiday. One thing I absolutely definitely would never do is buy a $4,000 Jenga set.
And yet, there are clearly people in the world who would spend thousands on a glorified board game because Louis Vuitton has released exactly that.
The Jenga set is described as ’refined collector’s piece’, whatever that means, and is made of multi-coloured plexiglass. I don’t care how much you need to life your games night status, nothing will justify this purchase.
Especially when you can buy the same damn thing from Kmart for $5.50.
This isn’t the first time Louis Vuitton has upgraded childhood favourites and added an eye watering price tag. Earlier in the year they released a coloured pencil set with matching leather roll for a casual $1,190.
Before the pencils, there were monogrammed teddy bears and a $100,000 toilet boasting the famous LV logo. Because the rich need to sh*t too.
There’s a whole world of completely normal items you can get for the same price as a home loan. I feel deep down into the black hole and dredged up some pretty insane finds.
Like this $860 silver protractor from Tiffany & Co. Because maths isn’t bad enough, it needs to put you in debt too:
This sterling silver tin can baby money bank looks like a soup can, feels like a soup can, but definitely costs more than a soup can at $1,750.
That’s one way to teach your child to save responsibly…
Tiffany also have table tennis paddles for a totally normal $1,250:
And – the thing that made me literally scream in shock – a watering can for $61,500.
That’s someone’s entire salary dedicated just for watering your plants which definitely won’t know the difference between Tiffany & Co. or Bunnings Warehouse.
It blows my mind that people are willing to waste money on purchases like this. I don’t care how rich you are, how in the world do you justify buying perfectly normal household items for 10,000x what you could buy them for at a normal pleb supermarket?
Spend your money on something more worthwhile. Buy another expensive handbag, use that $4,000 to book a holiday or, if you’re really struggling, just give it to me.
I promise to use it wisely.