12 Extraordinary Gold-Plated Items
Everybody loves the glimmer of gold, but not everyone can afford the solid stuff. It’s nice when we find awesome items which are gold-plated, because then we can buy them without the guilt of breaking the bank. Here are twelve amazing items which are gold-plated which will blow your mind whether you want them or not.
1. Coffee Maker
While it is certainly attractive to the eye, this is too extravagant for my taste. You would be wiping coffee off until the plating came off! The Impressa F9 costs a steep $2,799, and claims to brew the ideal cup of coffee every time. Capresso, the company who makes them, will donate proceeds to two different charities, ‘Coffee for Kids’ and ‘Share our Strength’ with each maker purchased.
2. Computer Keyboard
This keyboard may only cost $270 dollars to purchase, can you even try to imagine what it would look like after a thousand uses? This is the problem with plating hands-on items with gold…it just doesn’t last.
3. Russian Porsche
Okay, it is a stunner, but I wouldn’t trust the finish in inclement weather, would you? Designed by Visualis, everything in this car, including the steering wheel and door handles, are plated with 22 carat gold.
4. Nintendo Wii
Now this is a toy for either the extremely spoiled child or the over-indulgent adult. Either way, this is completely pointless. So pointless I call it waste. Heck, I’d just probably spill beer in it anyway. By the way, it went to Buckingham Palace.
5. Gold Bra
This piece of women’s wear cost nearly $2 million dollars, and was designed for a fashion show in Korea. It even has diamonds on it and liquid gold embellishments. Just too much for my personal taste.
6. Gold Capsules
Supposedly if you take these orally they will raise your sense of self-worth and well-being. I guess I would be scared to walk the street for fear I would be kidnapped and held hostage until I pooped.
7. Gold Bike
You certainly couldn’t ride this thing in New York City. You would have to ride it under lock and key! It has diamond extras, and is worth a reported $102,000 plus. Now this is taking cycling to the extreme, wouldn’t you say?
8. Gold Dildo
For $1500 I better never need a man again for the rest of my life, true story! The problem here is that the gold plating will get into your pores. Anyway, if you’re not afraid they are on sale for $999, and they’re going like hotcakes!
9. Baby Buggy
This thing costs a pretty penny, so I would say it is a ride fit for a king, or a prince at the very least.
10. Personal Computer Case
This was made by Zeus Computers of Tokyo, Japan. It sports jewels, and is actually made of solid gold. A bargain at $570,000!
11. Gold Dessert
This thing has more kinds of cocoa in it than you can shake a stick at. Hell, I wouldn’t even want to eat it! It is concocted out of edible gold, and carries a price tag of more than $26,000!
12. Gold Toilet
Talk about flushing money down the crapper, this takes the term to a new extreme. You know you are spoiled rotten and way to rich when you make a buy like this. Well, the entire bathroom this is in is made of gold. Interested? The toilet alone costs $38 million, but the value has increased to $80 million. Crap!