Most people shop online for cheap essentials, the kind of everyday goods you want immediately for as little cash as possible. So it’s unclear who exactly is shopping for the insanely expensive items that lurk within Amazon's product lists.
Baseball cards, watches, pieces of art and home decor are among the crazy expensive items you can pick up on Amazon for tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. At least most of the sellers throw in free shipping.
Here are a few of the ridiculous items you can buy on Amazon right now.
Mickey Mantle baseball cards
There are only so many Mickey Mantle baseball cards still floating around, fewer in such good condition, even fewer signed, and even fewer in a set of four like the ones featured here. As one reviewer put it, “When I saw the high price, I thought to myself ‘That's just an insane price,’ but then I looked over to the right and saw free shipping and thought, ‘This puppy is going to sell FAST with free shipping.’"
Patek Philippe Nautilus women's watch
Patek Phillippe is a historic Swiss watch brand known for rare, extravagantly priced timepieces, but this women’s Nautilus watch takes the cake. At over a quarter of a million dollars, it seems a little expensive for an 18k rose gold case with Sapphire-crystal case back, bezel set with 46 diamonds, diamond hour markers, gold band with 146 baguette diamonds … okay we see why it’s so expensive.
A suit of armor
Need something flashy to wear to the office? Want to make a statement at your next party? Consider a full steel suit of armor. It’s handmade, totally wearable (though you may need help mounting your steed, aka bike), and a great gift according to the seller. All for the low, low price of $9,000.
Huge emeralds, a ridiculous number of diamonds, a 90-day warranty -- if these are the things you look for in jewelry, then look no further than this $180,000 necklace from Dazzlingrock.
For $72,000 you could send a kid to college (or you could at one time), or you could drop that chump change on a crystal chandelier from French brand Daum Crystal. The latter is fancy, modernist, and will impress your friends. Can’t say that for the former.
A small house
Honestly, 64 grand is pretty amazing for a new house -- only catch is you have to build it. Allwood Outlet will deliver (for free in the contiguous 48) all the walls and flooring you need to construct your dream cabin. If you dream of living in a prefab unit.