Thursday, February 9, 2006

Stupid Valentine Gifts For Rich People

HOUSTON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If you’ve got money to burn for a Valentine’s Day gift and a hole in your head, there’s a $95 million yacht for sale.

It’s called the Annaliese and, according to financial expert Jim Trippon, the boat is perfect for people who “are hoping to throw their money down a hole.”

As a result, Trippon picked the Annaliese to top his annual list of the “Most Outrageously Expensive Valentine’s Gifts,” especially since boats are bad investments because of their depreciation.

The boat is not the only expensive item breaking the bank. There’s a Satya Paul tie selling for $21 million and a diamond encrusted pen by Caran d’Ache selling for $265,000, even though the jewels are only worth $40,000.

But the most conspicuously dumb thing on Trippon’s list is actually the cheapest. It’s a $1,000 ice cream sundae that features an edible gold leaf, even though it only costs the restaurant $40 to make.

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