9 of the Most Expensive Things You Can Find on Amazon

It's pretty easy to blow all your money buying stuff on Amazon (and Amazon's new Fire Phone will make it even easier ). But if you want to clear out your savings account right now in one fell swoop, here are some of the biggest-ticket items we could find in the Everything Store. » 6/23/14 12:00pm 6/23/14 12:00pm

These hand carved ice cubes are the most expensive you can buy

A bag of 50 of these hand carved ice cubes costs $325. They are made by a California-based company that claims the cubes have no taste, so they don't ruin the taste of drinks, and they provide minimum dilution and maximum cooling. I suspect these inconveniences don't matter after the first two drinks. » 6/11/14 8:21am 6/11/14 8:21am

Tokyo Is No Longer the Most Expensive City in the World

Legendarily unaffordable Tokyo is no longer the priciest metropolis in the world—it has been supplanted by another, far more inaccessible city. Want to take a guess who it is? It's not New York. It's not San Francisco. The world's most expensive city is… » 3/04/14 2:40pm 3/04/14 2:40pm

The Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World's Most Expensive Cities

In July, Mercer published its current list of the most expensive cities in the world. Curious about the cost of living for expats, we created a collection of the priciest apartments and rentals in these cities. But what about hotels? How much will one night in the world's most expensive towns set you back? » 8/21/13 9:00am 8/21/13 9:00am

The Most Expensive Apartments in the World's Most Expensive Cities

A few days ago Mercer, the global human resources consulting firm, published its current list of the most expensive cities in the world. According to their survey, the most expensive place to station an employee isn't New York or Tokyo. It's Luanda, Angola. » 8/01/13 9:00am 8/01/13 9:00am

What Is the Most Expensive Gadget You Own? (Car Not Included)

Gadgets are expensive. It's inescapable. You're going to have to plunk down some cash for a really killer piece of kit. Sometimes it's not worth it. But other times you wind up with essentially a digital life parter—a gadget you're in physical contact with more often than you are with your loved ones, probably. » 11/12/12 5:45pm 11/12/12 5:45pm

The iPhone 5 Really Costs You $1800

Though you may think the iPhone 5 only costs $200, you're forgetting about the contract that's tied to it. Yep, that fatty two-year, soul-selling new contract you get when you buy a new iPhone. That's the real cost of the iPhone 5 and it can get quite expensive. » 10/02/12 7:00pm 10/02/12 7:00pm

Now You Too Can Go to the Moon For Only $155 Million (Roundtrip)

This week in shit none of us can afford: the private company Excalibur Almaz has started selling tickets for a journey to the Moon. To do it, the company has purchased several old, used Russian spacecrafts. What could go wrong? » 6/24/12 2:00pm 6/24/12 2:00pm

Why Apple's iPhone Charger Is So Expensive

There is no getting around the fact that Apple accessories are expensive. But instead of assuming that price meant quality, Ken Shirriff decided to tear an iPhone charger apart—and what he found justifies the expense. » 5/21/12 6:24am 5/21/12 6:24am

This Is the World's Most Expensive Camera

You're looking at a prototype Leica 35mm film camera, known as the 0-series. It was one of just 25 produced in 1923 for testing, and only 12 of them are known to have survived to this day. That's why it's just set a record, becoming the world's most expensive camera. » 5/14/12 7:26am 5/14/12 7:26am

Sorry, You Probably Can't Afford Samsung's Gorgeous Super OLED TV of…

When we saw the gorgeous Samsung Super OLED TV at CES, we were stunned. We wanted it in our living room. We thought about stealing it. We wanted to buy it but turns out, we can't afford it. It's going to be $9,000. » 5/10/12 1:58pm 5/10/12 1:58pm

These Asspensive Sex Toys Cost More Than the Priceless Feeling They'll…

Though the pleasure you receive from using a sex toy is typically priceless, some sex toys are so ridiculously expensive it can't be worth it. Like $3,475 for a Unicorn Butt Plug or $13,500 for a vibrator? Yeesh. » 4/30/12 9:00pm 4/30/12 9:00pm

You're Going to Need a Fat Wallet for Toshiba's Super Thin Tablet

Toshiba's Excite X10 Tablet is only .3 inches thin and 1.18 lbs. heavy but comes with a heavy price tag: $530 for the 16GB version and $600 for the 32GB version. While not dissimilar in pricing strategy with the iPad, it still costs $130 more than the Sony Tablet S and other just as capable Android tablets. It seems… » 1/08/12 10:07pm 1/08/12 10:07pm

Wool Felt iPad Case Rolls Itself Into a Subtle Tablet Stand

As an Incase product owner I'm pretty used to the idea of my iPad and MacBook cases being simple black and white affairs that perform their jobs well with little fanfare (and a high price). » 9/18/11 6:00pm 9/18/11 6:00pm

It Costs $23,000 to Get Your Peen Snipped in the US

Hospitals are already so ridiculously overpriced that I'm surprised I'm even surprised about this but according to a new father, a hospital in Boston quoted him $23,000 for a circumcision procedure for his son. » 8/26/11 5:40pm 8/26/11 5:40pm

Contact Lenses Made from Diamonds & Gold Are Too Much Bling

I'm all for spending money anyway you want to—grills, watches, boulder-sized rings, blinging chains—but come on, paying $15,000 for diamond and gold contact lenses is stupid. When did sacrificing your eyes become cool? » 7/18/11 5:00pm 7/18/11 5:00pm

This Pirate-Themed Home Theater Should Serve Nothing But Expensive Rum

The pics are renders, yes, but this elaborate pirate theater is very much a real thing being constructed in one luxurious Palm Beach, Florida home. » 6/04/11 11:00am 6/04/11 11:00am

This Gorgeous Sheet of Glass Is Actually an Expensive as Hell Radiator

I won't fault anyone for spending $3,640 on this radiator because it looks so flipping cool. Called the Matières à Chaud (Hot Matters) and designed by 5.5 Designers in Paris, its sheet of glass (only half an inch thick!) uses Quantum Glass to heat the room up. » 5/03/11 10:40pm 5/03/11 10:40pm

How a Book Accidentally Gets Priced at $23 Million on Amazon

Peter Lawrence's The Making of a Fly, published in 1992, is supposed to be a great book for developmental biologists. But no matter how great and how rare it is (it's out of print), a new edition probably doesn't cost the $23,698,655.93 it was listed for on Amazon. The used book sells for only $35! How did this happen? » 4/23/11 2:00pm 4/23/11 2:00pm

Audi Teams Up with Renovo to Produce Yet Another Jaw-Dropping Wooden…

Renovo, no stranger to beautifully-crafted wooden bicycles, has partnered up with Audi, maker of beautiful automobiles, to create another sweet looking series of wooden bicycles. » 4/02/11 3:00pm 4/02/11 3:00pm