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 10:51pm6/11/14 10:51pm

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 9:00am8/21/13 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 5:45pm11/12/12 5:45pm

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 10:07pm1/08/12 10:07pm

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 2:00pm4/23/11 2:00pm