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March 23, 2007 4:19 PM   Subscribe

The most expensive things at Amazon, by category.
$255,000 for a House Number?
How about a million dollar space suit from Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin? Or maybe you just need a $40,000 Super Bowl XL coffee table book (Free shipping, of course) Don't miss the reviews...
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood (32 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
That number 9 is HOT.
posted by miss lynnster at 4:25 PM on March 23, 2007


***** for the 9
posted by pruner at 4:38 PM on March 23, 2007


The song Hot Shot City is particulary good.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 4:38 PM on March 23, 2007


Come on people, don't make fun. That number nine is from the artisan series for christ's sake. Obviously the proles have no appreciation for the value of fine art.
posted by keep_evolving at 4:42 PM on March 23, 2007


Via BoingBoing Via Consumerist?
posted by k8t at 4:48 PM on March 23, 2007


Also don't miss the description of the $1496.63 used house number.
posted by rachelpapers at 4:52 PM on March 23, 2007


From the $40,000 Superbowl book page...

"Only 3 left in stock--order soon (more on the way)."
posted by Senor Cardgage at 4:56 PM on March 23, 2007


Super Bowl XL Opus MVP Edition (Leather Bound)

You too can own this commemorative Super Bowl coffee table book, made from the finest human leather availible.
posted by portisfreak at 4:57 PM on March 23, 2007


I love the top comment for 9 at the moment:

9 Rocks!!!, March 23, 2007
Reviewer: Christopher Kukowski - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)
It's a great value and the best part is if you flip it upside down it doubles as a six. I was gonna buy a house but I'm much happier I went this route.
posted by languagehat at 4:57 PM on March 23, 2007


Oh, c'mon, the Superbowl book has over 150,000 words in it. It's a way better deal than $250,000 for one numeral.
posted by elwoodwiles at 5:01 PM on March 23, 2007


For some reason the thing that made me laugh out loud about the house number was: 2 used & new available from $1,496.63
posted by Wolfdog at 5:05 PM on March 23, 2007


Does this mean I'm "metafilter's own" now?
posted by mendel at 5:16 PM on March 23, 2007


This was my favorite review of the number 9 :

What the other reviewers seem to be missing is that this is not just a metal representation of the number 9 - you are actually purchasing the trademark rights to the number 9. Which means that any time anyone uses the number, you get a royalty. If you had already bought this item, you'd have gotten paid three times just from my review.
posted by Afroblanco at 5:18 PM on March 23, 2007


See also the most expensive things at eBay (link includes drug use, hilarity).
posted by kaytwo at 5:30 PM on March 23, 2007


(Free shipping, of course)

Yeah, but I bet it's only SuperSaver (3-5 days).
posted by ZenMasterThis at 5:33 PM on March 23, 2007


Does this mean I'm "metafilter's own" now?

This will not mendel.
posted by pruner at 5:41 PM on March 23, 2007


I live at #105, so my number 9 has proven of no utility whatsoever. I can't believe I sold my three children for this.

Classic!
posted by Many bubbles at 5:50 PM on March 23, 2007


Actually, the 9 isn't a house number, it's a number house--a house shaped like the number nine. It's just mislabeled.
posted by Many bubbles at 6:11 PM on March 23, 2007


$$$$$$$ is the new porn.
posted by Dizzy at 7:06 PM on March 23, 2007


See also the most expensive things at eBay (link includes drug use, hilarity).

God damn Achewood fucking sucks.
posted by delmoi at 8:06 PM on March 23, 2007


Haha:

Items: $999,999.00
Shipping & Handling: $4.49

Total Before Tax: $1,000,003.49
Estimated Tax:* $0.00
Order Total: $1,000,003.49
posted by disillusioned at 9:08 PM on March 23, 2007


So wait...

What the hell happens if I click "Place Your Order"?

Oh, GOD I'm so curious...
posted by disillusioned at 9:14 PM on March 23, 2007


Do it, disillusioned. Nothing will happen.
Don't forget to type in your credit card information & stuff.
posted by miss lynnster at 9:22 PM on March 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


That Super Bowl book is over 80 pounds. It might as well be chiseled in granite.

Anyway, it looks like they're all out of $250,000 number 9s now (just cheapo thousand dollar used ones left), and this comment has been left:

Guys i know you are all kidding, but my CC was actually charged $250,000 after buying it. i called Amazon CS, and they said I would have to call ACE headquarters. They were not in the office. Please do not make the same mistake as me, and pay this sum.


Is that for real? It would be pretty hilarious if Amazon refused to cancel this guy's order. What would drive a person to test the waters like this?

On preview: disillusioned gives me my answer.
posted by painquale at 9:28 PM on March 23, 2007


Considering the price is now down to $999, yep, someone bought one of them.
posted by portisfreak at 9:59 PM on March 23, 2007


Most credit cards have limits that are way below that, don't they?
posted by miss lynnster at 10:13 PM on March 23, 2007


Here's what cracks me up... "Michael Yen" complains about accidentally agreeing to buy a number 9 for $250,000? And yet he gave the product FIVE STARS.
posted by miss lynnster at 10:17 PM on March 23, 2007


Oh, man. Well, the five stars makes me think it's a joke.
posted by Many bubbles at 12:01 AM on March 24, 2007


You can get credit cards with a $250,000 balance?!
posted by public at 5:33 AM on March 24, 2007


I'm going to a birthday party for a six year old girl next month. I was going to order The Grim Reaper Skeleton on Horseback but I'm afraid she might already have one.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 6:27 AM on March 24, 2007


Did you look at the seller comments on the two "used" 9s?

"Actually a six, but looks like a nine when turned over. Save over 99%! First printing, signed by author."

"WAS DIRTY BUT NOW IS CLEAN. I USED A DAMP TOWEL."

posted by miss lynnster at 6:33 AM on March 24, 2007


How about an expensive DVD at Amazon.co.uk? Check to the bottom.
posted by antinastar at 6:05 AM on March 26, 2007


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