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originally posted by: Atsbhct
Wow. Just wow. Sometimes I'll come across an item so stupidly priced that it truly TRULY shocks and repulses me.
Some of you may have heard about Urban Outfitters , it's an online retailer that specializes in mostly needless hipsterish items and clothing. I have an Aunt who collects their pint glasses, and we gift them to her for birthdays, etc. Today, while shopping online for a glass, I came across this Rope Swing
while the massive numbers of poor get poorer, there are almost countless numbers of new millionaires and billionaires with nothing left to spend their money on...
It's a One Hundred and Twenty Dollar ROPE SWING.
This priceless rope swing comes with 10 feet of pro Manila rope, and one 10 inch diameter piece of wood to sit your a** upon. What makes it worth $120.00 you ask? Well, and you'll be so impressed, your wallet will be screaming to let loose it's credit cards...the circle of wood, barely large enough to accommodate a butt...comes from the floor joist of a 19th century house. Well gooolly. Sign me up.
Real world cost?
Pro Manila Rope : $.78/ft. Hardware Store.
10" Diameter Wood Circle : Likely Free as F***. Your Dad's Failed Woodworking Projects.
Grand Total : $10 maximum.
What is the world coming to that this rope swing is being hocked for such an exorbitant price? It's anyones choice if they'd like to buy this and wait for it to ship instead of making one in an afternoon...but my lord...what is wrong with this picture.