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World’s First Gold-Plated iPhone 6 is Now Up For Grabs

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The most blinged-out phone in the market has to be the iPhone. Those with money to burn have commissioned custom iPhones time and time again, adding jewels and crystals and even coating it in precious metals. The iPhone 6 is no exception, as a gold-plated custom version of the phone is now on sale.

Gold & Co., is offering a 24-karat version of the newly-released iPhone 6, and word on the street is that big-name celebrities, athletes (including Floyd Mayweather Jr.), and royalty (some UAE royal family members) are interested in owning one. The basic gold-plated version is priced at $50,000, while the bejeweled ones can go up at $130,000.

All that for a phone with an upgraded version coming in a few quarters or so? Whoa!

VIA [ Damn Geeky ]

This Is A One Million Dollar Bike. Yes, Really

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We suppose you could make a “one-million dollar” anything so long as you cover it in enough gold and precious stones. That’s the approach that The House Of Solid Gold seems to have taken with the 24K Gold Extreme Mountain Bike pictured above. They’re charging a cool million for a hand-crafted bike made from the following materials: 24K gold overlay on the entire frame, 600 Black Diamonds (6.0 carats in total) and 500 Golden Sapphires (4.5 carats in total). Add an alligator skin seat and some “top notch” components and there you go, one million bucks! Each bike is tailored to the customer’s specs, but clearly this is more of a work of art than a functional bike (although we suppose it would still work). There’s only going to be 13 of them made and each one will be laser etched with the artist’s name.

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Toilet Paper Embossed With 24 Carat Gold

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Back in October of last year we wrote about a toilet paper roll made entirely from 22 carat gold that sold for $1.3 million. Now we bring you news of the poor man’s version of gilded toilet paper: a $246 gold embossed roll. To be honest, this product seems far more real than the other one, since you’re still looking at actual toilet paper. Each design is custom made by German Fritz Loibl for his company, Tissue Design in Grafenau, Germany. Once embossed, the roll is shipped to you, wherever you are.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

So This a Solid-Gold Flappy Bird 3D Figure…

Solid Gold Flappy Bird

You’ve played the game. Now it’s time to own the bird–the actual Flappy Bird, that is, at least in 3D form. It’s no ordinary figure, though, as it’s crafted from no less than 14k solid gold.

Dong Nguyen might still be mulling over the decision to bring back Flappy Bird to the market, but the folks behind this the solid gold Flappy Bird are wasting no time in giving due recognition to the bird that has compelled countless people the world over to waste countless hours maneuvering it through the tunnels.

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Million Dollar Toilet Paper Roll, Because Your Bum’s Worth It

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No… No it’s not. No one’s bum is worth cleaning with 22 carat gold toilet paper. But this website seems to be offering it one up for purchase anyway. It’s an Australian website which lists one such roll for $1,376,900AUS, which is roughly $1.3 million US. Now, we’re not sure if it’s a real product, but they’re offering to “personally” deliver it along with a bottle of champagne. We think it might be some kind of joke, but hey, stranger things have happened.

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Burj Al Arab In Dubai Provides Its Guests With Gold iPads

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The Burj Al Arab in Dubai claims to be the world’s most luxurious hotel, and despite its own protests, has had the questionable moniker of the “world’s only 7-star hotel” attached to it since its opening. Regardless of the validity of that star rating, there’s no question that its guests stay in utmost comfort and extravagance, showered with perks like being chauffeured in a Roll-Royce to and from the airport, to being tended to by personal maids and chefs, to now being able to use a 24-karat Gold iPad for the duration of their stay. “The iPads, meant to act as “virtual concierges,” are loaded with Interactive Customer Experience (ICE) software that gives guests information on services such as dining options at the landmark property.” And guests that like their device enough can get one for themselves at the hotel’s boutique for the modest sum of $10,200.

[ CNet News ] VIA [ LuxuryLaunches ]

Major Fail: Dude Has $230,000 Gold Shirt Made to Appeal to the Ladies

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Jan. 9 Update: So some sources say that the shirt cost $23,000 and not $230,000 as many earlier reported. We’ll update once we find out for sure, but either way, this is still a crazy expensive shirt.

Everyone, meet the Datta Phuge, who hopes to be known as the ‘Gold Man of Pimpri’ from this day forward. Phuge is a moneylender from the Indian city of Pimpri-Chinchwad and he’s loaded. He’s so ridiculously rich that he saw fit to spend $230,000 to have a gold shirt made so he’ll be more appealing to the ladies.

What was he thinking?!

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That’s What A $15,000 Gold LEGO Brick Looks Like

Hey, people of money, listen up. If taking nightly dives into your pool of gold coins (like Scrooge McDuck) hasn’t completely desensitized you to the appeal of all things golden, there’s a little something you could buy. Provided of course that you share the geek’s enchantment with all things LEGO.

This brick is 25.65g of 14K gold (0.8246 troy oz). The brick is the same size and shape as the original 2×4 LEGO brick.

This incedibly rare piece was given to LEGO employees that had 25 years of employement at the Hohenwestedt, Germany factory and was also given to couple of very special business partners of LEGO of the time. It was only given out from about 1979-1981, only one or 2 per year from my understanding.

This amazing brick comes in its original display box which features the LEGO logo of the time that it was given out. The box itself is plastic and has a minor amount of storage wear on it.

So yeah, you can buy it. This particular one was made in 1980, and the asking price is $15,000. That’s a roughly tenfold premium on regular gold, so there’s definitely some collector’s salivating going on.

Us, we’re gonna stick with spray painting our bricks with yellow paint and pretending we’re rich.

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This $4.2 Million Gold Tree is All Blinged Up for Christmas

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‘Tis the season to be jolly! It’s officially less than a month before Christmas, so hang up the mistletoe and pin your stockings by the fire if you haven’t already.

Now that we’ve gotten the obligatory holiday reminders out of the way, let’s play another round of ‘What Would You Do if You Had $4 Million?’ Would you buy a fancy sports car or move to a bigger apartment? Would you donate a chunk of it to charity or buy a jewel-encrusted watch for yourself? Or would you rather blow all that money on a revolving tree that was molded by ten craftsmen using 40 kilograms of pure gold?

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