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People Break Down The Most Expensive Thing They've Ever Purchased

People Break Down The Most Expensive Thing They've Ever Purchased
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You work hard for your money. You should be allowed to use it.

There's an idea that you shouldn't brag about the nice things you own, like somehow you're rubbing it all in the faces of people who could never afford it. While there's a modicum of truth, more closely related to don't be a boastful simpleton, there shouldn't be any shame in owning what you own.
You bought it! Relish in it. Odds are, you're going to be paying it off for the next 30 years, so, enjoy it while you can.

Reddit user, u/[deleted], wanted to know what you spent too much on when they asked:

What's the most expensive thing you've bought?

Being an adult means sometimes the most expensive thing you can buy, is something extremely practical and inoffensive.

Aw, That's Nice

"Diamond earrings for my mother. She believes that you can't buy diamonds for yourself, as a tradition, but no one has ever given her diamonds as a gift, so when I grew up and started earning money, I bought her earrings, she cried with happiness."


Should Have Kept It Small

"Small boat w/ trailer. Worst decision ever. I should've just gone with a kayak"


Go. Higher.

"Mountain bike. It cost more than any car I've ever owned"

"I only slightly regret the price because I should have gone higher. Yeti SB130 if you're wondering."


Treat Your Fingers

"An Ibanez Prestige guitar for 1500$. I've always played on normal priced guitars so wanted to try what the deal is with these higher priced guitars. The thing plays like a dream. Being new to a floyd rose bridge system, it is a pita but I'm sure I'll overcome this hurdle later. In case anyone is wondering, it is a model RG652AHM."


Need A Nice Thing To Type On

"That's debatable, I would probably have to say my car which was about $7,000. On the other hand if we're not counting cars probably my computer which was $3,500."


The most expensive thing you buy might not even be something you were expecting to spend a lot of money on. In fact, it might be something you didn't even plan on ever buying.

Whatever Makes You Happy

"An anime figure that cost $297 it was released in 2014​"


Something To Play On

"A ps4 at a third-world country."

"You think ps5 scalpers that sell the console for thousands of dollars are bad? That's cute. They ain't got shit on legit big stores that import the console legitimately and have to raise the price because of nasty import taxes."



"I bought a Gaming PC and the cost was like buying a Cheap Motorcycle in my country (Mexico)"

"Gaming in 3rd World Countries is hard , no wonder why everyone plays mobile games like Free Fire"


Do They Make Good Pets?

"I got pigeons as pets, 4 in total. My second pigeon I brought him (Pulgas) from a slaughter house cause I was looking for a mate for my first pigeon (Nieves). Well I ended up paying $20 for him and after a month he got really sick and we had to take him to the vet. After treatment and care the total cost was $550. And that's how I ended up with a $570 pigeon named Pulas, the little isopod of the house lol"


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Buying Something That Might Explode One Day

"A freeze dryer. This thing had an 80 lb vacuum pump that ran on mineral oil and it could drop the air pressure of its chamber to below 300mTorr and the temperature to below -50 F. It would take about 36-48 hours to freeze dry 7 lbs of food. It was an electricity hog and probably could have exploded or caused a fire if operated incorrectly."

"I kept it in my parent's garage."


Wait For The Markup

"Back when I first went out on my own, I had no idea how to manage my money. I ran out of money so often I learned how long it would take for certain stores to clear so I could make it safely to payday in case I needed to overdraft."

"On a few occasions, this didn't work out. In one instance, in particular, I was starving and decided to get a burger for 99 cents. I ended up with an overdraft. That 99 cent burger ended up totaling $33. I paid a 3,300% markup on a Jumbo Jack..."

"not the most expensive in total, but relative to value?"


Looking at all the entries, for the average person, the most valuable thing you own might be the very thing you're living in.

Or clothes. It could be your clothes?


"A divorce"


"But it was worth it"


"Marriage is grand. Divorce is 5 grand."


D And G!

"Besides my education and study abroad trips, $2,000 Dolce and Gabbana dress certified used on sale for a fraction of the price.​"


Make Them Offspring

"IVF cycles to have kids."

"Each cycle is a huge investment with heaps of hidden costs."

"Worth it in the end though."


Hurts Now. Pays You Back Later.

"a house"


"Yep! And then all the things you need to work on in the house..."


"The Great thing about a house, though, is that while it is extremely expensive (absolutely the most expensive thing I have ever purchased by far) it is almost guaranteed to make you money over time. Where I live, housing is at a premium. We bought our first home a year and a half ago and it's estimated value has already risen $70 k. It's an investment that you also get to live in and enjoy. That's not something you can say about all expensive purchases."


A Storage Unit Full Of Useless Nonsense

"I'm going to clarify the question by adding "useless" to the sentence. The obvious answers as the question stands are going to be those big ticket items like a house or car, luxury or not."

"So what's the most expensive, useless item I have ever purchased?"

"Well, maybe useless wasn't the best choice but I bought an RV with a payout received from a court case. Should have paid bills or something. I rarely use it."

"I once dropped $3500 on "dress clothes" at Macy's only to never wear them because the office I worked at wasn't business formal."

"I pay monthly for a storage unit full of stuff I don't need or want but can't manage to get rid of."

"When I get a windfall like a bonus or stimulus check, I like to go on AliExpress or Joom and buy $2-300 worth of useless crap."


Don't fret over what you own. Enjoy it. There's no reason no to be thankful you could afford it in the first place.

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People Describe The Most Historically Significant Event They've Ever Witnessed In Person

Reddit user FictionVent asked: 'What is the most historically significant event you witnessed IN PERSON?'

Aircraft losing control
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Do you ever wonder what it must've been like to experience major events throughout world history when reading about them in text books?

But if you take pause and actually think about it, we're living through many newsworthy current events that succeeding generations will be talking about long after we're gone.

Reading about them online or in newspapers is one thing. But seeing them happen unfold before our eyes is another.

Curious to hear from those who'll have anecdotes to tell in the future, Redditor FictionVent asked:
"What is the most historically significant event you witnessed IN PERSON?"

People recall the natural disaster events they've witnessed.


"1964 Good Friday Earthquake 9.2 Richter. Was a boy in Cordova, Alaska at the time."

– KitchenLab2536

"My father was skipper of the USCG cutter stationed there. He was inport, and when the quake struck shortly before 5:30pm, he and my mom gathered me and my three siblings on the front porch. At first, it felt like the house was crumbling at the foundation, but on the porch we could plainly see our whole world was shaking. I remember watching telephone poles swaying, and the wires snapping and crackling in the street. The quake lasted about five minutes initially. My dad got his ship underway to avoid the tidal wave which was sure to come. We had several aftershocks in the coming weeks, some of which were quite strong, though nowhere near as strong or as long as the quake itself. I was seven at the time."

– KitchenLab2536

Collapsing Freeway

"October 17th, 1989. I watched the 880 Nimitz freeway collapse during the San Francisco earthquake. The Honda in front of me had the upper deck crush her front-end engine compartment. The mother and her daughter were shaken up but completely fine."

"I was driving a convertible Triumph Spitfire, which was scratched up slightly from debris. However, I walked away unscathed. Aside from the fact I pissed my pants, which I didn't notice until much later."

– CatDaddyWhisper

Thar She Blows

"I sat on the roof of our house and watched Mt. St. Helens erupt less than 100 miles away."

– stinkykitty71

"This must have been fascinating and terryfing in equal measure. What a thing to witness."

– runrossyrun

"It was amazing! The ash that covered everything like snow was interesting to kid me, but less so to my parents."

– stinkykitty71

People recall seeing major catastrophes as a result of malfunctions or judgement errors.

Bomber Crash

"The b-52 crash that led to changing what large military aircraft are allowed to do for airshows."

"I didn't see the plane, but immediately saw the fireball. It was just a perfect, bright red turning to black mushroom cloud."

"Fairchild is a nuclear air base and there were a few minutes there where I was sure the world was about to end."

"A few years before a KC-135 doing the same thing crashed near the school while we were in class."

– goffstock

Tragic Takeoff

"I was standing on my front porch watching the launch of the Challenger."

– StarChaser_Tyger

"Was riding in my parents car to a basketball game in the next town over in north texas when we saw a shooting star and thought that was neat."

"It was the Columbia..."

– Misdirected_Colors

Demolition Gone Wrong

"The failed implosion of the Zip feed mill in Sioux Falls, SD in 2005."

"They hyped it up, sold tickets to it, had a big 'BOOM' marketing thing, and broadcast it live on TV."

"The explosives took out the main supports on the first floor, and the rest of the building above it just plopped down 10ft or so and came to a rest. It was a massive failure, and was a funny little blurb on news stations around the world that day. Definitely not major news, just the rest of the world taking 20 seconds to laugh at us."

"The building sat like that (the leaning tower of SuFu) for quite a while until they figured out how to safely demolish it."

"Here's a clip of the failed demolition."

– KitchenBandicoots

These well-known historical events were seen by very few who are alive today.

Historical Remnant

"The tumbling of the Wall in Germany… along with people selling bits and pieces of it on tables in lobby in front of commissary and px in the following weeks and months. I had picked up a chunk about the size of an oreo and kept it… has blue spray paint on the flat side. Wonder if anyone is buying them now?"

– SingedPenguin13

Major Upheaval

"I would have to say the LA riots. I lived about two blocks from where it started. I was on my way home from school and saw someone throw a brick through a window. I didn’t even wait. I just started running the whole way home."

– Scarlaymama0721

Day Of Infamy

"9/11, I could SMELL the collapse of the towers."

– go4tli

"A friend of mine was there. One day in the warehouse we worked in together there was an odd electrical burning smell. He stopped in his tracks and went 'this is what 9/11 smelled like.'"

– mantistoboggan287

I didn't physically witness the fall of the World Trade Center but I was living in New York City at the time.

However, I did see the smoke.

I was living up north in Washington Heights at the time and knowing what happened, uncertain of what was to come, and seeing the plumes of smoke from the attack site was the most ominous sight I've ever seen in my life to date.

Have you ever lived through a historic moment or witnessed something sure to be noted in history books? Let us know in the comments below.

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