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."

Raccoon_always_cool

Should Have Kept It Small

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

iBelieveInSpace

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."

KilliamWallace

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."

susangz

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."

Tarrabyte__

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​"

Gaychildx583

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."

_CARLOX_

"This"

"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"

taco-trash

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"

Bormahu-3-

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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."

friedkabob

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?"

jorgedredd

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?

Hey-OH!

"A divorce"

exwasstalking

"But it was worth it"

Intelligent-Put3771

"Marriage is grand. Divorce is 5 grand."

wdabhb

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.​"

maraca101

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."

Iamaspicylatinman

Hurts Now. Pays You Back Later.

"a house"

DoctorSneak

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

Andromeda321

"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."

Firm_Transportation3

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."

AccurateInterview586

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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I may not be popular for saying this, but I think comedy is the best form of entertainment.

However, it’s not always easy to find great comedy.

There are lots of comedians who make me smile or even make me laugh at a joke or two. Yet, it’s really hard to find a comedian who can keep me laughing through their whole set.

If you’re having trouble finding those kinds of comedians, or are just ready to find a new comedian to enjoy, Redditors are here to help.

Probably hoping to find a great comedian themself, Redditor Plastic_Ad_6179 asked:

"Who's the best comedian of all time in your opinion?"

Sean Lock

"Sean Lock"

"For many reasons, but mainly for being the undisputed champion of the world in...Carrot In A Box:"

– Rymundo88

"What a HUGE talent. Luckily he left a lot of great footage. Terrible loss."

– Pan-tang

"The comedians comedian"

– FrederickBishop

George Carlin

"George Carlin."

"Honorable mention to Bill Burr."

– gobigred3562

"When I turned 21, my mom took me to Vegas. We saw Carlin perform and we laughed solidly for 90 minutes. I don’t remember any of the jokes, but I have never laughed like that since. He was a true master of the art."

– drCrankoPhone

"Carlin is the only correct answer. Nobody will ever touch that level of wit, wordplay, satire, and social commentary."

"Nobody."

– reflUX_cAtalyst

Mike Birbiglia

"I went to a Mike Birbiglia show at Zanies in Nashville back in 2008. Guy killed…got up on stage, told 1 story. Took him 90 minutes to get through that story. The whole time, he’s veering off on tangents that seemed completely natural, conversational even. Each tangent was a tiny hilarious story itself. The show seemed so smooth and flowed so naturally, that I could hardly believe it was written. It was masterful. Sure, he doesn’t tell jokes that leave you breathless with laughter, but he does tell jokes that get 90% of the way there with such consistency that I’m actually more impressed with that than the former."

– mavol

Norm MacDonald

"In terms of:"

  • "Being at the top of his game for a long period of time"
  • "Being perfect at timing and execution"
  • "Understanding comedy to a degree that other comedians notice and respect"
  • "Being clever and witty on the spot"
  • "Having memorable jokes and killer standup routines"

"Norm MacDonald"

– warpus

"My favorite story about Norm MacDonald I've heard is that when he was coming up if he bombed he'd wait in the back of the club after the show to shake everyone's hand in their way out. If he killed he wouldn't. What a legend."

– SixPieceTaye

"If you asked a group of comedians who their favorite comedian is I'd bet Norm would be near the top of the list. So much of his material was a deconstruction of comedy itself. If Norm MacDonald tells you a bad joke, and you laugh, is it still a bad joke? Why is it funny? Are you laughing at him or is he laughing at you?"

– foldingcouch

Mitch Hedberg

"Mitch Hedberg. RIP."

– onepotatotwopotato3

"I used to love that guy. I still do but I used to too."

– ChefHannibal

""I got in an argument with a girlfriend inside of a tent. That’s a bad place for an argument, because I tried to walk out, and had to slam the flap.""

""F**k you, zzzzzzzzzzip""

– StarktheGuat

Monty Python

"Monty Python, as a group."

"I don't think there's been a single more influential comedy act than Flying Circus."

– EarlyBirdsofBabylon

"I agree with it just because it’s one of the few non-American mentions here. People seriously think that humor ends on American Stand Up and television…"

"Also Monty Python is ALWAYS funny"

– RockThePlazmah

Robin Williams

"Robin Williams."

– Flicksterea

"Live on Broadway stands as one of the most memorable things I have ever watched."

– Grimlock64

"Idk why he isn’t higher on this list or mentioned more often. Robin Williams had absolutely insane improv skills. Watch the episode of Who’s Line with him as the guest star, the rest of the cast can’t keep it together."

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Lucille Ball

"Lucille Ball"

– LusciousofBorg

"Scrolled this far to find a female comedian! Love Lucille Ball"

– boonybun

"I saw I Love Lucy was streaming a couple months ago. Having watched it as a kid, I figured I’d put it on for a nostalgic chuckle. I was not ready for that show to be so, so funny—I nearly passed out I was laughing so hard."

– mypantsareawesome

"She was a comedic genius."

– DrWorm_DD

Rowan Atkinson

"Rowan Atkinson (John Cleese closely second)"

– DarkFluids777

"Atkinson is such an amazing physical comedian that it’s basically overlooked that he’s a first-rate stand-up, as well."

– HilariousSpill

Eddie Murphy

"Eddie Murphy"

– onterrible1

"He saved SNL. They wouldn't be on air today were it not for Murphy"

– Blackgurlmajik

"Goat of comedy"

– IndependenceScary644

Comedy may not be everyone’s favorite form of entertainment, but it is a can’t miss, so long as the comedian in question is a good one.

Luckily, we’ve got some great suggestions above.