A $13,000 Basketball and 5 More Crazy Expensive Things No One Needs

Your grandmother is probably turning over in her grave right now.

Hermes Basketball — $12,900

Stupid Expensive Things Hermes Basketball


For almost $13,000, this basketball better dunk itself, make you grow four inches and come with complimentary tickets to the NBA finals. Says Robert Chavez, American CEO of Hermes, in HUH Magazine, “why not make such a unique item come to life on the court?” Maybe because we aren’t crazy people, Robert.

Roland Iten Bugatti White & Rose Gold Belt Buckle — $55,000

Stupid Expensive Thing Roland Iten Bugatti Belt Buckle

Roland Iten

For anyone who's looking for a way to use $55k to hold his or her pants up (and admittedly, that's probably a very small audience), the Roland Iten belt buckle is just what your slacks need. The Swiss company makes watches and watch parts, but for some reason decided to branch out and make hi-precision mechanical belt buckles so fine-tuned it takes 9 to 10 months to create one. Did we mention it’s made out of solid gold? 

Terrifying Pool Cue — $150,000

Stupid Expensive Thing Terrifying Pool Cue

McDermott Pool Cues

No one asked for it, but the world’s most expensive pool cue has arrived. Designed to look like a terrifying battle-axe that went through a tunnel of bedazzling hell, this pool cue will cost you a cool $150k -- not to mention the respect of your friends. The piece is inlaid with 24-karat gold and is made of an Obsidian Sphere and leather tip that ends in a 9-inch blade. It’s a piece that says “I love billiards and also labor under the delusion that I live in Middle Earth.”

Toy Robot — $42,000

Stupid Expensive Thing Expensive Toy


A platinum-plated model of Gundam, a famous animated Japanese robot, will set you back about $40,000 -- provided that’s something you were after. The figurine weighs 45 ounces and stands about 5” tall, meaning it could double as the world’s most expensive door stop.

Diamond Laptop Sleeve — $11 Million

Stupid Expensive Thing Diamond Laptop Sleeve


More than 8,000 diamonds cover the world’s most expensive laptop sleeve. Because how else would you expect us to protect our $400 laptops?

Calfskin and Silver Monopoly Set — $7,750

Stupid Expensive Thing Calfskin Silver Monopoly Set

Geoffrey Parker/Zontik

Because nothing screams “classy” more than throwing your $7,000 Monopoly set at your brother-in-law in a fit of rage. If the sterling silver or silver-gilt pieces are too pricey, you can always settle for the $4,290 pewter pieces. *Cough, cough* Poor.

Drew DiSabatino is a viral writer for iVillage. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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