April 12, 2011

How Much is Too Much for a Purse? $280,000 Comes to Mind

Hermes Birkin Handbag
in Pink Leather
(not the blue croc w/diamonds
model described in the ad)
source: Wikimedia Commons
public domain
It's been a long, long time since I've posted anything under the category "examples of excess," and that's been intentional.  After posting a couple of times on things I found to be the total opposite of voluntary simplicity and simple living, I thought it brought a negative vibe to things.  Simple living is about positive, happy, peaceful, quality living.  No time for a negative attitude.

However, there's always an exception to the rule -- and today, while doing research for an article, I stumbled upon the following and just had to share this.  Not as criticism - it goes past that.  Really.

This is just laughable:  an online ad for a special deal (that's right, it's a bargain) on a Hermes bag, made of crocodile dyed blue and lots of little diamonds -- the "Queen of all Handbags," the reader is informed.

It's being sold for Two Hundred Eighty Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($280,000.00).  I have written this sum in the way that we always did in our legal documentation back in my lawyer days just to make it clear that I really do mean 280,000 smackeroos.

Check out the ad here for the "Hermes Birkin Handbag 35cm Blue Sahphire Diamond Porosous Crocodile," which is available for shipping the next business day after purchase!!!

Example of Excess.  Sure.

Good laugh, too.   The next time I'm debating with myself whether or not to spend cash on a purse (because I am a sucker for purses and shoes), I may still be questioning the price.  One thing's for sure, though:  $280,000 is definitely too much for a purse. 

What kind of person thinks this is acceptable?  I really really wonder about that.  Betcha Hermes doesn't ask too many questions, though.  Hee Hee.

I'm still laughing. 
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