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« on: December 10, 2010, 12:31 PM »

Bambi and I went to the Cowboy Christmas yesterday. It's held while the National Finals Rodeo is in town.

We walked through the aisles and ended up talking to a mustachioed cowboy selling his jewelry. It must have been well made because Bambi walked by dozens of other similar booths.

Well, pardna, we got to talkin' about cowboy hats and I asked him what his cost and he said:

"Well, this here hat is 100X Beaver leather. I know the man who makes them and we barter. But for regular folk, it'd be 'bout $750."

My jaw almost hit the floor. I thought telling people kites cost $300 was amusing, but wow, who knew?

Anyone else been surprised at what the top end of some product lines cost?

I thought stereo speakers for $125k was pretty silly at last year's CES, but the cowboy hat set a new high in sticker shock for me.
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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2010, 12:38 PM »

That doesn't surprise me at all. $750 for just about any piece of outrwear isn't uncommon. When it comes down to something hand made and custom fitted, and made with expensive materials, well that's down right reasonable. Was it a nice looking hat?

You know how much people spend on boots, right?
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2010, 02:00 PM »

Get the hat..... it's a bargain.

Now get a couple of soft pillows....

LumenCraft Gatlight V3 (CF core, Titanium Frame) - $495



Spy 007 Flashlight - $945


Spy Tri-V Flashlight - $3,295


Argentum Series Charge Acanto Leatherman $12,000


Argentum Series Charge Del Rey Leatherman $40,000


Roland Iten Fou Lace (Shoe Lace Ends) $6,100


Roland Iten Credit Card Dispenser - $10,000


Roland Iten Belt Buckles $25,000+
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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2010, 05:24 PM »

A top of the line custom built Lynsky titanium bike frame will set you back close to $5k.  Then you add in all the components (including a front fork.)  When you get done, the bill is between $9k-12K depending on the components.

The only difference between boys and men is the price of their toys!
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2010, 05:46 PM »

A top of the line custom built Lynsky titanium bike frame will set you back close to $5k.  Then you add in all the components (including a front fork.)  When you get done, the bill is between $9k-12K depending on the components.
And if you're a dentist ... that (or a Seven or a Serotta) would make a great tosser's bike.

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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2010, 06:29 PM »

How about a well used watch:



Only a Rolex Submariner, the "Bond Rolex" but sold on eBay for $66,100 US.
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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2010, 06:32 PM »

if the hat scared you ... I won't tell you some of the prices people have paid for high quality bonsai....


tho i will tell you that there are people in japan who make a living renting out famous bonsai pots that you can rent to put you tree in..... pots that are themselves often worth nearly $1M USD .....(just the pot)

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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2010, 08:18 PM »

I've seen Koi sell for for well over $10,000.

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« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2010, 08:28 PM »

Facebook is now valued at 55-65 Billion! 

Who would have thought that people liking to talk about themselves could be soo valuable!! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2010, 09:29 PM »

A custom hat of that sort for <$1000.00 is indeed a bargain.

Shoe lace ends=Aglets

Yes, there's a name for that.. you don't even want to know what an aglet setting tool goes for.

Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2010, 09:57 PM »

A custom hat of that sort for <$1000.00 is indeed a bargain.

Shoe lace ends=Agelets

I actually vaguely remembered that.... it was the topic of a TV comedy series episode a couple of years ago.

Yes, there's a name for that.. you don't even want to know what an agelet setting tool goes for.

Smiley

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« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2010, 10:45 PM »

Shoe lace ends=Agelets

Yes, there's a name for that.. you don't even want to know what an agelet setting tool goes for.

Smiley

so you got me curious..... and not to be too anal but its actually spelled aglet with aiglet as the alternate spelling.
aglet

my google-foo netted very little in the way of "aglet setting tool" or its variants so I am guessing it falls under "if you have to ask how much ... "
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« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2010, 10:58 PM »

Spelling corrected.

You can pick up a cheapie for about $100.00 or so.

The last one I bought as a present for a colleague of mine who sets a lot of aglets was $750.00, but then; it was a present and this particular individual is really into obscure, specialized tools.

It really is a thing of beauty.
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« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2010, 11:39 PM »

now that i realized it was a "crimper" ... d'oh hush its late..... I was actually able to find one ... not bad.... but not as the one show here

very kewl indeed..... Smiley i like learning new things Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2010, 09:20 AM »

Next time ask how much the boots cost.  Shocked
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