The high-end Apple Watch will set you back $ 24,000. So here are eight things, including a house, that you could spend your money on instead.
NOW that we’ve had a minute to figure out that the Gold Apple Watch will cost us $ 24,000, we’ve decided to take a step back on this.
Of course, $ 24,000 is hardly a drop in the bucket if you compare it to the high-end Swiss watches from Patek Phillipe and Breguet & Fil, which can run into the millions. But that’s a lot of money for a product from a mainstream tech company whose products average around $ 1,000.
So instead of shell out $ 24,000 for a gold digital watch, what can you buy instead?
You can buy a fairly decent new car for that kind of money. Like this 6-speed manual Volkswagen Golf 90TSI for $ 22,990.
So maybe not a house in Australia, but you can buy a real house elsewhere in the world. Like this two bedroom home in Pearson, Wisconsin, United States. It is on the market for US $ 18,000 (approximately A $ 24,000).
A BLOCK OF LAND
If you want to stay in Australia, there is 1023m² of land in Nhill, Victoria, for $ 22,000. Nhill has a nice municipal park and is halfway between Adelaide and Melbourne, so, you know, convenient.
EACH APPLE PRODUCT
For that kind of money, you can buy the top end of every Apple product and still have a huge amount of change. You can buy the most expensive iMac, Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, iPod Touch, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple TV for $ 13,091. Add a standard iWatch for $ 1,029 and you will still have $ 9,880 left.
A EUROPEAN FANTASY CRUISE
You can take a 14-day European river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest in a two-person twin balcony suite for $ 22,380. You will depart from the Netherlands, stopping in Germany and Austria before reaching Hungary.
SUPER BOWL TICKETS
Super Bowl tickets are quite difficult to obtain, which is why they are going to fetch astronomical amounts on resale sites. If you get your tickets early, you can still expect to shell out $ 3,000 for a ticket. If you are late, it can go up to $ 10,000. So if you’re an early bird and manage to buy tickets when it’s still ‘reasonable’, you can spend the rest of your $ 24,000 on flights, overpriced accommodation, and one of these. giant foam fingers.
For $ 24,000, you can eat 45 times at the Fat Duck restaurant in Heston Blumenthal in Melbourne. Or 33 times if you have the matching wine.
We’re not just talking about just any bag here, we’re talking about the bag: The Hermes Birkin bag. It’s so exclusive and desired that Hermès won’t even tell you how much it costs, and the waiting lists are long. Yeah, for a bag. Entry-level Birkin bags are said to cost around US $ 10,000 (or maybe 10 liters of virgin tears, who really knows) but crocodile skin can go up to US $ 60,000 (so you can buy a third party than with your iWatch money).