Say you know a special young person who happens to have an inordinate amount of money to spend on ridiculous things because they’ve been blessed with cash following the selling out of a great idea (or the selling of a terrible one) to someone with Scrooge McDuck-money. And let’s say you need to get them a gift, or simply, a gift for them to buy themselves, because you can’t afford anything they have a taste for in life anymore, even if that taste is strictly centered around nothing more than the factor of out-and-out opulence multiplied by the stupidity and lack of need for the potential gift in question.
Well, here you go. And yes, this is real:
Via Gilt Groupe, when you buy this badboy, you get a 24-karat gold-plated Atari 2600 console. Want to know more?
- One console, two joysticks and one game cartridge.
- Limited edition piece, signed and numbered to order.
- Second piece in the personal art series, Gold Mine Project, aimed to capture and immortalize the peak of the artist’s favorite childhood memories.
And for only $6,650 (plus $865 in shipping costs), this thing could be yours. And when the apocalypse comes—because if people are actually spending money on this, it inevitably will—you can melt down the gold and sell it because, don’t you know, gold’s pretty hot these days.
Also, did we mention it doesn’t work? It doesn’t work. You can’t play it. But don’t tell Jean-Ralphio—or whoever actually buys this—that. Just tell us if you know anyone who actually purchases this, especially if they work in tech. Please, more than anything else we want this Christmas, we want you to tell us who buys this.
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