Rich People Things

Here Are Some Things You Could Buy Instead of the $3,000+ Mac Pro

All checks should be made payable to Betabeat Inc.
That's it? (Screengrab: Apple.com)

That’s it? (Screengrab: Apple.com)

The shiny beer cozy you see to your left is the new Mac Pro, a piece of machinery that will run you anywhere from $3,000 to $20,000, and that’s not even counting a monitor, mouse or keyboard.

We’re sure it’s a mighty, worthwhile machine, especially if you’re using it to, say, reshoot Lawrence of Arabia in HD entirely in front of a bluescreen with CGI camels.

But if that’s not your bag, why not settle for a Dell and blow your multi-thousand dollar wad on some other goods and services? Here are some ideas:

A $284 pair of jeans from J. Crew
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(via jcrew.com)

But do they come with dat butt?

Princess Di Beanie Baby, $971.25

Worth it. (Photo: eBay)

(via eBay)

Or spring for the $345,000 model; judging by the price, we’re pretty sure it transmogrifies into a lifelike model of Elton John playing the piano and singing “Candle in the Wind” when you rub its right hand.

Christian Louboutin knee boots, $1,595

(via neimanmarcus.com)

(neimanmarcus.com)

Worth it, tbh.

Flight to Morocco plus week in a swanky hotel for two, $5,000

(via Traveltweak.com)

(via Traveltweak.com)

Flowy, desert chic new wardrobe not included.

A year’s supply of Seamless lunches for Betabeat, $10,500

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Honestly, it’s the least you could do.

Hyundai Elantra GLS from $16,995

(via hyundaiusa.com)

(via hyundaiusa.com)

Literally. You could buy a car for less than the price of this computer.

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