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Stuff Rich People Buy That Everyone Else Hardly Even Thinks About

Some of the stuff rich people can afford feels like it should be hugely illegal, but some of the other stuff they can afford seems like only something a complete idiot would buy. Who needs a hand carved, perfectly cube shaped ice cube? This stuff must feel like a wicked insult to anyone who realized they grew up poor, and probably results in some really terrible rich kid syndrome.

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    Text - owenpoconnell 28.1k points 21 hours ago Kidnapping insurance LowBudgetViking 13.0k points 21 hours ago Can confirm. I worked for a place where the CEO was very hands-on and would often times fly to countries that were less than stable to sell the product. In case of kidnapping we had insurance for him, for anyone else that traveled with him that might get grabbed, and contingency plans in place for what we needed to be doing and who to contact in case this happens.
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    Text - allthedifference 24.2k points 22 hours ago Private jet timeshares. For those not quite rich enough for their own private jet, or those rich people wanting to be a bit frugal.
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    Text - whateveritsLorenzo 23.2k points 21 hours ago edited Something they do that most people don't know about is buy entire libraries at once. My sister used to work at a bookstore, and told me someone came in and wanted to furnish their library with a library size purchase of books. They just wanted cherry picked best sellers left to the discretion of the people working there. It sounded wild.
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    Text - fuckgoldsendbitcoin 19.5k points 21 hours ago edited If you're willing to fork out $35,000 for the player and $500 per showing, you can watch films that are currently in theaters in your own private home-theater. http:://www.lifewire.com/prima-cinema- home-theater-experience-1847001
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    Text - DieselJones92 2.6k points 21 hours ago Something I didn't even know existed until a month ago is a pot filler that's attached on the wall behind a stove so you can fill pots with water without having to carry them. Maybe not super expensive, but seems like something rich people would have.
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    Text - TinByn5Gin 2.2k points 23 hours ago gold pills that make your poop golden colored. im not even making it up. look it up.
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    Text - MesWantooth 1.1k points 21 hours ago For most people, a car is a depreciating asset - from the moment you buy it, it starts to go down in value. For ultra wealthy car collectors, they are able to access limited edition cars that go up in value immediately. For example, McLaren only made 375 'P1's that they sold for $1-1.5M...they are now worth easily over $3M. The challenge is it takes more than just money to get one of these - with only a few hundred models to allocate, and with them imm
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    Text - Kafeon 943 points 22 hours ago Renting disabled people to cut in line at theme parks http:://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost.com/2013/05/1 4/rich-manhattan-moms-hire-handicapped-tour- guides-so-kids-can-cut-lines-at-disney-world/amp/
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    Text - 2 21 hours ago S 5 hahahahthunk 23.5k points Time. All that crap you do - commuting, grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning your house, waiting on hold, paying bills - all those chunks of your life that are eaten up by minutiae - rich people buy out of all that routine garbage. Time is all you really get in your life. Rich people buy it back
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    Text - A_Crinn 19.0k points 19 hours ago edited 19 hours ago Landing 747s in small airports. I grew up around Lexington, KY. The region is huge on horses, particularly Thoroughbred horses. The entire city is surrounded by horse farms, and these farms breed some of the best racing horses in the world. The rich and famous will often come here to buy Thoroughbreds to add to their breeding stock. One such person is a shiek from Dubai (i think?) who owns his own private 747. Now the local airport isn
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    Text - bob-lob 16.3k points 21 hours ago Private boarding gate at certain airports. Complete with showers, a spa, full bar, lounge, food, a bed, gym, sauna etc. Total privacy. Your luggage is scanned and taken through security by a concierge, and you're driven to the plane in a BMW 8 series. LAX has them now.
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    Text - overduebook 14.8k points 21 hours ago Specialized household staff. When someone is truly mega-rich, running their household takes the same complexity as running a small to mid-size company, and management is skilled and compensated accordingly. Don't think "butler" - think "head of operations at a luxury hotel." The staff that household managers oversee can be really specialized as well. For example, Larry Ellison has his own personal curator to oversee his collection of Asian art. They d
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    Text - Ut_Prosim 13.7k points 21 hours ago Everyone knows about mega yachts, but the very rich also enjoy their own trains, or at the very least private super luxurious train cars. With their budgets it isn't expensive to rent space on freight lines and an engine, assuming they don't own their own. Sometimes a group of friends will hook their private cars together and motor around a continent having a big party
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    Text - Jiltedjohn 12.7k points 20 hours ago Pet cloning. Ex boss was getting his dog cloned for $100k
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    Text - eternalrefuge86 12.3k points 21 hours ago Luxury ice cubes. Gläce Luxury Ice Co produces perfectly square ice blocks for "minimum dilution and maximum cooling". Hand-carved and completely clear, these cubes are sold in bags of 50 and each bag costs $325.
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    Text - igotnothingtoo 10.6k points 20 hours ago I had a buddy who hired a driver, got him to get a chauffeur's license, and then made sure his jaguar was long enough to meet criteria as a limo, and then he could legally drink in the backseat. When I traveled with him internationally, someone met us at the door when we were dropped off, and they walked us to our plane. None of that customs/security stuff occurred.
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    Text - Kether_Nefesh 10.6k points 22 hours ago Private performances with big name artists. I was on a yacht in the Virgin Islands and some mega yacht owner pretty close to us had Christina Agulara flown in to perform for his guest on the mega yacht. We were close enough to see the performance - not close enough to pretend to be part of the party.
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    Text - imk 7.0k points 20 hours ago A person to go to jail for you in your stead. This is a known phenomenon in Latin America but I imagine it happens in other places as well.
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    Text - ReginaldKray33 6.5k points 19 hours ago You can buy houses "ready to move in only with a suitcase". These house are more than fully equipped. Everything is already there like the whole furniture, glasses, knifes, forks, spoons, tissues and toilette paper, towels, toys and games for the children etc.
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    Text - R600a 4.8k points 21 hours ago S Standalone ice machines. These are undercounter appliances who's sole purpose it to make ice, and not just any ice. The cheaper ($2,000+) ones make normal crescent shaped cubes, the more expensive one ($3,000+) make "clear ice" in cube shapes, and then pellet ice makers ($4,000+) which is the chewable ice like Sonic has. These are the more entry-level models to boot, some break 5 digits. I used to work for a manufacturer of these and at some point a lady w
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    Text - BLACKLABELSLUSHIE 4.7k points 18 hours ago I'm not rich but due to the fact that my dad was a top level gov't official and I went to a very elite private boarding school, I hung out with some fabulously wealthy kids (ie rich parents). What surprised me is what a portion of very rich people DON'T buy.I noticed that a surprising percentage of very wealthy people DON'T buy super fancy cars. For example one family who owned a world-famous beverage company all drove around in nondescript SUVs
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    Text - Jackpot777 3.5k points 21 hours ago You think your Platinum Card is cutting it? Please! Centurion is the way to go. It'll cost ten grand just to get one (initial fee to join and the first annual fee), but you get EVERYTHING. The Crystal Method are playing a local venue and you want to go backstage and shoot the shit with Scott Kirkland because you're interested in donating to his favorite causes (because you've always admired the guy, his political opinions, and his music)? That can be ar
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    Text - FunkyPete 3.0k points 21 hours ago Human organs. Steve Jobs used his fortune to game the system. A quote from the article: "Jobs couldn't pay for an organ. Nor could he pay to cut the queue. But what someone with Jobs' resources could do, according to liver transplant surgeons and ethicists, is to use money and mobility to improve the odds either by going to an area of the country where there are more organ donors, or by signing up at multiple transplant centers. "It's not for anybody but
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