Reddit users reached a consensus. The following items are never worth buying, not even if you win the lottery and suddenly have a fortune to burn.
1. The world's most expensive strawberry
I once saw a single chocolate covered strawberry on sale of $6.
My mom had just got done telling me how sometimes I need to treat myself (I tend to be a saver), and pointed to it as an example.
It's now my go-to example for something I'd never, ever, buy. $6 for a single strawberry? Absolutely not.
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2. An inkjet printer
An inkjet printer. I've probably bought more than a dozen of them over the years and while they produce outstanding color out of the box, unless you're printing full color on a regular basis (like, every day) then you're going to get clogs and failures.
And don't even get my started on the whole "you're out of yellow ink, so you can't scan anything now" with the all-in-ones.
3. Precious metal 'utilitarian items'
"Tiffany artisans transform utilitarian items into handcrafted works of art. Designed in 18k gold, this oversized paper clip is the perfect whimsical desk accessory."
If only I had $1,500 for a whimsical desk accessory.
Or a $450 sterling silver razor
Or my personal favorite, a $350 silver Chinese take out pill box
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4. A two-wheeled motorized personal vehicle
One of those "Hoverboards" that are really just two wheels and require balance.
Or a Segway. There's not enough money in the universe.
5. Single-use kitchen gadgets
A vegetable spiralizer, lemon zester, or any pointless Kitchen Aid mixer attachment.
Your lazy [bleep] is never going to case your own sausage, so stop showing off.
6. Bits of famous people
I'd never buy any "body part" of a celebrity.
All those locks of "x"s hair and stuff like that just seems creepy to me.
Cigarettes. Been off of them for about 3 months now.
I will admit, I cheated a few times, but I've noticed I can't even smoke a third of a single cigarette anymore, whereas I used to smoke 1.5- 2 packs a day.
8. A vacation home
A vacation home. If I have unlimited funds, I can stay wherever I wanted, whenever.
It would be nice to stay in a different place every time without also funding the insurance, taxes, and upkeep on the property.
9. Any pyramid scheme, ever
I have a friend on Facebook that sells Juice Plus and she is absolutely infuriating... Suddenly she is posting emoji-ridden statuses about her 'magic beans' and how they magically cure all ailments like dementia, heart failure, the common cold, etc.
She's also now suddenly turned anti-vaccine and thinks the juice is enough to prevent the flu, meningitis, etc.
10. Air freshener
Just clean your [bleeping] house and light some candles!
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