Saturday, April 15, 2006

People will buy anything, part deux


From costco.com -



TimeMug is a fusion of fashion and function. Ideal for both hot and cold beverages, the 16oz capacity and cup holder-friendly shape makes for a perfect companion on the go.

TimeMug has an airtight, liquid-tight and heat resistant seal engineered to protect the Swiss movement timepiece. TimeMug also features a rubber-sealing lid, slide tab, stainless steel interior and a non-slip, scratch-resistant base.



Set of two, 16oz TimeMugs
Colors: Apple Green and Christian Blue, Aria Pink and Paloma Purple or Alfonso Black and Original Clear
Top rack dishwasher safe, hand washing recommended

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The colors are reminiscent of the ipod Minis. Why it's useful to have a clock inside your travel coffee mug will always remain a mystery to me.




A remarkable 5.08 ct princess cut one-of-a-kind diamond ring in a platinum tiffany setting.
Platinum
Princess cut
Weight: 5.08 ct
Clarity: Internally Flawless (IF)
Color: Near Colorless (G)
Available in size 7; sizeable to any size (Costco does not provide this service)
This diamond comes with a Summation Of Appraisal certificate from the International Gemological Institute (IGI). This is to certify that the diamond described above is genuine, and has been independently examined in the laboratories of IGI.



What amazes me about this ring is that it carries a price tag of $86,999.99! I understand the rarity of such a large cut diamond being internally flawless, but my word. $86,999.99 would feed a lot of starving people!

2 comments:

suburban housefrau said...

Christian blue???

Is there like, Muslim green? Hindu orange?

Personally, I would think the Buddhists have the lock on the nice, dreamy, blue color.

Flawed & Disorderly said...

About the ring...I've seen outrageously priced jewelry in the Sam's brochures. If you can afford to drop hundreds of thousands of dollars on a ring, why not go to a legitimate dealer who will also give you a pretty box? Who wants to get a ring that's been thrown in a leftover box that was used to ship bulk toilet paper? If I had no conscience and was willing to pay sickening prices for jewelry, I would also be too arrogant to shop at Cosco or Sam's.