Many people daydream about winning the lottery or landing a job that would pay them more money than they would know what to do with. Invariably, people can buy whatever they want when they become super-rich.
Big purchases like houses and boats would barely register as a blip on their financial radar. However, there are certain things people are positive they would never buy under any circumstance – especially if they found themselves with all the money in the world!
1. An Extended Car Warranty
When buying a new or used car, many people find themselves in the “hot seat” in the dealership's finance office, where they are pitched on the benefits of an extended warranty. You're not alone if you've ever felt uneasy about this aggressive sales tactic.
Hundreds of people have declared that they would never purchase an extended warranty on their vehicle – even if they had unlimited monetary resources! One person has gone out of their way to explain that, in many cases, dealers don't even honor warranties.
“That's every car maker from my experience, and it doesn't matter if it's your extended warranty or the initial factory warranty – they will try weasel out of their responsibilities,” one shopper advises. “The problem seems to be the independent dealers, not the car company itself.”
2. Lottery Tickets
Of all the items you could buy with unlimited money, lottery tickets wouldn't be the most practical. “Well, there wouldn't be a point in buying lottery tickets at that point, now would there,” says one bemused woman. So we have to wonder: what would you even win?
3. A Timeshare
Add “buying a timeshare” to the list of things no ultra-rich person would ever plunk money for. However, one ingenious person makes a valid point: “Well, if you're rich, you can buy all of them for all the time periods and not have to share them.”
Be honest with yourself: do you understand NFTs? We don't! Even if we had the opportunity to buy all of them for a low price, we wouldn't even know what we'd be getting ourselves into. “I'm still trying to wrap my head around why anyone would. But then again, I'm old,” confesses one.
5. Gucci Anything
Luxury handbags and clothes are more items that would never be bought if you had unlimited funds, but not for the reasons you may think! One woman, in particular, puts everything in perspective. “Gucci is for the people that pretend to be rich,” she says. “The really rich don't buy Gucci.”
6. Elephant Ivory
Elephant poaching is a hot-button issue for many people, and it's no surprise that many would never buy elephant ivory. “Anybody who supports and sustains the demand for this stuff is just terrible,” one collector bemoans. We're happy to report that practically everybody participating in this thought exercise agreed that ivory would never be on their shopping list, no matter how rich they become.
7. Expensive T-Shirts
Many people agree with this shopper, who makes his point very straightforwardly: “A plain t-shirt from a high-end brand that is more than triple the price for the same thing from Target.”
Others expressed their opinions on this topic, with one person simply saying, “So true. What's the point?” Many were left scratching their head, wondering why anybody would pay more than a few dollars for a new plain t-shirt.
8. An Apple iPhone
The iPhone's popularity hasn't diminished, but that didn't stop countless people from declaring that they would never buy an iPhone – especially if they had control of all the money in the world!
Android users wonder, “In an age where brand loyalty has decreased more than ever, I am still shocked by how many people will swear their life to Apple and continue to buy next year's iPhone no matter the price.”
9. Animal Fur
In 2023, more and more people are becoming educated and informed about the inhumane treatment of animals in the fur business. Many agree with one woman who declared, “The only animal fur I have is attached to my cat and whatever surface she decides to lay on.”
10. Becoming Verified on Twitter
We've saved the most popular answer for last – there's seemingly not a single person willing to pay to be Twitter verified, even if they had all the money in the world. Twitter's popularity has dwindled in recent months, so this information didn't shock us.
“It's not even a true verification anymore,” says one user of the new “Twitter Blue” process. “Now it's just a ‘premium user' mark. ‘Verification' implies that Twitter puts effort and resources into ensuring an account is run by the person it claims to represent.”
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