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INTEREST: Japan's Pure Platinum Frozen Calendar Costs More Than Many Houses


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mdo7



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:18 pm Reply with quote
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a pure platinum Frozen 2015 calendar that rings up at 100 million yen, or about US$835,800.


You've got to be kidding me. Shocked

$835,000 for a calendar.
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penguintruth



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:27 pm Reply with quote
Why would anyone make this? Who do they expect to buy this?
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:29 pm Reply with quote
Someone who needs a large bulk purchase of platinum, I surmise. Although 10kg of platinum would only be worth $394,600 at today's price.

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Fedora-san



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:32 pm Reply with quote
Seems like a bad investment considering the calender will be useless in a year's time.

Why not a classic pocket watch or something?
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Suena



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:02 pm Reply with quote
An overrated metal, except that it has great scientific applications.
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mglittlerobin



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:32 pm Reply with quote
*Does a spit take*
That's my only reaction to this right now.
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TsunaReborn!



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:32 pm Reply with quote
I wonder when people will just let it go.
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EricJ2



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:39 pm Reply with quote
penguintruth wrote:
Why would anyone make this? Who do they expect to buy this?


They expect Frozen fans, particularly the unique Japanese variety, to buy it.
And why? Because there's something basically WRONG WITH THEM. Mad

(I mean, I wasn't crazy about everyone gushing over the bro-hugs in Big Hero 6 either, but at least that one has normal fans...)
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7jaws7



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:15 pm Reply with quote
This sounds like an idiot's solution to get Japan out of its recession.
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dtm42



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:18 pm Reply with quote
TsunaReborn! wrote:
I wonder when people will just let it go.


Ahahahaha, nice one.
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Hoppy800



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:23 pm Reply with quote
Why was this made? No one in Japan outside of politicians have the money to burn on something like this in this new recession. Then again a rich buyer from HK, the US, or EU could afford this and buy it.
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FireballDragon



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:49 pm Reply with quote
dtm42 wrote:
TsunaReborn! wrote:
I wonder when people will just let it go.


Ahahahaha, nice one.


For the first time in forever, I actually like this joke.
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Mr. Oshawott



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:52 pm Reply with quote
Even with the rare metal Platinum surrounding it, I still can't see how this Frozen-themed calender would be worth $836,000+, particularly since calendars become more useless as the months pass by.
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Kadmos1



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:05 pm Reply with quote
Sheesh, this makes a lot of Ferrari and Lambos seems cheap. Wonder how long it took to make this giant calendar.
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mdo7



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:31 pm Reply with quote
TsunaReborn! wrote:
I wonder when people will just let it go.


You won 1,000 internet from me.
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