5 of the most absurd, non-Clark Smart gift ideas

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If you’ve ever experienced buyer’s remorse, you know it can be a baaaaad feeling! We’ve all been there. And to help you avoid that regret this holiday season, we’ve rounded up a few things you should probably avoid. These exorbitant purchases are the epitome of a bad deal, but the humorous product reviews make them worth at least a look. 

1. This $108,562 watch

10 holiday gifts Clark hopes you never buy

This watch looks great, even $100K can’t make anyone look that great! I’d much rather put the money I would have spent on this watch into a retirement account – even if I was worth millions. You could get the same look by buying a Calvin Klein watch, and spend about $108,462 less! 

Best humorous Amazon reviews: 

‘I was about to purchase this when I saw it was not eligible for prime so instead I bought the Apollo 11 space capsule.’ -DJK_Engineer 

‘I was looking for something to prop up under the corner of my favorite chair on my luxury yacht which had begun to wobble. Luckily, this watch is exactly 13mm thick and did the job perfectly.’ -Ravi N.

Instead, check out this guide to less expensive watches that are also smart! 

2. ‘Towarich Santa’ Ornament – $42,595

10 holiday gifts Clark hopes you never buy 

This glass ornament must be special, because it is a whopping $42,595! But it can’t be that special. $42,000 can do so much more if you put it an investment account to grow over time.

Best humorous Amazon reviews:

‘The best $42,595.00 I’ve ever spent.’ -Cynthia J.

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‘How can you live with yourself knowing you deprived your family of something this magical? Buy this now!’ -Nathan 

Read more: 4 Holiday Scams You Need To Know About

3. This $140,000 crystal chair

10 holiday gifts Clark hopes you never buy

From the product description: ‘Tut Ankh Amon chair, made with pure crystal by Asfour, the largest producer for crystal in the world, this chair took about 630 hours to be in this very nice shape.’ This looks more like something that should be in a museum versus an Amazon product listing.

Best humorous Amazon reviews:

‘A Perfect Chair for any ‘Throne Room” – guitarlifter 

‘Raises the dead’ -Bleakobscurity

‘Whoever designed this chair with that plastic box around it didn’t know what he was doing. There’s no way to get to the seat so you can sit on it.’ -Silhouette 

Instead of spending so much on a chair, check out this guide to the cheap, customizable furniture.

4. This $39,997.99 Samsung TV

10 holiday gifts Clark hopes you never buy

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This 7-foot TV is pretty much as expensive as they get. We aren’t sure exactly why someone would use a 7 foot TV, except perhaps for business purposes. Apparently, the below individuals aren’t quite sure either. 

Best humorous Amazon reviews:

‘I was going to fund my daughters wedding in Hawaii, but I figured this Samsung TV would last much longer.’ -Jordan Rivera

‘I am coming back from the future to write this review, and to let everyone know you can buy this TV for $699 in 2017. It still looks great though.’ -B. Anderson 

‘Take my advice and shop around, people. I bought a twelve-pack of these at Costco and saved a hundred grand.’ -D. Niblock

To find a more affordable TV, check out this guide

Read more: What to do if you are a victim of holiday crime 

5. This $140,000 chandelier

10 holiday gifts Clark hopes you never buy

At first we thought this chandelier was made of diamonds. As it turns out, it’s made of porcelain, but it is Handmade in Valencia Spain. But why spend this much on a chandelier, even if it is a work of art? 

Best humorous Amazon reviews:

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‘I didn’t think I could afford this chandelier but when I saw the free shipping I realized only an idiot would pass up an opportunity like this.’ -Jason

‘I am NOT paying for light bulbs.’ -C. Smith

Instead of buying any of the above items, (though we know you’re smart and would never consider it), why not set yourself up for a sound financial future? If you’re ready to make better financial choices in 2016, check out some of Clark Howard’s guides below!



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