Pages

Archives

Search

Money blogs I like (rotating list)

Powered by Blogger.

Day 359: Santa Baby: the frugality audit


- weheartit.com

Santa Baby, I could use some ski lessons.
And a coat. And some pants.

OK, I'm throwing another classic Christmas consumerism song into the mix to find out the Most Frugal Christmas Song. To recap:

12 Days of Christmas $24,000
8 Days of Christmas (Destiny's Child's 2001 jam) $150,000

And now it's time for...

Santa Baby: the frugality audit









A sable


Assuming that this means a sable fur coat, not an actual sable (which is a kind of marlin and OK, I tried to find the cost to buy an actual sable for a pet, but that takes more advanced googling than I was willing to inves in this project) -- ahem, anyway. So, this fancypants website lists a number of sable items, but I assume the song is singing about this sort of sable fur stole (notice how the one I picked here has pockets, which makes it extra cool) (when the song was written I bet they were singing about the kind that still has the heads on both ends). Anyway, this pocketed classy fur stole will set you back a cool $3795.


'54 light blue Convertible


So. I couldn't find a light blue one, but this red 1954 Corvette Convertible is going for $119,900. And according to this random website, it costs anywhere from $250-$4000 to get your car repainted. Since we're asking Santa for all this anyway, why not go big guns? I'll say $4000 to get the red Corvette painted light blue.


- weheartit.com

I've been an awful good girl, with weird imperviousness to the cold and snow.
And mad skills at walking in snow in high-heeled sandals.

Yacht


Luckily, this request is less specific than the car. The cheapest yacht I could find on Yacht World is this one, for $265,000. I think it may be too small to be, technically, a yacht - but come on. It's listed on Yacht World. That's good enough for Santa, and it's good enough for me.

Duplex and checks

Currently, you can get a pretty sweet duplex in Saskatoon (because I'm sure that's what Eartha's singing about above, right?) for $399,900. Not too bad, actually. And you can rent out half of it for rental property!

- weheartit.com


Boop boop be doopy doopy doop!

The deed to a platinum mine


So, this one is tricky to price. The best bet I could find was this blog which priced the song in 2010, and found the platinum mine deed to cost about $2,250,000. I have to say, this is a pretty industrious gift request - not just gold jewellery, but your own mine to make your own jewellery. Wait --

Christmas tree decorations from Tiffany's


These vary in cuteness, and also vary in price. For instance, this teddy bear is $55. While this sterling silver key is $250. To cover a tree, even a little Charlie Brown tree, you'd need at least 10 ornaments. If you buy one of each style Tiffany's is currently selling, that'll set you back $780.

Ring (not on the phone)
Mustache ring!!


This one! I want this mustache ring from ModCloth! Because I can wear it and hold it up under my nose and have a mustache! All that enjoyment, for only $9.99!

Santa Baby Total Cost: $3,043,384.99

... making it, by far, the most expensive Christmas carol thus far. So hurry down the chimney tonight!

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...