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$1m Porsche Advent Calendar


montechoro 12 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2010 6:24PM
This unique advent calendar for the one you love contains 24 luxury designer gifts - including a speedboat, a designer kitchen, a luxury watch etc etc.

Only one calendar per continent to ensure exclusivity.......

Porsche $1 million Designer Advent Calendar

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User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
28 Nov 2010 6:46PM
( shakes head in disbelief... )

People have the money to buy these things and yet huge numbers of children live in abject poverty and misery around the globe...

( shakes head in disbelief... )
montechoro 12 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2010 6:47PM
Lord Young must have advised them "We have never had it so good" Wink
montechoro 12 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2010 6:49PM
Mike I totally agree with the shallowness of this $1m Advent Calendar compared to people losing their homes and living in poverty.

The irony of offering this "gift" for sale defies belief in the current economic climate - which is why I posted it.
Jestertheclown 6 6.6k 242 England
28 Nov 2010 7:10PM
I take your point Mike but this isn't about anyone actually spending $1m. to buy this although, doubtless, people will.
It's just a huge advertising stunt on Porsche's behalf and most of what it's costing them will probably be tax-deductable.
And whilst the figures involved may seem obscene to us, it's probably only a week's wages for someone like Simon Cowell and I can't see him puting his hand in his pocket to help out a few million starving children. Can you?
montechoro 12 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2010 7:13PM
It's only a month's salary for some our highest paid footballers as well - less if you include sponsorship deals.
mohikan22 10 2.3k 1 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2010 7:18PM
id buy one. if i had the money. simply to sell it on 10 yrs later and make some more money.
montechoro 12 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2010 7:19PM
I wonder how much a 2010 $1m Advent Calendar would sell for on flea-bay? Wink
answersonapostcard e2
10 12.7k 15 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2010 7:23PM
Simon Cowell actually does quite a bit for charity, including putting his hand in his pocket but I agree with Mike seems really obscene to do something like this at the moment. Now if it were for charity... well...
BigRick 9 2.1k 3 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2010 8:32PM

Quote:Id buy one. if i had the money. simply to sell it on 10 yrs later and make some more money.


+1.... and why not.... if i had the money i wouldn't think twice.
cameracat 11 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
28 Nov 2010 8:58PM
We only have ourselves to blame for the way things are.....Sad

We feed money into the fat cats of the world on a daily basis, How they spend the fortunes they make is down to them, Lets face it, How would you like it if a sales assistant in the camera shop said " But Sir, Do you realise that the price of that " L " lens your buying, Could feed a starving family for 6 months " ....D

No, I doubt that would go down well.....Smile

But average Joe spending a grand on a camera lens, Is probably the equivalent of a multi millionaire buying a couple of his & hers Porsche's....!!!

Are we saying its alright for average Joe to buy his lens without conscience, But the multi millionaire should feel guilty for his purchase.....?

I'm not sure thats fair, But hell thats the society we have created for ourselves.....Wink


Quote: if i had the money i wouldn't think twice


Surely if you had that sort of money Rick, You'd be buying a " Ferrari " or two.....Smile Maybe even a nice little " Helicopter " great for avoiding the traffic jams......Smile
BigRick 9 2.1k 3 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2010 9:20PM

Quote:We only have ourselves to blame for the way things are.....Sad

We feed money into the fat cats of the world on a daily basis, How they spend the fortunes they make is down to them, Lets face it, How would you like it if a sales assistant in the camera shop said " But Sir, Do you realise that the price of that " L " lens your buying, Could feed a starving family for 6 months " ....D

No, I doubt that would go down well.....Smile

But average Joe spending a grand on a camera lens, Is probably the equivalent of a multi millionaire buying a couple of his & hers Porsche's....!!!Are we saying its alright for average Joe to buy his lens without conscience, But the multi millionaire should feel guilty for his purchase.....?

I'm not sure thats fair, But hell thats the society we have created for ourselves.....Wink

if i had the money i wouldn't think twice

Surely if you had that sort of money Rick, You'd be buying a " Ferrari " or two.....Smile Maybe even a nice little " Helicopter " great for avoiding the traffic jams......Smile



Couldnt agree more.... its all relative really.... there is a guy my brother in law knows that has so much money (trader on the stock market) that he buys a new car every week. His latest, a Buggati Veyron.... git. Wink
MikeRC e2
9 3.5k United Kingdom
28 Nov 2010 11:20PM
....thank god we live in a democracy Smile
answersonapostcard e2
10 12.7k 15 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2010 7:04AM
Fair points Vince, guess I wouldnt be too happy if I'd earnt it and someone told me I couldnt spend it how I wanted. Still seems a bit wrong at the moment though Wink
montechoro 12 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2010 7:18AM
I don't think anyone has a concern with people "earning" money - but is a man who kicks a ball for 90 mins a week really "worth" 1m a month compared say to a paramedic who actually saves lives during a 40 hour week?

It's the poverty gap that is the problem.

A democracy allows us to discuss such things openly.

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