GoVaccum, spent six months to create a “one-of-a-kind, commercial grade, 24K gold plated, cleaning machine.” Its price tag: $1 MILLION DOLLARS. I believe it’s fitting to play this five-second video of Dr. Evil:
I know what you are thinking – “ $1million for a vacuum cleaner. That's just dumb” Yes, I echoed similar words.
As the appliance editor for Future Shop, I just can’t resist writing about this kind of outrageous gadgetry. In the meantime, I’d like to award this appliance the title of the “most ridiculous way of wasting money.”
For the record, I’m not joking with you about this appliance. There’s a vacuum made out of gold. In a statement published in the Daily Mail: Justin Haver, GoVacuum’s VP of sales and marketing said: “This isn't a joke, a fake product or publicity stunt as many people have thought.“
“Six months ago I got up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and was blinded by golden light in my half-asleep daze, I thought why is there not a gold vacuum for sale? So, it took us about six months into creating the GV62711 24k gold-plated vacuum. Is it worth its weight in gold? No, but even the status and exclusivity of owning a vacuum like this can't be measured in dollar and cent's.”
Only 100 of these vacuums will be made. Seriously, who’d buy this product? I don’t care how rich you are? Why would anyone want to brag about this?
Here’s a sample of the super-rich bragging: “Yes, I just bought the GoVacuum GV62711 and decided to hold off on getting the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4.”
The reality is that one ultra-rich person can buy 2.5 Lamborghini’s for the price of ONE of these gold plated vacuums. And this is why the GoVacuum wins for the “most ridiculous way of wasting money.”
All the components of the GV62711 vacuum cleaner (minus the bag, motor, and wheels) is encased in 24K gold. Bling Bling! Other specs include:
- High-performing 10 amp motor
- 14” wide cleaning nozzle with wooden roller brush
- Anti-marring urethane wheels
- Lightweight at just under 16 pounds
Sadly, the ridiculous doesn’t stop there. The uninspired team at GoVacuum decided to produce a rap song to help promote this $1million vacuum. It’s soo cheesy, it makes me cry. This is just too painful to watch…
Regardless, when it comes to vacuums, I’ll swoon towards a Dyson anytime. Like a Dyson DC36 Turbineheadvacuum, features include:
- Radial Root Cyclone technology ensures that you won't lose suction power as you clean
- A turbine head design with carbon fibre brushes is perfect for hard floors and short pile carpets
- Dyson Ball technology lets you steer smoothly with a simple turn of your wrist and offers greater control
- Washable filters
The Dyson DC36 Turbinehead vacuum was built to clean better. It features strong carbon fibre brushes that work alongside Radial Root Cyclone technology to pull even the most deeply-embedded dirt and dust from your rugs. Ball-engineering ensures easy manoeuvrability. And it comes complete with an array of useful cleaning tools.
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