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The Popcorn Stand: Overpriced items still at a fast clip

In my latest civilization is coming to an end because this is way to much to spend for anything rant, you can now apparently spend $185 for a paperclip. Not just any paperclip, mind you, a Prada paperclip.

Of course if you don’t want to spend $185 for a Prada paperclip, you only have to spend $150 for the “knockoff.”

The $185 item is actually a Prada money clip, which has “Prada” printed on it and is made of polished sterling silver. So there you have it, we can now spend $425 for jeans that looked like they were rolled through the mud, $1,245 for a pair of pre-destroyed sneakers that looked like your dog chewed them, $80 for Kim Jong-un romphims (and I keep pointing out that’s the discounted price) and now $185 for a paperclip.

And I didn’t even mention the $85 rock in a leather pouch that I have no idea what it is, but apparently it does exist.

High-end retailer Barneys is offering the Prada paperclip for $185. The only difference between that paperclip and the $150 “knockoff” is apparently the knockoff doesn’t have Prada printed on it. No word if the Devil wears a Prada paperclip.

I looked up this high-end paperclip on the internet to see what’s so special about it and it looks just like an ordinary paperclip to me. But I also found Nordstrom is selling a paperclip money clip for just $25. What a bargain!

If you’re still undecided if you want to order the Barney’s $185 paperclip online, it should be noted shipping is free. Because you know anybody who orders a $185 paperclip is always looking for ways to save money.

I keep quoting Yogi Berra, but as he said, “Only in America.”

— Charles Whisnand