Most Expensive Thing That You Can Buy on Amazon

Most Expensive Item On Amazon?

Ever wondered what the most expensive thing on Amazon is? As I idly wandered through my Google Analytics this morning while I was busy munching my toast and slurping coffee, I found that someone had arrived on one of my Hubs by using the keyword phrase ‘most expensive item on Amazon’. Now this piqued my curiosity not just a little bit, but a lot. What was the most expensive item that you could find to buy on this massive internet retailer?

Being based in the UK, I’m used to buying things like books and CDs from Amazon, but since I have started writing on HubPages, it has never failed to amaze and astonish me the diversity and range of the things that you can buy on their site in the States. So far in my Hub writing career, I have not found a single subject to write about that Amazon was not able to match with products – everything from vampire’s fangs, to Turkish Delight and books on famous executions in the Tower of London! But what is the most expensive item that you can purchase from Amazon?

Starting The Search for Amazon's Most Expensive

When I typed in ‘most expensive item on Amazon’ it returned a very interesting group of products, some of which were actually not very expensive. But folks, how would you like to buy your very own Wedding Chapel with Wood Roof? For the sum of $21, 420.47, this quaint little Wedding Chapel can be all yours and is apparently delivered fully assembled. If you have the space in your garden, it could be the answer to the problems you are having finding a suitable venue for your impending nuptials, or maybe you could move into the wedding business yourself? After all, it could save people from having to go to Vegas?

The other interesting product that the search returned was a set of Aluminium Bleachers, which gives you ten rows. Perfect to go with the Wedding Chapel, as you could extend the seating outside in the summer months and invite more guests. At $10,927.37 these Aluminium Bleachers are not cheap, but I couldn’t help feeling that they could produce some much more expensive things to buy – I would just have to start searching the individual categories.

Searching Amazon Categories for Most Expensive Items

So since huge mansions, flashy cars and luxury yachts are not yet listed, which categories would I try first? The obvious answer was jewelry. Amazon has a very wide range of jewelry for sale online, and although many jewelry items are reasonably priced, surely there must be some expensive jewelry for sale?

If you search the jewelry category, well over a million pieces of jewelry are listed, so would I find a really expensive, luxurious item of jewelry for sale? Would it be diamonds, sapphires or pearls? A necklace or, maybe, even a tiara? Well the most expensive jewelry item that I found on my search was a single natural, untreated ruby. Costing $3,000,000.00, this natural ruby is 20 carats, and is a Modified Brilliant cut.

If you want some nearly as expensive jewelry, but would like to have more than one beautiful red gemstone to show for your millions, there is also a Van Cleef & Arpels platinum, sapphire and diamond necklace for sale at $1,200,000.00 and a Platinum Diamond Riviera Necklace for $1,150,000.00. These were the most expensive jewelry items that I could find, but there was a wide range of other big ticket jewelry pieces to choose from, showing that Amazon is a place to shop for luxury fine jewelry.

Other Luxury Items for Women

So what other expensive, luxury items are there available for women? Well if you are looking to spend a lot of money on an expensive present for that special lady, why not consider a bottle of the new Clive Christian No. 1 Pure Perfume Splash? This handsome gift of fragrance will set you back $1,769.99, and comes in a gold bottle engraved with the signature crown of Queen Victoria. Or would you like to fragrance your bath, massage oil or facial creams with the calming, wonderful smell of roses? If so why not go for Rose Otto Oil, which costs $11,511.00 on the Amazon site, and bathe in pure luxury.

If you would like to buy your lucky lady the gift of time, why not look at a Cartier Santos 100 Diamond 18kt White Gold Pink Ladies Watch? Priced at $35,630.70, this handsome timepiece would match with lots of outfits, and is suitable for day or evening wear.

Expensive Items for Men

So we have seen that there are a lot of expensive, luxury items available for women, but what about the men in our lives? If your man is into gadgets and likes his music, there is the 2.1 Stereo OrbU. Retailing at $9,999.00, this bright red 2.1 stereo surround comes complete with a dedicated subwoofer, remote control and iPod dock connection.

Cufflinks always make a great gift for a man, and in this case these cufflinks also make a great investment! These 18k white gold and diamond cufflinks cost $29,000 on Amazon and would certainly add that bit of glamour when he is dressing for dinner.

If your man is a keen golfer, why not get him some used golf balls? And these used golf balls do not come cheap, they are $9,999.00! But they are also autographed by Gary Player, Fred Couples, Craig Stadler, Ray Floyd, Billy Casper, and Jim Furyk and are framed.

Luxury Toys and Baby Items

Expensive items on Amazon are not just for adults, there are some pretty pricey toys and things for the kids as well.

If you have a pretty big garden and a large budget, why not splash out on a SportsPlay Christel Modular Play Set 911-126 for $21,295.00? This amazing play set includes two bump wave slides, a half circle climber, a corkscrew climber, pipe wall, rock wall and spiral slide. Enough to amuse even the most active and adventurous children!

Was your teddy bear your favourite toy when you were a child? If so, why not take a trip down memory lane and check out these charming Steiff Mohair Teddy Bear Boy and Girl? They cost $1,500.00 and are dressed in old-fashioned peasant costumes.

Of course, no well equipped nursery can be without a rocking horse. Some of these rocking horses are works of art, and are finely carved and painted with real leather accoutrements and real horsehair manes and tails. They have a wide range of rocking horses available on Amazon and the most expensive that I could find is Stevenson Brothers’ Limited Edition ‘Golden Jubilee’ Rocking Horse at $7,600.00. This very fine animal is mounted on a coach spring suspension and is coloured dapple grey, with a real horse hair mane and tail, and black, English leather tack.

The Most Expensive Item on Amazon

So it looks as though the dearest item could be the natural ruby at $3,000,000. But Amazon is a dynamic site, and there are always new products being added and some being de-listed, so by tomorrow this could have changed. But now I know that this is an internet retailer that isn’t just for purchasing day-to-day items like books, but that there are also many expensive, luxury products to choose from. So when I win the lottery, at least I know where I can go and do my shopping!

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CMHypno 5 years ago from Other Side of the Sun Author

Well you know where to come when you win the lottery and do have the money to spend like a millionaire, Laura. Amazon has it all! Thanks for reading the hub and leaving a comment

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Laura Ginn 5 years ago from UK

Haha what a great article! Would make your day too if someone clicked on one of those and bought something :D I wish I could afford too! Ingenious :D

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CMHypno 6 years ago from Other Side of the Sun Author

Hi Forrest, presumably they wouldn't be selling all this expensive stuff if there are not people out there buying it. I suppose there are people who have so much money, that these sums don't mean much to them. Thanks for reading the hub and leaving a comment

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CMHypno 6 years ago from Other Side of the Sun Author

Thanks for the great comment Rebecca E. It totally amazed me what expensive things there are on Amazon. One day we will be able to afford them all from our HubPages earnings?? LOL

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Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

well, there you have it, what people will not spend money on, these are great items, but unfortunately at the moment, slightly out of my price range.

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CMHypno 6 years ago from Other Side of the Sun Author

Thanks for the interesting comment on expensive things on Amazon, Spacey Gracey. All I need is for 1 person to buy a piece of jewelry worth millions from my Amason link, then I can retire!!! LOL. I did, however, once sell a gold pendant for $200, so like you say, it can be done

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Spacey Gracey 6 years ago from Essex, UK

Great idea for a hub CMHypno. When I started hubbing I read a lot of advice saying it was easier to sell 100 $1 items than 1 $100 item. But I haven't found that in my experience. I've only sold 13 items so far but 2 of those have been over $160, one of those wasn't even anything to do with a hub I've written, so I might need to change my direction. Probably won't go as far as jewelry worth millions of $$$ though.

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CMHypno 6 years ago from Other Side of the Sun Author

Great news Nell! Sounds like you are on an Amazon roll! I don't sell that much, but it is building up and it's fascinating what people do buy.

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

Hi, just thought I would let you know, I just sold my second book! hee hee, I am so glad that I couldn't sign up for e-bay! I didn't have a landline phone, and evidently you need one now. thanks again nell

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CMHypno 6 years ago from Other Side of the Sun Author

Thanks for the read and the comment hypnodude - not sure that I would have even thought about looking for a wedding chapel on Amazon before I found it!

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy

Very interesting hub as usual. I wouldn't buy it online, but the wooden wedding chapel is pretty beautiful. Rated up. :)

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CMHypno 6 years ago from Other Side of the Sun Author

Congratulations on your first Amazon sale Nell! I think that the the way the cookie works that it's harder to sell high price items, as people tend to go and look at other sites to compare first and maybe then come back to Amazon to buy, but by then we have lost our link. Saying that last week someone bought a $200 pendant through one of my links. Please someone buy the ruby so that I can retire!

Thanks for reading the Hub on expensive items on Amazon and leaving a great comment

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

Hiya, that is amazing, as Trish said, I thought it was just cheaper things. I have just started selling on Amazon, and I had only listed it for two days, and voila, off it went, for the grand sum of.......? 2 pounds 60p!! ha ha it was a paperback book! oh well, gotta start somewhere! thanks nell

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CMHypno 6 years ago from Other Side of the Sun Author

Hi Trish_M - it is truly amazing the huge range of stuff that you can buy on Amazon - and people must be buying it or the merchants wouldn't be listing it. Thanks for the read and the great comment

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Trish_M 6 years ago from The English Midlands

Wow! You learn something new every day!

I, too, thought that Amazon was just for books and CDs ~ until I joined Hub Pages, that is :)

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CMHypno 6 years ago from Other Side of the Sun Author

Now that I couldn't tell you De Greek. If I had that much money I would expect to be sitting in Tiffanys or Chanel, sipping champagne and having expensive trifles brought to me to inspect! Maybe it's something reclusive millionaires do? Thanks for the read and the great comment

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De Greek 6 years ago from UK

Now why would anyone buy anything so expensive online? :-)

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CMHypno 6 years ago from Other Side of the Sun Author

Thanks Hello, hello. If those expensive items are listed on Amazon, someone somewhere must be buying them. If someone bought the ruby through my link, I could probably afford to retire! LOL! Wedding Chapel anyone?

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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Isn't unbelievable what people spent. Thank you for your informative hub

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CMHypno 6 years ago from Other Side of the Sun Author

When I win big on the lottery, I will buy it for you Sandyspider! Thanks for the read and the comment.

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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

I think I will write out a check for the Blue Sapphire Ring :)

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