What is the most extravagant and useless luxury item you have ever bought?

I emphasise the word “useless”.  An art piece is not useless if you frame it on your wall and admire it from time to time.

For me, it has to be my Mont Blanc Meisterstück Classique ballpoint pen.

I had bought it as reward for a career promotion within my company.

Through a contact at The Hour Glass boutique, I got the pen at 20 per cent discount off the retail price.  I LOVE a good lobang (deal) anytime.

A Mont Blanc pen has been an alluring status symbol since my youth.  Imagine the pen sitting in your shirt pocket as you mingle around at a social event.  Surely you exude the aura of a gentleman with taste for the finer things in life.

Now that I came to possess a Mont Blanc, …