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Softbank's Y13 mil diamond cell phones sell out in three days

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Recession may be looming large in Japan, but there are still some people willing to splash out on diamond-encrusted cell phones. Softbank Mobile said Friday that its eight limited-edition phones, each studded with 537 diamonds from Tiffany and Co, sold out in just three days.

The phone, designed by the luxury New York jeweler, went on sale for about 13 million yen each on Nov 1.

"All eight were sold by Nov 3," said Softbank spokesman Katsuhide Furuya. "I guess the buyers found them worthwhile."

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It took them three days means recession is there.

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"WORTHWHILE"...hardly. More like blatantly austentatious.

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Wow! I don't care.

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like, who cares, i mean really. people starving, stealing, killing themselves, killing each other, bullying, incompetent politicians with their hands in the till, bumbling cops, corrupt bureaucrats, bogus teachers and this is news. and the 3 that bought this crap - now their lives are complete.

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i am sorry - there were 8 fools not 3.

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That speaks to your problems, not the problems of marijuana.

Just another example of Japanese consumer's stupidity. This just goes along with the Lui Vouton and Coach fetish. "Look at me! I'm using a 13 million yen phone! So, I must be special!" OMG! This is so ridiculous!

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“I guess the buyers found them worthwhile.”

Woops! Refer previous post.

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Did the phones have a Kitty chan or Miffy motif in diamonds? If so, the absurdity is complete. Perhaps an idea for the next air-head bimbos that want these.

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Sadly it was probably guys that bought them. Or some old hoot that has everything but a life, relying on the phone to get one like the last trinket.

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DXXJP - probably an old guy who bought it for his honey.

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I offer my recycling services which will be needed when they become obsolete in 6-12mths time

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I wouldn't pay 13 million yen for a cell phone because I'm always losing the darn thing...

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Musr be proof that some people have a LOT of money or are rather week in the brain section. Can not most see that things have got out of hand in many of our countries to where one should hesitate to waste money on something flashy when something a lot less in price does just as good a job? I was listening on the news this morning & people in Cdn are feeling the pinch of money with restaurants noticing some weekly to daily customers are tending to stay at home, more often, to have their own home cooked meals.

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I wish I could afford 13 million yen for ANYTHING in one go.

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Recession? What recession?

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buy a keitai strap and it can become a necklace!!!

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That is more expensive than my house and car put together.

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"13 million yen ( for a cell phone )"

Something is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it. ( I seem to remember posting this before... )

555Book - Your house and your car together are worth less than 13 million yen? Are you living in a shack and driving a piece of junk or what?

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There will be 8 people sweating in the future when they have to send them in for repairs!!! and hope the reception is as clear as the diamonds, hello! hello! hello!

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Now now....why so bitter. There are people who can afford these new toys.

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8 hostess gifts.

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No Sarge, I don't live in Japan, 13 million yen can buy you a very nice house in my country, something like 4000 sq ft. of built up area and fully furnished.

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or are rather week in the brain section

tee hehe hehe hehe

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Imagine the chicks you could pull in Japan if you answered a call with that thing...mind you an old dirty Adidas shoe phone would be just as good in some cases.

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Nobody has mentioned the obvious. I'd be willing to wager (not 13 M mind you) that all 8 of these phones will mysteriously disappear within 6 months, gobbled up, stolen, or beaten from their owners after they whip it out in public to answer the phone (what kind of music tone?) to impress their colleagues.

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Diamonds are forever, cell phones are not.-007

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With my new gold phone, I can to order gold 2009 calendars for the whole world for Christmas!

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I bought 7 of them, some other dude beat me to the first 1.

Diamonds are worthless anyway and not near as rare as BeBeers makes them out to be. I remember seeing a heap of diamonds at one of their storage facilities about 2 meters high piled up like some garbage dump.

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Oh and the eight proud people of the phones PLEASE do have an argument with your Boyfriend/Girlfriend near the sea or some lake!!!!

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I could whip up one of those with a bit of gold paint and a sheet of gyaru nail decorations.

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