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Y200 mil gold Christmas tree on sale at Tokyo store

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“We made this gold Christmas tree hoping it will remind of bright and shiny future like gold that wipes out gloomy news,” said store manager Takahiro Ito.

"We made this 200mil Yen donation to Tohoku hoping it will bring a bright and shiny future. "

Who on earth would buy this tree anyway?

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Even if it was 19 kilograms of pure gold, and the article doesn't say that, it would still be only worth less than half of what they're charging for it.

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How come being robbed brings shiny and bright future. Sensei258 said it exactly right. Lets calculate, if the tree was made of solid gold.

The price today is USD 39227.10 per kilo which comes to USD 784542 for 20 kilos. With today's exchange rate that is equivalent to Yen 87129665 (87.12 Millions), so the profit for the store is 112 Millions yen.

If they would have said that they will donate 100 Millions to charity and keep 12 Millions profit that would be somewhat understandable.....what a Hypocrite.

Anyone with sound mind and heart should not even look at it, let along buying it. There are people dying of hunger and some stupids are selling Christmas tree worth 200 Millions. What the world has become..........its pity......

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Who on earth would buy this tree anyway?

White House 2017 Christmas tree.

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It looks so horribly tacky!

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Fools and their money are soon parted.

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Judging from the picture Trump took with Abe, this tree would fit perfectly in his gold plated condo in Trump Tower. The perfect symbol of the Trump world. Could have used the money to help sick kids, but, why??

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The "best part" of this picture is the seemingly very old photo/picture (maybe Tokyo ?) behind it...

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There are people dying of hunger and some stupids are selling Christmas tree worth 200 Millions. What the world has become..........its pity......

Business is business. Nobody is being forced to buy it.

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Fools and their money are soon parted.

Can you afford to drop 200 million yen on a tree? I know I can't. I can't understand why somebody would, but then maybe that's why I'm not that rich. I sure as heck wouldn't call somebody a fool unless I understood completely why they were buying it.

I wish I were smart enough to waste 200 million yen on a tree. I know that if I could, I wouldn't care how many poor people called me a fool. i would just laugh.

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Something is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it.

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sort of ugly

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White House 2017 Christmas tree. paid for by the taxpayer, and Trump will somehow get his lawyers and accountants to use it as a personal tax deduction.

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The world is further split into the haves and the have nots.

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Best that can be said is the tree is gaudy and tacky. It misses the Christmas Spirit

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Guy in the picture looking at is probably thinking...maybe I should get 2 of them. One for the living room and one for the bedroom.

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Something is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it.

So true. I just read an article about a single Pokemon Card that sold for $56 thousand, that's when you know you have too much money.

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Maybe they'll sell it and use the money to feed hungry children... or something...

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"sort of ugly,gaudy and tacky"

Just the kind of thing the J tarentos gush over screaming ゴージャス!!!!

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Holy Jesus!!

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That "tree" doesn't have any leaves. I thought the premium price might be due to some intricate design or something, but it looks like they just strung some gold wire over a frame and expect to make Y100 million profit for that. Not bad for a day's work.

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