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$10,000 gold-plated Xbox One is the ideal gift for the 1 percenter in your life

Above: Harrod's gold-plated Xbox One console.

Image Credit: SirSyhn on Reddit

The holidays are tough for a lot of people, but I feel particularly bad for the friends of rich people. What do you get someone who owns a Gulfstream jet, the Brooklyn Nets, and one of those Tauntaun sleeping bags? Well, Harrods of London is finally introducing an item to solve this dilemma.

The “upmarket” department store is selling a special edition Xbox One that is completely plated with real gold, as spotted by user SirSyhn on the Internet aggregation site Reddit. For £6,000, which is equivalent to about $9,800, you can pick up the classiest next-generation console for the millionaire in your life that loves the solid form of the 79th element on the periodic table.

You might ask why anyone would need a gold-plated Xbox One. Well, besides making a bold statement about the owner’s standing on the economic ladder, it also serves as a pretty smart investment for a post-apocalyptic America where the dollar has collapsed and the Earth has returned to a bartering system. (Note: This article is not intended to serve as investment advice, and you should consult with your accountant before purchasing a gold-plated Xbox One for any reason.)

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