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Let’s say you’ve been given $ 1 million dollars (US), under the following conditions:

A) You CAN’T use it to pay off bills, invest it, or give it away—even to a charity. You’ve gotta be “greedy,” and spend it for your own benefit (that means **you and your immediate household**—the folks living with you, whatever combination they are).
B) You _have_ to spend it on tangibles—no “I’d buy friends” or similar responses. Talking **hard material goods**—stuff you get in stores. And please try and keep your answers relatively clean; this is for play, ok?
C) You do NOT have to worry about insurance, storage, or upkeep on whatever you buy. So if you _really want_ an elephant, don’t worry about zoning rules.

Go for it, and have fun! Looking forward to reading responses—lots of creative folks here at Y/A. What DO you really want on your wishlist—and why?
BTW, I don’t __normally__ flag for point-gaming/”not an answer”…..but today, on this question, I’m in the mood to make exceptions. You have now been notified.

6 Thoughts on Let’s pretend for the holidays–fun Q: $1 mil gift, USD—see details?
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    shahrukh k
    July 25, 2011 at 3:57 am


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    July 25, 2011 at 4:14 am

    i would buy my own island and start my own country. citizenship is based on how I feel that day.

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    July 25, 2011 at 5:05 am

    A truck, boat, trip to Alaska for husband, private school for the kid:), A long trip for me to anywhere warm. I might let my kid have a big sweet sixteen party. I am selfish.

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    July 25, 2011 at 5:37 am

    First off, I’d buy a really nice, cozy apartment in SoHo. No idea how much that would cost, but ok…..

    Next, a car. Something practical, but fun. Like maybe a convertible, but a 4-seater.

    then CLOTHES!!! I would go around to as many “normal” stores as possible (gap, forever 21, ae) and spend it all, so I could get the most bang for my buck. yippeee!

    unfortunately, that might be more than 1 mil. oh well, it’s a game!

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    July 25, 2011 at 6:14 am

    I would buy:
    2 Corvettes…one my my hubby and one for me.
    A Fur Coat
    A little storefront in the downtown of my town where I could sell spirtitual supplies – like a botanica type place.
    A king size bed and 800 count sheets
    A bigscreen TV
    A new wardrobe
    Lots of leather boots, all heights
    Jessica Simpson shoes
    A Chanel handbag
    Jewelry from Tiffany and Co. – Silver
    A house in New Orleans French Quarter
    A house on the beach on the Gulf Coast

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    Burrito Boy
    July 25, 2011 at 6:23 am

    The problem with me answering this question is I have no immediate “household”. If my immediate family would suffice I’d buy my dad a new computer, his wife a diamond necklace, just for being there in the past. I’d also but dad some expensive stamps he is missing from his collection.
    I’m not sure what I’d but my three brothers, but they’d get nice, not cheep, gifts too. And of course there’s my nephews and my nice I’d spend enough money on them to make up for the birthdays and holidays I’ve missed.

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