I was browsing through my spam mail as I usually do when I’m bored when I saw this:
A Strauss “Water Bar”? What could that possibly be? I was slightly curious, I have to say, to know more about that 50 eGift car. That was until I looked at the actual item:
$1,000 for a water dispenser?!?! What were these people thinking? For that price, I can probably own my own personal water filtration factory!
I have to admit, I was expecting something more in the range of $200-$250 - which would still be ridiculously overpriced and a completely unnecessary and stupid purchase - but the $1,000 mark really made me laugh for some reason. And what do you get for that price?
Strauss WaterBars are the perfect multipurpose water dispensers to accent any kitchen or workspace. Hooked up to your main water line, the small and stylish appliance delivers an unlimited supply of purified, chilled, boiling or room temperature water how you want it, whenever you want it – all at the touch of a button.
So it’s a water filtration system coupled with a boiler. What a stunning new invention! No, wait: it’s a filtration system coupled with a violet that has to be hooked to your main water line. I can barely think of anything more stupid than that. You what’s the absolute last thing I want? Yet another useless gadget that takes spaces on my counter, has to be hooked up to my water line, serves no purpose whatsoever AND cost over a thousand bucks.
In its description, the “Strauss Waterbar” (or water dispenser, let’s not lie to ourselves) boasts having an UV lamp and charcoal-activated filters. Which would be useful if we lived in Malawi or something, or somewhere where there is no clean tap water. And no, it’s not even useful on camping because it needs to be connected to the municipal water supply.
I fail to see a single situation where I would need this piece of trash. Even for free, I wouldn’t want it. It’s not like the water that comes out of your faucet isn’t good, you know? And what happens when that machine breaks, causes a leak or whatever?
Overall, I guess I just don’t understand the person that came out with this. Were they purposely trying to invest something stupid? Was it a contest as to who could invent the most useless thing? I can’t believe they ask for a thousand buck for this piece of crap. I guess if you’re not going to sell a lot of something, you might as well sell it for a super high price.