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Topic # 194936 30-Mar-2016 23:03
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  Reply # 1523051 31-Mar-2016 02:36
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 just proves money can't buy style.  Gold wrap?  WTF


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  Reply # 1523078 31-Mar-2016 08:21
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nathan:

 just proves money can't buy style.  Gold wrap?  WTF



Fugly for sure

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1523083 31-Mar-2016 08:29
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nathan:

 

 just proves money can't buy style.  Gold wrap?  WTF

 



Fugly for sure

 

 

 

Agree.  They love a lot of stuff covered in gold.  Once seen a VCR that had its front face in gold!. Hideous!


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  Reply # 1523088 31-Mar-2016 08:44
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Quite apart from everything else that's wrong with this, why would anyone take a six-wheel Mercedes G63 to London?




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  Reply # 1523101 31-Mar-2016 09:19
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Quite apart from everything else that's wrong with this, why would anyone take a six-wheel Mercedes G63 to London?

 

 

In this case, because you can I suppose.

 

I imagine the shipping costs are pretty hefty - could have just bought himself a nice car in London and then flogged it when he left!






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  Reply # 1523113 31-Mar-2016 09:37
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Sums up nicely why Saudi Arabia and many of its residents repulse me more than probably any other nation on earth...


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  Reply # 1523467 31-Mar-2016 17:25
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Easy to judge.  Harder to make money and buy nice cars.






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  Reply # 1523510 31-Mar-2016 19:15
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DravidDavid:

 

Easy to judge.  Harder to make money and buy nice cars.

 

 

 

 

Making money when you're born a princeling in a Saudi oil sheikdom doesn't even come close to being hard or a necessity.

 

He's referred to as "young" in that article.  I believe he's 44.  Most people who have to work for a living have grown up by that age.

 

He deserves all the negative attention he's getting - you can't have it both ways - wanting to be seen by the world as a rich extravagant playboy but "anonymous".

 

 


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  Reply # 1523552 31-Mar-2016 20:51
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He won't be worried at the high cost of running these vehicles.


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What billionaire boy racers do.

 

Why not.  


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  Reply # 1523621 31-Mar-2016 23:01
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What billionaire boy racers do.

 

Why not.  

 

 

 

 

I assume that's a question?

 

Ostentatious, tasteless displays of (unearned) wealth could result in you being mocked in tabloid newspapers.
That might be very disappointing if you were seeking admiration and respect from the commoners - something that money can't buy.


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surfisup1000:

 

What billionaire boy racers do.

 

Why not.  

 

 

 

 

I assume that's a question?

 

Ostentatious, tasteless displays of (unearned) wealth could result in you being mocked in tabloid newspapers.
That might be very disappointing if you were seeking admiration and respect from the commoners - something that money can't buy.

 

 

 

 

So what?  Boyracers don't care, part of their personality makeup. 

 

Respect (perhaps not admiration) is enforced by the religous police and in chop chop square. 

 

Your error is to look at this from your own viewpoint.  What looks vulgar to us is a natural way of life to them. 

 

Put yourself in their shoes  -- quite likely arrogant personality types, like minded peer group, unlimited funds, love of cars,  a bit of peer competitive spirit, so again, why not?  

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1523654 1-Apr-2016 01:46
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surfisup1000:


What billionaire boy racers do.


Why not.  



 


I assume that's a question?


Ostentatious, tasteless displays of (unearned) wealth could result in you being mocked in tabloid newspapers.
That might be very disappointing if you were seeking admiration and respect from the commoners - something that money can't buy.



I think @Fred99 is a bit jealous. ;-P

They're a bunch of rich kids, exactly the same wherever they are from. A recent Russian oligarch spent $1 billion dollars for son's wedding - 8 million for J Lo to perform. Some of the wealthy US residents take their own car when visiting NZ.

This happens to be in the news because those dudes are from the Arabian desert. The price of those cars are not that expensive. They are cool cars but by no means that expensive. Ferrari 250 GTO will cost you USD38 millions.

I don't care and glad that they spent their money. It is good for the economy. It pays the jobs. The worse thing a wealthy person could do is to not spend the money.

I don't understand why we bother about how other's spending their money.

Oh I don't think they're expecting any respect from you - just like the boy racers in Sth Auckland not expecting any respect from me.





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  Reply # 1523656 1-Apr-2016 01:55
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Quite apart from everything else that's wrong with this, why would anyone take a six-wheel Mercedes G63 to London?



I have seen one occasionally in Auckland city.

In Saudi they drive on the right hand side like the Americans but London is on the left hand side. It'll be pretty hard to maneuver that G63!





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  Reply # 1523751 1-Apr-2016 09:31
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surfisup1000:

 

Fred99:

 

surfisup1000:

 

What billionaire boy racers do.

 

Why not.  

 

 

 

 

I assume that's a question?

 

Ostentatious, tasteless displays of (unearned) wealth could result in you being mocked in tabloid newspapers.
That might be very disappointing if you were seeking admiration and respect from the commoners - something that money can't buy.

 

 

 

 

So what?  Boyracers don't care, part of their personality makeup. 

 

Respect (perhaps not admiration) is enforced by the religous police and in chop chop square. 

 

Your error is to look at this from your own viewpoint.  What looks vulgar to us is a natural way of life to them. 

 

Put yourself in their shoes  -- quite likely arrogant personality types, like minded peer group, unlimited funds, love of cars,  a bit of peer competitive spirit, so again, why not?  

 

 

Confusing "respect" with "fear" is an error.

 

The only thing I'd add to what I've already said is that history shows that individuals who ostentatiously display wealth gained through being benefactors of brutal autocratic regimes have often tended to meet fairly grisly ends themselves, so for the sake of self-interest longer term it might not be a very smart move.


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