Almost anyone can sell items on Amazon today, and you can now find many third-party sellers listing highly coveted and limited-edition items — some of which you probably didn’t know even existed. From Rolex watches to Pokemon collectibles, here’s a roundup of expensive and surprising things that are currently selling for several thousand dollars on Amazon.
1. Gold Deluxe Pokedex Pokemon Handheld Encyclopedia
Gotta catch 'em all? Pokemon fans can take things to the next level with this Pokemon collector’s item. The handheld encyclopedia is actually a Pokedex Deluxe that flips open to reveal a keyboard and other controls. This gold model was made in 2001 and features more than 150 characters and a memory backup-save feature. It weighs under 6 ounces and is just under 7 inches long — easily fitting into a pocket or small bag.
You’ll find it on Amazon by Nintendo for $29,999.99 with free shipping. If you just want to see all the characters in the Pokedex lineup, you can search for Pokemon by type on the Pokemon website — something that didn’t exist when the handheld model came out.
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2. Audemars Piguet Museum Mechanical-Hand-Wind Men’s Watch
The Audemars Piguet Museum mechanical-hand-wind men's watch the most expensive thing on Amazon today — and even with the high price tag, you can only buy a certified pre-owned one. Audemars Piguet timepieces are unique because their designs date back to the late 19th century when the watches were handcrafted in Le Brassus, Switzerland.
These days, you don't need to travel to the Alps to get your hands on one — they’re now available in boutiques and authorized retailers. This luxury watch is sold through Luxury Bazaar CPO Watches and comes with the original box and manufacturer’s papers. The 2017 model is in mint condition and meets all the standards of sale by WatchFacts to verify its authenticity — but it will set you back $225,995.
3. Mickey Mantle Autographed Baseball Card Collection
If you're into expensive things, owning this baseball card collection is most certainly a grand slam. This card collection features the great slugger Mickey Mantle — as well as his autograph on all four cards. The set is said to be in excellent condition, but it will set you back a pretty penny — it's listed by private seller Sports Memorabilia for a whopping $90,910 plus $4.99 shipping, marked down from $127,273.99.
4. Jaeger-LeCoultre Baccarat Crystal Blue Dial Crystal Box
Collectors' items are difficult to find on Amazon, and this watch disguised as a box is no exception. Noted as one of the most expensive things on Amazon right now, the crystal box watch commands a six-figure price tag. If you have your heart set on the Jaeger-LeCoultre Baccarat piece, Amazon might be your only bet — it is no longer available in stores because only 28 pieces were made. Be prepared to pay a pretty penny for it, however — it is listed for $119,600.
5. Rolex Day-Date Yellow Gold Diamond Dial Watch
This watch is certainly in the running for the most expensive item on Amazon. The women’s Rolex diamond watch is a brand-new timepiece that is still stored in its original case. You’ll receive the original box and papers with this purchase from seller Avi & Co NY — and the order qualifies for free insured overnight shipping.
The gold watch features a sapphire crystal lens, 48 diamonds and a President bracelet. You’ll be paying $42,698.95 for this Rolex investment.
6. WireWorld Platinum Starlight 7 HDMI Cable
It might not be made with diamonds, but this HDMI cable promises better conductivity — and it's made with pure silver. It features a DNA helix design and HD-grip plugs for a better connection, making your late-night streaming binges come to life in a whole new way. This cable has 24 conductors to deliver the best sound and images over high speed Ethernet.
Other similar high-speed HDMI cables cost under $15 on Amazon, so you’ll be paying the premium price for pure silver with this purchase. You can buy it from Audiolab on Amazon for $10,500 — and shipping is included.
7. Sigma Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens
If you own a Canon, Nikon or Sigma Digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera, invest in the ultimate camera accessory to take high-quality images with a larger aperture. The telephoto zoom lens provides faster and larger aperture at the 1000 mm focal length, which means you can take higher-quality portraits, sports photos and even astrophotography. You can take your photography to the next level for a mere $25,999, and Prime shipping is available.
8. Henri Studio Grande LaScala Fountain
If you’re sprucing up the yard with some new landscaping features, consider investing in a designer cast-stone fountain. The Grande LaScala fountain ships with everything you need to create a breathtaking water feature, including the pump, power unit and all the parts. Quite the behemoth, it stands at 103 inches tall — about eight and a half feet — and weighs 9,325 pounds. You’ll get curbside delivery included in the sales price of $34,999.99 on Amazon from Maison Decor in Boutte, La.
9. 14-Karat, White Gold, Princess-Cut Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend — but friendship comes at a high price when you’re shopping the jewelry department on Amazon. Diamond rings are some of the most expensive things you can find on Amazon, and this solitaire diamond certainly fits the bill. The 4.5-karat, princess-cut stone (4.52-karat, H color, VS1 clarity) is a stunner, sure to win over the princess in your life.
With the option of yellow, white or rose gold — or even platinum — this ring is priced at a cool $66,600. But what if she says no? The seller guarantees a full refund if returned within 30 days of the purchase.
10. 19-Karat, Spinel, Loose Cushion-Cut Gemstone
Now, if the diamond wasn't quite doing it for you, fear not — Amazon has you covered. Thanks to the sellers Leibish & Co. Ltd., shoppers can get their very own 19-karat stunner for a $155,000. The gorgeous cobalt blue spinel makes for a popular substitute for sapphire, but you'll need to also find a setting for this loose cushion-cut gem. Although the rock surely is enough to turn heads, if you're not thrilled, Amazon promises free shipping and a full refund within 30 days of purchase.
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11. Xerox Color C75 Press Digital Laser Production Printer and Copier
For many of you who work in offices, this piece of technology might seem pretty familiar. This large-scale Xerox color printer and copier is a familiar sight in corporate settings — but they aren't cheap. This unit, which features all the bells and whistles, is listed from a third-party seller as used but in "very good" condition. The $17,000 price tag also comes with a 30-day certified parts warranty, as well as free shipping.
12. Sans Digital Storage AR464F8 4U Rackmount Server
When you save your photos to the cloud, they aren't really living overhead; they live in a system pretty similar to this Sans Digital Storage server unit. Containing 192 terabytes — that's about 373 years' worth of music, by the way — this 4U rackmount server will surely suffice for even the most heavy-duty storage needs. All that space comes with an equally large price tag attached, though — $28,750 — but at least the shipping is free.
13. Fortinet Internet Security Package
If you’re worried about cybercrime and looking for ways to protect confidential information that passes over your network, you can pick up a one- or three-year protection plan from Fortinet on Amazon. The company sells new and renewal licenses for the various system services they offer, including web filtering, anti-spam, mobile security and more.
The Enterprise Bundle includes next-generation firewall security as well as a cloud sandbox to detect threats and same-day attacks on your systems. All of that protection will cost you, though — a 3-year bundle is $218,912.
14. Luxurman Statement Jewelry 14-Karat Diamond Men’s Ring
Search the men’s jewelry department to pick up a piece of jewelry sure to make a statement — a 14-karat gold ring embedded with a large 11-karat blue diamond, for example. This diamond ring is made with solid gold — your choice of white, yellow or rose — and you can see a stamp of authenticity on the band. It comes with insurance and yearlong warranty, and it retails for $24,995 for all rings sizes. It’s sold and shipped from the New York City jewelry district by J & S Luxury on Amazon, which includes the shipping with the sale price.
15. Amir Rugs Persian Tabriz Rug
Save your airfare — you don’t have to travel to the Eastern hemisphere or even to a local importer for fine rugs anymore now that many third-party sellers and manufacturers list luxury home decor items for sale right on Amazon. That convenience comes at a cost, however — imported rugs also happen to be among the most expensive things for sale on the site. This Persian Tabriz rug, listed by third-party seller Amir Rugs, retails at a whopping $43,999. It features luxurious wool and silk, as well as hand-knotted design work. At 13 by 19 feet, this rug is sure to make a big statement in your home — as long as you don't mind the big price tag.
Rachel Holly contributed to the reporting for this article.