The Recession's Most Ridiculous Luxuries

We all have too much stuff we don't need and never use because as modern day consumers in a land of abundance we're programmed to swipe the card and think (and pay) later. So as the Great Recession and real estate market slump sap our buying power, and we all take stock of what's really important in our lives, let's take a look at some things for your home that strike us as ridiculously useless and overpriced.

We're not debating your constitutionally guaranteed right to spend whatever you want, but these things are really over the top, from pet palaces to fancy bathtubs that cost as much as the Gross National Product of some small nations.