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Welcome to a captivating discussion that’s all about appearance and perception! In this intriguing exploration, we invite you to share your thoughts and experiences on a delightful topic: what simple and affordable items have the magical ability to make you appear incredibly wealthy? From fashion secrets to clever hacks, we’re here to uncover the little things that can give you that touch of elegance and extravagance without breaking the bank. So, fasten your seatbelts and get ready to dive into the world of affordable luxury. What’s a really cheap item you can buy that can make you look incredibly rich? Let’s find out together!
To start, a user replied, “My colleague has these golden earrings with zirconia drops; I thought she either stole them from a grandma or her boyfriend must have given them to her, but she told me those were actually really cheap from a drugstore.”
Another user added, “You can buy bootleg iron-on Lacoste alligator logos and affix them to any nondescript polo. Boom, now you’re wearing a shirt that looks like it’s worth $60.”
Tailored Clothing Alterations
A popular comment said, “Spend money on getting your clothes tailored. I’m a money manager. The old-school wealth doesn’t wear anything that stands out. However, their clothes always have a perfect fit. The flashy guy that comes in with the big watch, driving the sports car usually has a ton of debt. Money talks. Wealth whispers.”
One person replied, “Join seat-filler clubs for NYC theater shows for like $100/year, and you can get tickets to Broadway and Off-Broadway shows for $5 a ticket (actually free + $5 processing fee) for up to two tickets per show they offer. Then just Instagram or Facebook how cultured you are as you go to shows every day for $5 each. Invite someone and tell them it’s your treat, and they’ll think you’re loaded.”
One person replied, “I’m not sure about incredibly rich, but even a cheap timex watch can you bring you up quite a few social class notches.”
A popular comment was, “Moisturizer, even a cheap one, will be enough Majority of rich people have good skin.”
Another comment was, “I live near some really affluent towns just outside of NYC. Over the years, I’ve noticed it almost always goes completely one way or the other. They’ve either got beautiful skin from maintaining it, or they look like leather because they’ve spent too many days on their sailboats or at their beach house in the Hamptons.”
One person wrote, “Lab-created diamonds, they say it can even fool professional diamond dealers, it isn’t as cheap as what others posted, but it can still save a lot of money.”
A second user added, “My wife’s 2-carat ring is lab-grown diamonds. She knows about it and loves it. Screw the diamond industry. Diamonds aren’t that rare, and people die over that sh****t.”
A user commented, “Not exactly an item, but… travel. Americans grossly overestimate the cost of international travel and think they have tons of money because of it. I just spent a few days in the Scandinavian capital. Direct flight from NYC was less than $300, and the hostel bed was less than $20. Most Americans spend far more than that traveling to Miami or Vegas or what-have-you, yet ooooh and aaaah and comment on my finances when they see where I go.”
One popular comment was, “A decanter. Idiots everywhere think I’m hot s****t when I have wine breathing in a decanter. Oh, and glass bottled milk! I’ve had people act like I’m a Rockefeller for having glass bottled milk…“
Another comment was, “A bottle of Fuji water that you refill with tap water.”
A user replied, “A fountain pen. There are 5 dollar ones that look pretty good, like the Jinhao X750, but it’s heavy and not the best writer. There’s also the Wing Sung 601, for 15 dollars, it’s a rendition of the classic Parker 51, and it’s a much better writer. Getting a 601 for Christmas.”
One Redditor said, “I have a family member who always asks for empties of fancy bottles of alcohol and then just refills them with the cheap stuff. You’d be impressed if you look at his bar, but IT’S ALL A SHAM!”
A second Redditor replied, “I’m telling you, if you do the alcohol thing, drink whisk(e) y easiest way to look posh.”
A popular comment was, “A knockoff high-end watch.”
A second comment was, “I have some Timex watches that people always think are really high-end.”
One person said, “Learn how to do your fingernails. For a very small investment, you will look well-groomed even if you’re working out.”
A popular comment was, “A good haircut/hairstyle.”
Another comment was, “Get your hair done. Everyone always looks better right after a haircut.
Spelling and Grammar
One user suggested, “It doesn’t cost money, but grammar and spelling can make a big difference in how others see you.”
Timeless Home Decor
A user replied, “A small table in your living room with a pitcher of water and two glasses. Just slice some lemons and cucumbers and put them in the water pitcher (I keep mine in the fridge so its cold). When people come over, they’re always suuuuper impressed to have water with cucumbers and lemon in it.”
Finally, a user said, “Under cabinet lighting. I have rechargeable led strips that I bought for $30 on Amazon, held up by magnets. they light up the backsplash/counter below and scream, “I had this custom lighting done by an electrician.”
It’s fascinating to see how something as simple as a cheap item can create an illusion of wealth and luxury.
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