Would you spend $22,000 on a playhouse for your kids?

@estherlou (5017)
United States
January 14, 2007 12:48am CST
Wow! $22,000 for a victorian playhouse for 3-8 year olds! I guess if you have an obcene amount of money, that would be just a drop in the bucket. What seems like a lot to us would be nothing to them. But really...a playhouse! http://money.cnn.com/popups/2006/consumer/expensive_toys/index.html
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@Kylalynn (1773)
• South Africa
9 Mar 07
No, even if I was a multimillionaire, I would not spend that amount of money on a play house. I would still want to teach my children the value of life, sharing, morals etc. I would prefer that age group to be near me, where I can at least hear them if not see them. Then again, if I had a nanny (JOKE). Have a good day!
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
9 Mar 07
I agree with you. But kids are just as happy using an old refrigerator box etc and their imagination to make a play house. I could really use this money as a deposit on a real house for us though lol.
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@foxyfire33 (10007)
• United States
7 Mar 07
No I wouldn't buy it. That kind of money could buy a decent REAL starter house here. If I had millions of dollars it would be tempting but I still wouldn't buy it if they asked. I'd buy or build a normal playhouse then donate the difference in cost to less fortunate children as a lesson to my own about how lucky they are to have a playhouse at all.
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@MakDomMom (1474)
• United States
15 Jan 07
That is a decent downpayment on a new house! There is no way that my kids will ever have a playhouse worth that much! I want to get them new play equipment - but I'm looking for no more than $1000!
@rainbow (6762)
14 Jan 07
I'm not sure what that is in British pounds althoug it seems almost as muchas I paid for my bungalow 11 years ago so probably not. I usually just find mine a large cardboard box.
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@estherlou (5017)
• United States
15 Jan 07
And they would probably love playing in the cardboard box! Kids are great that way!
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• United States
14 Jan 07
No way in hell! my god the world has really lost it's mind huh?
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@kgwat70 (13392)
• United States
14 Jan 07
You are right that the world has lost its mind. What happens if the kids do not like it or get tired of it after a while? It would be difficult to replace something like that, wouldn't you think?
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@joshdale08 (2324)
• Philippines
9 Mar 07
i was once tempted to buy a playhouse for my little girl but the price is no way near that much! it cost about 18,000 pesos, roughly around $300. but that is considered already expensive here in the philippines - all that for just a playhouse. what more with $22,000? shudder!
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
7 Mar 07
No I most certainly would not lol I love my Daughter to bits but no chance. Saying that she is an Adult now so would not want one lol. But even if she where little no I would not.
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@Lydia1901 (16353)
• United States
16 Jan 07
Wow, that is insanely alot of money just for a playhouse. Maybe if I am a millionaire than that wouldn't be a problem at all.
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@lilaclady (28227)
• Australia
15 Jan 07
No I wouldn't, I think kids should use their imagination more when I was a kid I made my own doll house out of a cardboard box, I think kids today are robbed of the chance to use their imagination because they are given too much.
@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
14 Jan 07
the trailer i love in now is not even worth that much money!!! like you said i guess if i had an obscene amount of moeny that would be nothing, but that also is one year's tituation at a college for some people.
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@suscan (1955)
• United States
14 Jan 07
It does obscen ebut I guess it is all in perspective of how much money a person has. I was looking at some of those toys in that article. My God you could have a new car for their cost.
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@tambdy (1968)
14 Jan 07
If i had the money i would love to be able to spend that type of money on the kids, but unfortunetly i dont. I buy my children as much as i can afford but $22 is well out of my reach, i recently bought them a 12ft trampoline which was pretty good and they loved it.
@kgwat70 (13392)
• United States
14 Jan 07
I would do it if I had a ton of money to spend but I do not so I would not be able to do. That is an outrageous cost for a playhouse of any kind and it better be of good quality. The kids that have that kind of playhouse must be excited and happy. It is a very beautiful playhouse from looking at the webpage. That is amazing.
• India
14 Jan 07
ya offcourse but sorry no kids here !!!!!
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@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
21 Sep 08
No of course I would not spend that lot of money on a toy. I have other urgent matters that I need to spend on such as paying my mortgage.
@mands61123 (2098)
7 Aug 08
i would have to be seriously rich to drop that kind of cash on a playhouse i've just asked in a similar discussion what price would be acceptable for a cardboard one so from end of the spectrum to the other lol. I'd rather give some to charity if i'm going to waste it and not miss it.