Even though Amazon is mostly known for everyday products, some people aren’t scared to purchase big-ticket items online too.
For this article, I thought it would be interesting to explore the following question; what is the most expensive thing on Amazon?
If you ever wondered just how high you could price your items as a seller, this list will give you a good indication of what some buyers are willing to spend.
Even if you aren’t an Amazon seller, you’ll probably find this list interesting.
This research has taken a fair bit of time; I’ll make sure I quote the source of the information so you can dive further into it if you wish.
It’s also right for me to say that I can’t be 100% certain on the final prices, so if you think any of this may be incorrect, please let me know in the comments!
A few of the items on the list are no longer available but don’t worry; some are if you fancy blowing a load of money.
9 of the Most Expensive Things on Amazon
Once you’ve made your way through all of these items, you’ve got something else to look forward to.
I’ve also decided to put together a list of the weirdest products I found whilst trawling through the Amazon platform, maybe I’ve got too much time on my hands, who knows.
Anyway, let’s get stuck into the expensive ones first.
Original Dracula 1931 Movie Poster ($1,250,000)
Who knew that some movie buffs would be willing to spend this kind of money on a poster? The poster features the late Bela Lugosi who starred in Dracula in 1931. At least the shipping is free.
Ulysse Nardin Royal Blue “Mystery” Tourbillon Watch ($256,000)
The Ulysse Nardin watch company was established in 1846 and to date, has won thousands of prices for its watches. Only 99 of these watches were produced, making this an exclusive buy. The watch contains blue sapphire crystals, which is where it gets its Royal Blue name from. As for the mystery portion of the name, this refers to the Tourbillon cage, which floats in place without frontal support.
Antique Octagon-Shaped Indian Wool Carpet ($350,000)
This 21x21 green and ivory Agra Area hand-knotted carpet was made in 1880 and is a statement piece. While it’s originally from India, it is currently being sold in the U.S.
Mysticdrop 56.34-Carat Black Diamond ($253,530)
This is a GIA Certified loose, pear-shaped diamond that measures 29.85x20.06x10.45 mm. Not only is it extremely rare, but GIA has graded very few stones that are larger than this. The diamond is natural and hasn’t been treated, making it the ideal buy for collectors.
Patek Philippe World Time Men’s Watch – Model 5131/1P-001 ($185,000)
This is the new version of the famous Patek Philippe World time watch. By using my helium 10 software, I can see that one of these sold on the 27th of October 2020. The watch is made from Platinum with an 18k gold dial plate. If you want to go swimming in it, you will be ok up to 30 metres (Manufacturers words, not mine!).
Meyda Tiffany Transitional 24 Light Chandelier ($84,119)
If chandeliers are your thing, this 48-inch fixture is made with metal and glass and has a bronze finish. If you want an environmentally friendly lighting option, you will be glad to know this one uses LEDs. The total weight of the chandelier is 320 pounds.
Roberto Clemente 1955 Topps Rookie Card ($171,647)
I am sure this is one that baseball fans can appreciate (and the only ones who could justify this price point). Roberto Enrique Clemente Walker was a professional baseball right fielder from Puerto Rico who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Rookie cards have become very popular over the last 12 months, even this 1966 version of the card is more than $30,000.
Beatles Memorabilia Case with DNA ($30,000)
This is one for the music fans. This exclusive case includes original signed photos, a drumstick, guitar pick, miniature guitars, and apparently, some genuine DNA. I am not quite sure how you would even begin to validate the authenticity of this claim.
- Stern Pinball Black Knight: Sword of Rage Arcade Pinball Machine – Premium Edition ($16,700.11)
Well, this is pretty cool if I do say so myself. This is a custom “Black Knight” pinball machine with speech synced RGB LED Helmet lights and eyes; I could waste hours on this bad boy. You’ll also be happy to know that you don’t have to pay for shipping. At least 2 of these have sold this month already!
Fancy one? Here is the link
Ok so we’ve been through the most expensive items, I’m sure you’ll agree, some of these are quite cool.
Now, I spent quite a bit of time trawling the internet looking for these things and whilst I was doing that I thought hey, why don’t I try and find some of the weirdest items available on Amazon.
7 of the Weirdest Products on Amazon
There is no denying that Apple has a whole culture of its own. If you can’t necessarily afford a new iPhone or MacBook, you can always buy a candle that’s inspired by Apple’s sleek design.
This non-toxic, edible glitter is ideal for jazzing up some of your favorite dishes and desserts. The Wilton brand doesn’t just stop at glitter either; you can even purchase edible food markers.
Meat Shredder Claws
For shoppers who want to channel their inner wolverine, there are meat shredder claws. Why shred your meat the regular way when you can use a pair of claws to do it instead?
Anyone who loves karaoke and wants to take their singing practice to a whole new level can purchase this karaoke microphone that connects to their earbuds, looks a little intense to me.
Nicolas Cage Pillowcase
Not sure there is much to say about this one. I’m sure you’re not surprised to know that Nicolas Cage is a sought-after décor item for many shoppers on Amazon.
It seems a lot of people don’t enjoy getting cheesy foods on their fingers. Fortunately, there are finger covers for that – plus, they are dishwasher safe.
Anatomy Bathing Suit
This by far the most anatomically correct bathing suit available on the market today. For shoppers who want a more literal representation of what is going on under their bathing suits – this suit does the trick.
Selling the Most Expensive Things on Amazon
If you would like your products to be amongst the most expensive things on Amazon, you are going to need to start with some research.
Selling expensive items on Amazon has pros and cons. They may have higher profit margins, but your audience is certainly smaller. If you are going to invest your hard-earned money on expensive products, you’ll need to be sure that they sell.
Thankfully, there are several excellent tools that you can use for product research.
I have reviewed quite a few of them:
- Jungle Scout – Is the App & Chrome Extension Worth It?
- Helium 10 – Better than Jungle Scout?
- Unicorn Smasher – Why Top Sellers are Using It
In the video below, I talk about why higher-priced products can provide you with a window of opportunity, even if you are a beginner.
Don’t believe me? Watch the video then tell me what you think.
I think you can use the above technique to find higher ticket product opportunities that others might ignore.
Customers purchasing big-ticket items rely a lot on product reviews and seller feedback, something that might take time for you to build up. I recommend reading through my review on Amazon’s Early Reviewer Program here.
In addition to building trust, marketing your products correctly will also need to be a core focus. Not only do you need to target the right audience, but you also need to know how to hit their pain points.
Selling Expensive Products – Final Thoughts
If you decide to go down the high-end route, make sure you can handle the unit quantities.
With more expensive products you don’t need to sell as many to start hitting solid monthly profits. This could mean as a beginner you could find a great product opportunity and you might only need to source say 30 – 50 units to get started.
It may seem backwards, but as a beginner, this can be a pretty solid strategy, with the more expensive products you’ll typically find there is much less competition.
Most sellers starting out stick to products in the $10 – $20 range.
Once you have the right product and marketing strategy, expect your bottom line to skyrocket. Amazon is one hell of a platform once you get the hang of it!
Experienced sellers know that staying ahead of the competition means continuously learning and optimising your strategies.
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