Et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. the surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.)
As you know, Etsy sells all kinds of stuff, and the prices go from a few cents on up to more than a half a million dollars. Sure, some of the higher-end items are totally worth the price tag; for example, “real estates,” cars, boats, airports, and other specialty items that are difficult to purchase elsewhere. But I suspect the sellers of some of the highest-priced items are either joking, under the influence of “Lots of Wine,” profoundly delusional, confused about the exchange rate, or just really sloppy typists. If you have a few (hundred) thousands burning a hole in your pocket, Etsy will take care of that with a wide selection of political art ($250K), smells ($100K), a “beach friend” ($250K)” the mother of all engagement rings ($99,999.99), a middle school girl’s collage ($250K), all the Beanie Babies ($250K), a souvenir belt ($249K), the world’s most expensive penny ($237K), Lady Gaga’s ugliest shoes ($250K), imaginary vintage sushi ($100K), or a rap beat ($250K).
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