If you had $10,000 to spend at CES…

What would you get?

I’ll be asking people just that next week. Be prepared.

UPDATE: No, I’m not giving away $10,000.

Comments

  1. An assistant to carry fresh shoes and socks for me to change into, as well as to collect literature and goodies. A private car and driver so I could avoid cab lines.

  2. If I had $10,000 I would buy a new domain and then give it away as part of OpenDomain
    One I have been looking to grab for Dave: OPML.Com, but there are lots of other great ones out there

  3. If I had $10,000 I would buy a new domain and then give it away as part of OpenDomain
    One I have been looking to grab for Dave: OPML.Com, but there are lots of other great ones out there

  4. A $10,000 Vegas hooker. Consumer electronics devaluate faster than McDonalds’ French fries, but a night with a $10k hooker will always be worth $10k.

  5. A $10,000 Vegas hooker. Consumer electronics devaluate faster than McDonalds’ French fries, but a night with a $10k hooker will always be worth $10k.

  6. A copy of the complete attendee list with contact information. :) If I had money left over, I’d but brand new cell phone, my current one is long in the tooth.

  7. A copy of the complete attendee list with contact information. :) If I had money left over, I’d but brand new cell phone, my current one is long in the tooth.

  8. $10k doesn’t go as far as it once did. Michael’s got the right idea with the support staff to make the experience more pleasurable. An assistant (or two) to carry my stuff, talk to people I don’t want to talk to, drive me around to avoid the taxi lines, and stand in line while I relax with a long drink.

    As far as hardware, maybe a B&K Reference Home Theater component stack. Anything else would force me to rebuild the media room at home and that $10k wouldn’t cover what I want to do down there..

  9. $10k doesn’t go as far as it once did. Michael’s got the right idea with the support staff to make the experience more pleasurable. An assistant (or two) to carry my stuff, talk to people I don’t want to talk to, drive me around to avoid the taxi lines, and stand in line while I relax with a long drink.

    As far as hardware, maybe a B&K Reference Home Theater component stack. Anything else would force me to rebuild the media room at home and that $10k wouldn’t cover what I want to do down there..

  10. I wouldn’t spend $10,000 at any one place short of a house. Buying huge screen TVs is ludicrous and a waste of one’s resources. Why not invest it for your future. The way social security is going, we’re likely not going to get any.

    I’m almost 40 years old, and I’m worried I will not be able to save enough money between now and when I retire. I don’t want to be working in my 60′s unless I absolutely have to. Unless I win the lottery… (incluide obligatory lightning strike chances here).

    Everyone here should read Dave Ramsey’s “Total Money Makeover”. Even if you’re not in debt, there are some great tips on how to save money — and they work.

    Think before you spend, folks…

  11. I wouldn’t spend $10,000 at any one place short of a house. Buying huge screen TVs is ludicrous and a waste of one’s resources. Why not invest it for your future. The way social security is going, we’re likely not going to get any.

    I’m almost 40 years old, and I’m worried I will not be able to save enough money between now and when I retire. I don’t want to be working in my 60′s unless I absolutely have to. Unless I win the lottery… (incluide obligatory lightning strike chances here).

    Everyone here should read Dave Ramsey’s “Total Money Makeover”. Even if you’re not in debt, there are some great tips on how to save money — and they work.

    Think before you spend, folks…

  12. A really nice turntable. Vinyl still kicks ass

    A B&O bluetooth headset. Well, only if I can try it. The truth is, all BT headsets are designed to work only in quiet rooms by people talking kinda loud. I.e. they all pretty much suck, and they should be paying ME to use the things, crippled as they are.

    Ooh…I know…I bet Gibson would be there. I could get me a SG Supreme in all three colors, and a Flying V. Mmmm…Gibson Guitars.

  13. A really nice turntable. Vinyl still kicks ass

    A B&O bluetooth headset. Well, only if I can try it. The truth is, all BT headsets are designed to work only in quiet rooms by people talking kinda loud. I.e. they all pretty much suck, and they should be paying ME to use the things, crippled as they are.

    Ooh…I know…I bet Gibson would be there. I could get me a SG Supreme in all three colors, and a Flying V. Mmmm…Gibson Guitars.

  14. Ooohhh … think how many corn dogs and french fries that would buy!

    Seriously though, if I had to spend it at CES, I’d probably buy 2 home entertainment systems – 50in LCD for the family room and 60in for the basement. Some nice speakers, receivers, and $10K would be gone in no time.

    Otherwise, I’d give it to Leukemia Society or something.

  15. Ooohhh … think how many corn dogs and french fries that would buy!

    Seriously though, if I had to spend it at CES, I’d probably buy 2 home entertainment systems – 50in LCD for the family room and 60in for the basement. Some nice speakers, receivers, and $10K would be gone in no time.

    Otherwise, I’d give it to Leukemia Society or something.

  16. I would have to also say I would buy stocks in google. Maybe invest more in my Keith Knutsson webpage. Or purchase an HD-DVD player.

    Keith Knutsson

  17. I would have to also say I would buy stocks in google. Maybe invest more in my Keith Knutsson webpage. Or purchase an HD-DVD player.

    Keith Knutsson