10 Items that Are Less Expensive Than One $1,000 Google Share

Juli Weiner




Google investors are . . . feeling lucky (sorry): "Google shares opened at an all-time high and surged past $1,000 for the first time on Friday," CNBC reports. Though this is chump change compared to the cost of, say, a piece of Berkshire Hathaway-a single stock currently retails for $176,100-it's still a mightily significant figure. For comparison's sake, let's see what items are less expensive than or equal in value to one share of Google.

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$1,000: the appearance fee of former New York Giant Tiki Barber for a dinner with "up to 10 guests." Note: "You choose the restaurant and you choose what you want to talk about."

$1,000: the purported cost of an hour's legal counsel from a partner at Skadden Arps, VF.com's 4 Times Square roommate. $975: a metal headband from Opening Ceremony.

$925: series of 15 blowouts at 5th Avenue Frédéric Fekkai.

$940: a month's rent in a "basement studio" in West New York. "Kitchen has window." No picture.

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$903: a nonstop flight from New York to Paris.

$800: a Labradoodle puppy.

$200: annual subscription to the paper version of the Web site Politico.

$39.95: signed Heidi Montag 8x10 publicity photo. and . . .

$65.99: unsigned photo that includes Heidi Montag.

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