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You can own a 24K gold-plated HTC One M9 for about $2,466
Is the golden HTC One M9 simply not snazzy enough for you? If that’s the case, you may want to take a look at the offerings from Goldgenie, a company that makes it its mission to cover your devices with precious metals and make them as luxurious as a jewel. Their latest offering will get you an HTC One M9 covered in real 24K gold for £1,580.83, or about $2467 USD.
It may not be cheap, but will still cost you less than getting your hands on an Iron Man Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, which has been selling for tens of thousands of dollars. You also get the added benefit of having your phone plated with an actual precious metal and shipped in a luxury cherry oak box.
Here’s how it works. You can go ahead and put your name to a gold-plated HTC One M9 by paying a 50% deposit, which adds up to £790.42. The Other half will be charged once the phone is ready to ship. Alternatively, you can opt for platinum or rose gold for an added charge (platinum is the priciest at £1,680.83.
Now, if you already have an HTC One M9, or would rather save a few bucks, you can send in your own device and get it covered in gold for £822.50. This is rather surprising, because it would mean the company is charging you a whopping £757.50 for the phone alone. That translates to about $1182 USD, which is way above the HTC One M9’s $649 MSRP.
While this is still an exclusive product for the wealthy, we have definitely seen other companies do much worse. There’s Vertu, which does make an awesome phone with great support and precious minerals on-board, but that thing costs $10,000 USD! Meanwhile, most other “boutique” phone makers sell you devices for a fortune, and while they look good, most times they feature horrible specs. At least with Goldgenie you know you are getting a high-end smartphone with good support from a major manufacturer. They also cater to those who prefer a Samsung, BlackBerry or Apple device.
Are any of you willing to pay this much for a gold-plated phone? If you are, just head over to Goldgenie’s official website to learn more. I would honestly spend my money on this before other luxury offerings in the market.