What can you buy for $500? 24 great splurges
Look sharp. Get away from it all. Hang with Tony Soprano? $500 buys more than you think.
NEW YORK (FORTUNE) - We admit it: $500 is hardly a staggering sum when it comes to investments like custom suits or watches that will be passed on as heirlooms.
It's not in the ballpark of possibility when you talk about a really over-the-top vacation, and cars don't even merit consideration. But wait! You can slip behind the wheel of a Ferrari for $500 (sure, it's for just five hours, but we can only do so much magic).
In honor of the Fortune 500 list we've assembled some great $500 treats - some indulgent, some great deals, and some...unexpected.
How about hiring a Tony Soprano look-alike to attend a Sopranos viewing party? For audiophiles, surely wireless surround sound is worth the cash.
And if anything counts as truly extravagant, it's got to be steaks you cook at home for $122 a pop - make it a dinner party your friends will never forget (for another $500 they can wash down those porterhouses with ten bottles of Veuve Clicquot rosé).2006 FORTUNE 500
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