Plastic seems to the the way to buy almost anything. Anytime you want something, you can just pull out your credit card, and give it a swipe.
Most of us stick to using our credit cards for things like lattes and road trips. However, there are those who us their credit cards for other items — some of them a little shady and strange. But, in the long run, does it matter how strange your purchase is? Not if you can score the rewards points!
1. A New Windshield — After a Moose Totals Your Car
In Newfoundland, one dedicated worker made it to work on time. After hitting a moose. Apparently, the damage was so bad that she didn’t realize she’d had an accident; she forgot all about it immediately. When she pulled up to work (right on time), she had a busted up windshield and a hoof print on her forehead. Her credit card should be able to pay for a new windshield.
If you are going to do something illegal, like hire a prostitute, it might not be the best idea to use your credit card. After all, those charges are pretty easy to track. However, plenty of CEOs, bankers, and lawyers in the United States actually used corporate credit cards to pay for escort services, according to New York madam Kristin Davis. Apparently, the urge to swipe for expensive purchases is ingrained, even when jail time is in the offing.
Again, what is it with trying to pay for illegal things with a credit card. Although we expect that a crack addict is more likely to make this mistake than a highly educated lawyer. At any rate, in Michigan, a man reported a car stolen (he actually stole it) after he was robbed at gunpoint. What was he doing in his stolen car, while being robbed at gunpoint? Why, trying to buy crack cocaine with his credit card. Visa, accepted by drug dealers worldwide.
4. Postage on Body Parts
Luka Rocca Magnotta allegedly killed a man, and then chopped him up. Then he mailed some of the body parts to political party headquarters in Canada. Of course, we don’t know how he paid the postage on his packages, but he could probably pay the postage with a credit card. After all, Canada’s post does accept credit cards.
5. Baby Toupee
Until your little bundle of joy grows his or her own hair, it only makes sense for you to help boost confidence. That can be done with a baby toupee. Your baby can look like various celebrities, receiving a self-esteem boost, and providing you with an interesting conversation piece.
6. Apocalypse Kit
Concerns about what could be coming? Whether the end of the world comes is Rapture form, or the zombies take over, or things just get really, really ugly, you can be ready with the Apocalypse Kit. This kit comes with various weapons that can also double as survival gear in some cases. Use your credit card to buy this simple, portable kit. Only $349.
7. Pee Powered Batteries
Pull out your credit card for this one. Japan’s NoPoPo batteries can be recharged with any liquid. Sure, you can use cola, beer, or plain old water to charge these batteries. But we think it’s super cool that your urine can also charge the batteries. 100% safe for the environment. And, even if you run out of beer, you always have your pee to keep the power flowing.
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