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Want a 24K Gold Vacuum? It Will Cost You Only $999,999
CNBC.com | July 06, 2012 | 02:37 PM EDT

Only some of you will understand the following sentence.

A good vacuum cleaner is a girl's best friend.

You either appreciate a vacuum that works, gets rid of stubborn dirt, doesn't scar things up, doesn't small like an old bag of dust, and moves easily … or you don’t.

Oh man, just thinking about it makes me happy.

So imagine my delight as I discover my dream come true. The Go Vacuum GV62711 is a vacuum cleaner so awesome, it has its own hip hop song. "Yeah, Go Vacuum, number one, baby," croons the rapper , "you gotta see it to believe it."

What's so special about this vacuum cleaner? "High-performing 10 amp motor, 14" wide cleaning nozzle with wooden roller brush, anti-marring urethane wheels, lightweight at just under 16 pounds." Oh yeah, it's also plated in 24k gold ... and costs $999,999. Who is the target audience? " Those who simply can ," says the Go Vacuum website. That's you, Kanye.

Go Vacuum says it's only making 100 of the million dollar cleaners — "Period." Well, that's a hundred more than I would have guessed they'd sell. The company says it will not add gold plating to any of the customizable vacuums until after an actual sale, a smart move. As for the price, "Why $999,999 and not $1,000,000? We thought it would be a good idea to offer it at an introductory sale price in an effort to launch the product."

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