Thousands of people use a Bloomberg Terminal every day to do their jobs. It’s one of the most useful machines in the world, and is the workhorse of the financial industry with up-to-the-second data and news from around the world.
There are some extremely handy functions inside the $US30,000-per-year Terminal: everything from stock quotes to financial analysis and an instant messenger that some people could not live without.
But there’s another, lesser-known function — aptly named POSH — that allows Bloomberg users to list anything they want to flip for some cash.
We went through the current listings to find the most opulent and ridiculous items and services for sale right now. Here are (just a few) of our favourites:
For the low price of roughly $US19 million, this Calabrian castle can be your new home. Or, you know, second, third, et cetera.
This 'medieval castle in the mountains' has views of the sea, a pool, olive orchard, vineyard, and even a working dairy with 30 cows on 100 acres of land.
Price got you down? Don't worry, the posting says it's a 'practical family get away.'
Note: this photo is not the castle in question, as no photos or location details were provided.
Need some new decor for your home? The Bloomberg Terminal has you covered. This 1962 Picasso painting is from a set of 50 similar paintings dedicated to the artists wife, Yves Picasso.
According to Business Insider's in-house Ferrari expert Matthew DeBord, this might actually be a pretty good deal. Starting price of the California T, the company's 'entry-level' car, is $US198,000.
This 2012 model, in red, has 7,600 miles under its hood and is going for just $US144,400 at today's exchange rate.
Even London bankers are infatuated with the mysterious artist's work. For just $US13,126 (or nearest offer) you can have a supposedly original, 70x50cm Banksy CND soldiers unsigned screen print.
There's already a sizable chunk of leftovers from the now-defunct investment bank's insolvency a decade ago sitting on eBay. But if paper weights won't cut it for you, and you've got a spare $US2,364 laying around, a 15x2cm 'Flow Credit Trading' sign from the former Lehman Brothers office can be yours.
This collectible cover from a 1966 issue of Playboy popped up this week after Hugh Hefner's death. The seller, based in London, says the 25 inch print is number two of 100 and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
This brand new Montblanc Meisterstruck LeGrand roller ball pen is brand new, the seller claims, and is being sold for a 100 quid discount off retail price. Sounds like a steal to us!
If these two brands weren't expensive enough on their own, you can buy this sold-out collaboration to carry any change you (might) have after shelling out almost $US2,000 for a wallet.
The newest Star Wars Lego ship has 7,500 pieces and is sold out almost everywhere. It's listed as 'coming soon' for $US800 on the official company site, and is limited to one per customer. There were multiple listings for this item -- it must be a hot desk decoration on Wall Street.
We don't want to speculate about why this person had no more use for a diamond engagement ring, but this size 5.5 ring is currently selling inside the terminal for about $US100 less than retail price.
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