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11/19/2013 10:53 am ET Updated Nov 20, 2013

This Is A $20,000 Ping Pong Table

It's handcrafted in Germany, constructed of the finest materials. It sports a 30mm-thick exterior for unparalleled evenness. When turned on, it lights up. It can be yours for just $20,000.

No, it's not a new BMW, it's a "luxury" ping pong table. Part of our job here is to use context and facts to explain why things happen. Since we played on Stiga's Showcourt table and still can't explain the price, we'll use the ridiculous video we made (above) and the company's own press release in an attempt.

"This tournament level table is a stunning masterpiece of design and performance that is constructed of the finest materials," the press release states. "This is THE table for both serious and social competition."

The release also includes this bulleted list:

  • 30mm blue thick top, providing an unparalleled evenness and true bounce
  • Push button LED lights inside offering three levels of brightness
  • Permanent fixture
  • Specially made net and post
  • Handmade in Germany
  • A piece of furniture
  • World-class table

Would you buy this table?
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