Dota 2 Cosmetic Item Sold for $38,000
The item sold was a Pink Ethereal Flames Enduring War Dog, a rare variant of the Enduring War Dog (pictured above) available for purchase in the Dota 2 store for $12. Both items are entirely cosmetic — they change the appearance of your in-game “courier,” a donkey that transports goods to and from the shops to players on the field.
Again, the item purchased provides no benefit other than looking distinct. What’s most frightening is that $38,000 was the vendor’s buyout price — in other words, had he let the bidding continue, he could have possibly sold this item for even more.
Here’s a video of what $38,000 buys you in Dota 2:
What is the most, in real world dollars, that you would ever spend on a cosmetic item?