Apparently, despite the global economic downturn, some people out there still have large sums of disposable income. We know this because Neiman Marcus sold through a dozen special edition McLaren 12C Spiders in less than two hours Wednesday. At $354,000 each, this single offering grossed Neiman Marcus a staggering $35,400 a minute. Not that we should be surprised. Last year, the retailer sold 10 brand-new Ferrari FF specials out in a mere 50 minutes and in 2009, Neiman Marcus cleared out 50 special Jaguar XJ sedans in four hours and four minutes.

The retailer's annual Christmas Book extravaganza offered the supercar packaged with first-class travel to the UK, two nights at a five-star hotel there, a tour of the McLaren Tech Center and dinner with McLaren chairman Ron Dennis. Each car also includes matching luggage and a numbered stainless-steel badge. One of NM's high-rolling catalog shoppers will be able to say they own the very first McLaren 12C Spider sold to the public.

Neiman Marcus says customers should have their Spiders in time for unwrapping Christmas morning. Let's hope the fortunate recipients live some place warm and that their roads are clear enough to enjoy a truly happy holiday.

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      So, my letter to Santa is too late?
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Apparently, despite the global economic downturn, some people out there still have large sums of disposable income." This is what it took for you to realize that rich people aint hurting?
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      Is this even for real ??? like who verifies that the sells are legit ?? Do we know for sure there are really buyers ?? Or do we just take Neiman's word for it ?? Commercial stunt to show that their Christmas catalog items sells fast?? Is this some sort of Halo gifts ?? Can we have pictures without names of those said generous santa ?? 50 mins ?? 2 hours ?? and why can't we see those car ?? Has anyone seen any of those NM cars ??
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        How many questions can you come up with ?? Why do you ask so many questions ?? How is this unbelievable to you ?? Why do you put a space before your ?? First class travel to UK, two nights in 5-star hotel, tour of factory, dinner with the chairman, matching luggage included, and you get to say "First!" without ever waiting in a line - if you were one of the 3million + millionaires in the US, you wouldn't consider this ??
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        If I had the means ($10 Million in the bank so to speak) then I'd be hammering that hotline like a 16 year old school girl calling in for Blieber tickets. I get to have dinner with Ron Dennis? I get to take a tour of that factory/Bond Villain hideout? I get one of the very FIRST MP-Spyders?....yeah I'd be all over it.
      • 2 Years Ago how many were there???
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      Some additional comparatives: 101 $ $85,000 Cadillac XLRs sold out in just 14 minutes 100 $75,000 special-edition Chevrolet Camaro convertibles sold out in 180 seconds.