One Guy Just Made The Most Expensive In-App Purchase Ever


Put away your rare Pokemon and Candy Crush medals, high roller. A well-heeled punter has just taken the record for the most expensive in-app purchase ever and it’s not what you think.

Apple Insider have reported that one well-heeled gentleman recently made a purchase via Apple Pay in the social media app Vero for a staggering US$1 million.

What on Earth did he buy?

Only a super rare and sought after 1964 Aston Martin DB5 – yes, the one driven by Sean Connery’s 007 back in the day and the one they shot up with a helicopter at the end of Daniel Craig‘s Skyfall.

1964 #AstonMartin DB5 sold by Coys for £825k via Vero A world 1st & the largest ever #ApplePay transaction!

A photo posted by Coys of Kensington (@coys1919) on

The fully restored model went on sale via the prestigious U.K motoring auction house, Coys of Kensington, with the company’s CEO Chris Routledge writing on the website: “[The buyer] was overjoyed to see the car of his dreams, and didn’t want to lose it. He was keen to quickly get in front of the queue, so a few days later he hit the ‘Buy Now’ button on Vero to guarantee the purchase, leaving two other collectors disappointed in his wake.”

So there you have it. The next time you’re thinking of cheaping out on a $3 Tinder boost, think of the guy who parted ways with $1 million instead. It might not score you a date but at least you’ll be out of pocket by a bit. Wait, what?