As millions of Americans struggle to make ends meet -- navigating an impossible job market and attempting to provide for themselves and their families despite a still-weak economy -- some big spenders (and luxury dealers) are hopelessly out of touch. With your help, we want to start calling them out.
The following slide show highlights nine examples of extravagant purchases or over-the-top marketing that we've noticed over the past few weeks. We're going to continue shaming these examples of embarrassingly conspicuous consumption -- and want you to lend us a hand! If you notice a great example, send your tips to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emma Mustich is a Salon contributor. Follow her on Twitter: @emustich.