Great going Spike.. . WRYER. Don't hink too hard about there monitary situation in Equestria, a cherry cost two whole bits, while an entire bushel of apples only cost three.. or maybe that'
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Great going Spike.

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#8 - brianpalmer (01/27/2013) [+] (4 replies)
Don't hink too hard about there monitary situation in Equestria, a cherry cost two whole bits, while an entire bushel of apples only cost three.. or maybe that's just because Applejack is bad at math so she doesn't charge enough..
#23 - icantdecide (01/27/2013) [+] (1 reply)
#16 - pyra (01/27/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I regret nothing
#10 - fartinyourmouth has deleted their comment [+] (11 replies)
#9 - sinery (01/27/2013) [+] (1 reply)
First the economy...
#50 - welshdrag (01/27/2013) [+] (6 replies)
This episode was a goldmine for reaction images.
#47 - lordcuntdestroyer (01/27/2013) [-]
perhaps rubys are worth far more than emeralds? Not that I am an Equestrian geologist or anything
User avatar #30 - screwyouman (01/27/2013) [+] (3 replies)
But bits are used as money. And gems aren't rare....
#2 - thatniggerguy (01/27/2013) [+] (6 replies)
I don't get it.
I don't get it.
#4 to #3 - thatniggerguy (01/27/2013) [-]
So Spike pretty much eats thousands of bits worth of gems?
So Spike pretty much eats thousands of bits worth of gems?
User avatar #26 - shadowstepone (01/27/2013) [-]
no, i think that these gems devalue as they get larger. after all, the small one payed for an industrial hairdryer, but a medium one only paid for some train tickets.
User avatar #14 - jacoban (01/27/2013) [+] (3 replies)
can someone tell me the episode? dont recognize it.
User avatar #15 to #14 - crazyhindu (01/27/2013) [-]
the newest one out season 3 episode 11
User avatar #78 - Bohya (01/27/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Spike does not eat currency. Spike eats gems. Gems are harvested. They are not a part of the economy other than merchandise. It's just like with regular food, except that Spike is the only one who can process it. Food has it's own worth and some foodstuffs are more valuable than others. That ruby must have been worth a lot, and so it could have either been sold to someone who desires gems (food isn't the only worth they have, they are also cosmetic) where the money was then used to buy the industrial hairdryer, or traded directly to the seller of the dryer where they saw the ruby as being adequate payment.

There's nothing more to it than that Spike has an expensive diet (and that may not even be a regular part of his diet). They may have managed to get a good deal for the industrial sized pet hairdryer so it may not have been expensive as you think.
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#29 - megaicemario (01/27/2013) [-]
I thought I was the only one who noticed that.
User avatar #1 - sanshiiuum (01/27/2013) [-]
it must be painite.
User avatar #72 - galkawhm (01/27/2013) [+] (3 replies)
The regular currency (in equestria) is bits, not gems. Instead of getting the bits to go out and buy gems, he's just accepting gems as payment like how you can pay a kid a cookie to clean his room or something.
User avatar #86 to #77 - generaljosh (01/28/2013) [-]
The gem had enough value to buy a massive piece of equipment. It doesn't matter if it's currency or not. Gold bars aren't legal currency, yet they hold a high value.
#71 - generaljosh (01/27/2013) [-]
About 12 minutes into the episode....
#67 - Super lolzers (01/27/2013) [+] (2 replies)
If gems are currency, and dragons eat gems, dragons destroy the economy of Equestria. And even though Spike is a baby dragon, he eats a lot of gems, so adult dragons must eat gems worth millions of bits (Equestrian money, I can only assume that a gem is worth, say, 10 bits)

Dragons are assholes.
User avatar #93 to #67 - onlyanonymous (02/15/2013) [-]
but gems are harvested
User avatar #58 - brackgrapple ONLINE (01/27/2013) [+] (3 replies)
What ep is this?
User avatar #70 to #58 - generaljosh (01/27/2013) [-]
Newest one, it aired yesterday
#6 - wowewowe (01/27/2013) [+] (1 reply)
There are 2 explanations for this:
1. Rarity gem is a fucking pigeon blood ruby. Those are really expensive little shits that cost way more than an industrial sized hair dryer. Her gem, also, is the most expensive of the bunch, even though the green one is bigger. Spike probably never noticed this.

2. Hair dryers are cheap, because they aren't needed in the MLP world. At least half the population (pegasi and unicorns who know how) can do the same thing as dryers, so demand is low, and as a result, prices are too.
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