To be fair, I used to work in a warehouse where almost everyone was broke, but the parking lot was filled with big-assed SUVs. One of my co-workers kept bragging about how he was going to buy a used Lexus, because he always wanted one. It was real hard to explain to him that replacing a shock absorber on one of those cost as much as a decent used economy car. Obligatory car analogies are so useful because the damn things are so expensive and a good indicator of one's financial responsibility.
Don't even get me started on the flurry of brand new iPhones, being used constantly on the job by people operating dangerous 8-ton machinery.