10 Most Overpriced Products You Should Avoid

Submitted by: midnightblis 6 years ago
http://www.walletpop.com/blog/2010/09/27/10-most-overpriced-products-you-should-avoid/

You probably buy these 10 objects at least once a week and you don"t even know you"re getting robbed blind.
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Male 1,834
i know i go to the movies and spend like 40 bucks. for two people!
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Female 288
Virtually nothing to print out a greeting card? Bullpoo! I Have to buy two $50 ink cartridges just to print out a report for school!
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Male 312
I don`t use any of those...
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Male 5,194
"Six hundred text messages contain less data than one minute of a phone call,"

Seriously, what - like 600 text messages of 1 word each?
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Female 854
1 - I don`t text much.
2 - I`m fine with the tap water from my kitchen sink.
3 - No a big fan of Pop corn.
4 - I buy Generic anyway, even my "Tylenol".
5 - Only idiots buy those.
6 - I make my own at home.
7 - Don`t drink wine.
8 - I buy maybe 3 cards a year.
9 - Read answer for 5.
10 - Depends on what`s cheaper.
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Male 774
I`m sure there are other less known things that we`re paying through the nose for.
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Male 2,688
"Why aren`t diamonds on the list."

Because the initial cost to GET them includes things like mining the land, processing, and land owners fees... They sometimes also include basic freedoms, human rights, and human life... I`m sure the $2000 pricetag on that diamond ring is surely a mark DOWN against that...
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Male 819
That`s pretty obvious stuff...
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Male 2,893
Jesus, whenever I`m at a hotel I don`t even touch the mini-bar.
That sh*t`s expensive.
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Male 79
Why aren`t diamonds on the list.
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Female 200
It`s only $5 extra a month for unlimited texts on my plan, and I send over 60 a day, I`m pretty sure that`s not overpriced...
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Female 1,181
"you probably buy these 10 objects at least once a week..."

i never buy any of that crap. why does iab assume we`re all stupid retards?
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Female 261
Buying bottled water, in my opinion, is the ultimate waste of money and resources. The stuff inside those bottles is no more pure than the stuff in your tap, and what happens to all those bottles? Find a water fountain or buy a Brita filter and use a glass, people!
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Male 25,416
Nothing we didnt already know!
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Male 118
no no you missed apple that should be 1-10
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Male 527
Out of everything on this list, I only get the precut vegetables. Those salad-in-a-bag things are outstanding. As for water, I`ll buy it from the reverse osmosis machines using refillable containers at the grocery store. It`s the same filtering process, has the exact same quality, and costs something like 30 cents a gallon as opposed to over a dollar per pint for Aquafina.
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Female 570
i nnever buy any of those. unless the bottled water is no more than 20 cents (about 15 US cents). i always give my friends a lecture of how stupid they are when they order a bottle of water (especially when its not cooled) with their meal.
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Female 111
I`mma still eat movie theater popcorn because that is tasty as hell. All the other stuff I can live without.
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Female 1,380
I will NEVER stop buying bottled water...it`s so much more convinent.
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Male 2,402
The reason you pay so much for brand names is they take the profits and by the patent on possible cures. Keeping you hooked and dependent on the drug. There is no generic drugs for insulin. With a customer base of about 120 million worldwide using 1 bottle every 30 days insulin users that`s a pretty hefty profit. Without insurance copay one bottle of insulin Humalog cost`s my insurance company $72.00. If the majority are on that pace that`s a nice amount of gross income coming in routinely.
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Female 1,894
no younglink apple products acutally have something that windows doesnt.. superior quallity k
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Female 812
I have bought pre-cut vegetables today! A mix of three different kinds of lettuce with carrot and I tell you that I am cheaper off then buying the three lettuces and a carrot... I also know that it is expensive but I do not need that much lettuce and like the article says, it saves time!
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Male 1,548
The reason brand-name drugs cost so much is because the brand names need the money to cover the cost of bringing you a miracle cure and researching new things like how to cure cancer and sh*t. Generic drugs are a leech on the progress of science. Generic manufacturers are just in it for money.
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Female 612
Interesting list, to be sure, but the only one I actually buy is name-brand drugs, and that`s only on prescriptions which are not available as generics yet. Last month, buying my generic drugs (after insurance) cost me less than five dollars for four prescriptions. But buying Enbrel, the subcutaneous injection for RA, was $50 after insurance, and would have been $2500 each month without insurance.

However, in this instance I consider this acceptable. I would rather pay more money for drugs and actually have them available for purchase than pay little and have fewer available. I just like to think that the high price is going towards finding new drugs for my condition that might actually work.
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Male 101
OH! I know another one.... Apple products.
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Male 1,557
Anyone who buys pre-cut fruit or vegetables are just lazy. Buy a knife ffs.
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Male 2,441
Knew most of these, but interesting nonetheless. I don`t know of many people that don`t pay the $5 a month extra for unlimited texting though which means it is drastically cheaper. Also,who rents hotel room movies in the first place?
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Female 4,039
Ugh the bottle of wine thing is so annoying. That should be illegal.
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Male 5,194
"Six hundred text messages contain less data than one minute of a phone call,"

Where are they getting THIS one?
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Male 3,915
Wizard77
Male, 40-49, Western US
367 Posts Tuesday, October 5, 2010 9:03:45 AM
madest, just do not send or receive text messages for a single month. Drop demand and prices will plummet. I had ALL texting removed from my phone (my plan says unlimited) just because I was tired of all the stupid crap I was getting every day! I do not miss them even a little.

male 40-49....that explains it.....i send/recieve like 20-50+ texts a day....

that`s also why i have an unlimited plan though...
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Female 57
But I definitely do not agree about the bottled water. I live in Louisville and the water taste like metal from tap, plus if you buy the store brand it`s not that much.
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Male 10,845
I agree with 1, 2, 5, 9, and 10.
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Female 57
That`s so true about the veggie tray. I buy at least on or two a month and it`s such a rip off at kroger. It`s like 12.99 for the regular and 15.99 for the organic. but the baby tomatoes are so good.
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Male 7,585
madest, that technically is illegal. but they find ways around it. high priced lawyers=ability to be above the law.
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Male 582
madest, just do not send or receive text messages for a single month. Drop demand and prices will plummet. I had ALL texting removed from my phone (my plan says unlimited) just because I was tired of all the stupid crap I was getting every day! I do not miss them even a little.
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Male 3,285
They missed out the mcdonalds large soda`s. Thats around 1000% markup.
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Male 3,842
Serious fail. I pay less than a penny each for text messages when I average the monthly cost by how many I send (5 bucks a month, I send about 500) so I don`t know where they get 20 cents. And who buys bottled water instead of filling a bottle at home, who buys movie theater popcorn, who buys brand-name anything, who on earth opens the hotel mini-bar unless it is paid for on an expense account. This list is a bunch of crap.
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Male 490
Yeah, I typically just buy a bottle of water for the bottle. I`ll drink and refill until I lose the bottle or it, after, a few months, smells a bit odd.

Movie popcorn is *almost* worth it though. You can`t buy popcorn in the store that tastes quite like movie popcorn with the oil and such (if you can, let me know what it is, because I`d love it).
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Female 57
i don`t pay for text messages. if i did, i wouldn`t text. i don`t buy any of the other stuff either.
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Male 965
I buy none of these things.
Yay me?
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Female 9,400
As much as I don`t like to use Bottled Water, the tap water here is nasty as hell.
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Male 15,510
I knew text messages were overpriced but holy cow
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Female 3,001
meh, i dont buy most of this stuff anyway, though i refuse to stop buying wine!

oh yeah plus I buy coffee, movie popcorn and bottled water. so nm...
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Male 6,694
I gotta have my movie popcorn. With extra butter. I just must have it. The big ond and a free refill to take home. I must eat popcorn for hours and hours. I love popcorn. Popcorn is poped bu angels. Mmmm popcorn is so good.
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Female 2,509
I look forward to the day we ban bottled water as a consumer good.
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Male 808
Or condoms-just rinse and re-use!!
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Male 37,888
only 40% on precut vegies? it`s worth it not to have to fuss with it myself.
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Male 7,585
in reality, a 40% mark up isnt all that bad. it is worse than that when you eat out most of the time.
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Male 5,314
1. your mom


OOOOHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Female 48
Link: 10 Most Overpriced Products You Should Avoid [Rate Link] - You probably buy these 10 objects at least once a week and you don`t even know you`re getting robbed blind.
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