These Things Are WAY Too Overpriced! (8 PICS + 5 GIFS)

Posted in INTERESTING       2 Sep 2021       2679       12 GALLERY VIEW



Let's face it, we've all forked over more cash than we would've liked.


So, when Reddit user u/dlo_2503 asked which things are the most needlessly expensive, people were quick to respond.

"Anything wedding-related."

"When my wife and I were looking for a wedding venue, there was a place we called and they quoted us $200 a day. When I made the mistake of saying it was for a wedding, they said, 'Oh, for a wedding it’s $800 a day.' No reason. If I hadn’t told them, we could have rented it for $200 and done everything the same." — u/Prossdog

"Eyewear. You can buy a cellphone for the same price, yet the price of the material is just a small fraction, and the expertise to make them is not close either."

"And, yes, you can buy glasses at a reasonable price, but that is only since recently and not often available in the shops." —u/ElRedditorio

"Tampons and pads."

"And the upfront cost for a reusable cup is, like, $50 or more. Not to mention reusable pads or similar are $$ too, AND people need reliable access to laundry facilities." —u/BabaTheBlackSheep

"Pretty much anything out of a cinema."

"I remember a joke my dad told me a few days ago, “Three robbers stole £20,000 worth of goods in a cinema and were never caught. They stole 10 buckets of popcorn and 2 drinks.” A bad joke, but it is pretty much the truth." —u/GeneralKenobi4321

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"Funerals."

"Why must we pay tens of thousands for family who died?" —u/ssj3gogetto

"Housing. My apartment complex is charging over $2,000 for a two bedroom because of 'high demand.'"

"Meanwhile, three apartments near me sat vacant for months until they found people willing to rent them for that much." —u/OrdinaryRage

"EpiPens."

"EpiPens cost little to produce and cost hundreds of dollars! They're something everyone should be able to afford if they have the need to carry one." —u/Alert-Appearance-362

"FLOSS. It's like $13 for a three-pack of floss."

"This is toilet paper for your mouth. It is absurd. You can get, like, a 12-pack of toilet paper for the same cost. The floss market needs a correction." —u/LtLawl

"Violins and other classical string instruments are actually not that expensive to make, yet they sell for thousands."

"It's simply a status symbol for bougie rich people bragging about their kids playing a classical instrument." —u/Pseudoscientist5000

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"Car key fobs."

"I went to get an extra key fob because the original owner of my car lost one of the keys. The dealership wanted $500 for a replacement key." —u/notreallysrs

"Mouth guards."

"It’s plastic! It cost me $398, and my insurance only covers one every five years, but most dentists recommend replacing before that. Also, insurance doesn’t cover them for kids, and my son grinds, so that’s another $350. Can’t they see covering the mouth guard will prevent more costly stuff down the line from the stress of grinding?!?" —u/BrandiWyne4

And finally, "prescription drugs."

"Some of these drugs are required for people to live everyday life. Psychotics especially, since they commonly save the individual taking them and people around them." —u/Glossy_Gamer1


Credits:  www.buzzfeed.com
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Casper 8 month s ago
Most of these absurd costs seem so typical american. E.g. the medics, epi pens or the mouth guards sm_80
Thank god we have sufficient healthcare here good
       
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Jos 8 month s ago
#12 You can buy a hockey mouthguard for around $5. My dentist tries to sell me their mouthguard every time I’m there for around $400.
       
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Midge 8 month s ago
Jos,
agreed. i had a dentist tell me it depends on how much you grind. the over the counter ones will cost less over the long run...yet they cant still find the cause of bruxism
       
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Cathy 8 month s ago
#9... Is that 12 regular rolls or 12 @ 4 x size = 48 Rolls?
       
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Ote 8 month s ago
so happy I don't live in the US the land of the free exploitation.
       
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Sondra 8 month s ago
Ote, I'm happy too!
       
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Metta 8 month s ago
#3 If you don't buy designer eyewear glasses are as cheap as $18 online
#5 Theaters make most of their money from concessions, not tickets which go to the distributer
#6 Average cost in U.S. for cremation is $6K, for burial $9K, in the U.K. burial is $7K (US dollars)
#8 average U.S. retail price of a two-pack generic epinephrine EpiPen in 2020 was $396.41
#9 Kroger brand dental floss, 100 yards cost $1
#10 Violin price on Amazon anywhere from $100 and up
#12 Dentalguard price on Amazon 4 for $17 and up
       
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Field 8 month s ago
I was told I needed a root canal and would have to pay 3000 out of pocket. they told me to borrow it from friends... my tooth is fine...
       
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Ken 8 month s ago
#13 The second pill may only cost $.50 to make, but the first cost $1 billion in development & testing. If the company can't make a profit, they don't design the pill at all.
       
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Kit 8 month s ago
Ken,
That's BS ...I know someone who works for one of the big companies and he tells me they spend more on advertising than development research.The reps make big big money selling and are treated to elaborate incentives.
       
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Delphia 8 month s ago
PRINTER INK! Pure price gouging.
       
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Retta 7 month s ago
Delphia,

Amen. Even more infuriating is when the printer decides the cartridge needs changed even though the print outs haven’t even begun to fade.
       
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