What’s Unnecessarily Expensive? Here’s What People Had to Say.

I think we can all agree on the obvious things that are way too overpriced…

I’m talking about insulin, health insurance (in the U.S.), etc.

You get the idea, right?

Well, now it’s time to take a look at things that people on AskReddit think are unnecessarily expensive. Let’s take a look.

1. Insane.

“Chemotherapy. My infusions are $18k apiece.

I’m lucky that it’s not for cancer and I only get it twice a year and I have insurance but like, WTF.”

2. Nerd alert!

“Graphing calculators.

They’ve been using the same model for 20+ years (17 if we’re talking a TI-84), and the prices are ridiculous.”

3. Yes.

“Vending machines on the secure side of airports.

You can’t bring the $2 coke you bought within line of sight of the checkpoint through because it could be a bomb.

You can buy another one once you get past security however! But now it’s $6.. The machines are literally within sight of each other.”

4. Terrible.

“Funerals in general.

Some funeral companies are a complete rip off preying on people’s grief.”

5. Rugs!

“Dude, f**k rug prices.

I’m seriously thinking about buying some sad Walmart priced rugs from here on out.

No need for fancy stuff that’s going to be walked on.”

6. Definitely.

“College textbooks.

That s**t is incredibly overpriced here in the US.”

7. Oh, boy…

“I work at an amusement park that, just this year, started selling alcohol. $9 for a 12-ounce, drinkable beverage, $12 for a 16- ounce Bud Light.

Their reasoning was, people won’t pay those crazy prices to get d**nk. They’ll have one or two.

If they’re going to get d**nk, they’ll do what they always have done, and drink in the parking lot beforehand. Now they can buy one in the park to mask their booze breath.

To be fair, the number of d**nks hasn’t changed, and the park is making some extra, much-needed cash.”

8. For “convenience.”

“Anything that adds on an administrative fee or convenience fee.

Why is it an extra $20 to push a button?”

9. That’s lame.

“My apartment complex has a $16 ‘fee’ for online payments and has recently gone cashless so you have no choice but to pay the extra 16 on top of rent.

It may not seem like a lot, but it does start to add up.”

10. It adds up.

“Going to the dentist.

Why is dental insurance different than health insurance?

My teeth are not luxury bones I should pay to keep healthy and in my mouth.”

11. I guess you need one…


They sell for over 10 times what they cost to manufacture.

I worked in the industry for a few decades.

The retail is typically double wholesale

And wholesale is typically double manufactured cost

So they sell for about 4x what it costs to make them.”

12. Absolutely.

“Ticketmaster’s service fees.

Always order your tickets by calling or visiting the performance venue directly. You can avoid a ton of the fees you would otherwise be charged, and the customer service is nearly always several grades better than what you’ll get with a faceless entity that really doesn’t care about you at all.”

What do you think about this?

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Thanks in advance!