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  1. ima_drummer2k

    ima_drummer2k Contributing Member

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    Razors – The ones I buy (Gillette Mach 3) are over $1 per razor. Most non-disposable ones are equally as expensive. Seeing as how I only use them twice before chunking them, I’m spending over 50 cents per shave.

    Quiznos/Subway – Quiznos large sandwiches are something like 6 or 7 bucks a pop. No fast-food item should be over $5, no matter how good it is.

    Energy Drinks – Are these drinks really worth 3 bucks a can??? That’s more expensive than beer!

    Starbucks – no comment necessary….

    Shoes – I can’t justify spending over $30 on a pair of shoes. Thank God for Payless.
     
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    Wow. Twice? I use mine upwards of 2-3 weeks. I shave every day and have thick growth. I suggest you stop throwing money down the drain.

    Use the mach 3 holder so they will drip dry and not get dull. It's called stoppin' oxidation, holmes.
     
  4. bobrek

    bobrek Person, woman, man, camera, TV
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    I used to think that way, but then I realized I tend to wear/keep casual shoes for 3+ years.

    I love my $80 Keens.
     
  5. Jeremiah

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    A/V equipment at big chain stores like Best Buy. Wall mount for $200? HDMI Cable for $80? Come the hell on. Monoprice.com, how I love thee.

    Agree with the diamonds. Can't wait until you can buy a diamond grower at Wal-Mart.

    Frigging textbooks at college book stores...or for that matter, anything at college bookstores.

    Sunglasses that cost more than $10.

    Hot wings are insanely priced. It's not even a premium piece of chicken, for pete's sake.

    Salads.
     
  6. moestavern19

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    3 replies and no "women" response yet?


    the board is slipping.



    anyway...

    I thought too that shoes were no big deal until I kept hurting my ankles playing basketball. I bought a $100 pair of Nike Basketball shoes and I've had no problems since.
     
  7. cardpire

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    never understood why sofas were so expensive
     
  8. bobrek

    bobrek Person, woman, man, camera, TV
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    What do you consider "so expensive"?
     
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    Almost all furniture is overpriced. Especially since most of it is mass made in China or Malaysia now. Not hand crafted in the Carolinas.

    I watched a Modern Marvels or some show like it about the process for making modern razors. I can kind of see why they cost what they do.

    Chik-Fil-A is too much.

    Diesel. It should be cheaper than unleaded.
     
  11. Matchman

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    anything beyond the price it deserves, like a pair of limited edition Jordans that cost over $200 because stupid kids driving up the prices
     
  12. rrj_gamz

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    Gas: We have a glut of supply and still pay $3.50 gas...

    Clothes: I never pay full price, but I see people pay $100 for a pair of jeans...c'mon, they're jeans...

    Fogo de Chao: $50 per person for dinner, really?
     
  13. peleincubus

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    man not to be rude but come on a razor used twice and thrown away..........

    :rolleyes:
     
  14. Lil Pun

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    I agree with the hot wings and women.

    Bottled water
     
  15. Royals Ego

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    my girlfriend is about 800 dollars a month, thats kinda expensive
     
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    Glasses and sunglasses - $200 for 1/2 an ounce of steel and plastic?

    Golf clubs (oops did I say that?) - $30 worth of parts sells for $400

    Clothes - Walmart $9.99, Brooks Brothers $199.99

    Cars - there is little difference in utility between a $29,000 car and a $290,000 car....they both go the speed limit.

    Wedding Dresses - $3000 and she wears it for 2 hours.

    Restaurant Wine - $9 at the store, $30 at the restaurant...why?
     
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    All baby items.
     
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    DVDS and software...know what i mean?
     
  19. bobrek

    bobrek Person, woman, man, camera, TV
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    I was specifically asking about his comment about sofas. A $1000 sofa that lasts 20+ years in not expensive.
     
  20. bobrek

    bobrek Person, woman, man, camera, TV
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    They tend to cost more than they should because of piracy. In a perfect world where no one pirated software, movies or music, I believe the cost would come down dramatically.
     

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