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Unnecessarily Expensive Items

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  1. Maazi-EZ

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    Off topic but:


    I LOVE LANDRY


    if i post this the the GARM, no one will hear me
     
  2. Lil Pun

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    Hey bridges are overpriced! :D
     
  3. g1184

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    Lexus LS 600h : "hybrid" sedan ... 20mpg city ... $104,000
     
  4. LCII

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    Definitely agree with the drinks... to me a non-alcoholic drink should never cost more than 2 bucks, 2.50 tops. Its funny when the meal is 5 bucks and the drink is 4.

    THere's many other things that come to mind, but you definitely feel the inflation...
     
  5. Prometheus

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    Women. *sigh*
     
  6. Deji McGever

    Deji McGever יליד טקסני

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    On the subject of diamonds, diamonds with good clarities and anything 3 ct+ is steadily rising in cost due to "scarcity".

    Small diamonds, and especially those of mediocre to poor clarity are dropping in price. Traditionally, there has only been one market for these stones: The US. No one can afford to buy them anymore.

    Those expensive "scarce" diamonds that keep going up in price? They've never sold better.
     
  7. hooroo

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    Medication: Its not a problem for me but Iv e noticed with family members there are some medications they need that cost a whole lot.


    Video Games/Systems: For a game it just over the top...
     
  9. RocketsPimp

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    There have got to be some "you know how I know you're gay" jokes in your jeans conversation with pericles.
     
  10. magnetik

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    yep.. def overpriced at like $1250 or so.. but it's new tech that's bound to drop in a few years.
     
  11. Jeremiah

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    Everything in Best Buy is unnecessarily expensive.

    I mentioned A/V equipment at big chain stores like Best Buy earlier in this thread. I'd like to amend that. A/V is seriously overpriced...but everything in Best Buy in general is a ripoff. Does that count?
     
  12. LegendZ3

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    Everything "hand-made". I don't understand. Didn't we invented the machines because they do a better job than human?
     
  13. coma

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    I want to chime in on the price of footwear.

    In my younger days, I wouldn't think of spending more than $50 on a pair of dress shoes. The thought of spending $500+ on a pair of shoes was beyond me. That is until I started having foot problems. My left foot is larger than my right, so it's hard to just buy mass production shoes. Plus, it doesn't help that I wear a 13E. Well-made shoes are one of the best investments you can make.

    I have a pair of custom cowboy boots on order that I paid more than $3,000 for. Anyone who knows anything about cowboy boots knows that a) that's totally worth it, and b) that's cheap for a pair of good cowboy boots.
     
  14. rhadamanthus

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    Sura faints.
     
  15. Lil Pun

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    Machines don't necessarily do a better job than people, they just do it faster and at a lower cost.
     
  16. Lil Pun

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    What is it?
     
  17. weslinder

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    Dude, I have a bunch of cowboy boots. I've bought two pair that I wear a lot new for $60-80 (probably on sale, but I really don't remember). All the rest come from yard sales. Really expensive cowboy boots aren't worn much, and it's pretty easy to find some that cost $500 new for $10 or $15 worn 10 times.
     
  18. Isabel

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    Very good point. I am wondering if I should drop out of music school because I'm not getting any grants or scholarships, just loans, and it scares me just thinking of what I've taken out for the first two years. Community colleges are more affordable but don't have what I would need. Certain types of higher education, e.g. medical school, have even bigger expense problems.

    Health care & medication.

    Gas. :(

    Agree with all those who have mentioned concession stands - really, can't you wait two hours and eat after the movie, or at home before? Or put a few pieces of candy in your purse/pocket if it's a must have? If you're just going to see a mediocre movie to get out for the evening, try to find a second run theater and spend $2 per person instead of $9.

    Or when you get tickets to an event and think it's not too bad, but then there are charges for: ticket handling (sometimes avoidable if you buy the tickets in person, depends what and where). Parking, sometimes avoidable with a little walking but often not. If you want a program to see what's going on, it might be $10-15. Concessions are crazy - avoid - and you'll probably want a souvenir of the event but change your mind once you see how much they are.

    Drinks at restaurants, especially sit-down ones. Even the nonalcoholic ones are a big profit maker. I really should just start drinking water with meals out, but can't seem to make myself do it. :( Appetizers are a lot for what they are. Best to avoid them and just go for a relatively inexpensive/filling fancy burger plate, or go to a Mexican restaurant that puts chips and salsa on every table.

    Of course, you can have all these ideas, and I have a lot of them, but your significant other or your kids might want some of this expensive stuff, and might get upset if you keep denying it or arguing with them about it.
     
  19. BucMan55

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    Bose stand alone speakers(not part of a look nice in any decor setup) are not the ones overpriced and overhyped and marketed.


    If you have a dedicated audio/video room you can hear the difference easily between $100 components and $1000 components. It becomes tougher to hear the difference going from $1000 to $10000.


    I'll go with gas as overpriced. I mean, its like they are scared to stagnate the price as it will lead to prices dropping. If you aint going up, you are going down.
     
  20. coma

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    Fair enough, I have particulars that perhaps inflates my cost. I have everyday cowboy boots (Ariats) that are about $125-$150. The next grade up are various low grade leathers for about $600-$800. The high grade leathers with custom stitching, initials, logos, etc., are the ones that fall into the >$2500 class.

    I almost lost my point though, I feel when it comes to shoes, a high cost is tolerable.
     

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