10 Things More Expensive Than They Should Be
Everything in this world has a price tag on it these days, it would appear. However, there are some things in the world that are just far too overpriced when they really shouldn’t be. You would think basic needs, and even some basic luxuries, would be a bit more cost efficient, but that doesn’t appear to be the case any longer. Instead, we see inflation on the rise even more so in some environments. Items like printer cartridges and razor blades, for example, are marked far too high up. Here are ten things more expensive than they should be these days.
If you’re looking to start your own gym and require rubber flooring, never mention that is what the flooring will be used for. Instead, say it is for something else, like a horse stall, as the price will drop by about a third. The price for installation is between $130 to $150 per square foot, which adds up quickly. It is so high because there are few other options out there.
Anything in the Airport
Anyone who has done significant traveling knows how expensive airport food and items can be. That hamburger from McDonald’s will cost you a lot more inside those airport doors than down the road. As you probably know, the cost of items in airports are so high for one simply reason: because they can be. You don’t have other options while waiting for your flight.
For some reason, businesses and individuals love to charge a happy couple more than normal, despite it being the best day of their lives. For example, a DJ or photographer will increase their prices if they know it is for a wedding. Don’t mention it. A professional DJ for a wedding will cost you between $100 to $300 per hour. They charge this much because they know you want entertainment and are limited with options.
If your refrigerator is on the fritz and requires new parts, be warned of how expensive it will be. For some reason, appliance parts have been raised in price. Just wait until you see 3D printers and their parts. The 3D printer alone will cost you $500. The price of parts will add up past that in the long run.
Those living within the US or Australia understand the downside to the internet, as it is costly and slow. In areas like Europe, however, internet is cheaper and a lot faster than normal.
Texas Instruments Calculators
Yeah, you know which ones we’re talking about. Those Texas Instruments Calculators were required in school and some colleges courses, and yet they have remained with over a $100 price tag for decades now. The company has cornered the market for high-tech calculators, it would appear.
School textbooks are another issue students have, as they are only going up in price these days. However, the internet is actually cheaper and far more useful in this modern era we find ourselves in. Textbook costs vary, but most will end up costing between $80 to $180 — with many costing over $200.
Believe it or not, it is actually far cheaper for a Canadian tourist to fly to Europe than it is for them to fly anywhere within their own country. Airport fees and almost zero competition have driven up the prices in the country.
Gillette Razors, which are a very specific brand of shaving razor, have gone nowhere but up in price in the past few years. A lot of competition has risen up against this, including the Dollar Shave Club, thankfully. The cost of razors depends on the pack you buy, but expect anywhere between $6 to $40.
Those feel-good cards you can buy at the drug store are nothing more than paper with words on it, and yet they are going up in price. In fact, those cards are actually incredibly cheap to manufacture. The companies are gaining nothing but profit. Greeting cards can vary in design and quality, meaning you will pay between 50 cents to $10 for a single one.