12 'ridiculously expensive' things you still have to buy

Popcorn in cinemas, whitening creams or filtered water in restaurants ... is considered to be far more expensive than their real value.

Popcorn in cinemas, whitening creams or filtered water in restaurants . is considered to be far more expensive than their real value.

When buying a product or service, we have to pay for goods and related fees such as delivery costs, advertising costs . However, there are still some things that are unreasonably expensive. .

1. Beverages in airports, on airplanes

According to a study, we have to pay 200-300% more than the usual price for coffee, candy . at the airport. Even if you buy a cup of tea on the plane, the difference between the price and the cost can be over 1,000 times. Airport retailers understand that buyers don't have many options, so customers are willing to spend money. Many experienced travelers will buy snacks at convenience stores near their home and take them to the airport. They can also bring an empty bottle / jar to the airport, and after passing through the security checkpoint, they will pour water into it to drink.

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We have to pay 200 - 300% more than the usual price for coffee, candy . at the airport.(Artwork: Depositphoto).

2. Lego themed

Themed Lego sets such as "Star Wars", "Harry Porter", "Minecraft" . are 25% more expensive than regular sets, while there are still the same number of details. Obviously, Lego-themed manufacturers have to pay royalties for them, so the prices of themed Lego sets are more expensive than regular puzzles.

3. Whitening toothpaste

The production of toothpaste is not a technically complicated process. Expensive toothpaste is only the result of effective marketing, while it does not perform a miracle on your teeth. Dentists recommend that you should not pay too much for such creams, it is best to visit your dentist twice a year for professional oral cleaning.

4. Cushion

According to the survey, most expensive mattresses are not worth the money that people have spent on buying them. Stores add at least 50% to the price, and the higher the price of the mattress, that is, the difference between the selling price and the higher the cost. Economists have pointed out that cushions are a much more profitable commodity than food, clothing .

5. Meat products in the supermarket

The price of meat in supermarkets often includes wages of workers processing this product before being sold. It also includes the cost of risk, because the time it takes for a meat product to survive on the shelves is short, due to the quality factor. Even some sellers can add minced meat, ground meat some ingredients can affect the taste of the dish.

6. Popcorn at the movie theater

Naturally, movie theaters do not make money from films, because most of the profits go to production companies. So to make money, cinemas were forced to raise the prices of products like popcorn, soda, chips . sold there. Estimates, these products give the theater overall profit of about 40%.

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Popcorn sold at movie theaters often costs more than many popcorn elsewhere.(Artwork: Pixabay)

7. Paper books

The cost of paper books is not as high as we think. To print a hardcover book, a manufacturer spends about $ 3.5, while we buy it at a price many times higher. When you buy a new book, you pay not only the author of the book, but the largest part belongs to the publisher who has invested the money to buy the copyright, edit, translate and promote the work. on the market.

E-books are much cheaper. In addition, some files may be legally downloaded. You can also buy second-hand books to reduce costs.

8. Household appliances design and innovation continuously

Manufacturers are constantly promoting new technology devices, but running the latest models is not necessary. For example, your old coffee machine made good coffee is not inferior to the new coffee machine.

9. Women's hairdressing services

Hair salons of course make half of the world much more beautiful. However, there is a truth that experts in the field of beauty revealed: that there is no fundamental difference in male and female haircuts, meaning that we should be able to pay the same for this service. However, female hairdressing services are always expensive compared to male hairdressing services.

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Experts in the beauty sector revealed: there is no fundamental difference in the haircut for men and women.(Artwork: East News)

10. Filtered water in a restaurant

Customers in restaurants and hotels know that ordering wine in these places is very expensive, so sometimes they order mineral water instead. But of course the restaurants don't want to lose the opportunity to make money, so they also raise the price of water. So while you think you have saved money by ordering water instead of alcohol, in fact, the glass of water you call is 3 times more expensive than usual.

11. Olive oil

Olive oil is often counterfeited by mixing with cheaper oils. When we buy a bottle of olive oil, we can be expensive from 50-400%. In pursuit of profit, many olive oil producers mix olive oil with cheaper ones, while it is difficult for buyers to distinguish genuine and counterfeit products, mainly by buying money based on the brand.

12. Sanitary pads

In addition to harming the ecological environment, tampons also cost you money. You can use the menstrual cup, both of which do not harm the environment, and bring long-term economic benefits to you. Estimated, if you use tampons, you lose about 50 USD / year. Whereas, using a monthly magazine, you only lose about 6 USD per year.