Unfortunately, not everything has a budget-friendly backup, and some items will just always seem to be unfairly priced. To take the edge off, we’ve assembled 20 of the most overpriced items out there with some suggestions on how to skip the rip-off where possible. So read on, and don’t say we didn’t warn you!
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There’s a reason why inkjet printers are so inexpensive. Often, manufacturers price their printers at a cost that has them making little to no profit – sometimes even losing money – because once you own their printer, they know they’ll make their money back in spades with the profits from sales of the accompanying ink cartridges.
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At the end of the day, sunglasses are a year-round necessity and you should be protecting your eyes with a quality lens. That being said, don’t overpay for something simply because of the brand behind it. Shop around and we guarantee you can find something you’ll love just as much – for a lot less!
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