These days you can’t be too careful. Although everyone knows that emails from Nigeria are most likely scams, you may not consider some of the rip offs a bit closer to home. Here are the 25 biggest rip off that you’ve probably been tricked into buying.
20. Razor Blades
boodlesbuys.co.nz Several years ago stories broke in the US and UK about how companies were colluding to raise prices illegally. The stories may have made a slight dent but those razor blades are marked up by nearly 5 thousand percent.
15. Fountain Soda
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_t_in_dc/5952412743/ Not only do restaurants buy the soda for a fraction of the $2 they charged you, they also filled it half way up with ice. The margins are certainly in their favor.
10. Premium gas
Premium gas isn’t magically better for your car and it doesn’t clean out your engine. The only difference between premium gas and regular gas is that premium gas is higher octane, or less combustible, which is necessary in very specific high performance engines. You most likely do not have a very specific high performance engine.
5. College textbooks
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8047705@N02/5530819321/ Not only have they gotten more expensive, their price tags have increased at twice the rate of inflation over the past 20 years. And just ask any college kid how often they use their books anyway.
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