THINGS THAT ARE WAY MORE EXPENSIVE THAN THEY SHOULD BE
Added on: 9th Aug 2016
RUBBER FLOORING (IN GYMS)
Unless you run a gym, you probably wouldn’t know this,
but that rubber flooring sells for about 1/3 of the
price when you buy it as a “horse stall mat”.
ANYTHING IN AN AIRPORT
Captive market, high real estate price…you can bet that
burger will cost more at the airport than at the
McDonald’s down the street.
You’ve probably heard the advice from your friends…when
looking for a photographer/caterer/DJ/etc., don’t mention
that it’s a wedding right off the bat. When you do actually
mention that it’s a wedding, the price will shoot up.
At this point, ask what exactly is done differently for
Many times it will be cheaper to just get a new fridge.
Or just wait until 3D printers become ubiquitous…
If you live in the US or Australia, your internet is slow and
expensive because the infrastructure is out of date and
the internet providers don’t have an incentive to
upgrade it. In countries that we like to make fun of for
being “backwards” (like Lithuania), you can pay 10 Euros
per month for download speeds faster than 800 Mb/s
and upload speeds faster than 700 Mb/s!
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS CALCULATORS
Have you noticed that TI calculator have stayed at $100
for the past several decades even though your phone
is significantly more powerful (and cheaper).
Hopefully the internet solves this one eventually.
FLYING IN CANADA
If you have any Canadian friends, you know that it is cheaper
for Canadians to fly to Europe than it is within their own
country. Thanks airport fees and lack of competition!
It’s because you locked yourself into buying that specific
brand of razor. They charge more because they can.