12 Items People Pay Too Much For But Still Can’t Resist Buying

Most people don’t like buying something for more than its value. However, some things are worth the extra cost. A recent online survey asked, “Which item is ridiculously overpriced, yet you still buy it?” Here are the top 12 responses.

Food, especially eggs

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“I am going to brunch tomorrow, but I got pre-approved for a loan for a two-egg omelet!”

“I dropped an egg on the floor yesterday morning and had to call and remortgage my house.”

Renting a place to live

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“I’ve seen BEDROOMS for $1300. I used to rent a two-bedroom for $650 when I first moved out on my own.”

“Don’t forget Airbnb and VRBO.”

Coffee from Starbucks

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“I’m glad my small town has a good coffee shop that’s not Starbucks. They have about the same coffee for about half the price.”

“I overpay on premium coffee beans, but definitely not for Starbucks.”

Guacamole and avocadoes

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“So easy to make – I smash some avocados, add some store-bought salsa and good lime juice (not from concentrate), and a little salt. Done. At gatherings, people always love my guac, and it couldn’t be easier.”

“Yeah, a dollar for one avocado fruit is crazy. Similar to one mango fruit. Messed up.”

Tampons

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“Pretty much why I went to using a diva cup.”

“Tampons. They are too expensive, but yeah…”

Water, especially at events

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“No reason water should cost $5+.”

“I went to a place for a trip once, and the water there was $13. When I bought it, it wasn’t even cold.”

Tickets to Football Games

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“My wife and I spent over $600 to see the Bills/Dolphins game. Playoff tickets are stupid expensive.”

“I just paid $315 to see the Eagles-Giants game.”

Quality shower products

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“Body Wash, specifically the creamy ones, like Dove or Olay. I know I can buy a cheaper brand because I can apply lotion after, but those creamy cleansers just feel so much better on my skin.”

“The shampoo I like.”

Good vision

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“Contact lenses. $80 a box is pretty steep for something that probably cost them less than a dollar to make. But I need them, so they got me trapped.”

“Contact lenses solution.”

Designer or branded clothing

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“Armani jeans, the pair I’m wearing now are the softest jeans I’ve owned and they last a long time too. Well worth it in my opinion.”

“Nike techs. They are comfy, they look cool, and they’re colorful, but are they worth $115? No, not at all. Yet, I’m still glad I own one.”

Printer ink

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“Printer ink. It’s possibly the most expensive liquid by volume you will ever buy, but I need it so…”

Everything is expensive

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“In light of the recession: everything.”

“Literally everything at this point is expensive, and we still buy it.”

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