Internet Comes Together to Bash Overpriced Products—and It's Not Just Gas

In this day and age, living can be expensive. The internet has come together to discuss items they believe too are overpriced, yet people are still buying them.

On Reddit's r/AskReddit forum, u/hommedefer wanted to know, "What's something that's clearly overpriced yet people still buy?" Their post has gotten over 41,000 upvotes and 32,000 comments within one day.

One of the many things that are on the more expensive side these days are gas prices. There are many factors as to why gas prices are soaring, but one of the main reasons is due to the Russia-Ukraine war. The average gas price is $4.289 as of March 17, according to AAA. But most redditors had other things in mind.

"College textbooks," u/-eDgAR- said, receiving 16,300 upvotes for his comment.

"Pretty much anything having to do with the wedding industry is exorbitantly expensive. I couldn't believe the prices when being quoted for the venue, cake, photographer, the church, dresses and tuxedos, the rings, the f***ing props, etc. F***ing absurd that people are willing to go into massive debt for a wedding," u/Ear_Enthusiast wrote.

Getting married
A Reddit user asked the r/AskReddit community what the most overpriced things are that people still buy. JenAphotographer/iStock / Getty Images Plus

"Right now? Cars, at least in my area. Brand new cars are few and far between. And its not unusual to see used cars with prices 10k to 12k above what the price was a year and a half ago. Its insane," u/Badwolf84 explained.

"Beer at sports games," u/Kyle4263 said, getting 22,400 upvotes.

U/HughJa55ole replied to the comment, "You should've seen the look on my face the first time I ordered two Bud Lights and a hotdog at a football game and took out a $20 thinking it would more than cover it.... Tailgating suddenly made sense to me for more than just the "party" aspect of it."

U/skkkra commented receiving over 28,000 upvotes, "Printer ink."

"Popcorn at the movies," u/HikingWeasel exclaimed.

"Theatres make very little off ticket sales. Without the expensive concessions, they couldn't afford to run the business," u/thepsycholeech explained in the replies.

"Every single piece of real estate right now," u/DatTrackGuy pointed out.

"DoorDash," u/RoutineSheetherder93 wrote, "The prices are more expensive on the app, then once you add a service fee, taxes, and a tip it ends up being $10-20 more than if you had just gone in person. Then by the time it gets to you it's cold and the order is almost always wrong anyways."

"Funerals. Give my body to science and take a vacation instead," u/Apprehensive_Kiwi_18 wrote in part.

"Bottled water," u/InfiniteOscillator said.

"Clothes. I was at a factory in Bangladesh once where they were making products for a well known brand. The factory owner handed me a top and said 'take it, it'll be worth loads by the time you get home'," u/dazedan_confused explained, "Sure enough, when I got home, the same design top was being sold for about £60-£70. It cost them about a quid to manufacture."

"rent," u/oliviadc1 said.

"Insulin or other life necessary drugs," u/Wolfandlight wrote.

U/welcomecraig mentioned, "Anything at Disneyland (or other themes parks)."