What do you considered the most overpriced products?

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  1. 63dot macrumors 603

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    rolex
    lambroghini
    sony monitors
    paul reed smith (guitars)
    ms office professional
    and apple

    ...but the last one i have no problem paying extra for :)
     
  2. evoluzione macrumors 68020

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    windows xp

    $300 for xp pro? are they serious? (and yeah i know you can get it for half that without the box, but that's not the point)
     
  3. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    any iPod accessory

    Gibson Les Paul
    I've got one, and it sure is nice, but yeesh it cost me a fortune.
     
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    With emphasis placed on Apple-branded iPod accessories...might as well just buy another iPod, rather than buying socks, an AC adapter, a dock, and a remote :rolleyes:

    EDIT: Oooo oooo!!! Pick me! I have another one! Computer repair shops who charge $50 for a "diagnostic" (i.e., looking at it, saying "Why yes, you do have a problem with your computer!")
     
  7. Kernow macrumors 65816

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    Not sure if it's a "product" as such, but it is certainly over priced...

    I was going to go home to Cornwall this weekend, but a standard open return on the train is £205. I flew to Barcelona recently for less. :eek:
     
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    Ah, the privatised British railway system. So cost effective, so efficient, and so safe to boot. Could you hire a car and drive down? It'd be cheaper than £205.
     
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    I second Sony. Premimum price, no better quality.

    McDonalds/Burger King/KFC/etc - their meals are very dear (£4-5) if you consider the crap quality of the food and the fact that they aren't that big. My local chippy does a huge portion of sausage and chips for a quarter of the price.

    Sky Television - I don't understand why people pay £30 a month to see more repeats :confused:
     
  12. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000

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    Wow! And I thought £40 (with a Railcard) for Manchester to London was dear!

    In Europe, for £200, you could get unlimited travel over several countries for up to a month!
     
  13. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    word to that...McDonald's at Epcot is highway robbery
     
  14. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Printer ink cartridges and, to a lesser extent, contact lens solution.
     
  15. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    i KNOW! Disneyland is way expensive now, it's like $60 just for admission, not to mention food:eek: .
     
  16. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    Bose
    college textbooks
    parts department at my local VW dealership
    US penny

    Almost forgot...that Sex on the Beach I had last weekend.
     
  17. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    I'm with you on Bose. I've got a pair of Bose speakers, and boy are they nice, but like the Les Paul jeez were they ever expensive.

    re: auto parts
    I had to get the power window unit replaced on my erstwhile Ford Probe (which was, mechanically, a Mazda 626)...$350 in parts, $190 for the motor and $140 for the godd@m bracket.
     
  18. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    Mmm, sausage and chips. That sounds good right now. I wish we could get that kind of stuff here in the US. McDonalds et al is cheaper here, but who wants it?
    P.S. I take it from your username that you're a fan of Beaudelaire?
     
  19. emw macrumors G4

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    Anything at the movies, especially popcorn and soft drinks.

    Game consoles. Of course, that's just because the value I personally place on them is so low. :p
     
  20. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    If you want to travel with the poor Plymouth is £12 return with Megabus.

    From that there London.
     
  21. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    I don't even think they're nice. I've yet to hear a set of Bose speakers that sound good.
     
  22. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    I like them, but I grant you that speaker preference is a purely personal thing. To me they sound really warm and musical, but that's just me.

    Infinity makes some nice speakers, too...IMHO
     
  23. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I think lots of stuff in premium audio is over-priced. I understand that a lot of it is over-priced because of limitations in niche manufacturing, development costs, and materials, but I still think it's insane. Although it's a sliding scale... I do like the Bose speakers I own, although I don't use them right now (in favor of some old floor standing ones we had that looked better in the room! :eek: :eek: ... so now my Bose bookshelfs and my Cambridge satellite system are both sitting in boxes....

    As far as products *I* actually buy though... the water I like. I *love* Evian. It's worth the money to me, but it cracks me up how much cheaper soda is than Evian... :rolleyes:
     
  24. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    And then they charge an extra £8 just to watch a single live game of football :mad:
     

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