Price tags on products that you buy are not something you can afford to ignore. Woah…did you catch that? Okay, we’re proud of ourselves. Anyway, moving on, probably not a day goes by that you don’t think of how much something costs. Actually, a relatively common question you probably ask yourself is, “Why does that thing have to cost so much?” The immediate follow up question is probably something like, “Is it really worth spending so much money on that?” Well, maybe you don’t ask yourself that question, but that should be the immediate follow up question if you want to keep most of the money in your bank account.
Having said all of that, for those of you who do ask these questions, we are here to help! This is a cheat sheet for what you probably already know. The items on this list are the ones to which the answer to the follow up question would be a resounding no! It is absolutely not worth spending more money for this. So, don’t pull out your wallet yet because these are 25 products that aren’t worth spending more money on!
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If your car doesn’t require premium, you don’t have to use premium.
Whether you’re skiing at Aspen or Cooper, the powder is the same.
First class on airplanes
This is especially true for domestic flights.
Apart from the taste, the active ingredient is almost always fluoride.
Don’t buy them at your provider, just buy them online.
It doesn’t matter how expensive that tube is, if you ride over a nail you’re going to get a flat.
You can just lookup businesses on google for free. It’s as simple as typing, “insert-business-name-here reviews.”
The $100 gold plated cables are exactly the same as the $1 cables you get off eBay.
You’re going to be throwing them away in a month anyway. Kids grow fast.
Whether it’s cheap salt or Himalayan pink salt, it’s always just sodium chloride.
The latest iPhone
It’s pretty much the same thing but with a different number after the name.
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Brand name over-the-counter drugs
In most cases, the generic store brand is exactly the same thing; they’re even produced in the same factories. The difference is nothing more than the stamp on the pill.
It’s not like it’s going to make much of a difference to you.
It’s called the internet, dad.
The main difference between buying them from Target and buying them from Gucci is how much money you have left in your wallet.
Spending a lot of money on fad diets isn’t going to make you skinnier. Spending less money on Red Lobster might, but you don’t need to pay someone to tell you that.
Brand new cars
Cars lose a lot of value as soon as you drive them off the lot. Go for a 1 year old model, and you’ll be surprised how much money you can save.
You’ve already got data on your phone, so why not just make your phone a hotspot instead of paying extra for another hotspot in your car? We sincerely hope that whatever you’re using that wi-fi for isn’t for surfing the internet and using social media while driving.
Beats by Dre
You have to pay a lot of money just to look cool.
Chopped fruits and vegetables
Just buy them whole and cut them yourself. It saves a lot in the long run.
Expensive wine might taste better, but does it taste one thousand dollars better?
The ones that you buy at the Dollar Store are regulated by the FDA. Basically this means that the expensive ones aren’t any more accurate; they’ve just got fancy packaging.
This actually goes for all computer equipment. Expensive gear gives you diminishing returns. Entry level gear will be outdated in a few years. The mid-level is where you want to be.
After a certain point, the sound quality is the same, and you’re just paying for a brand.
They all have the same machines, and just because a gym has a big price tag doesn’t mean it’s better, either. Many times, the best results come from hole-in-the-wall warehouses.