Have you ever bought a train ticket or paid extra to park at a hotel, and thought to yourself 'hmm, it seems like they are ripping me off." Well, according to these Reddit users, you are right. One user under the name eggaboy has asked people to name "the biggest everyday scam that people put up with", and some of the answers are truly eye-opening. From lottery tickets to extremely expensive water bottles, this list proves that all of us live in a world where everything is a scam.
The price of feminine hygiene products. Even from a dude's perspective, they are ludicrously priced for a necessary item.
Why the hell do I have to come into the office every day? Most of my job can be done remotely, sitting at home. I don't need to burn gas, waste my time, and get aggravated every day shuttling back and forth.
Consumers spend good money to buy products that are designed to fail or become obsolete in order to stimulate further sales. Not only that, but replacement parts become unavailable or are so expensive to buy and install that consumers end up replacing the item completely, even though it should have much more useful life.
Black Friday sales. The thing that made me realize how f**ked it all is was working in a furniture store. We were selling these small storage ottomans for Black Friday. Regular price: $39.99, Sale price: $19.99. You know how much we paid for them? A f**king dollar.
Every now and then I come across a video where some pastor magically "heals/cures" a person in church by saying some lines and touching the person's head. In one of th videos, the pastor was suggesting to the person that if they bought his DVD, then they would heal faster. I find it ridiculous that people use religion and faith to instill fear and then scam innocent people.
My favorite is the "FAT FREE FOOD" on a bag of Twizzlers. Thank god this high-calorie compressed sugar gel doesn't have any fat in it. My diet is secure!
Listing prices as $xx.99 to make them seem cheaper.
It's a psychology trick. It works. We see 199.99 and think "That is less than 200." But it's exploiting human security vulnerabilities. And worst of all, we could have all these beautiful, round numbers. But instead we end up with a bunch of nines everywhere.