Considering inflation in the US is at a 40-year-high, it's fair to say that your complaints about the high price of things right now are extremely valid.
Not to be a bearer of bad news, but thanks to a recent Reddit thread I found where u/madmart07 asked: "What should be at least 5x cheaper than it is?", I learned about even more not-so-obvious things that seem way more expensive than they should be. Buckle up for some of the responses.
"It's a scam, plain and simple. The manufacturer has special cartridges that only work for a handful of printers. They are the only ones who can make them, and they can charge whatever they want."
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"Looking at you, Ticketmaster..."
4."An EpiPen. Something that could potentially save a life shouldn’t cost that much. Some people even carry an expired EpiPen because they can’t afford to get a new one."
5."College textbooks. They are charging wild prices and switching the required books often."
6."Female sanitary products."
"Yes, absolutely! They are too expensive for needing them every month."
7."Sunglasses. Pieces of plastic with 1000% markup."
8."Phones these days. Like, damn. I don't even pay that much for a capable laptop."
9."Soft drinks in restaurants. Because they are at least five times their original prices."
10."Parking. I recently left the car in a paid parking lot for two hours (the price was not indicated). I ended up paying $32."
11."Saline solution for contacts."
12."Popcorn. A $10 bucket of movie theater popcorn costs 50¢ to produce."
13."Fees for printing tickets at home. The fee should be non-existent."
14."High-end mountain bikes. I REALLY don’t feel like paying $6-10k for a bike that I still need to pedal."