Thursday, January 29, 2009

Things That Just Shouldn't Cost THAT Much

We need a new tire for our Toyota Highlander (thanks to a rogue nail) and in looking around at tire stores, the price of a SINGLE tire runs about $130 these days. If you're looking at replacing all four tires get ready to spend about six-hundo to do so. It just doesn't seem that rubber circles should cost that much. Here are a list of other products that amaze me with their price tags:

  • Printer Cartridges (they run out of ink in a month or so but cost about $30 each)
  • Vintage Wine (is a $200 bottle REALLY that much better than a $20 bottle?)
  • Diapers
  • Concert Tickets (although this is making more and more sense with dwindling album sales)
  • UFC Pay-Per-Views ($50 for 6 short fights? Really?)
and of course, the big one for guys

  • Diamonds (there's no way of getting around this one though)

Any other ones I missed?


Mommy, Esq. said...

Diapers? Anything kid related is a rip off except their clothes are at least cheaper than adult clothes. Why no post on Fringe? I HATE the stupid "oversight" role of the guy out to get her - feels very forced and throws off the vibe of the show.

Jordan said...

I can't post on EVERY Fringe episode (or can I?). Last one was so-so. Next real good one, I will post again. The oversight guy makes the show even more like the X-Files. Mulder and Scul..err.. Peter and Olivia will have to jump through FBI bureaucratic hoops to keep their Fringe division operational.

Gretchen said...

I'm trying to decide what tires to buy right now and can't believe how expensive they are! Ugh! Gretchen

Unknown said...

I gave up on Fringe after about 6 episodes.. and I paid $50 for that weak UFC this weekend (Can I have a refund please?)