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Mon, December 23, 2013

Outrageous Markups

OUTRAGEOUS MARKUPS YOU PAY EVERY DAY

Learn smart ways to avoid the hidden costs of convenience.

4000% Bottled water
A $2 bottle of water costs only about 5 cents to produce.

1275% Movie theater popcorn
Theaters know that viewers will pay more for movie snacks, so they hike up the prices: A bag of popcorn that costs 37 cents to make can easily sell for $5.

300% Wine at a restaurant
Restaurants routinely charge as much as $30 for bottles of wine that retail online for $7 or $8. Check in advance whether the restaurant allows BYOB, or opt for a nonalcoholic beverage.

40% Precut produce
Precut fruits and vegetables may save you time, but they definitely won't save you money: Grocery stores charge almost 1.5 times more for precut than for uncut produce. (readersdigest.com)

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