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25 Products That Aren’t Worth Spending More Money On

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!

Featured Image: pixabay

25

Gas


Gas

Image: pixabay, Source: businessinsider

If your car doesn’t require premium, you don’t have to use premium.

24

Ski vacations


Ski vacations

Image: pixabay, Source: reddit

Whether you’re skiing at Aspen or Cooper, the powder is the same.

23

First class on airplanes


First class on airplanes

Image: pixabay, Source: businessinsider

This is especially true for domestic flights.

22

Toothpaste


Toothpaste

Image: wikipedia, Source: reddit

Apart from the taste, the active ingredient is almost always fluoride.

21

Cellphone accessories


Cellphone accessories

Image: wikipedia, Source: reddit

Don’t buy them at your provider, just buy them online.

20

Bike innertubes


Bike innertubes

Image: pixabay, Source: lifehacker

It doesn’t matter how expensive that tube is, if you ride over a nail you’re going to get a flat.

19

Angie's List


Angie's List

Source: google

You can just lookup businesses on google for free. It’s as simple as typing, “insert-business-name-here reviews.”

18

HDMI cables


HDMI cables

Image: freestockphotos.biz, Source: lifehacker

The $100 gold plated cables are exactly the same as the $1 cables you get off eBay.

17

Babyclothes


Babyclothes

Image: pixabay, Source: thoughtcatalog

You’re going to be throwing them away in a month anyway. Kids grow fast.

16

Salt


Salt

Image: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia

Whether it’s cheap salt or Himalayan pink salt, it’s always just sodium chloride.

15

The latest iPhone


The latest iPhone

Image: pixabay, Source: 9gag

It’s pretty much the same thing but with a different number after the name.

Still not sure if you should buy that product? Check out these hilarious product reviews to help you decide: 25 Insanely Funny Amazon Product Reviews.

14

Brand name over-the-counter drugs


Brand name over-the-counter drugs

Image: pixabay, Source: businessinsider

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.

13

A coffin


A coffin

Image: wikipedia, Source: reddit

It’s not like it’s going to make much of a difference to you.

12

Cable TV


Cable TV

Image: wikipedia, Source: reddit

It’s called the internet, dad.

11

T-Shirts


T-Shirts

Image: wikipedia, Source: reddit

The main difference between buying them from Target and buying them from Gucci is how much money you have left in your wallet.

10

Fad diets


Diets

Image: pixabay, Source: reddit

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.

9

Brand new cars


Brand new cars

Image: wikipedia, Source: kbb.com

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.

8

Car wi-fi


Car wi-fi

Image: wikipedia, Source: lifehacker

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.

7

Beats by Dre


Beats by Dre

Image: wikipedia, Source: reddit

You have to pay a lot of money just to look cool.

6

Chopped fruits and vegetables


Chopped fruits and vegetables

Image: wikipedia, Source: 9gag

Just buy them whole and cut them yourself. It saves a lot in the long run.

5

Wine


Wine

Image: pexels, Source: thoughtcatalog

Expensive wine might taste better, but does it taste one thousand dollars better?

4

Pregnancy tests


Pregnancy tests

Image: wikipedia, Source: reddit

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.

3

Extra RAM


Extra RAM

Image: wikipedia, Source: lifehacker

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.

2

Audio equipment


Audio equipment

Image: pixabay, Source: reddit

After a certain point, the sound quality is the same, and you’re just paying for a brand.

1

Expensive gyms


Expensive gyms

Image: pixabay, Source: businessinsider

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.
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