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Things that are inexplicably expensive.

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malificent7 Thu 04-Jun-20 13:25:51

Cauliflower...i paid nearly a pound for a tiny little thing in Aldi...daylight robbery.
Egg chairs...look lovely and fun but why are they hundreds of pounds ??
Halo top icecream...nearly a fiver for a thank you.
Please can i have some more nominations?

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zscaler Thu 04-Jun-20 13:26:41


Herecomethehotstepper Thu 04-Jun-20 13:28:55

McDonald's 'value' meals. That's a hell of a lot of money for some frozen food and carbonated syrup.

BuzzShitbagBobbly Thu 04-Jun-20 13:28:58

Hairbands and hairbrushes and hairclips. Hair stuff.

Everyday but decent pens (the type that sit between biros and fountain pens).

Lip balm.

Laptop power cables and replacement batteries, even for old models.

MrsMoastyToasty Thu 04-Jun-20 13:29:47

Mulberry handbags. They're made in a factory (I was taken on a guided tour after a job interview with them). They're not hand made by fairies.

Matildatoldsuchdreadfullies Thu 04-Jun-20 13:30:49

My children are a long way past this stage, but I was always gobsmacked at the price of baby tights.

Herecomethehotstepper Thu 04-Jun-20 13:30:52

And LOL dolls! Most expensive tat ever.

potoftea Thu 04-Jun-20 13:30:54

Headboards for beds, ie not built into the bed. Just the wooden ones, not padded.
Usually they are just shaped wood, and painted, but seem really expensive for what they are.

MyfanwyMontez Thu 04-Jun-20 13:32:32

Canned skinless, boneless red salmon. Tiny tin is almost a fiver!

Tobebythesea Thu 04-Jun-20 13:36:45


BadgertheBodger Thu 04-Jun-20 13:37:56

Dishwasher tablets!

PolPotNoodle Thu 04-Jun-20 13:38:08

I was in Asda yesterday and was surprised to learn that Tilda basmati rice is nearly £6/kg. I can buy nearly 2kg of chicken breasts at the butchers for that.

Charlotte Tilbury's magic cream always makes me sad when I fork out for it as well.

Laserbird16 Thu 04-Jun-20 13:38:21

Printer ink....what is it? The tears of unicorns

MrPotts Thu 04-Jun-20 13:38:47

Dominos pizza

vickibee Thu 04-Jun-20 13:40:36

A ladies haircut when compared to a gent even if it is the
same length.

The lenses in my glasses £150 each and no choice here with a complex prescription.

Ratonastick Thu 04-Jun-20 13:40:41

Kitchen bins. The price I paid for mine, I want to bequeath to as yet unborn future generations.

DorisDances Thu 04-Jun-20 13:40:46

Oh yes pp, printer ink is clearly very precious

dottiedodah Thu 04-Jun-20 13:40:50

Light Bulbs! used to be a pound or even less .Now supposedly "green " ones about a fiver!(dont last for 7 years or whatever ) ours need replacing at least once a year!

Alyssum34456 Thu 04-Jun-20 13:40:54


Seeingadistance Thu 04-Jun-20 13:40:57

Kitchen bins.

Alyssum34456 Thu 04-Jun-20 13:41:10

Baby prams!

doubleshotespresso Thu 04-Jun-20 13:41:19

Hair products and accessories 100% yes!
Phone chargers
Proper butter
Any effective solution creams for eczema
Water bottles (DC) seem hellbent on busting these within 3 weeks every time
Ink cartridges for printers
KS1 text books that have print big enough for a child with glasses to actually read ! £38 on amazon for current copy 🙈
Vitamin supplements

AintOverUntilTheCatLadySings Thu 04-Jun-20 13:41:28

Peppa pig toys
Secondhand sylvanian families and playmobil

StCharlotte Thu 04-Jun-20 13:42:04

Anything Dyson

AteAllTheAfterEights Thu 04-Jun-20 13:42:15

Dishwasher tablets
Kids plastic tat
Tonic water
Razor blades

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