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[*][b]Cell Phone Services [/b]: Today good cell phone services will run you about $110 with att or verzion but you really don't get of what you with those services.
[*][b]Cell Phone[/b] : With a huge mark up and having to change it every 2 years or less. You're really not getting what's worst. They design the phones to not last that long verses the 90s Nokia phones that would still work today.
[*][b]Adobe Software[/b] : Designers are not making the money like they use to be. Everyone wants something for free and pennies on the dollar. A good design can really make a business make a lot of money verses a free VistaPrint free site. Adobe keeps it's software at a high premium. Having to pay over $2000 for the suite, there is a reason why people pirated the software. Their Creative Cloud service is no different a month fee of $50 a month is still over price of what the freelance and employer can put down a month.
[*][b]Video Games[/b] : $60 for video games that will only play for a month or so even the online version of games like COD is adding more money to use their maps and services. These games need to drop in price if people want to buy it. It's going to hit a point where people will not put down $100 for a game.
[*][b]Head Phones : [/b]Headphones is the big thing today. $100, $200 and even $300 price tags for headphones that will last for 6 months to a year if you're lucky. Plus, why spend $300 on something that will be high on bass and listening to 256kps aac/mp3 quality software.
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Thats it you mad? Just a few things that pop through my head. There are probably more that are over price but that's how it goes for now.

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[*][b]Cell Phone Services [/b]: Today good cell phone services will run you about $110 with att or verzion but you really don't get of what you with those services.
[*][b]Cell Phone[/b] : With a huge mark up and having to change it every 2 years or less. You're really not getting what's worst. They design the phones to not last that long verses the 90s Nokia phones that would still work today.
[*][b]Adobe Software[/b] : Designers are not making the money like they use to be. Everyone wants something for free and pennies on the dollar. A good design can really make a business make a lot of money verses a free VistaPrint free site. Adobe keeps it's software at a high premium. Having to pay over $2000 for the suite, there is a reason why people pirated the software. Their Creative Cloud service is no different a month fee of $50 a month is still over price of what the freelance and employer can put down a month.
[*][b]Video Games[/b] : $60 for video games that will only play for a month or so even the online version of games like COD is adding more money to use their maps and services. These games need to drop in price if people want to buy it. It's going to hit a point where people will not put down $100 for a game.
[*][b]Head Phones : [/b]Headphones is the big thing today. $100, $200 and even $300 price tags for headphones that will last for 6 months to a year if you're lucky. Plus, why spend $300 on something that will be high on bass and listening to 256kps aac/mp3 quality software.
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Thats it you mad? Just a few things that pop through my head. There are probably more that are over price but that's how it goes for now.
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Agree on 1... Try living in a third world country where 500mb on 4g costs $50
2. Subjective really.

5. Disagree... as an amateur audiophile... :p

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Huh?

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For some of these i don't get really that mad,

Cell Phones / Mobile Phones, ok they may not last as long as a nokia from the 90's but they provide a lot more functionality and are thinner / lighter. Although saying that if it was possible to change the battery on an iPhone easily then i would say it's one of the phones which could go the distance as they are really well made. (I own a Samsung Galaxy Note 2). I think a phone is acceptable if it can last the contract (in the uk avg of 2yrs) if the phone is falling to bits after a year now that is pretty poor.

As for the Adobe software, it's not really changed, it's always been expensive but then again it is a professional range of applications. If i was starting a company the capital i would range would factor in the cost of the software as well as a well supported computer, i.e. i would expect a

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Another one is Comcast. :angry:

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Cable!

But, yeah, I disagree with #5. I have bought a niceish pair of Sennheiser HD 238 (not high end stuff), three years ago, and they work in great condition today. In fact I have many headphones that are years old, and they still work

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Overpriced? I don't personally feel so. Things mentioned seem fair to me. U mad?

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In the UK phone plans are extremely cheap if you do it the right way, I pay
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Anything by apple ... rotten to the core
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[quote name='BeLGaRaTh' timestamp='1357578169' post='595438414']
Anything by apple ... rotten to the core
[/quote] Don't go there. :rolleyes:

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According to the market you are wrong, things are priced based on what the market will sustain, they might be overpriced to you, but that's just your opinion

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[quote name='z0phi3l' timestamp='1357578699' post='595438428']
According to the market you are wrong, things are priced based on what the market will sustain, they might be overpriced to you, but that's just your opinion
[/quote]well that's a lot of peoples' opinion then as for as cell service goes. it just keeps going up for no real good reason, and now most major cell companies don't even offer unlimited data anymore

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Samsung galaxy 3, free uk anywhere, free Internet.

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[quote name='ACTIONpack' timestamp='1357575350' post='595438272'][b]Head Phones : [/b]Headphones is the big thing today. $100, $200 and even $300 price tags for headphones that will last for 6 months to a year if you're lucky. Plus, why spend $300 on something that will be high on bass and listening to 256kps aac/mp3 quality software.[/quote]

There's a simple solution to this. Just don't use celebrity branded junk like Beats. Use quality stuff from Sennheiser, Audio Technica etc and you won't be dissapointed. I personally use Audio Technica M-50 Monitor headphones and can't fault it even if I try! :)
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[quote name='The Dark Knight' timestamp='1357581478' post='595438530']
There's a simple solution to this. Just don't use celebrity branded junk like Beats. Use quality stuff from Sennheiser, Audio Technica etc and you won't be dissapointed. I personally use Audio Technica M-50 Monitor headphones and can't fault it even if I try! :)
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Was looking for specific quality head phone's with out the celebrity Tax :)

In addition, the older you get, the more your hear range diminishes.
What's sad is the celebrity head phones are targeted at people that probably blew out there hearing (prematurely) using ear bud head phone's with the volume way to loud.

Hint: If you have head phone's on and people around you can hear clearly... it's too loud.

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[quote]The problem with Photoshop is that it is a professional tool, Adobe should have marketed a lower consumer version, i know they have Photoshop Express / Elements, but this was marketed later and even in the name it sounds cut down and not as enticing for consumers even though elements does the job for 99% of what a consumer would want to do. I know this sounds like it has nothing to do with the above paragraph, however if Adobe had marketed a consumer version better then it wouldn't have been pirated as much.[/quote]

Elements software are still overpriced. Photoshop + Premier element combo is 150$ (120$ upgrade).

For consumer products it's expensive.

I'd rather use Gimp and Lightworks for free than Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements. It's not like Elements software are better than free alternative anyway.

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[quote name='Jason Stillion' timestamp='1357581889' post='595438546']
Hint: If you have head phone's on and people around you can hear clearly... it's too loud.
[/quote]or you just have crappy headphones that leak sound like a mofo *cough*apples old ear buds*cough*

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All of those with the exception of adobe software can be had on the cheap.

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Milk from the Milkman :p 63p a pint when you can get a 4 pint carton thingy for a quid!

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very agreed on #1.
for the price we pay in california for cell phone monthly service plan, it is very slow compared to the rest of the world.
i missed my unlimited data plan :(

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Mad is hard to relate at - being that over-priced services generally do not get my buy in.

[b]Cell Phones[/b]

Not the signing of the contract but months down the road when you live and breath off the cell phone but it breaks and you find out the replacement policy is not what you expected nor does the company want to assist.

[b]Unexpected Car repair[/b]

Seems small - you do not have time to do it yourself and now you are ransomed for your car back.

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Petrol/diesel. The most over priced thing in the world.

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[quote name='Snoopy2005uk' timestamp='1357637763' post='595439748']
Petrol/diesel. The most over priced thing in the world.
[/quote]psht, ink cartridges win on this. Per the amount you get, petrol/diesel is much cheaper. Also, there are alternatives to getting around :p

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[quote name='Jason Stillion' timestamp='1357581889' post='595438546']
Was looking for specific quality head phone's with out the celebrity Tax :)
Hint: If you have head phone's on and people around you can hear clearly... it's too loud.
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Etymotic!
[quote name='Brando212' timestamp='1357584109' post='595438614']
or you just have crappy headphones that leak sound like a mofo *cough*apples old ear buds*cough*
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Wait, apple earphones aren't good? I never knew :p /sarcasm

[quote name='tsupersonic' timestamp='1357650993' post='595440048']
psht, ink cartridges win on this. Per the amount you get, petrol/diesel is much cheaper. Also, there are alternatives to getting around :p
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Well, you don't need to print, there's always pens, pencils and if all else fails a piece of charcoal and a wall how are ancestors did it!

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I very much disagree with the Adobe products being overpriced. Just because something is priced more and is more advanced than what you need, does not mean it is overpriced.

That logic can be made and anything is overpriced for anybody.

Take 3DS Studio MAX for example. I would only use it for making a few models for video games I release on my free time and at no charge. TO ME it is an overpriced software for what I need it for. However, for large studios and games like Crysis. A $3,000+ software is not overpriced at all.

So if all you need to do is open up and crop images, rotate, or whatever. PAINT.NET and GIMP are more suited for you. For what Photoshop (and others) can do, I think the Adobe suite is very much priced right.

Oh and the same thing can be applied to what somebody mentioned before: Apple products. Really any products. If all you need is a $300 computer, that does not make Apple products overpriced. Buying pre-built will always be more expensive than doing it yourself, but I think they are priced just right as well.

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