Overpriced Products That Are Really Cheap To Make


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    BE AMAZED  Год назад +174

    Obviously we're analyzing the cost of production throughout the whole video, but remember companies have lots of additional costs and overheads which we didn't account for. Either way, I hope you found some of these as interesting as I did! Which one surprised you the most?

    • Anish Hegde
      Anish Hegde 2 месяца назад

      What about employee salary, office electricity and shipping cost

    • Oneness100
      Oneness100 4 месяца назад

      A picture? NO. I just checked the Solidworks Visualize and Visualize Boost minimum requirements and your M1710 was WAY below those specs.
      here's the specs of what Solidworks recommends.
      8GB of RAM, 16GB recommended. Your M1710 only has 4GB MAX. Well below the recommended amount of RAM.
      2GB of GPU RAM. 4GB recommended. Your M1710 only has 512MB. HUGE discrepancy.
      Did you pay $2600 to $4200 for the Dell back in 2013?
      Running and running well are two different things. Why would run a high end app that isn't performing well? That's kind of silly, don't you think?
      Now, please explain iOS on a Mac? Wrong OS. macOS runs on a Mac and iOS runs on an iPhone/IPad, neither of which are a laptop.

    • The Dollar Guy
      The Dollar Guy 4 месяца назад

      If I send a picture of it running solidworks 2016 would you be happy? If I send a picture of it running solidworks 2016 as my wife and I hold the M1710 we met on in 2005 (2006).... Would that make you even more happy? solidworks 2016 will run on intel integrated graphics even. Poor performing, but runs nonetheless.

    • The Dollar Guy
      The Dollar Guy 4 месяца назад

      You may very well be correct on the date, but for some reason late 2005 sticks into my memory. I also met my then future wife on it. Perhaps my memory is indeed turning to crap, but late 2005 is when we met (or was it 2006.?.. Dont tell her I may have forgotten). When I get back to the states from Europe, will check the date code as I am now curious. So make it a 12 year old going on 13 if I am displaced by a year. Regardless, it has been a very durable machine.
      It's my CAD workstation... "Portable" workstation. Probably had a trouble free GPU as it was not primarily for gaming. I never had overheating issues, but again, I wasn't gaming too much. I used it for OrCAD and Pro-E. Now it has solidworks and KiCAD.

  • Sotiri T
    Sotiri T День назад


  • blaine pond
    blaine pond День назад

    Also with the printer cartridges they've even gotten to the point where you can't self refill the cartridges once it's empty they reject it

  • blaine pond
    blaine pond День назад

    You know when you buy corn for animal feed it's like 25 lb for $8 so maybe the theaters could purchase animal feed and Pop that

  • blaine pond
    blaine pond День назад

    you are able to get say your iPhone for free by signing a two-year contract though but of course the contract prices inflated reflect the cost of the phone and nowadays it seems that most cellular phones that have a contract actually offer you less service than a prepaid cellular phone service where you actually have to purchase your phone. when you purchase your phone and have a prepaid cellular service you do not get throttled internet it's unlimited your texts or unlimited calls unlimited roaming free but you obviously have to buy your phone but instead of paying $80 to $100 a month for your cell service you pay 30 to 50

  • donkique956
    donkique956 2 дня назад

    Folks in border towns attending college buy the new textbook, take it across the border to get copied for $10-25 dollars. Then they return the textbook back to the bookstore and get their money back.

  • Holeshot Hunter
    Holeshot Hunter 3 дня назад

    Eat the Rich

  • Juan Yepez
    Juan Yepez 6 дней назад

    who pays just for text messages?

  • mohd rasidi che mat
    mohd rasidi che mat 7 дней назад

    i guess only americans use text messages. ever heard of whatsapp, viber, etc?

  • פבלו רותם
    פבלו רותם 7 дней назад +1

    cars, laptops and - anything being sold lol

  • Gabriel Savian Kenway
    Gabriel Savian Kenway 8 дней назад

    An HDMI cable costs $20. I thought that these things were supposed to be cheap in the US.
    Tv's are bloody cheap and easy to produce but they are expensive as fuck in the stores I can't understand this. and plus (The US don't produce TV's, Otherwise the american TV's would be expensive as a car)
    The only way to change this is competition, but in the majority of the cases the government hold competition back. The perfect example is in the processors market monopolised by Intel and AMD.

  • Carskinify
    Carskinify 9 дней назад

    Kind of interesting but kind of irrelevant. I'm older and I cannot understand the obsession with stupid phones. Should people go the phone addiction treatment?

  • galih pambudi
    galih pambudi 10 дней назад

    look at that... overpriced stuff everywhere!!

  • Evan Hall
    Evan Hall 10 дней назад

    I have never paid for a text

  • Kevin Ryan
    Kevin Ryan 11 дней назад

    Who the hell pays for texting these days?

    SILFANCE 13 дней назад

    that's how mafia works

  • BombDefuser6710
    BombDefuser6710 14 дней назад

    One of my teacher's relatives is married to the owner of Texas Instruments

  • Mike M
    Mike M 15 дней назад

    What is funny about how expensive ink cartridges are. That it's cheaper to buy the printer that includes a ink cartridge than ever buying a replacement ink cartridge.

  • Hulphaids Stik'ieds
    Hulphaids Stik'ieds 16 дней назад

    Yes buy flowers on January 15th so you can give her dead flowers on Valentines day and she will leave your dumb, cheap ass forever.

  • Traveler Passed By
    Traveler Passed By 16 дней назад

    For the guy to produce this 0.

  • nightbladegaming lol
    nightbladegaming lol 17 дней назад

    btw the reason apples iphone x was so much is beacuase newer phones cost more cuase it wouldnt make sence if the iphone 7 was 200 dollars and the iphone 8 was 100

  • Nate Hahn
    Nate Hahn 18 дней назад

    You can get a better mattress for way cheaper at original mattress factory

  • Keith Yinger
    Keith Yinger 19 дней назад

    I worked at a concession stand in my teens and was amazed at cotton candy when i started making it back then. One big bag we sold for $2 only took a tablespoon of sugar to make! You could get hundreds of $2 bags of cotton candy from a $2 bag of sugar. Was awesome for profits since sugar was so cheap and cotton candy is always popular so we usually sold a lot of the fluffy stuff.

  • Ted Zhang
    Ted Zhang 20 дней назад

    That's misleading about text messages. Granted the per text cost NOW is low, but it cost companies like Verizon and AT&T tens of billions of dollars to build up and maintain their networks and buy spectrum, and they need to make that money back somehow. Wireless carriers also spend tens of billions of dollars on advertising every year. So if you take all of those things into account, it's actually not that outrageous.

  • Laura Stewart
    Laura Stewart 20 дней назад

    Some of this information I knew but holy cow!!!

  • Dragon Man Inc
    Dragon Man Inc 21 день назад

    Shit I saw a hdmi cable that cost $60 but a tech channel on RU-clip years ago said that a cheap hdmi cable put out the same quality as the expensive ones.

  • Daniel Aguilera Irala
    Daniel Aguilera Irala 22 дня назад

    just looking for the android hate on apple

  • HARVEYWOOD - they knew, the hypocrites knew

    The more a brand is advertised on television, the more profit that it makes from stupid people. Because consumer products manufacturers know that most stupid people, spend the most time in front of TVs.

  • Santos Railey
    Santos Railey 25 дней назад

    how about oil? i heard you could build a country from the profits of its huge mark ups. also they can change prices and shove it to people eventough the production cost did not change a thing.
    btw i think ur biased against apple, just because its popular your diggin into it. u forgot raybans (designer sunglasses), medicine.

  • Keith McFarland
    Keith McFarland 25 дней назад

    Anybody who spends $335 for a pair of jeans is an idiot.

  • Czar Zenana
    Czar Zenana 26 дней назад

    What about razor blades (Gillette) ?

  • C CM
    C CM 27 дней назад

    You can avoid paying high prices for ink by buying 3rd party ink *without* the head on the cartridge. Additionally, shop for the ink first (eg. on Amazon) *then* purchase the printer based on the ink.
    Also, buy a black and white laser printer. Laser printer toner, again 3rd party, is cheaper than ink. Laser printers are also faster than inkjet printers.

  • Yagavitch
    Yagavitch Месяц назад

    uhhh who the hell still pays for texts??? i thought that was a thing in the paaaaaasst

  • RZ 1285608
    RZ 1285608 Месяц назад

    amazed: apple is more reliable than android
    *apple fanboys intensifies

  • drmadjdsadjadi
    drmadjdsadjadi Месяц назад

    Yet, in most cases, manufacturing companies make around 12 cents profit on each retail dollar of sales....

  • anita dervishi
    anita dervishi Месяц назад

    i phones cost way too much... and in india the import taxes are 20% so i phones take 20% back by making the prices go higher. they can go up to 1700$...
    Android phones such as Samsung are far superior than Apples in most categories. Only advantage of an Iphone is its single core processor which is faster than its android rivals, not by a big margin. But Apples multi-core processors are much slower and can't handle multi-tasking background apps. In Screen resolution Samsungs had reached its 4K, Gorilla Glass technology over 4 years ago. But Iphones are still using lcds. In fact iPhone screens are made by Samsung and some other parts. No headphone jack is another big issue. If you like iphones simple theme, you have options on Androids to set IPhone theme or any other, which you have no option on iphones. Android has freedom to download apps outside its store and most apps are free of charge. Apples have no SD cards, expandable storage. Apples phone design is as smart as Samsung's which are equally as good. If I compare a top range Iphone vs Samsung its like comparing an overpriced mid range, iphone against a Premium Samsung phone, due to its missing features, 4k gorilla glass, headphone jack, etc...

  • Bicep Fishing
    Bicep Fishing Месяц назад

    Any Boating item especially outboards!!!

  • Orgil Battulga
    Orgil Battulga Месяц назад

    Anyone find the woman pretending to be watching TV attractive? Or is it just me?

  • jon allen
    jon allen Месяц назад

    Sorry but any retard who pays $1000 for a way overpriced, piece of junk I-phone deserve to get ripped off!

  • Milan Pantic
    Milan Pantic Месяц назад

    Loot of left-handed people in video :-D

  • Ernie2004
    Ernie2004 Месяц назад

    How about prescription glasses ? I just paid over $300 for one pair of them. It shouldn’t cost too much to polish 2 little pieces of glass. I think they are over priced.

  • Nathan Watts
    Nathan Watts Месяц назад

    who the hell pays 5000 dollars for a mattress ? what the actual Fuck

  • akuma 710
    akuma 710 Месяц назад

    7:24 santa cruz

  • Plamen Vasilev
    Plamen Vasilev Месяц назад

    Sooo the iPhone is 370$ to make, but you do not include the Software part. Have you ever heart that the software is not cheap to make?

  • Kisal Hirusha
    Kisal Hirusha Месяц назад

    Well we get free text books here in Sri Lanka 😀😀

  • William Glaser
    William Glaser Месяц назад

    No one pays for text messages anymore, We have 3 cellphone with unlimited text, phone calls, and data nationwide. We pay about 150 total for all 3 phones.

  • Mirko B
    Mirko B Месяц назад

    Tcgs not mentioned. Unsatisfied.

  • EmperorJ Gaming
    EmperorJ Gaming Месяц назад

    It's a good thing i buy more stock shares than this shits😂😃

  • David Rostami
    David Rostami Месяц назад

    Can you talk about women,why they charge so much for their services

  • Arga Business
    Arga Business 2 месяца назад

    Great video, very engaging

  • sisa ziza
    sisa ziza 2 месяца назад

    Mind your map guys! Vietnam country as you show in the video is also include Cambodia. I suggest you to delete the video or remake it. Thanks.

  • ChillingCreeper10197
    ChillingCreeper10197 2 месяца назад

    Stretch that dollar, like Soulja Boy.

  • Leonardo Arbeláez
    Leonardo Arbeláez 2 месяца назад

    10:26 Is ColOmbia not ColUmbia.

  • Tiflow
    Tiflow 2 месяца назад

    Apple does not lead the smartphone industry anymore, its actually 3rd atm below Samsung and Huawei, do your job better

    • Kyle Jones
      Kyle Jones 2 месяца назад

      It’s the leading in the US. But in other places you are correct about them being 3rd

  • Ramy
    Ramy 2 месяца назад

    Having kids 🤣

  • M LeskoYeah
    M LeskoYeah 2 месяца назад

    My religious studies class forced me to buy the revised edition of the Bible...

  • troubleman730
    troubleman730 2 месяца назад

    Too many hidden commercials in the video, stopped watching after the first!

  • Neels van Rensburg
    Neels van Rensburg 2 месяца назад

    Why is medical procedures so expensive. (Especially operations) ???

  • TheGrays
    TheGrays 2 месяца назад

    take a cheap pair of shoes and put some stupid black mans name on it and stupid nigga will go out in crowds to buy it!

  • TheGrays
    TheGrays 2 месяца назад

    Iphone users pay that much for the phones because they are complete idiots!

  • Omar Selim
    Omar Selim 2 месяца назад

    You don't account for the cost of research and development which in some cases justifies high mark ups

  • Mr. Derpy Face
    Mr. Derpy Face 2 месяца назад

    For medical products they would sometimes mark up prices really high, since they know that you would pay their price or suffer from your condition.

  • Modestas Sparvelis
    Modestas Sparvelis 2 месяца назад

    One question. Why always when someone mentions android or ios or both, people always starts fighting in comments section?

  • W Lee Moore
    W Lee Moore 2 месяца назад +1

    Salon/Professional Hair Care Products are marked up 100-250% Generally. Everything is marked up, But ANYTHING Attached To a "Special Day" Like a Wedding, Funeral, etc is HIGHLY Marked Up! The Flower markups shown in the video are conservative LOL

    • W Lee Moore
      W Lee Moore Месяц назад

      I'm honored to have been highlighted Lol I've work within these businesses for around 25 years. Flowers are THE Most Marked up thing ,hands down lol Red Roses used to be around $0.20-$ 0.25 Cents(USD) & Then we're sold to the public for around $1.00 a piece/Head. It's minorly different these , as You're paying for Importing fees, usually from Ecuador or areas with optimal year round weather. Bananas and Rose buds are ALWAYS HUGE From Ecuador. Sorry for the tangent happy New Year to everyone! Hopefully 2019 is better!

  • Joe Shedler
    Joe Shedler 3 месяца назад

    Ummm is the average wage ins the US $20/hr? That seems kinda high to me.

    • bengom68
      bengom68 Месяц назад +1

      Joe Shedler , , Fake news. , , !

  • Deanna Hnatiw
    Deanna Hnatiw 3 месяца назад

    Jewelry...especially engagement rings.

  • Øystein
    Øystein 3 месяца назад

    Huh? You don't got free sms in the US?🤔 I do not belive that.. I know you have simular deals as we got.. In Norway we pay for an amount of data and get "unlimited" (10-20.000 depending on the company) call minutes, sms and mms included. But data prices could be lower though🤔

  • oriza ferish
    oriza ferish 3 месяца назад

    After Steve Jobs die, Apple is getting worse

    FROMENXD 3 месяца назад

    2:31 digital blackface

  • 10.000 Subscriber with no videos
    10.000 Subscriber with no videos 3 месяца назад +1

    0:22 gooder service?

  • Black Swan
    Black Swan 3 месяца назад

    1:00 I bought my mattress online and paid much less than listed price. The manufacturer still made a nice profit by not paying the retailer
    In addition, the mattress was shipped in a sturdy woven HDPE plastic shipping bag which is really handy

    • Black Swan
      Black Swan 3 месяца назад

      4:40 Nowadays, you can take the risk of adding (separately bought) continuous ink supply tanks to your print head instead of buying their ridiculously high priced bottles. If you print a large no of copies, it really works out cheap
      Of course, Epson have bowed to the inevitable and intro (costlier) models with OEM continuous ink supply!

  • GlobalRA
    GlobalRA 3 месяца назад

    The answer to all these prices......go straight to the manufacture, only pay wholesale. Wtf is this free text thing? Here in NZ its never been free. So stop complaining.

  • David Carson
    David Carson 3 месяца назад

    Frames for glasses when you purchases new prescription glasses

  • mattchoo
    mattchoo 3 месяца назад +1


    I paid for a floor in my house, so I'm gonna sleep on that

  • Cobalt Jester
    Cobalt Jester 3 месяца назад

    No diamonds in the list? Price of diamonds keeps rising even though the availability goes up and price of manufacture goes down.. All because of a cornered market.

  • Adri Leemput
    Adri Leemput 3 месяца назад

    You do realize that the finished product needs to get to the retail stores, and that there are sales taxes.

  • A42yearoldARAB
    A42yearoldARAB 3 месяца назад

    🤣🤣🤣🤣 of course isheep are number one

  • Lenghong M
    Lenghong M 3 месяца назад

    Hey be amazed! You are using a wrong map in this video. Where did you get that Vietnam country sharp? Please check again.

  • veg4life
    veg4life 3 месяца назад

    this video is probably a basic top 10 list now in 2018 publicly available information anyone can find with a quick google search but think back in history can you believe not long ago maybe even as recent as now there was a time when these company names the prices numbers specifically back then was probably a highly classified big time top secret hidden information from spies , all this use to be top secret highly classified information where people lost lives killed murdered tortured by opposition companies & opposition countries sadly because different countries would catch so called spies trying to leak trade secrets caught in the act maybe they escaped jail god knows the maybe lived to tell the story or even died with hidden secrets either way their sacrifices eventually leading more or less our freedom today all for which we take granted today , which is all free information that's widely available now in the present & future most likely but in the past where everyone seems to forget the people who sacrificed all deserve utmost sincere gratitude respect they deserve all the credit & hopefully should be remembered as

  • nick gambatese
    nick gambatese 3 месяца назад

    pop sockets cost less than 10 cents to make and cost 14.99 at the store.

  • K31R616
    K31R616 3 месяца назад

    Hemp needs to replace wood based papers a.s.a.p.

  • Richard Lemieux
    Richard Lemieux 3 месяца назад

    Mark-up is actually = Sale price - (manufacturing cost + management cost + legal cost + soft cost)
    So the better the salesforce the better the mark-up!
    Of course when you talk about corporations like nike and apple ...
    the manufacturing cost is close to inexistent due to their disgusting business ethics!...so mark up is drastically huge!

  • Jerome Shelton
    Jerome Shelton 3 месяца назад

    Ha ha the thumbnail had me rolling

  • Lucion P
    Lucion P 3 месяца назад

    Morons pay for I phones plus only idiots use I phones because their so easy to use Samsung man hell yeah.

  • The Uber Successful
    The Uber Successful 4 месяца назад

    WHOOOO!!!! I recently bought my Samsung Galaxy S8+ for $330 on craigslist and it's legit and works like a charm. It still RETAILS for $700+. I paid for what it's worth. So glad I'm frugal as fuck!

  • Askejm
    Askejm 4 месяца назад

    Why mattresses are so expensive and so cheap to manufacture is because a lot of money goes into research, innovation, and testing to ensure you that your mattress is comfy and the right method and materials are used. That can get a bit pricey and when people only buy a mattress every 5-10 years they need that money.

  • Gary Z
    Gary Z 4 месяца назад

    I don't know any wireless company that doesn't include free unlimited texts for any reasonable plan. not sure what you're talking about with the pay per text in this day and age.

  • franl155
    franl155 4 месяца назад

    lol slightly misleading title: I took it to mean "expensive things to buy that are cheap *when you make them yourself*"! But interesting anyway.
    What about the markup on branded medical drugs? branded ££, unbranded £

  • Fireball
    Fireball 4 месяца назад

    medicines should have been in this list bro

  • vintgswag vincent
    vintgswag vincent 4 месяца назад

    its called profit u idiot

  • sobhan acharya
    sobhan acharya 4 месяца назад

    You missed the food and hotel industry

  • Carl L
    Carl L 4 месяца назад

    This is shit, in several ways.

  • BeardedVeteran
    BeardedVeteran 4 месяца назад +1

    Bye bye Matress Firm.
    Filed Bankruptcy.

  • Valper Nabanalan
    Valper Nabanalan 4 месяца назад

    who even txt in the year 2018?

  • ITX Official
    ITX Official 4 месяца назад

    Watching this video and INSTANTLY knowing it's gonna be GOOD!! I never understood why Mattresses are so expensive. The strange part is, everyone I told about it always tries to defend the mattress industry. Like, "You keep your mattress for many years, so if you don't want to ruin your back, you really have to pay a lot of money to get the best possible quality". As this video clearly points out, the markup is way beyond ridiculous.

  • Abhilekha Mohanty
    Abhilekha Mohanty 4 месяца назад

    leader in smartphone market? When was apple the leader? it may have the highest revenue per model. This hyped brand only has hypes and a face in the name of entrepreneurship with worst monopoly practices even surpassing Microsoft.

  • Nick Hutchins
    Nick Hutchins 4 месяца назад


  • Nick Hutchins
    Nick Hutchins 4 месяца назад

    eigth thousandsths cents? lol what?

  • banana rama
    banana rama 4 месяца назад

    it seems like a lot of this info is 10+ years old

  • Patrick Brookings
    Patrick Brookings 4 месяца назад

    Haha, iPhones are easy to use? Come on!! Android is so much more user friendly. Apple can afford to keep prices high because their products give some kind of wealth status for the snobs, and all those wannabe models who conveniently takes selfies in mirrors while showing off they have an iPhone, LOL!