Overpriced Products That Are Really Cheap To Make

  • Published on Feb 21, 2018
  • Most of the products we purchase are made at ridiculously low prices, resulting in huge markups and profits for multinational companies. I'll be talking a lot about markups going forward.
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    BE AMAZED  Year ago +180

    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?

    • Craig R
      Craig R 16 hours ago

      Weird comment to put for those who read it but not disclose at the start of a ridiculous video.

    • Anish Hegde
      Anish Hegde 5 months ago

      What about employee salary, office electricity and shipping cost

    • Oneness100
      Oneness100 8 months ago

      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 8 months ago

      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.

  • Craig R
    Craig R 16 hours ago

    You lost me from the start. Ive served over 10 years and learning the ins and outs do you know how much, for example, a $15 Flat Iron steak at TGiF costs them? $2.16 when i worked there. Do you understand what else they pay? Employees, electric, rent, maintenance, waste, light bulbs to soap, glass and plates that get broken.. among a million other things. Things arent as cut and dry as "it costs this to make".

  • Mikedoespapercraft YT
    Mikedoespapercraft YT 9 days ago +1

    *sees cheap product without markup
    Me: probably a ripoff

  • EVILGAMER3678 btw
    EVILGAMER3678 btw 11 days ago

    calculators cost 4 to 10 dollars max in india china pakistan bangladesh and hdmi cost 4 to 5 dollars max and you cant find a shirt jacket and jeans dont cost more than 30 dollars

  • EVILGAMER3678 btw
    EVILGAMER3678 btw 11 days ago

    in asia mattres sells for 150 to 300 dollars

  • Telanthric
    Telanthric 15 days ago

    iphones break way easier and their more expensive and they slow down their old phones :P

    • Anthony Babb
      Anthony Babb 15 days ago

      Telanthric ya if said battery in old iPhone is bad than ya it gets slowed down but if your battery isn’t bad then no they don’t get slowed down and if you take care of your phone it shouldn’t break Samsung phones break just as easy but many Samsung owners have cases cause they don’t want to spend more money on it iPhone users don’t care and go with out a case and that is there own dumb ass fault

  • Telanthric
    Telanthric 15 days ago

    11 * 20 is 220 and you said over 20 times oof

  • Paul MacDonald
    Paul MacDonald 15 days ago

    Take it from someone who has been in a telephone call center that Apple iPhone cause more problems then Android phones

  • BridgeT667 Gaming
    BridgeT667 Gaming 16 days ago

    A alien ware Area 51 gaming computer

  • Keinia Sharp-Bucknor
    Keinia Sharp-Bucknor 19 days ago

    Lets not forget....you can keep and use an iPhone for YEEEEAAAYAHS! I had my iPhone 6 for 4 years and would still be using it if we hadn’t switched from AT&T to Verizon. I will have my unlocked iPhone XS Max until at least the iPhone 15.
    Android? They catch on fire or get so hot they might as well ignite. After about 2 years they’re so slow they’re literally garbage...or a paperweight.

  • Sputnik
    Sputnik 25 days ago

    I worked at the Poster Pedic owners Connecticut house. The cost of his home in 1990ish? 6 BILLION Dollars! Mattress store in town even in todays world. Still open and been open over 50+ years! Bedding Barn.

  • Scratch Dog 22
    Scratch Dog 22 Month ago


  • Cassandra Craig
    Cassandra Craig Month ago +1

    I remember the comedian Rita Rudner back in the day making fun of the cost of popcorn at the movies. And that was the 80's, WAY worse now. She said 'popcorn costs 13 cents a silo...'
    Tee hee

  • Pinkpearldisneywishes

    Or ,do as we do, and go to a local place that refills ink cartridges up to three times before they recommend you buying a new one. It may save a few dollars but...eh

  • Ol12 Gaming
    Ol12 Gaming Month ago +3

    Iphone is not reilable everyone go use androids

  • Jay Bayona
    Jay Bayona Month ago +2

    We got our stuffs from China.

  • dragomir dimitrov
    dragomir dimitrov 2 months ago


  • 1BillionMarbles
    1BillionMarbles 2 months ago +1

    What about apple airpods

  • SK_Airfish
    SK_Airfish 2 months ago

    Xbox and Nintendo know about ink cartridges??????????????????????????

  • Terry H
    Terry H 2 months ago +1

    20 cents for a text msg?? where the hell do you live?? texting is unlimited nowdays and even in 2018 when this was made..

  • DASH! Reddit
    DASH! Reddit 2 months ago


  • Delaney Charlie
    Delaney Charlie 2 months ago +1

    anyone else annoyed by his voice for some reason

  • Ventzislav Vitkin
    Ventzislav Vitkin 2 months ago

    50 cent coke cans? What deli have you been to in NYC xD.

  • Ventzislav Vitkin
    Ventzislav Vitkin 2 months ago

    Ohhhh, so this explains why no one wants to buy my hubbies 750$ Prada sneakers. xD

  • Robert Andrews
    Robert Andrews 2 months ago

    What’s the profit margin for products at Disney? I I remember right, one bottle of Aquafina water is 4$ and coke and other soda is 6$ but could be 7 or 8. I was pleasantly surprised that Starbucks charged the normal amount inside Disney, I have more respect for them after that.

  • Grumpy Cat
    Grumpy Cat 2 months ago

    The average hourly rate in the US is $20 an hour?
    When did this happen?

  • Jeep
    Jeep 2 months ago

    if I feel stupid I can just think about the people who buy apple products

  • Raw one
    Raw one 2 months ago

    You should have mentioned gillette replacement blades for your razor. 1000% mark up. Check it out

  • Max Tugumeso
    Max Tugumeso 2 months ago +1

    Please what app or software do u use to edit your videos.
    I love it

  • SmutnaJules007 rychwalska

    It is simply ludicrous to compare the at cost, cost to what we pay as then there would be no profit margin, no market, and no supply and demand. Therefore it is an oxymoron. Stress on the "moron" part! DO you see what I mean?!

  • Andrew Batts
    Andrew Batts 3 months ago

    I don't know any companies that charge for texts, it's all unlimited now

  • Jack Mack
    Jack Mack 3 months ago

    4 commercials in a 15 minute video? Seriously?

  • Gray hat Trailers
    Gray hat Trailers 3 months ago +1

    In India text 100 message per day are free

  • S.T.
    S.T. 3 months ago


  • blaine pond
    blaine pond 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago

    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 months ago

    Eat the Rich

  • Juan Yepez
    Juan Yepez 4 months ago

    who pays just for text messages?

  • mohd rasidi che mat
    mohd rasidi che mat 4 months ago

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

  • פבלו רותם
    פבלו רותם 4 months ago +1

    cars, laptops and - anything being sold lol

  • Gabriel Savian Kenway
    Gabriel Savian Kenway 4 months ago

    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 4 months ago

    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 4 months ago

    look at that... overpriced stuff everywhere!!

  • Evan Hall
    Evan Hall 4 months ago

    I have never paid for a text

  • Kevin Ryan
    Kevin Ryan 4 months ago

    Who the hell pays for texting these days?

  • sil
    sil 4 months ago

    that's how mafia works

  • BombDefuser6710 Kraken
    BombDefuser6710 Kraken 4 months ago

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

  • Mike M
    Mike M 4 months ago

    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 4 months ago

    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.

  • Wtraveler Passed By
    Wtraveler Passed By 4 months ago

    For the guy to produce this 0.

  • nightbladegaming lol
    nightbladegaming lol 4 months ago

    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 4 months ago

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

  • Keith Yinger
    Keith Yinger 4 months ago

    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 4 months ago

    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 4 months ago

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

  • Dragon Man Inc
    Dragon Man Inc 4 months ago

    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 4 months ago

    just looking for the android hate on apple

  • Facebook is an addiction

    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 4 months ago

    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 4 months ago

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

  • Czar Zenana
    Czar Zenana 4 months ago

    What about razor blades (Gillette) ?

  • C CM
    C CM 4 months ago

    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 4 months ago

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

  • RZ
    RZ 4 months ago +1

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

  • drmadjdsadjadi
    drmadjdsadjadi 4 months ago

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

  • anita dervishi
    anita dervishi 4 months ago

    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 5 months ago

    Any Boating item especially outboards!!!

  • Orgil Battulga
    Orgil Battulga 5 months ago

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

  • Milan Pantic
    Milan Pantic 5 months ago

    Loot of left-handed people in video :-D

  • Ernie2004
    Ernie2004 5 months ago

    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 5 months ago

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

  • akuma 710
    akuma 710 5 months ago

    7:24 santa cruz

  • Plamen Vasilev
    Plamen Vasilev 5 months ago

    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 5 months ago

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

  • William Glaser
    William Glaser 5 months ago

    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 5 months ago

    Tcgs not mentioned. Unsatisfied.

  • EmperorJ Gaming
    EmperorJ Gaming 5 months ago

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

  • David Rostami
    David Rostami 5 months ago

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

  • Arga Business
    Arga Business 5 months ago

    Great video, very engaging

  • sisa ziza
    sisa ziza 5 months ago

    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 6 months ago

    Stretch that dollar, like Soulja Boy.

  • Leonardo Arbeláez
    Leonardo Arbeláez 6 months ago

    10:26 Is ColOmbia not ColUmbia.

  • Tiflow
    Tiflow 6 months ago

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

    • Kyle Jones
      Kyle Jones 6 months ago

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

  • Ramy
    Ramy 6 months ago

    Having kids 🤣

  • M LeskoYeah
    M LeskoYeah 6 months ago

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

  • troubleman730
    troubleman730 6 months ago

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

  • Neels van Rensburg
    Neels van Rensburg 6 months ago

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

  • TheGrays
    TheGrays 6 months ago

    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 6 months ago

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

  • Omar Selim
    Omar Selim 6 months ago

    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 6 months ago

    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 6 months ago

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

  • W. Moore
    W. Moore 6 months ago +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. Moore
      W. Moore 5 months ago

      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 6 months ago

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

    • bengom68
      bengom68 5 months ago +1

      Joe Shedler , , Fake news. , , !

  • Deanna Hnatiw
    Deanna Hnatiw 6 months ago

    Jewelry...especially engagement rings.

  • Øystein
    Øystein 6 months ago

    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 7 months ago

    After Steve Jobs die, Apple is getting worse

    FROMENXD 7 months ago

    2:31 digital blackface