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Why people so overpay for somethings?
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Because people believe in the concept of money.
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DeckardXLeah wrote:

Like here in Canada I live somewhere, where one of the main exports are natural resources and... food sources like fish "Salmon" to be exact. I mean here salmon is dirt cheap and in some of the places you can get the salmon fish head for free.


Why is it folks oversea, and across the world pay so much for something so cheap here? I find it extremely insane on the price they charge for one piece of Sashimi. I mean Sashimi here is so cheap you can eat it until you get sick. Do you know by paying such a high price you ruin it for others.


It's the same case for eating steak in Korea, I mean at safeway here I can get a huge pack of family size AAA grade Alberta steak for 8 dollars. I'm Asian and I hate Asia because of this. The Asians themselves love ruining things for others.


Look at real estate in Hong Kong, 30% of the houses/condos are vacants and only used as a commodity. GAWD


Contraband, Shoplifting, Counterfeit products cause people to have to pay that much more.
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speaking of over paying, a group that been getting ripped off is the sports fans, wen comparing resources to produce the product, then compare it to ticket prices we see a huge profit margin.

In the end we are paying sports stars, and actors far to much for what they are producing, and over charging the public for it.
in the end it is a waste of money to pay so much to watch a sport, that money could have been put into something more logical. Like research or education, ect. things that would benefit a community. (or the advancement of the society)
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Posted 4/26/13

AcadGlade wrote:


DeckardXLeah wrote:

Like here in Canada I live somewhere, where one of the main exports are natural resources and... food sources like fish "Salmon" to be exact. I mean here salmon is dirt cheap and in some of the places you can get the salmon fish head for free.


Why is it folks oversea, and across the world pay so much for something so cheap here? I find it extremely insane on the price they charge for one piece of Sashimi. I mean Sashimi here is so cheap you can eat it until you get sick. Do you know by paying such a high price you ruin it for others.


It's the same case for eating steak in Korea, I mean at safeway here I can get a huge pack of family size AAA grade Alberta steak for 8 dollars. I'm Asian and I hate Asia because of this. The Asians themselves love ruining things for others.


Look at real estate in Hong Kong, 30% of the houses/condos are vacants and only used as a commodity. GAWD


Contraband, Shoplifting, Counterfeit products cause people to have to pay that much more.


How so? Shoplifting has no real impact do to the fact it does not happen enough to really affect the prices.
counterfeiting? Bran names seems to have a choke hold on consumer spending, leaving new groups and companies unable to start. Most cases a new brand will even be wiped out by the larger groups by accusing them of stealing designs. the cost to defend them selves end up bankrupting new groups. So I have no respect for big brands wen they are counterfeited and copied product are sold for much cheaper, than their over priced junk.

If anything big brand name groups are over charging because they have a grip on the market (monopoly.) wen comparing cost of products, and the producers, then comparing price we pay. the profit those groups are making is NUTS!
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