Top Ways You're Getting Ripped Off

A rip-off implies choice. If there's truly no substitute for a particular good or service, then you'll have to put up with paying top dollar. (Think movie theatre snacks.) That's good work for businesses that can get it, but plenty rely on our collective naiveté, distraction, short-sightedness and high stress levels when pushing their shonky deals.

Here's a recent sampling of ways you're getting ripped off and some suggestions on how you can avoid the rip-off merchants.

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Top ways you're getting ripped off

We show you what you're paying too much for and how you can avoid it.