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Today I bought two halogen lightbulbs for outside, replacing my Christmas lights. For two bulbs it cost a whopping 16$....for freakin' lightbulbs!

 

Another thing I find stupid pricey are razor blades.

 

Do you have any everyday items that you find too bloody expensive?

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Car parking... Fucking rip off

 

I think I've paid for parking literally one time in my entire life and it was only $2 for something completely necessary. I refuse to do it and will park 4km from a venue to avoid paying for parking, if it comes down to that. F*ck the c*nts.

 

As for lightbulbs, 100% agree. We have 6 lightbulbs in our bathroom that needed replacing. After a trip to the supermarket we now have 3 working and 3 not. ;) Just too expensive to get all 6, seriously. Ridiculous. For the record, the 3 bulbs are more than enough.

 

I agree with razors but stopped buying close to a decade ago.

 

Something else made me reconsider petty theft again the other day, but I can't think of it off the top of my head...

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Batteries. Sure you wait and stockpile when they're half price but fuck me does the cost pile up when you add 3 kids into the mix!

Fuck parking and razors! Oh, and not sure if I was seeing things at the supermarket or not but isn't there now battery powered disposable razors? Double the $ pain!

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I buy rechargeable batteries only except AAA batteries. Panasonic Eneloop batteries are very good. I have found they last longer than your regular Duracell batteries. A little expensive but overtime they are cheaper than using regular batteries. Got them in everything from flashlights, gaming controllers, kids toys etc.... Not worth buying AAA batteries. I only have tv remotes that use those and they only run dry every couple of years.

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Batteries. Sure you wait and stockpile when they're half price but fuck me does the cost pile up when you add 3 kids into the mix!

Fuck parking and razors! Oh, and not sure if I was seeing things at the supermarket or not but isn't there now battery powered disposable razors? Double the $ pain!

Dick Smith last week.

Pack of 40 Alkaline AA's $8

Pack of 30 AAA's $6

Dick Smith brand which are usually pretty good.

I bought 50 bucks worth :)

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I really like electric razors...only problem is that when the blades get dull, the replacement blades cost more than the original fucking electric razor.....so I do not use them....so my wish for the new year is that everyone making profits from razor sales drop dead...

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I really like electric razors...only problem is that when the blades get dull, the replacement blades cost more than the original fucking electric razor.....so I do not use them....so my wish for the new year is that everyone making profits from razor sales drop dead...

 

True dat! Mine are dull as fuck but I keep using it anyway. I don't want to pay $40 for replacements.

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yeah but aren't lightbulbs supposed to last about 15 years now or something??

 

guess that is why they are so expensive.

15 years! I wish! With our Canadian climate even a new roof can't last 15 years.

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I really like electric razors...only problem is that when the blades get dull, the replacement blades cost more than the original fucking electric razor.....so I do not use them....so my wish for the new year is that everyone making profits from razor sales drop dead...

 

I use a 10" hunting knife :D

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yeah but aren't lightbulbs supposed to last about 15 years now or something??

 

guess that is why they are so expensive.

 

i think the ad says so but in reality sometimes in 2-3 years, they're all busted

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I don't have that problem but friends with kids tell me diapers are costing them a small fortune. Also I think if you work in the city and have to eat lunch somewhere it's almost impossible to find a place with reasonable prices. Sure it's not a ''household'' item but it's everyday

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I don't have that problem but friends with kids tell me diapers are costing them a small fortune. Also I think if you work in the city and have to eat lunch somewhere it's almost impossible to find a place with reasonable prices. Sure it's not a ''household'' item but it's everyday

 

There are often "good" diaper/nappy specials which make the cost for the item not seem too bad. I think where it adds up so quickly is how many of them you actually go through.

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