Every now and again, when we go out shopping or treat ourselves to a nice meal at a restaurant, we can't help but find our jaws drop when we notice a price tag.

Sometimes, we might force ourselves to admit that the main course, cashmere sweater, or advanced cooking product was worth every penny.

More often than not, though, we find ourselves wondering if the item in question is, indeed, worth its exorbitant cost.

The answer almost always being no.


Redditor Thic_water was curious to hear the most overpriced clothes, food or merchandise anyone has ever come across, leading them to ask:

"What’s the most overpriced thing you’ve seen?"

How much would the upgrade cost?...

"When I was in Dubai 2 years ago there was a cell phone store in the mall that sold phones that ranged from $30k -$120k."

"They were basically phones covered in diamonds and gold."

"That's $100k for something that is probably already obsolete."- holla09

A Cauliflower By Any Other Name...

"A couple of years ago, Mark's and Spencer Food, a high end supermarket in the UK, tried selling 'Cauliflower Steak' which was a thick slice of cauliflower for £2.50."

"It was covered in plastic."

"You could literally buy a whole cauliflower in the same row a bit further down for 40p."

"They were crucified for it, it was hilarious."- patchyj

"Oh, Canada" Indeed...

"$800,000 for a 500 square foot 'condo' in Toronto."- B-416

"Cell phone plans in Canada."- Unending_beginnings

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An Ironic Miscalculation...

"I remember seeing a basic scientific calculator for like $300."- Saper-Ja-

Cheesy Goodness...

"I swear, people sell oddly-shaped Cheetos for THOUSANDS."

"Literally THOUSANDS."- KipsyCakes

The Counters Better Glisten...

"I saw a small thing of Lysol wipes being sold for $22 in a store last week."- rickeysneekzzz

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All Right Then...

"A few years back Nordstrom was selling a rock in a leather pouch for $85."- Happy_Fun_Balll

Can You Say Outdated?

"I saw an external ZIP disk reader in the clearance bin of Wal-Mart for 10% off it's original price."

"In 2011."

"So it was going for $180 and had parallel ports."

"in 2011."- AudibleNod

Will They, Though?

"In a downtown consignment shop, an oil painting of sheep grazing in a meadow had a price tag of $18,700."

"It was by an unrecognized artist."

"When asked why it was priced so high, the shopkeeper said 'because someone will like it and buy it'."

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Sometimes, people might price things stratospherically high in hopes that some might assume it must be of great value and pedigree.

But no matter where it's from, or what it's made of, a rock in a pouch is just that.

A rock in a pouch.

What other things would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments below.

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