Have you ever bought a train ticket or paid extra to park at a hotel, and thought to yourself 'hmm, it seems like they are ripping me off." Well, according to these Reddit users, you are right. One user under the name eggaboy has asked people to name "the biggest everyday scam that people put up with", and some of the answers are truly eye-opening. From lottery tickets to extremely expensive water bottles, this list proves that all of us live in a world where everything is a scam. Scroll down to read some of the answers yourself, and don't forget to tell us the ways in which you are scammed every day in the comments!

#1

The price of feminine hygiene products.

Even from a dude's perspective, they are ludicrously priced for a necessary item.

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Cassie 3 weeks ago

Menstrual cups and washable pads are the way to go. Don't let the disposables market take your money.

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#2

Traffic.

Why the hell do I have to come into the office every day? Most of my job can be done remotely, sitting at home. I don't need to burn gas, waste my time, and get aggravated every day shuttling back and forth. I would much rather come in 2-3x a week.

Cut down on traffic. Make for more productive and happier employees.

Let us work from home on a regular basis.

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Conrad Strucker 3 weeks ago

the humans work better when they suffer you see

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#3

Built-in obsolescence.

Consumers spend good money to buy products that are designed to fail or become obsolete in order to stimulate further sales.

Not only that, but replacement parts become unavailable or are so expensive to buy and install that consumers end up replacing the item completely, even though it should have much more useful life.

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C 3 weeks ago

phone batteries!

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#4

Paying a giant cable bill to watch commercials.

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Lena 3 weeks ago

don't go to Germany then...we have to pay monthly for tv Chanels we don't even use/want. we still have to pay for them. even if you don't own a TV. it's about 150 Euro / 6 months.

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#5

"Don't discuss your pay with fellow employees."

Part of me understands that it's kind of tacky to do so, but I read that it was the companies way of not paying people what they deserve.

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Emma B 3 weeks ago

In some places, it's actually illegal to cover-up compensations like salary/wage and benefits

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#6

Superfoods.

They are all products of marketing and fads.

Spinach is better and cheaper than Kale.

Strawberries/Blueberries just as good and cheaper than Acai.

Etc etc.

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Andres Tejeda 3 weeks ago

I have to agree, Superfoods and most supplements are scams.

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#7

Black Friday sales. The thing that made me realize how f**ked it all is was working in a furniture store. We were selling these small storage ottomans for Black Friday. Regular price: $39.99, Sale price: $19.99. You know how much we paid for them? A f**king dollar. I’m breaking my NDA by telling you all this (lol).

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Beatrice Alighieri 3 weeks ago

In Brazil we call it Black Friday when stores slowly increase the regular prices, starting early October, then sell "Everything with 50% off the double".

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#8

Medication costs and healthcare.

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MammaG 3 weeks ago

You can blame that on Republicans.

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#9

Direct to consumer prescription drug marketing. People shouldn’t go to the doctor and ask for a drug they saw on a commercial by name.

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MammaG 3 weeks ago

I don't understand why this is legal.

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#10

My favorite is the "FAT FREE FOOD" on a bag of Twizzlers. Thank god this high-calorie compressed sugar gel doesn't have any fat in it. My diet is secure!

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Rose 3 weeks ago

Same with plant-based foods being marketed as "zero cholesterol" foods ... it never had any to begin with! Only animal products have cholesterol!

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