16 Outrageously Priced Products — and How to Save on Them

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If you’re a merchant, the only way to profit is to sell stuff for more than you pay for it. As a consumer — whether you’re sipping a martini in a swanky bar or swilling bottled water from the grocery store — you are swallowing that markup.

Fortunately, you can save a lot of money simply by paying attention. Following is a list of products with high markups, along with ways to avoid paying a premium.

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