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Overpriced Products That Are Really Cheap To Make

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Most of the products we purchase are made at ridiculously low prices, resulting in huge markups and profits for multinational companies. I'll be talking a lot about markups going forward. Subscribe for more! ► http://bit.ly/BeAmazedSubscribe ◄ Stay updated ► http://bit.ly/BeAmazedFacebook https://instagram.com/BeAmazedVideos ◄ For copyright queries or general inquiries please get in touch: [email protected]
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BE AMAZED (1 year ago)
Obviously we're analyzing the cost of production throughout the whole video, but remember companies have lots of additional costs and overheads which we didn't account for. Either way, I hope you found some of these as interesting as I did! Which one surprised you the most?
Anish Hegde (2 months ago)
What about employee salary, office electricity and shipping cost
Oneness100 (5 months ago)
A picture? NO. I just checked the Solidworks Visualize and Visualize Boost minimum requirements and your M1710 was WAY below those specs. here's the specs of what Solidworks recommends. 8GB of RAM, 16GB recommended. Your M1710 only has 4GB MAX. Well below the recommended amount of RAM. 2GB of GPU RAM. 4GB recommended. Your M1710 only has 512MB. HUGE discrepancy. Did you pay $2600 to $4200 for the Dell back in 2013? Running and running well are two different things. Why would run a high end app that isn't performing well? That's kind of silly, don't you think? Now, please explain iOS on a Mac? Wrong OS. macOS runs on a Mac and iOS runs on an iPhone/IPad, neither of which are a laptop.
The Dollar Guy (5 months ago)
If I send a picture of it running solidworks 2016 would you be happy? If I send a picture of it running solidworks 2016 as my wife and I hold the M1710 we met on in 2005 (2006).... Would that make you even more happy? solidworks 2016 will run on intel integrated graphics even. Poor performing, but runs nonetheless.
The Dollar Guy (5 months ago)
You may very well be correct on the date, but for some reason late 2005 sticks into my memory. I also met my then future wife on it. Perhaps my memory is indeed turning to crap, but late 2005 is when we met (or was it 2006.?.. Dont tell her I may have forgotten). When I get back to the states from Europe, will check the date code as I am now curious. So make it a 12 year old going on 13 if I am displaced by a year. Regardless, it has been a very durable machine. It's my CAD workstation... "Portable" workstation. Probably had a trouble free GPU as it was not primarily for gaming. I never had overheating issues, but again, I wasn't gaming too much. I used it for OrCAD and Pro-E. Now it has solidworks and KiCAD.
It is simply ludicrous to compare the at cost, cost to what we pay as then there would be no profit margin, no market, and no supply and demand. Therefore it is an oxymoron. Stress on the "moron" part! DO you see what I mean?!
Andrew Batts (10 days ago)
I don't know any companies that charge for texts, it's all unlimited now
Jack Mack (13 days ago)
4 commercials in a 15 minute video? Seriously?
Gray hat Trailers (20 days ago)
In India text 100 message per day are free
S.T. (1 month ago)
blaine pond (1 month ago)
Also with the printer cartridges they've even gotten to the point where you can't self refill the cartridges once it's empty they reject it
blaine pond (1 month ago)
You know when you buy corn for animal feed it's like 25 lb for $8 so maybe the theaters could purchase animal feed and Pop that
blaine pond (1 month ago)
you are able to get say your iPhone for free by signing a two-year contract though but of course the contract prices inflated reflect the cost of the phone and nowadays it seems that most cellular phones that have a contract actually offer you less service than a prepaid cellular phone service where you actually have to purchase your phone. when you purchase your phone and have a prepaid cellular service you do not get throttled internet it's unlimited your texts or unlimited calls unlimited roaming free but you obviously have to buy your phone but instead of paying $80 to $100 a month for your cell service you pay 30 to 50
donkique956 (1 month ago)
Folks in border towns attending college buy the new textbook, take it across the border to get copied for $10-25 dollars. Then they return the textbook back to the bookstore and get their money back.
Holeshot Hunter (1 month ago)
Eat the Rich
Juan Yepez (1 month ago)
who pays just for text messages?
mohd rasidi che mat (1 month ago)
i guess only americans use text messages. ever heard of whatsapp, viber, etc?
פבלו רותם (1 month ago)
cars, laptops and - anything being sold lol
Gabriel Savian Kenway (1 month ago)
An HDMI cable costs $20. I thought that these things were supposed to be cheap in the US. Tv's are bloody cheap and easy to produce but they are expensive as fuck in the stores I can't understand this. and plus (The US don't produce TV's, Otherwise the american TV's would be expensive as a car) The only way to change this is competition, but in the majority of the cases the government hold competition back. The perfect example is in the processors market monopolised by Intel and AMD.
Carskinify (1 month ago)
Kind of interesting but kind of irrelevant. I'm older and I cannot understand the obsession with stupid phones. Should people go the phone addiction treatment?
galih pambudi (1 month ago)
look at that... overpriced stuff everywhere!!
Evan Hall (1 month ago)
I have never paid for a text
Kevin Ryan (1 month ago)
Who the hell pays for texting these days?
SILFANCE (1 month ago)
that's how mafia works
One of my teacher's relatives is married to the owner of Texas Instruments
Mike M (1 month ago)
What is funny about how expensive ink cartridges are. That it's cheaper to buy the printer that includes a ink cartridge than ever buying a replacement ink cartridge.
Hulphaids Stik'ieds (1 month ago)
Yes buy flowers on January 15th so you can give her dead flowers on Valentines day and she will leave your dumb, cheap ass forever.
Traveler Passed By (1 month ago)
For the guy to produce this 0.
nightbladegaming lol (1 month ago)
btw the reason apples iphone x was so much is beacuase newer phones cost more cuase it wouldnt make sence if the iphone 7 was 200 dollars and the iphone 8 was 100
Nate Hahn (1 month ago)
You can get a better mattress for way cheaper at original mattress factory
Keith Yinger (1 month ago)
I worked at a concession stand in my teens and was amazed at cotton candy when i started making it back then. One big bag we sold for $2 only took a tablespoon of sugar to make! You could get hundreds of $2 bags of cotton candy from a $2 bag of sugar. Was awesome for profits since sugar was so cheap and cotton candy is always popular so we usually sold a lot of the fluffy stuff.
Ted Zhang (1 month ago)
That's misleading about text messages. Granted the per text cost NOW is low, but it cost companies like Verizon and AT&T tens of billions of dollars to build up and maintain their networks and buy spectrum, and they need to make that money back somehow. Wireless carriers also spend tens of billions of dollars on advertising every year. So if you take all of those things into account, it's actually not that outrageous.
Laura Stewart (1 month ago)
Some of this information I knew but holy cow!!!
Dragon Man Inc (1 month ago)
Shit I saw a hdmi cable that cost $60 but a tech channel on YouTube years ago said that a cheap hdmi cable put out the same quality as the expensive ones.
Daniel Aguilera Irala (1 month ago)
just looking for the android hate on apple
The more a brand is advertised on television, the more profit that it makes from stupid people. Because consumer products manufacturers know that most stupid people, spend the most time in front of TVs.
Santos Railey (1 month ago)
how about oil? i heard you could build a country from the profits of its huge mark ups. also they can change prices and shove it to people eventough the production cost did not change a thing. btw i think ur biased against apple, just because its popular your diggin into it. u forgot raybans (designer sunglasses), medicine.
Keith McFarland (1 month ago)
Anybody who spends $335 for a pair of jeans is an idiot.
Czar Zenana (1 month ago)
What about razor blades (Gillette) ?
C CM (1 month ago)
You can avoid paying high prices for ink by buying 3rd party ink *without* the head on the cartridge. Additionally, shop for the ink first (eg. on Amazon) *then* purchase the printer based on the ink. Also, buy a black and white laser printer. Laser printer toner, again 3rd party, is cheaper than ink. Laser printers are also faster than inkjet printers.
Yagavitch (1 month ago)
uhhh who the hell still pays for texts??? i thought that was a thing in the paaaaaasst
RZ 1285608 (2 months ago)
amazed: apple is more reliable than android *apple fanboys intensifies
drmadjdsadjadi (2 months ago)
Yet, in most cases, manufacturing companies make around 12 cents profit on each retail dollar of sales....
anita dervishi (2 months ago)
i phones cost way too much... and in india the import taxes are 20% so i phones take 20% back by making the prices go higher. they can go up to 1700$... Android phones such as Samsung are far superior than Apples in most categories. Only advantage of an Iphone is its single core processor which is faster than its android rivals, not by a big margin. But Apples multi-core processors are much slower and can't handle multi-tasking background apps. In Screen resolution Samsungs had reached its 4K, Gorilla Glass technology over 4 years ago. But Iphones are still using lcds. In fact iPhone screens are made by Samsung and some other parts. No headphone jack is another big issue. If you like iphones simple theme, you have options on Androids to set IPhone theme or any other, which you have no option on iphones. Android has freedom to download apps outside its store and most apps are free of charge. Apples have no SD cards, expandable storage. Apples phone design is as smart as Samsung's which are equally as good. If I compare a top range Iphone vs Samsung its like comparing an overpriced mid range, iphone against a Premium Samsung phone, due to its missing features, 4k gorilla glass, headphone jack, etc...
Bicep Fishing (2 months ago)
Any Boating item especially outboards!!!
Orgil Battulga (2 months ago)
Anyone find the woman pretending to be watching TV attractive? Or is it just me?
jon allen (2 months ago)
Sorry but any retard who pays $1000 for a way overpriced, piece of junk I-phone deserve to get ripped off!
Milan Pantic (2 months ago)
Loot of left-handed people in video :-D
Ernie2004 (2 months ago)
How about prescription glasses ? I just paid over $300 for one pair of them. It shouldn’t cost too much to polish 2 little pieces of glass. I think they are over priced.
Nathan Watts (2 months ago)
who the hell pays 5000 dollars for a mattress ? what the actual Fuck
akuma 710 (2 months ago)
7:24 santa cruz
Plamen Vasilev (2 months ago)
Sooo the iPhone is 370$ to make, but you do not include the Software part. Have you ever heart that the software is not cheap to make?
Kisal Hirusha (2 months ago)
Well we get free text books here in Sri Lanka 😀😀
William Glaser (2 months ago)
No one pays for text messages anymore, We have 3 cellphone with unlimited text, phone calls, and data nationwide. We pay about 150 total for all 3 phones.
Mirko B (2 months ago)
Tcgs not mentioned. Unsatisfied.
EmperorJ Gaming (2 months ago)
It's a good thing i buy more stock shares than this shits😂😃
David Rostami (2 months ago)
Can you talk about women,why they charge so much for their services
Arga Business (2 months ago)
Great video, very engaging
sisa ziza (3 months ago)
Mind your map guys! Vietnam country as you show in the video is also include Cambodia. I suggest you to delete the video or remake it. Thanks.
ChillingCreeper10197 (3 months ago)
Stretch that dollar, like Soulja Boy.
Leonardo Arbeláez (3 months ago)
10:26 Is ColOmbia not ColUmbia.
Tiflow (3 months ago)
Apple does not lead the smartphone industry anymore, its actually 3rd atm below Samsung and Huawei, do your job better
Kyle Jones (3 months ago)
It’s the leading in the US. But in other places you are correct about them being 3rd
Ramy (3 months ago)
Having kids 🤣
M LeskoYeah (3 months ago)
My religious studies class forced me to buy the revised edition of the Bible...
troubleman730 (3 months ago)
Too many hidden commercials in the video, stopped watching after the first!
Neels van Rensburg (3 months ago)
Why is medical procedures so expensive. (Especially operations) ???
TheGrays (3 months ago)
take a cheap pair of shoes and put some stupid black mans name on it and stupid nigga will go out in crowds to buy it!
TheGrays (3 months ago)
Iphone users pay that much for the phones because they are complete idiots!
Omar Selim (3 months ago)
You don't account for the cost of research and development which in some cases justifies high mark ups
Mr. Derpy Face (3 months ago)
For medical products they would sometimes mark up prices really high, since they know that you would pay their price or suffer from your condition.
Modestas Sparvelis (3 months ago)
One question. Why always when someone mentions android or ios or both, people always starts fighting in comments section?
W Lee Moore (3 months ago)
Salon/Professional Hair Care Products are marked up 100-250% Generally. Everything is marked up, But ANYTHING Attached To a "Special Day" Like a Wedding, Funeral, etc is HIGHLY Marked Up! The Flower markups shown in the video are conservative LOL
W Lee Moore (2 months ago)
I'm honored to have been highlighted Lol I've work within these businesses for around 25 years. Flowers are THE Most Marked up thing ,hands down lol Red Roses used to be around $0.20-$ 0.25 Cents(USD) & Then we're sold to the public for around $1.00 a piece/Head. It's minorly different these , as You're paying for Importing fees, usually from Ecuador or areas with optimal year round weather. Bananas and Rose buds are ALWAYS HUGE From Ecuador. Sorry for the tangent happy New Year to everyone! Hopefully 2019 is better!
Joe Shedler (3 months ago)
Ummm is the average wage ins the US $20/hr? That seems kinda high to me.
bengom68 (2 months ago)
Joe Shedler , , Fake news. , , !
Deanna Hnatiw (4 months ago)
Jewelry...especially engagement rings.
Øystein (4 months ago)
Huh? You don't got free sms in the US?🤔 I do not belive that.. I know you have simular deals as we got.. In Norway we pay for an amount of data and get "unlimited" (10-20.000 depending on the company) call minutes, sms and mms included. But data prices could be lower though🤔
oriza ferish (4 months ago)
After Steve Jobs die, Apple is getting worse
FROMENXD (4 months ago)
2:31 digital blackface
emilgamez28 (4 months ago)
0:22 gooder service?
Black Swan (4 months ago)
1:00 I bought my mattress online and paid much less than listed price. The manufacturer still made a nice profit by not paying the retailer In addition, the mattress was shipped in a sturdy woven HDPE plastic shipping bag which is really handy
Black Swan (4 months ago)
4:40 Nowadays, you can take the risk of adding (separately bought) continuous ink supply tanks to your print head instead of buying their ridiculously high priced bottles. If you print a large no of copies, it really works out cheap Of course, Epson have bowed to the inevitable and intro (costlier) models with OEM continuous ink supply!
GlobalRA (4 months ago)
The answer to all these prices......go straight to the manufacture, only pay wholesale. Wtf is this free text thing? Here in NZ its never been free. So stop complaining.
David Carson (4 months ago)
Frames for glasses when you purchases new prescription glasses
mattchoo (4 months ago)
Bruh I paid for a floor in my house, so I'm gonna sleep on that
Cobalt Jester (4 months ago)
No diamonds in the list? Price of diamonds keeps rising even though the availability goes up and price of manufacture goes down.. All because of a cornered market.
Adri Leemput (4 months ago)
You do realize that the finished product needs to get to the retail stores, and that there are sales taxes.
A42yearoldARAB (4 months ago)
🤣🤣🤣🤣 of course isheep are number one
Lenghong M (4 months ago)
Hey be amazed! You are using a wrong map in this video. Where did you get that Vietnam country sharp? Please check again.
veg4life (4 months ago)
this video is probably a basic top 10 list now in 2018 publicly available information anyone can find with a quick google search but think back in history can you believe not long ago maybe even as recent as now there was a time when these company names the prices numbers specifically back then was probably a highly classified big time top secret hidden information from spies , all this use to be top secret highly classified information where people lost lives killed murdered tortured by opposition companies & opposition countries sadly because different countries would catch so called spies trying to leak trade secrets caught in the act maybe they escaped jail god knows the maybe lived to tell the story or even died with hidden secrets either way their sacrifices eventually leading more or less our freedom today all for which we take granted today , which is all free information that's widely available now in the present & future most likely but in the past where everyone seems to forget the people who sacrificed all deserve utmost sincere gratitude respect they deserve all the credit & hopefully should be remembered as
nick gambatese (4 months ago)
pop sockets cost less than 10 cents to make and cost 14.99 at the store.
K31R616 (4 months ago)
Hemp needs to replace wood based papers a.s.a.p.
Richard Lemieux (4 months ago)
Mark-up is actually = Sale price - (manufacturing cost + management cost + legal cost + soft cost) So the better the salesforce the better the mark-up! Of course when you talk about corporations like nike and apple ... the manufacturing cost is close to inexistent due to their disgusting business ethics!...so mark up is drastically huge!
Jerome Shelton (4 months ago)
Ha ha the thumbnail had me rolling
Lucion P (4 months ago)
Morons pay for I phones plus only idiots use I phones because their so easy to use Samsung man hell yeah.
The Uber Successful (4 months ago)
WHOOOO!!!! I recently bought my Samsung Galaxy S8+ for $330 on craigslist and it's legit and works like a charm. It still RETAILS for $700+. I paid for what it's worth. So glad I'm frugal as fuck!
Askejm (4 months ago)
Why mattresses are so expensive and so cheap to manufacture is because a lot of money goes into research, innovation, and testing to ensure you that your mattress is comfy and the right method and materials are used. That can get a bit pricey and when people only buy a mattress every 5-10 years they need that money.
Gary Z (4 months ago)
I don't know any wireless company that doesn't include free unlimited texts for any reasonable plan. not sure what you're talking about with the pay per text in this day and age.
franl155 (4 months ago)
lol slightly misleading title: I took it to mean "expensive things to buy that are cheap *when you make them yourself*"! But interesting anyway. What about the markup on branded medical drugs? branded ££, unbranded £
Fireball (5 months ago)
medicines should have been in this list bro
vintgswag vincent (5 months ago)
its called profit u idiot
sobhan acharya (5 months ago)
You missed the food and hotel industry
Carl L (5 months ago)
This is shit, in several ways.
BeardedVeteran (5 months ago)
Bye bye Matress Firm. Filed Bankruptcy.
Valper Nabanalan (5 months ago)
who even txt in the year 2018?
ITX Official (5 months ago)
Watching this video and INSTANTLY knowing it's gonna be GOOD!! I never understood why Mattresses are so expensive. The strange part is, everyone I told about it always tries to defend the mattress industry. Like, "You keep your mattress for many years, so if you don't want to ruin your back, you really have to pay a lot of money to get the best possible quality". As this video clearly points out, the markup is way beyond ridiculous.
Abhilekha Mohanty (5 months ago)
leader in smartphone market? When was apple the leader? it may have the highest revenue per model. This hyped brand only has hypes and a face in the name of entrepreneurship with worst monopoly practices even surpassing Microsoft.

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