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41 Everyday Scams That Are Tough To Avoid

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Fees

Why do we pay $200 for two concert tickets that cost $70 each? It completely goes against everything we learned in grade school math! How much you pay for something should be how much it costs. Yet we have ticket fees, delivery fees, banking fees up the wazoo. Basically, we’re paying extra for the convenience of having our money in a secure account or buying something online, which kind of makes sense because it’s for convenience. Late fees we get too because it’s kind of like a penalty for breaking an agreement. But transfer fees when all you did was move your money from one account to another using a computer (no cost associated to the provider) and ticket fees are where things get crazy. If you’re going to tack $15 worth of fees on every Ticketmaster ticket, why not just include it in the base price? They’re totally trying to trick you into thinking you’re paying $100 for an Ariana Grande ticket. But before you can even think, ‘wow, that’s a great deal!’, your ticket price is suddenly up to $150. It’s gotten to the point where you have to budget $100 extra just to account for hidden fees at checkout.

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