09/28/2012 10:08 am ET

Overpriced Products: 20 Most Insane Markups


If you’re a merchant seeking profits, there’s only one way to find them: sell stuff for more than you pay for it.

But what’s a fair markup? Fifty percent? One Hundred? Two? It depends on both product and business, but one thing’s for sure – some consumer goods are being sold for a whole lot more than they cost.

Whether you’re sipping a martini in a swanky bar or bottled water from the grocery store, odds are you’re swallowing an astronomical markup. Money Talks News founder Stacy Johnson reveals some of the most overpriced products and shares tips on how to get them for less. Check it out, then read on for more.

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Here, in no particular order, is a larger list of products with high markups, along with ways to avoid paying a premium.

20 Products With Giant Markups
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