While some view certain purchases as a complete drain on finances, others find value and enjoyment in them, sparking endless debates.

A user took it to the forum, and asked “What’s something that you think is a waste of money, but no one else seems to think so?”. Here are the top responses. 


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“A cell phone can be used for five years without any negative effects. Then the downfall begins: accumulator deteriorates, no more updates, purposefully worsening by the manufacturer.

So you’re absolutely right. There’s no need to buy a new phone every year. Buy one every fifth year and save 80%.”, said one user.


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“Those fake sales where they jack up the price before the sale.”, said one user.

“I can’t stand Kohl’s. Artificial inflation of prices at its finest.”, said another user.


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“Huge pickup trucks for people who never have to haul anything bigger than groceries.”, said one user.


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“Fast fashion that you only wear once.”, said one user.

“I’ll only buy something now if I know I’ll love it and it’s staying until it falls apart, I also generally go to charity shops.”, said another user.


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“Watering my lawn in a high desert (Idaho) climate. Waste of money for purely aesthetic benefits.”, said one user.

“Lawns in general. Usually an introduced mono-culture grass species that takes water, fertilizer, and repeated mowing to look good.”, said another user.


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“Donations to anything seem like a scam. Would you like to round up to the nearest dollar for such and such so we can get a tax write off? No I would not.”, said one user.


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“If you wanna see just how worthless diamonds are, just try reselling one. Pawn Shops will offer to take the diamond out of a wedding ring, the diamond is worthless, they only pay for the gold.”, said one user.


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“Starbucks is fine once in a while. But daily, or more? No thanks.”, said one user.

“It is awfully overpriced. It’s like $4.50 for a 12 ounce pink drink, and while the pink drink is delicious, that’s a stupid price.”, said another user.


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“The entire wedding industry is such a huge waste of resources. People spend thousands of dollars, families go into debt, for a party.”, said one user.


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“Greeting cards get thrown away once the person reads them. So, it’s dumb to spend money on them.”, said one user.


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“Fireworks are basically burning money. It lasts just for a few seconds, and is also bad for the environment.”, said one user.

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