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Products With High Markups

Things You're Paying Way Too Much For

Sure, we all cringe when we see a cheap bottle of wine we recognize from Trader Joe's going for double the price on a restaurant's wine list. But, while wine-lovers are charged a 400-percent markup at restaurants, soda drinkers are actually hit with a 1,150-percent price increase. Turns out you get a better value with the Cab and not the Coke. More of a bottled-water person? That'll cost you a 900-percent markup. Business Insider recently paired up with Sumocoupon to find out just how much certain products are being marked up. The results make a good case for doing these things yourself.

Services

  • Interior painting: 6,329 percent
  • House cleaning: 5,900 percent
  • Cutting the lawn: 492 percent
  • Snow removal: 3,900 percent
  • Pool cleaning: 210 percent
  • Valet airport parking: 313 percent

Food/Drink

  • Coffee: 2,900 percent
  • Restaurant wine: 400 percent
  • Movie popcorn: 900 percent
  • Bottled water: 900 percent
  • Restaurant soda: 1,150 percent
  • Mixed drinks: 1,150 percent
  • Domestic beer: 694 percent
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