What items are ridiculously over priced at retail stores vs. online?
November 28, 2010 12:01 AM Subscribe
Just bought a bunch of cables on the cheap online, and so now I'm of course wondering -- what are other kinds of products that are generally wildly overpriced at retail stores but actually can be purchased cheaply online? And which online stores are best for these products.
Basically, I'm looking for sites equivalent to monoprice.com but for non-computer products.
posted by Deathalicious to shopping (42 answers total) 214 users marked this as a favorite
I'm aware that most items are less expensive online, often by a good percentage. But cables particularly are ridiculous -- I've been charged $20 for a pretty looking version of what was basically a $2 cable. I'm also aware that you can by used books online for a song but you could do that IRL before pretty much every used bookstore closed their storefront and sold everything through eBay/half/Amazon.
Also inspired by this comment by muirne81 that offered cheap places to buy gaffer's tape, which I've never seen for less than $14/roll.