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7 Everyday Things We Have a Hard Time Spending Money On, While Others Splurge on Them

They say a miser pays twice, or even thrice, but this statement is not always true. Would you buy toilet paper that costs $29, taking into account that it performs the same functions as the one for $1.50?

The Bright Side editorial team found the outrageously expensive duplicates of ordinary things that rich people buy without a second thought.

1. Luxury mineral water. Costs about $40 for a 750 ml bottle.

The final cost depends on the bottle that you want to buy. It’s actually the very thing you are paying for: some of the bottles are decorated with Swarovski crystals and cost $2,700 per piece. The water itself goes through a multi-stage cleansing procedure and is sourced from the mountains of Tennessee.

2. One of the most expensive toilet papers in the world. Not only is it considered an essential commodity, but now it’s also a stylish accessory.

The main advantages of this paper are that it is scented, has 3 layers, and doesn’t dye the skin. In addition, this product is tested by dermatologists and gynecologists. It costs $29 for 6 rolls.

3. Carbon fiber toilet seat. It is supposed to speed up natural processes.

Its main advantages are lightness, strength, and, of course, a certain charm. Buyers claim that it’s very comfortable to sit on. The price of this item is $480.

4. Silver clothespins that’ve become the object of jokes on the internet.

The price of the clothespin is $525. It’s not surprising that some buyers didn’t like it.

5. Plastic toilet brush with a royal design

$115, for a toilet brush designed by Italian designer Jozeph Forakis. The model is called “Ballo,” which means “dancing” in Italian. The name comes from its design, which has a special rounded bottom that lets it sway from side to side.

6. One of the most expensive and unusual kinds of toothpaste in the world — Theodent 300

The price of this item varies from between $15.99 and $99.99 for a tube. The manufacturer uses a certain ingredient called Rennou to produce the paste. Rennou can be obtained from cocoa and is believed to be better at protecting enamel than fluoride (which is the substance found in most toothpastes). The more expensive the tube is, the more of this miraculous ingredient it has.

7. Luxury tights made of cashmere and silk

Wolford tights are one of the most expensive brands on the market. Some models cost more than $280. They are called the Rolls Royce among other tights and require special care because they instantly shrink if washed in hot water. There are cheaper models as well — they cost around $35 per piece.

Bonus: Sometimes things that are expensive at first glance, can save you a penny or 2.

Fabric pads can be used many times, which means you won’t have to buy new ones every month. Moreover, they are considered a good eco alternative to usual pads. They are made of natural fabrics, sometimes with a pinch of synthetic fiber. Their price varies, and the most expensive ones cost $22 for a 3 piece pack.

Have you ever bought an expensive thing that you actually didn’t need that much?

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