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[Frontpage News]The World`s Most Overpriced Tech Products
« on: November 11, 2011, 06:52:58 AM »
http://www.bcchardware.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=10693&Itemid=1
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If you have more money than you know what to do with, this list is for you. If you want a good laugh at the stupid things people overpay for this list is also for you. MSNBC has come up with a list of the world's most overpriced products and if you need a $85,000 3D TV or a $1,400 HDMI cable they've got you covered.

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In case you don't read the article I had to share the #1 product with everyone:

#1. Text messaging from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon (20 cents a message)
With all the high-priced gizmos out there, how does a 20-cent text message make my #1 spot? Letís do a little math. AT&T charges 20 cents per text message. A single text message is limited to 160 characters, which is at most 160 bytes in size. So, 1 GB of bandwidth can handle about 6.25 million text messages. Multiply 6.25 million by 20 cents and you find that the cell phone companies are charging $1.25 million per GB of data for text messaging. If youíre a heavy texter, texting plans from the carriers can drive cost per gigabyte down into the tens-of-thousands of dollars. Or use that old standby, email, instead.