What’s a scam that’s become so normalized that we don’t even realize it’s a scam anymore?

What’s a scam that’s become so normalized that we don’t even realize it’s a scam anymore?

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  1. Christmas: I might be biased cuz I don’t like it. But “Christmas in July.” “Cyber Monday” “Black Friday” “Christmas ‘insert cheesy catchfrase’ sale”. They’re just marked up prices on discount and it’s a way to convince people to keep buying random crap for Christmas that’s just gonna end up in the attic 80% of the time. You just need good food, people you love, and hot chocolate and maybe a present or two that means something. Not just random stuff because it’s on sale.

  2. Ticket resellers “Tickets go on sale no…..oh wait sorry sold out but if you head over there you can buy the same ticket for 200 more than we sold it to them for”

  3. I am only saying this because I have not seen it yet but extended car warranties. My relatives got one and it literally paid for nothing due to all the restrictions.

  4. If you’re not particularly well off, banks. Banks are a burden on the not-particularly-wealthy, the only people making any money off of them already have plenty. Everyone else gets dinged and charged and every available opportunity. It’s pretty much impossible to exist in society without one, and they’re all entirely the same, so the vast majority of people just end up rolling over and going along with it. I absolutely hate them.

  5. ATM fees. I’m old enough to remember when ATMs first came on the scene. Banks were begging people to get ATM cards because it would save the bank so much money through reducing the number of tellers they’d need. Y’all should be paying us to use them, not the other way around!

  6. Tipping, specifically in the USA. You could get some good food at a sit-down restaurant, but horrible service, and still tip good, cause it’s just considered something you do, and not just choose to do it. Obviously you don’t NEED to tip, but if you don’t you are seen as a douchebag.

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