Monday, March 27, 2017

What industry is the biggest scam?

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Trains in the UK; pay nationalised taxes for nationalised rails so private train companies can charge private rates, its like we took the most expensive part of each option and combined them \o/

Rent to own furniture.

For-profit colleges, especially ITT Technical Institute. Tuition for a 2-year, non-transferable degree is nearly $50,000.

Printers... especially inkjet.. you have to refill/buy a new cartridge every time one of them gets low.. even if you don't even need the colour.

Scientology.

Funerals... I'm all for showing respect for the dead but the costs are really intense.

College textbooks.


14 comments:

AprilApple said...

So called non-profit colleges.

Lem said...

Car dealerships.

AprilApple said...

Funerals - indeed. Find someone you can trust early on. The funeral industry is filled with vultures.

Amartel said...

Uh, the Clinton Foundation?
Hello. Selling political favors is a huge industry.

ASPCA
The national organization. Those ads give me the sads but the organization donates very little to actually saving the animals. Basically any progressive org that lays a guilt trip on you about some social woe is just taking your money and funnelling it to lefty Dems. (See, every big org that advertises on NPR or PBS.) Progressive non-profits are a huge industry.

Dad Bones said...

Just about anything with the word Green in front of it.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Screw funerals, cremation.

Of course for my kind, cremation is usually medium rare!

Sixty Grit said...

Goodwill - it is a for profit, not a non-profit, and I will drive miles out of my way to donate to an actual charity.

edutcher said...

Diversity. Social Justice. Environment.

Printers... especially inkjet.. you have to refill/buy a new cartridge every time one of them gets low.. even if you don't even need the colour.

That's because you bought a CMYK printer. You can get ones that use an all-in-one cartridge.

AllenS said...

Without a doubt, Scientology.

Methadras said...

Government is a massive industry scam.

Leland said...

I agree funerals, but not the cannibal above. Nowadays, one can just say College is a scam, and cut the qualifiers. Sure, not all college is a scam, but I think for 80% of the people that go to college, they'll never make up what they spend on it.

bagoh20 said...

Valet Parking: Except somewhere like Manhattan where there is no parking, it's the stupidest idea ever created. In L.A., they expect you to give the keys to your world, your belongings, your information, your escape, and your freedom to some young stranger, and then you pay them to park it 20 feet from where you got out, only to have to wait for it when you leave. It is in every way not a service, but a disservice. I never give my business to places that require valet.

bagoh20 said...

Marriage: for the same reasons as states above for valet parking.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Washington, D.C. and its surrounding counties.