25 Times When Expensive Doesn't Mean Better

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There's a widespread assumption that if you want to get something good, you have to pony up and pay for the more-expensive version. But as it turns out, surprisingly often that's terrible advice, because the cheap knockoff is just as good, if not better.

And this isn't just our opinion. These are cases where the expensive version is no better than the cheap one, according to authorities and science.

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Your $10 Casio keeps better time than your $10, 000 Rolex 20 B D OPRPEA 0V 50 Since Rolex watches use a mechanical oscillator, they are more vulnerabl

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High-end robotic vacuums don't come close to regular vacuums. In a Consumer Reports test, a $1,000 robotic vacuum picked up 40% of what a canister vac


In a side-by-side comparison, Skullcandy can go toe-to-toe with Beats, which cost more than 3x more. 6 $89 $30O While Beats have a slicker, sleeker de

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Premium cigarettes do not taste better than value cigarettes. In a recent study, cigarettes were presented to participants in premium and value cigare

Studies have shown that Stradivarius violins don't sound better than modern ones. mp Supposedly the million-dollar Strads are able to project sound in

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Top-tier dishwashers clean as well as most mid-range ones. The difference? Premium looks and more bells and whistles, most of which you probably don

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Heinz ketchup costs more than other brands. But you're paying for the CRACKEDOON name and the jingle, not the taste. In multiple blind tests, Heinz ke


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25 Times When Expensive Doesn't Mean Better

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If your car doesn't need premium gas, it's not worth the money. Premium gas has more octane than the regular stuff, which makes it less combustible. T

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An exhaustive scientific test has proven that there is no difference between expensive wire cables and cheap ones MOMONSTER CABLE You CAN hear the dif

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USDA ORGANIC 2$/Ibs 12$/Ibs There is no difference in the nutritional values Of organic and regular food. The synthetic chemicals and hormones in both

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Extended warranties aren't worth it. The failure rate of modern gadgets and appliances is so low, you're almost sure to never need one with an extende

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Kopi Luwak is the most expensive coffee, thanks to its unique processing techniques. Partially digested beans are collected from the feces of the Asia

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According to studies, filtered tap water is just as good as expensive bottled 'smart water. Although it's true that minerals, vitamins, and electrol

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Himalayane salt is no different than regular salt. The pink salt consists roughly Of 98% sodium chloride, the same amount as ordinary table salt The o


Cosmo did a test between $147 in drugstore makeup and $513 in department store makeup. The end result? The difference is negligible, and unless you kn

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A study by the American Automobile Association on tires reveals that inexpensive tires are just as safe as premium brands. When new tires from both ca

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Cheaper running shoes are rated better than the expensive ones. OLA RunRepeat did a study in 2018 based on 134, reviews of 391 running shoes from 24 b

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You don't need to shell out extra cash to get a good night's sleep. An Australian study found that a $677 mattress is as good as $4000 one to get a co

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Apple AirPods are no better than their knockoffs, minus a few minor features. While AirPods cost $159, the knockoffs will only run you around $39.99,


101010111 4K TVs promise to bring 10 the finest definition imaginable 101 into home, but it's a total 101010101waste of pixels. SONY 4K HDR ULTRA HD 1

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Paying extra for an unlimited mobile data plan? If you're like the average person, you're better off using data plans with up to 5GB limit. On average


Purebred dogs really aren't the best option when you're looking for a furry friend. Aside from being exponentially more expensive than mixed breed dog

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