20 Products That Lost Quality And Gained Price

Discover a list of 20 products that have unfortunately fallen victim to the dreaded combination of declining quality and rising prices.

Cable television. More commercials, channels upon channels of nonsense, ridiculous monthly bill


American candy bars. They’re downright tiny now and cost 2-3 times as much as they did 10+ years ago. Also, you can tell the manufacturers are using inferior ingredients — the chocolate is dry and chalky.

Fast food. McD’s used to be my lazy go-to breakfast. Used to be cheap and awesome. Now breakfast for me and my wife is like $20. Used to get 2 hashbrowns for $1, now they flipped it and they’re $2 each. No hashbrown that size and quality is worth 2 ******* dollars.

Appliances. Washers, dryers, refrigerators. But hey , if it doesn’t break, how can they sell you a new one? I had 30 year old hand me downs when I started out. Gave them away, and to my knowledge, they are still being used. New stuff is 30 times more expensive and fails in 5 years.

Streaming in general. Netflix the most because they were first. But it used to be you had one maybe two services and could watch almost anything anytime. Now there’s like 50 services and nearly everything they have is exclusive and when you want to watch a certain movie or show you have to first Google to find out what service it’s on and see if you even have access.

Hot pockets. They used to be pretty good, even cooked in a microwave. Now they’re made with worse quality bread, barely have half as much meat, don’t cook well, and they cost about 50% more. All this in just 5ish years.

Rent. The price keeps climbing, the wages are stagnated, and the houses keep getting worse.

Disney Parks so ******* much. Genie+’s implementation has been awful, and I’m not even in the camp of being upset that fast pass has to be purchased now, that’s how literally every other theme park is, but the system itself is stupid. Any other park, you pay for the fast pass, you enter through that quick line, maybe only once per ride, that’s it, no bull****. Plus they cap the sales.

Car prices When monthly car payments are what mortgages used to be and people are getting 10 year loans, you know vehicles are way too expensive.

I spent $42 for three sandwiches at subway recently.

Almost all grocery store food.

Tipping. For anything. Girl wanted a 20% tip to hand me a premade pizza at Pizza Hut.

Air travel. Shrinkflation as an art form.

Basically anything from Apple.


Most video games…? LOL Sure they’re pretty now but jeez they launch in terrible shape and seem more focused on bleeding us for money than showing us a good experience…


Public Education. Over the last 50 years, the quality of public education has steadily declined, while teacher pay stagnated, and cost per pupil has exploded. We need some serious public school reform.

Vegetables. They used to be relatively inexpensive but would last 3 days or more. Now if you buy them, they look like ****, and have to be cooked/consumed almost immediately as they wilt or rot quickly. The larger chains are taking a page out of some minority owned groceries that buy less expensive last leg veggies, with the understanding that they will be sold cheaply and eaten quickly. The difference? Larger chains aren’t passing those lower costs on, and are increasing prices as well.

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