These goods and services are overpriced and underwhelming.
Households are a lot thriftier than they used to be. Many families are cutting expenses that once seemed hardly worth quibbling over. They're avoiding ATM fees, nixing "extravagances" such as delivery charges and declining to pay extra for more convenient parking at sporting arenas and other events. MSN Money readers have sounded off on message boards about the things they now go out of their way to avoid paying for. Click through the slideshow to see what some of the worst are.
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