make-up brushes in holder and cosmetics isolated on whiteBy Hal M. Bundrick

Everyone knows movie theater popcorn is no bargain, but would you have thought it was served with a 900 percent markup? With a cost of 60 cents and a bucket price near $6, you're losing a quick fiver -- and that's before you splurge on the giant soft drink and a big box of candy. But those aren't the only high-profit items you're likely buying on a regular basis. The Student Money Management Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, figured out some high-margin items.


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