said by fifty nine:what you fail to see is that there's a huge difference between a company wanting to make a profit and several companies colluding to commit blatant highway robbery.
I don't see how an item's or a service's actual cost reflects the market price though. With other goods and services thanks to cheap labor overseas they cost very little to make. Yet companies charge a significant sum for them.
Why is that? The answer is profit and shareholders. You can't really fault companies for wanting to make a profit and shareholders for wanting a decent return. It's not always about what's the consumer wants. If the price is too high for something I simply don't buy it. I'm sure if enough people did that the price of a product or service would adjust to where people would be comfortable buying it.