As a smart shopper, you probably spend a lot of time searching for the best deals. However, some of those great finds aren't really all that terrific.
In fact, a lot of so-called "good deals" can actually be found for free. We mentioned a lot of these no-cost items in our article "How to Find Thousands of Freebies." As we pointed out in that story:
"Want something for nothing? Go online. All you have to do is look to find free beauty products, children's items, restaurant meals, furniture, electronics or even cell phone service.
Sometimes this means a one-time sign-up, but ongoing sources of goodies also exist, letting you browse whenever you have a minute."
However, freebies are not the only way to save money. In this story, we look at some free things, but also highlight lower-cost options you might be overlooking when purchasing items you need on an ongoing basis.
Following are our top 10 things for which people overpay: