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Tell us: What's the craziest thing you've been upsold?
For today's consumer economy to keep chugging along, businesses need to keep selling products. And often, they find that it's easier to simply sell more to existing customers than try to pick up new ones.
Enter the practice of upselling: Maybe it's "Do you want fries with that?" or maybe it's "How about some new rims to go with those tires?"
Whatever it is, we want to know: What's the craziest thing you've ever been upsold?
Tell us in the comments below, or on Facebook or Twitter.
By the Numbers: Consumed Day 1
The median value of a home in Charles County, Md. -- a fast-growing suburb of Washington, D.C. where parents move to give their children the best opportunities their money can buy. (Census)
The percent Toll Brothers, the high-end homebuilder, has seen its stock go up in the last year. New home construction is one of the building blocks of today's consumer economy. It’s up in many places, so much that builders have trouble finding skilled workers. Lots of new subdivisions out there. (YCharts)
The average annual expenditure of a "consumer unit" in 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's really only a notch below $50,486, the number for 2008 (during the height of the financial crisis). (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
The number of iPhones sold as of October 2012, up from just one million way back in September 2007. That's a whole lot of rugrats running around playing Angry Birds, people. (CNet)
The price tag on a video game development camp to send your budding programmer. Even the good old fashioned YMCA camps will run you $150-400 per kid, per week. (Fiscal Times)