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15 Of The Most Expensive Mistakes People Have Ever Made

We all make mistakes in life. The lucky ones learn and move on, while others wind up paying through the nose for years to come.

If this sounds like you, the good news is that you aren't the only one. Take a look below at 15 of the most expensive mistakes people have ever made.

If you're going to leave your gear in the car — make sure to lock it first.

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"I left my car unlocked back in 2013. I came back and someone opened my car door and stole all my camera gear and laptop. Almost $10,000 in gear gone." - Reddit u/Dumb_Ass_Ahedratron

May the Force be with you!

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When Reddit user The-Demon-Crab was only 7-years-old, they somehow got ahold of their parent's credit card and purchased over $800 worth of Star Wars DVDs and memorabilia.

The Force is strong with this one.

Farting in the car could cost you.

"My parents were driving and my dad farted. My mom rolled down the window because it smelled bad and she wanted to air out the car. Well, the window got stuck, so it wouldn’t roll back up. It cost around $3,000." - Reddit u/2001_toyota_corolla

Caveat emptor.

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A Redditor who goes by the handle u_creative_username was in the market for a used car. They made the purchase without thoroughly inspecting the vehicle and five months later it completely broke down.

This is why you should always have a mechanic look over a used car.

Not realizing the potential of crypto currency.

"Spending all my bitcoins back in the day, way before they went through the roof. I bought a box of mixed tea for $2.5 million," writes Reddit user Tobouyen.

All I can say is that I hope the tea was good.

Keep your eyes on your stuff when traveling abroad.

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While Redditor Eledex and his wife were backpacking the globe, two backpacks containing quite literally everything they owned was taken from them. They were forced to live off of $30 a day (combined) until they got back home.

The roof of your car is the last place you want to keep your valuables.

"I put my brand-new $2,000 camera on top of my car while wrapping up my stuff. Forgot it there, drive off. Camera falls off, gets hit by another car." - Reddit u/Desner_

Your dentist might be scamming you.

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Redditor GGOONNZZOO had to learn the hard way that not everyone has your best interests at heart. Their dentist swindled $3000 for a mouthguard that no longer fits due to the fact that GGOONNZZOO's teeth have now shifted.

Always remember to follow up.

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"I asked for a developer to make a change on our website to test something. Forgot about the test as things got hectic. Turns out that dropped the lead count by 60% for about a month. Cost the company well over $200,000." - Reddit u/NoctheMighty

The real estate game can be unforgiving.

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Plenty of people have lofty ideals when it comes to real estate. But the reality of the situation is that if you aren't careful — you can quite literally lose everything. Redditor jerseyben lost nearly $50,000 on the sale of their first house.

This is perfect reason why you should never steal anything — ever.

"I swapped price tags on a video game at Walmart to try to save $20. The county filed a civil suit, and probation cost me over $4,000." - Reddit u/wake_up_homie

Blowing away your inheritance.

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Redditor foxlovingly received a sizable inheritance when they were 17-years-old. By the time they were 20, they didn't have a dollar to show for it. According to their post, most of the money was spent on drugs.

Don't forget to put the cap back on.

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"I forgot to put the cap back on after filling up the coolant in my car. Boiling my engine on the highway — $5,000 for a new engine, just because of a cap." - Reddit u/-reddug-

Never vouch for someone unless you absolutely have to.

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Against their better judgment, Redditor softprawncracker agreed to stand as a guarantor for a "friend." The "friend" wound up defaulting, leaving softprawncracker holding the bill. In the end, it wound up costing close to $15,000 USD.

A series of unfortunate events

"When I was 16, I was lying on my back with my laptop propped up on my legs. It slipped and landed on my face. It snapped my glasses in half and caused the laptop screen to crack and black out." - Reddit u/PorchCat1234

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