They say nothing’s free – and that’s especially true in 2015. These days, it seems like we have to pay for everything…even air and water! Check out this blast from the past and discover 7 things that are no longer free.

Shopping Bags

The world is becoming a greener and greener place. That means less plastic shopping bags, and a tax on them – so less and less people are using them.

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Air In Tires

We all know that even air to fill your car’s tires costs money. But it actually hasn’t always been that way!

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Image via Flickr

Airplane Food

How frustrating is it to shell out so much dough for a plane ticket – and then have to pay for food on top of it? Back in the day, all airplane food was free.

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Food Delivery

It’s hard to imagine a world with no fee for ordering delivery!

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News

Yes, there are a lot free online news sources, but many news outlets these days cost a fee to get all of the benefits.

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Water

It’s hard to think of charging for something as essential as water. But we have all probably fallen victim at some point to paying for seemingly “fancy” water!

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Bank Fees

Fees are everywhere at the bank. We all know how hard it is to find an ATM that won’t charge you at least a few dollars!

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What do you remember being free that isn’t anymore?