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Retail Anarchy
A Radical Shopper's Adventures in Consumption
By (author) Sam Pocker

Summary

Why does no one blink when they are charged three dollars for a cup of coffee?

Why do grown men sleep on the street overnight to buy video game systems?

How do Dollar Stores cheerfully charge a dollar for a 25 cent pack of gum?

What are the pitfalls of Brand Name Loyalty?

And how do you get an entire car-full of pudding for free? “Stand-up economist” Sam Pocker delves into these hard-hitting questions—and the result is a fascinating, wry, and amusing account of consumers' non-sensical habits and the stores that prey upon them. With a dash of vitriol and a dose of sarcasm, Pocker exposes the sheer inanity of marketing schemes, the plague of rude cashiers, and shows how the “little guy” can rise up and beat the system by outsmarting the stores with their overly-complicated rules for rebates. Retail Anarchy is a satirical look at the self-imposed consumer coma that America has fallen into—and Sam Pocker's mission is to wake readers up!

about Sam Pocker

  • Sam Pocker is the creator and host of the popular (and outrageous) internet talk show YMMV Radio. He is also a full-time professional bargain hunter and tours the country as a “Stand-Up Economist.” He lives in New York City. Visit him at www.retailanarchy.com

reviews

Publishers Weekly.com, June 22, 2009
"…Pocker's canny insight will resonate with any American shopper."

other editions

  • eBook | ISBN 9780786746392
    Pub date: 03/31/2009 | Price: 12.99 Canada/$9.99
    224 Pages
    BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
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