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? aStand-up economista Sam Pocker delves into these hard-hitting questionsaand the result is a fascinating, wry, and amusing account of consumersa 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 alittle guya 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 intoaand Sam Pockeras mission is to wake readers up!Yes, you can use your coupons with the raincheck as long as the coupons have not expired. A little bit of ... else matters? Of course, many people feel that this is too much work and would rather buy cat litter in bulk at a Costco or Sama#39;s Club.
|Publisher||:||Running Press - 2009|