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!CALL. IT. aWORST. BUY, a. COULD. THEY? Down the street from Staples was an institution of continuing education ... My first job as a teenager was computer repair, so I was interested to see what Best Buya#39;s aGeek Squada did for the customer other than humiliate their employees by ... Taking your computer to the a Geek Squada is like being a patient in a teaching hospital; a number of the kids workinganbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Running Press - 2009|