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6 Ways Retailers Trick You Into Buying More Sh*t

Even the savviest shoppers can be tricked into buying things they don't want or need.

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Collecting data about shopper habits isn’t inherently evil; it can be used to improve customer satisfaction. But increasingly these tools are used for one purpose: to boost profits at the expense of shoppers who may not even want the sh*t they’re buying.

Lauren Kelley is the activism and gender editor at AlterNet and a freelance journalist based in New York City. Her work has appeared in Salon, Time Out New York, the L Magazine, and other publications. Follow her on Twitter.
 
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