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FutureShop by Daniel Nissannoff

FutureShop

Daniel Nissanoff breaks the news that the eBay auction phenomenon is about to explode in a big new way, revolutionizing how all consumers-not just eBay mavens-do their shopping, not only online but offline as well. — Penguin Press

Synopsis

A bold forecast of how the coming auction culture revolution will radically transform what, how, and why we buy. Visionary entrepreneur Daniel Nissanoff breaks the news that the eBay auction phenomenon is about to explode in a big new way, revolutionizing how all consumers-not just eBay mavens-do their shopping, not only online but offline as well. The big payoff of this revolution is for consumers: They will be able to “trade up” more often to buy the brands they most want by embracing a new norm of temporary ownership: We will be able to buy more of the things we really want, because we’ll also be regularly selling off the things we no longer want or need. We’ll be transformed from an “accumulation nation” into an “auction culture.” Consider this intriguing fact: In the new auction culture, Manolo Blahnik shoes, a Louis Vuitton handbag, a Hermes tie, or a Bugaboo baby stroller will actually be the better deals.