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FutureShop: How the New Auction Culture Will Revolutionize the Way We Buy, Sell, and Get the Things We Really Want

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A bold forecast of how the coming "auction culture" revolution will radically transform what, how, and why we buy.

Unabridged CDs - 6 CDs, 7 hours
Audio CD, 8 pages
Published January 19th 2006 by Penguin Audio
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Maryann
Oct 16, 2011 Maryann rated it liked it
Interesting take on how auctions will form the future of consumer spending habits. I do agree in many ways with Nissanoff about this as I got into the auction culture over 10 years ago with eBay in selling my used items. He discusses how you value items differently, purchasing better brands and taking better care of them while you have them because there will still be value when tire of them. I think he absolutely is correct when he says the biggest issue with the online auctions is the barrier ...more
John Sutton
Aug 05, 2016 John Sutton rated it it was amazing
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I very much enjoyed this book. After he went on a long winded explanation about the history of skis in the beginning I was a little nervous about where the book was going to go, but I liked how he had a lot of real life references. I read some user reviews and they bring up some valid points about flaws in his theory, but honestly it is all opinion based and it is very interesting to read this book now 8 years after it was published.

He was not right on everything, but some things he was very co
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Tania
Nov 25, 2009 Tania rated it it was ok
I was intrigued by his premise that we will all become temporary owners of most of our possessions in the future - selling things we no longer want or need on eBay and other such sites, but the assumptions for his theory are based on people who think of nothing to spend $2000 on a handbag, $4000 on a watch, $750 on a baby stroller, and who replace their tech toys every 6 months or so with the latest and greatest. He also is very New York centric in his thinking and his examples - only in Manhatt ...more
Shishir
May 25, 2012 Shishir rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
So so

Research: what sells
Find supplier – target 10K / mo at least
Check timing and sell – required homework and research
Pick up from garage sales
Shipping by customer (can make money on shipping too)
Joe
Sep 03, 2007 Joe rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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For the most part I agree with the author's views on the auction and cart based ecommerce systems, but I think he overlooks the various of marketing methods that drive people there in the first place.
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