Acclaimed journalist Buzz Bissinger knew his clothes shopping habit had gotten out of hand. From 2010 to 2012, he figured he’d spent maybe $250,000 on clothing, most of it leather. When he did the math, though, the total added up closer to $600,000.
Go big, or go out of business. Time and again over the last few years, retailers have resorted to big discounts as a reliable means to move merchandise and boost sales figures. In some cases, raising prices is accomplishing the same goal.
Also, there are theories as to why the layout of IKEA stores is so damn confusing, and why the presence of a Walmart in your neighborhood may have caused you to gain weight.