Bargain Fever

Bargain Fever

How to Shop in a Discounted World

By Mark Ellwood

Portfolio, Hardcover, 9781591845805, 288pp.

Publication Date: October 17, 2013

When Coca-Cola offered the first retail coupon in the 1880s, customers were thrilled. But today, one in four American shoppers will buy something only if it's on sale, and almost half of all merchandise carries a promotional price. The relentless pursuit of deals has totally disrupted the relationship between buyers and sellers. In this playful, well-researched book, journalist Mark Ellwood investigates what happens to markets when everything's negotiable.

About the Author
Mark Ellwood is co-author of several Rough Guides including Miami and California and writes regularly about travel for magazines and newspapers.