Bad Bargains

I’ve suspected this is true for a while though I didn’t realize how bad it really is:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/11/technology/personaltech/online-deals-for-holiday-shopping-buyer-beware.html

When most of the “deals” I personally take the trouble to look into turn out not to actually be bargains at all, it seems likely the whole thing is a scam^W marketing ploy.

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