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One Item Store / Smart Cars / Big-Box Swindle

John Moe

Most retailers pride themselves on selection. Not Go to the online store and you will find precisely one item and often it will be sold out. But it's a different item every day and usually at a deep discount. We meet one of the people behind Woot who tells us why they run it the way they do. Plus, you may have seen the Smart Car puttering around town. It looks like a compact car that had the back end taken off. We meet a local dealer who sells these and other unique vehicles and we take a test drive. Plus, the author of Big-Box Swindle talks about the non-retail cost of mega retailers and what it means to independent businesses.

Jason Toon Communications Director,
Susan Fahnestock General Manager, Green Car Company
Stacy Mitchell Author, Big-Box Swindle

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