Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture
(Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published:
Penguin Publishing Group 2009
Status:
Available from OverDrive
Formats
Adobe EPUB eBook
Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with with reading apps installed.
Kindle Book
Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
Need Help?
If you are having problem using our eCollection, please visit our support center.
Description

A myth-shattering investigation of the true cost of America's passion for finding a better bargain

From the shuttered factories of the Rust Belt to the strip malls of the Sun Belt-and almost everywhere in between-America has been transformed by its relentless fixation on low price. This pervasive yet little- examined obsession with bargains is arguably the most powerful and devastating market force of our time, having fueled an excess of consumerism that blights our land­scapes, escalates personal debt, lowers our standard of living, and even skews of our concept of time.

Spotlighting the peculiar forces that drove Americans away from quality, durability, and craftsmanship and towards quantity, quantity, and more quantity, Ellen Ruppel Shell traces the rise of the bargain through our current big-box profusion to expose the astronomically high cost of cheap.

More Details
Format:
Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Street Date:
07/02/2009
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781101135471
ASIN:
B002KS3AJS
Also in This Series
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Ellen Ruppel Shell. (2009). Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture. Penguin Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Ellen Ruppel Shell. 2009. Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture. Penguin Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Ellen Ruppel Shell, Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture. Penguin Publishing Group, 2009.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Ellen Ruppel Shell. Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture. Penguin Publishing Group, 2009. Web.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection11
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
b77f7557-8509-3ded-1b45-4d63645ebebc
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Nov 09, 2015 16:05:07
Date Updated:
Nov 18, 2019 20:06:39
Last Metadata Check:
Nov 18, 2019 20:06:41
Last Metadata Change:
Nov 18, 2019 19:52:05
Last Availability Check:
Nov 18, 2019 20:06:41
Last Availability Change:
May 06, 2019 23:55:47
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Nov 18, 2019 20:06:34

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1523-1/{5441D608-2340-4BBA-BC01-AE9AE93B45A1}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1523-1/{5441D608-2340-4BBA-BC01-AE9AE93B45A1}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1523-1/544/1D6/08/{5441D608-2340-4BBA-BC01-AE9AE93B45A1}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1523-1/544/1D6/08/{5441D608-2340-4BBA-BC01-AE9AE93B45A1}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781101135471
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B002KS3AJS
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781101135471
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 9780143117636
mediaType
eBook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Ellen Ruppel Shell
title
Cheap
dateAdded
2009-11-01T11:14:06.597-05:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=166&titleID=258384
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Arlington Public Library (VA)
          • id: 1208
sortTitle
Cheap The High Cost of Discount Culture
crossRefId
258384
subtitle
The High Cost of Discount Culture
id
5441d608-2340-4bba-bc01-ae9ae93b45a1
starRating
3

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
formats
      • fileName: Cheap9781101135471
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 362013
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781101135471
      • rights:
            • type: Copying
            • value: 0
            • type: Printing
            • value: 0
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 0
            • type: ExpirationRights
            • value: 0
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • onSaleDate: 07/02/2009
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-epub-adobe
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-410/1523-1/544/1D6/08/Cheap9781101135471.epub
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=5441D608-2340-4BBA-BC01-AE9AE93B45A1&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: Cheap9781101135471
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B002KS3AJS
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • onSaleDate: 08/13/2009
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-epub-adobe
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-410/1523-1/544/1D6/08/Cheap9781101135471.epub
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=5441D608-2340-4BBA-BC01-AE9AE93B45A1&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: Cheap9781101135471
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781101135471
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 07/02/2009
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-epub-adobe
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-410/1523-1/544/1D6/08/Cheap9781101135471.epub
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=5441D608-2340-4BBA-BC01-AE9AE93B45A1&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
keywords
      • value: Cultural Studies
      • value: Law
      • value: anthropology
      • value: Influence
      • value: Business
      • value: investing
      • value: culture
      • value: money
      • value: work
      • value: society
      • value: strategy
      • value: internet
      • value: sales
      • value: branding
      • value: philosophy
      • value: Marketing
      • value: Economy
      • value: Consumerism
      • value: Capitalism
      • value: advertising
      • value: Creativity
      • value: Entrepreneurship
      • value: psychology
      • value: Globalization
      • value: Innovation
      • value: management
      • value: Design
      • value: Finance
      • value: consumer behavior
      • value: History
      • value: Career
      • value: Music
      • value: Pop Culture
      • value: Leadership
      • value: Technology
      • value: Sociology
      • value: Economics
      • value: social
      • value: behavioral economics
      • value: business books
      • value: history books
      • value: management books
      • value: psychology books
      • value: economics books
      • value: sociology books
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Shell, Ellen Ruppel
      • name: Ellen Ruppel Shell
imprint
Penguin Books
publishDate
2009-07-02T00:00:00-04:00
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
Cheap
fullDescription

A myth-shattering investigation of the true cost of America's passion for finding a better bargain

From the shuttered factories of the Rust Belt to the strip malls of the Sun Belt-and almost everywhere in between-America has been transformed by its relentless fixation on low price. This pervasive yet little- examined obsession with bargains is arguably the most powerful and devastating market force of our time, having fueled an excess of consumerism that blights our land­scapes, escalates personal debt, lowers our standard of living, and even skews of our concept of time.

Spotlighting the peculiar forces that drove Americans away from quality, durability, and craftsmanship and towards quantity, quantity, and more quantity, Ellen Ruppel Shell traces the rise of the bargain through our current big-box profusion to expose the astronomically high cost of cheap.

popularity
60
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BbQAAAA2i/products/5441d608-2340-4bba-bc01-ae9ae93b45a1/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
5441d608-2340-4bba-bc01-ae9ae93b45a1
starRating
3
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1523-1/{5441D608-2340-4BBA-BC01-AE9AE93B45A1}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1523-1/{5441D608-2340-4BBA-BC01-AE9AE93B45A1}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1523-1/544/1D6/08/{5441D608-2340-4BBA-BC01-AE9AE93B45A1}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1523-1/544/1D6/08/{5441D608-2340-4BBA-BC01-AE9AE93B45A1}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
subjects
      • value: Business
      • value: Nonfiction
publishDateText
07/02/2009
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 9780143117636
mediaType
eBook
shortDescription

A myth-shattering investigation of the true cost of America's passion for finding a better bargain

From the shuttered factories of the Rust Belt to the strip malls of the Sun Belt-and almost everywhere in between-America has been transformed by its relentless fixation on low price. This pervasive yet little- examined obsession with bargains is arguably the most powerful and devastating market force of our time, having fueled an excess of consumerism that blights our land­scapes, escalates personal debt, lowers our standard of living, and even skews of our concept of time.

Spotlighting the peculiar forces that drove Americans away from quality, durability, and craftsmanship and towards quantity, quantity, and more quantity, Ellen Ruppel Shell traces the rise of the bargain through our current big-box profusion to expose the astronomically high cost of cheap.

sortTitle
Cheap The High Cost of Discount Culture
crossRefId
258384
subtitle
The High Cost of Discount Culture
publisher
Penguin Publishing Group