Chinese Flash Mob Shoppers

Lets get this Chinese export into the US economy by the junkload: the latest craze in China is tuangou, or “team buying.” Consumers find each other online, agree to show up at a store at a certain time and flexing their collective bargaining muscle to successfully demand group-rate discounts. Impactlab reports:

    “Bargaining is a way of life in China. Shoppers treat sticker prices as a starting point for negotiations, and it’s a point of pride to strike a tough bargain or walk away if unhappy.”

Whaddya say? Could we see such a phenom thrive on US shores? Or are we too fat, lazy, pussy-willowed and selfish? C’mon Craigslist, et. al., make it happen like kudzu.

Read more at Impact Lab. (Thanks to VT!)

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