22 May 2009

Personal Technology: Impulse Buys at Target

Ten years ago—or even five years ago—I would not have believed that a 1 gigabyte flash drive for the computer would sell for $8.99. And I certainly wouldn't have believed that I would find it among the hanging items at the check-out counter, in place for impulse purchase.

You don't have to be a baby boomer to be impressed by this placement. But I imagine boomers are the first to notice because we have sharp memory of the prices we used to pay for such flash drives. In fact, they were often behind lock and key!

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