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Secondhand : travels in the new global garage sale / Adam Minter.

By: Minter, Adam, 1970- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019Copyright date: �2019Description: xix, 299 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781635570106; 1635570107.Other title: Secondhand | Second hand : travels in the new global garage sale.Subject(s): Secondhand trade | Consumer behavior | Minter, Adam, 1970- -- Travel | Sales personnel -- Biography -- Anecdotes | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Waste Management | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / General | Consumer behavior | Sales personnel | Secondhand trade | Travel | Secondhand trade | ConsumersGenre/Form: Autobiographies. | Anecdotes. | Biographies. | Autobiographies. | Anecdotes.DDC classification: 381.1/9 | 658.87 | 628
Contents:
Preface: the donation door -- Empty the nest -- Decluttering -- The flood -- The good stuff -- Danshari -- Our warehouse is a four-bedroom house -- Frayed below the stitch -- Good as new -- Enough to sell -- And it lasts forever -- A rich person's broken thing -- More suitcases.
Summary: "In Secondhand, journalist Adam Minter takes us on an unexpected adventure into the often-hidden, multibillion-dollar industry of reuse: thrift stores in the American Southwest to vintage shops in Tokyo, flea markets in Southeast Asia to used-goods enterprises in Ghana, and more. Along the way, Minter meets the fascinating people who handle--and profit from--our rising tide of discarded stuff, and asks a pressing question: In a world that craves shiny and new, is there room for it all?"-- Publisher marketing.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [283]-291) and index.

Preface: the donation door -- Empty the nest -- Decluttering -- The flood -- The good stuff -- Danshari -- Our warehouse is a four-bedroom house -- Frayed below the stitch -- Good as new -- Enough to sell -- And it lasts forever -- A rich person's broken thing -- More suitcases.

"In Secondhand, journalist Adam Minter takes us on an unexpected adventure into the often-hidden, multibillion-dollar industry of reuse: thrift stores in the American Southwest to vintage shops in Tokyo, flea markets in Southeast Asia to used-goods enterprises in Ghana, and more. Along the way, Minter meets the fascinating people who handle--and profit from--our rising tide of discarded stuff, and asks a pressing question: In a world that craves shiny and new, is there room for it all?"-- Publisher marketing.

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