NPR traces the history of bargains, from the tradition of haggling to paper coupons to Groupon, and finds that, thanks to the deal site and its 400+ clones, "the coupon rush is on." It took 100 years for paper coupons to "overwhelm" consumers; how long before their digital counterparts suffer a similar fate? [NPR]
Groupon and the History of Deals
by Paula Forbes
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