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Secondhand : travels in the new global garage sale [electronic resource] / Adam Minter.

Minter, Adam, 1970- (author.). Henning, Daniel, (narrator.). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781690581352 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1690581352 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 03 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2020.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Daniel Henning.
Summary, etc.:
When you drop a box of unwanted items off at the local thrift store, where do they go? Probably across the country-or even halfway across the world-to people and places eager to reuse what you don't want. In Secondhand, Adam Minter delves into the vast, multibillion-dollar industry that resells used stuff around the world. He follows the trail of unwanted objects from the closets, garages, and storage units of Middle America to epic used-goods markets in Canada, Mexico, Japan, Ghana, India, Malaysia, and beyond. Secondhand takes us through the often painful and heartbreaking process of cleaning out a lifetime's worth of possessions and shows that used stuff still has a place in a world that values the new and shiny-it entertains us, makes fortunes, fulfills needs, and transforms the way we live and work.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Secondhand trade.
Consumer behavior.
Minter, Adam, 1970- > Travel.
Sales personnel > Biography > Anecdotes.

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