Sneaky Ways Retailers Use Science To Trick You Into Buying More Stuff

January 26, 2015 9:04 PM

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We'd like to think that we're in control of our consumption habits. But anyone who's ever walked out of Whole Foods with two heavy bags in their hands when they had intended to buy only a cucumber knows that this isn't always the case.

Retailers know that we're vulnerable to a number of influences when considering our purchases -- and they've made a whole science out of optimizing the shopping experience. Many retailers manipulate nearly every aspect of our time in their inviting spaces -- from the layout and smell of the store to...

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