Sadly, no one told the folks at BuyNothingDay that this is what you get when you mix Free Market + Americans. I could sell freeze-dried shit on E-Bay and someone would buy it. And if I mixed it with carbonated water, a pound of sugar, a little Hip-Hop, a catchy name (Poopsie? Croak? ShittyPop?) some cool marketing catch phrases (Stick it to the MAN! Drink who you ARE! Drink ShittyPop!), and showed a teenage midriff or two, people would line up for it.
You are here. Deal.
While I agree it makes one want to revoke your American citizenship , taking it out on the retailers is NOT the solution. It doesn’t work.
Their suggestion to walk around the stores clogging the isles dressed as Zombies is hysterical, but the practice of buying a bunch of stuff and then returning it immediately over and over is misdirected and wrong. They should know by now that those kinds of tactics only rebound to hurt everybody EXCEPT those whom they are intended for.
If you are upset that the Consumerist Zombies buy everything from Wal-Mart because it’s cheaper, there are things you can do other than impeding their freedom to make an uninformed decision. If you can’t think of any, then you are a different kind of Zombie, and no better than the consumerist ones…