Liz Gannes

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Online Shoppers Say They Buy Things They Find on Pinterest

Here’s a stat worth bookmarking: 21 percent of people who identified themselves as Pinterest users said in a recent survey that they had purchased a product after seeing it on Pinterest — most frequently, clothing, food or home decorating materials. Unfortunately, the survey wasn’t done by a major research outlet, but rather by the comparison shopping site PriceGrabber. Of 4,851 U.S. online shoppers who participated in the PriceGrabber survey, 10 percent said they had Pinterest accounts.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus