9 Ways to Shop Smart

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Do you shop sales, haunt the discount rack, even clip coupons? If so, then watch out for some sneaky shenanigans that retailers, from supermarkets to department stores, are pulling on the unsuspecting consumer. With the economy several sizes smaller and shoppers spending a small fraction of what they did two years ago, retailers are embracing all manner of tricks and ploys — from bait-and-switch on prices, to rebates that really are too good to be true — to persuade you that you’re getting a good deal. WalletPop.com put together this slideshow detailing nine tricks and ploys retailers use to get you to spend more money.

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