Secrets From the Underground Shopper
As of this writing, this helpful consumer tips book it is still in a small public library collection.The author goes through a long list of consumer items and gives a brief intro to the industry and then points out those “buyer beware” type of situations. I think everyone will appreciate the tips on buying a computer or using mail order to save money. Extra points if you remember the IBM and the IBM clones of this era.
Cosmetics, clothing, mail order of this era is barely recognizable compared to today’s retail options. So let this be your reminder to check all your consumer related materials and brutally weed that stuff that is no longer relevant.
Pro Tip: If they still have the catalog card affixed to the book, it’s probably a weeder.