Rhubarb stand - honor system marketing

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 06/21/2009 - 11:42.
Every time you go into a store in NEO and there is an armed or unarmed security guard or off duty policeman – you are paying the tax for corruption in NEO.
 
When you buy anything at the merchant who has a private guard, your purchase has the cost of the guard in it.
 
The rhubarb stand above uses honor system marketing:   each bunch of rhubarb is a dollar, there is a little metal lock box with a slot, you push in a dollar and take away one bunch of rhubarb.  No merchant is in sight.
 
In Cleveland this would not work.   The entire rhubarb stand might be stolen…not just the rhubarb.  
 
When the MEDCON arrives, this will change.

 

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