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Don’t Buy It: Buying Smart

Sales pitches can be devious, so have your students work through this site from PBS to learn how to be a smart consumer.
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Sales pitches can be devious, so have your students work through this site from PBS to learn how to be a smart consumer. Several games help users hone their buying skills. The emphasis in the Shopping Bag game is on reading labels, especially the fine print and ingredients. What's the difference between designer outfits and those which are more of a bargain? The games are all fun, but also instructive.

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