Paying More for Less : Why Don ’ T Households in Tanzania Take Advantage of Bulk Discounts ?

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Despite average per-capita consumption of roughly $1 per day, many Tanzanian households do not take advantage of bulk discounts when buying staple goods. Using transaction diaries covering nearly 57,000 purchases of 22 items by 1,499 households, we quantify the financial loss incurred (and the quantity of consumption forgone) by not taking advantage of bulk… (More)

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