The Haggle-O-Tron: Re-inventing Economic Transactions in Secondhand Retail

@inproceedings{Magee2015TheHR,
  title={The Haggle-O-Tron: Re-inventing Economic Transactions in Secondhand Retail},
  author={Siobhan Magee and Fionn Tynan-O'Mahony and Martin de Jode and Mark Hartswood and Eric Laurier and Chris Speed},
  booktitle={C&C '15},
  year={2015}
}
Secondhand retail in the UK charity sector plays a number of important social and economic roles: charity shops are community focal points; money is generated for good causes; and goods are re-circulated that might otherwise be discarded as abject and unwanted. However, like much of the UK high street, the prosperity of charity shops is under significant threat from the rise of internet shopping. Access to online markets via smart phones equips customers to check prices for secondhand items… CONTINUE READING

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