consumerism

24 Nov 2021

Let’s Talk About the Louis Vuitton Heist

We’re all familiar with Louis Vuitton. Despite its luxury status, the brand is everywhere. If you haven’t heard the name dropped on a hip hop track, then certainly you’ve seen the signature LV monogram on passing handbags. The authenticity of the bag doesn’t matter much. The logo speaks for itself. 

Lydia Sviatoslavsky 6
10 Jan 2020

New Store Opens in Oakland Completely Lambasting Consumerism

A very popular new store opened in Oakland this week, but the goods stocked on the shelves are not quite what you’d expect. Val-U-Mart is a new interactive art installation at Pro Arts Gallery offering a playful exploration of money, values, and consumerism. Seventy-five Bay Area artists came together to make

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
08 Nov 2021

How to Get $300+ Worth of Free Stuff at Rad Bay Area Restaurants

I am extremely excited to announce the release of The Delicious Card! Delicious cardholders get awesome deals at over 37 delectable Bay Area eateries! Membership is a great way to explore new places, support local businesses, AND support local journalism. And all you gotta do is join the Broke-Ass Stuart Patreon for $10

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04 May 2017

The 5 Worst Tourist Traps in NYC

By: Jonas Barnes Moving here as a transplant, I was a prime target for the infamous “tourist traps” when I arrived. NYC is the greatest city in the world, no doubt, but it’s also the most opportunistic as well. You can make money in so many ways here and one

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12 Sep 2014

Apple Stops ‘Thinking Different’ and Starts ‘Thinking Bigger’ with iPhone 6

“Bigger than bigger” is Apple’s new iPhone 6 slogan. One can almost hear a bro-programmer say “That’s like…BIGGER SQUARED!  BIGGER to the fourth power…BRO!” But when calmer heads prevail we see a play on words, ie “bigger” in terms of literal size “my Hummer is bigger than your Prius” and then there’s conceptually “bigger”

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
26 May 2011

Extreme Couponing: a (mostly) Grim Review

Have you ever fantasized about checking out at the supermarket with four carts filled with free shit? Yes? Well, have you ever heard of Extreme Couponing? Extreme couponing is the practice of meticulously gathering excessive amounts of coupons in order to bring the balance of one’s grocery market purchases as

Mia Di Pasquale - Scroungy Scribbler 7
26 Nov 2010

An Argument for Black Friday

One of the most frightening shopping-related mistakes one can make, I’d imagine, would be accidentally stepping into a strip mall on Black Friday. It would be a feeling similar to what those lone survivors must feel in zombie films when they open the wrong door and find themselves starting directly

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