How outlet malls mess with your mind

I don't trust myself at the outlet mall. Do you?

A day at the mall.
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I went shopping recently and nearly fell prey to the mind-bending parallel universe of outlet mall economics.

Outlet malls are stocked with items that are so cheap, you can't afford not to buy them. Only the sharpest shoppers keep their wits about them. I am not one of these shoppers.

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