The Opposite of Shoplifting

December 29, 2007

It might be wrong, but I find the concept of “shopdropping” to be hilarious.  Here’s a definition:

“To covertly place merchandise on display in a store. A form of “culture jamming” s. reverse shoplift, droplift”

Also, check out this NY Times article on the subject.  Yes, some of it is a little juvenile, but even the fact that this exists speaks to the ridiculous consumerism that goes on, particularly around this time of the year.

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2 Responses to “The Opposite of Shoplifting”

  1. Allen said

    Oh, that’s great… I love that. Fitness trainers, political groups and all manner of folk getting in on the act. What’s happened to the spirit of Christmas?

  2. Jeremy said

    My brother and I used to amuse ourselves moving things to inappropriate places around the store while my parents were shopping. I didn’t know it was art at the time!

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