“If it sounds crazy to sell products at massive discounts, consider that goods sitting in a warehouse are a cost. So is the labor necessary to repackage something for resale. If Amazon and other retailers let another company pay them something, they avoid those costs and add some revenue.” Alexis Madrigal in The Atlantic: Where Amazon Returns Go to Be Resold by Hustlers.

+ CityLab: The ‘Marie Kondo Effect’ Comes at a Weird Time for Thrift Stores. (I never return anything or really tidy up much. My secret to minimalism is regifting.)