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deshopper (plural deshoppers)
- (chiefly Britain, social sciences) A person who practises deshopping.
1999, Ruth A. Schmidt et al., “Deshopping – the art of illicit consumption”, International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, DOI:10.1108/09590559910288569:
- The deshopper is “stealing beauty” and robbing the product of some of its undetectable essence, without losing the quality of newness which is required for the product to remain returnable.
2004 December 8, “Deshoppers Make Returns”:
- They are the deshoppers - a scam that has cost stores £63million this year.
2006, Tamira King & Charles Dennis, “Unethical consumers: Deshopping behaviour using the qualitative analysis of theory of planned behaviour and accompanied (de)shopping”, Qualitative Market Research, DOI:10.1108/13522750610671699:
- […] there is almost no actual control over the behaviour as none of the deshoppers interviewed had ever been caught.