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  • New money in old stuff; Japan gets into second-hand
  • New money in old stuff; Japan gets into second-hand
    Guilhem Vellut, Creative Commons (2014) ©
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Mercari: a flea market in the palm of your hand

As taxes go up in Japan, consumers are developing a new taste for the old. As a result, the flea market is jumping. But not as per tradition; now the concept has shrunk to fit your pocket. The second-hand marketplace app Mercari is attracting smartphone shoppers, could it overtake eBay?