A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from January 15, 2013
Conned-sumer (conned + consumer)

"Conned-sumer” of “connedsumer” (conned + consumer) is a term used to describe a consumer who is being conned by a seller. The term was coined in the title of the book The Intelligent Consumer: How Not To Be A “Conned-sumer” (1975) by Geshon J. Wheeler. “Conned-sumer” has had infrequent use, but has become more popular on the Internet in the 2000s.


OCLC WorldCat record
The intelligent consumer : how not to be a “conned-sumer”
Author: Gershon J Wheeler
Publisher: Reston, Va. : Reston Pub. Co., [1975]
Edition/Format: Book : English

Urban Dictionary
Connedsumer
Any consumer in a market dominated by big business, where the power and control exerted by those companies provides a less than optimal environment for the ability of the consumer to utilise the product or technology.

A consumer purchasing a laptop computer with a region restricted DVD drive and no DOS or linux driver support would be a connedsumer.
(...)
by Frantic Nov 25, 2003

My Car Forum
Loosecannon
Dec 12 2003, 10:37 AM
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So more wanna push the repair cost to the poor CONNED-sumer .

Google Groups: macromedia.flash
brokenButton
Jun 16 2005, 9:50 am
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Connedsumers still think the ipod is wow, mainly because they’ve been distracted by shiny ad campaigns and the choice of colours it comes in.

Investor Village
Msg 418607 of 524354 at 6/11/2010 12:23:15 PM by nomarginhere
Retail sales plunge in May but fear not, the connedsumer confidence index hits 2 Month high.

Preparedness Daily
This Country Has Gone To Shit (Rant)
Tue, Feb 22, 2011
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All this foreign bullshit we get these days is pure GARBAGE. And the throngs of idiot sheeple “CONNEDsumers” are just fine and dandy with it.

Notes of Nature
THURSDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER 2012
Don’t be a conned-sumer
Ha, you see what I did there. Consumer - Conned-sumer. Well a conned-sumer is what I feel I’ve been for the past couple of decades.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Tuesday, January 15, 2013 • Permalink