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Market manipulation: 27 times brands created false demand

Cheapism Logo By Jeff Rindskopf of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 28: There are plenty of ways to get ahead in business, but few as effective (or illegal) as manipulating the market to create artificial demand and inflate the price of products. Though all companies want consumers to pay as much as possible for their goods, the following brands are ones that went especially far and suffered consequences for manipulating markets for their own gain with deceptive or monopolistic practices.

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There are plenty of ways to get ahead in business, but few as effective (or illegal) as manipulating the market to create artificial demand and inflate the price of products. Though all companies want consumers to pay as much as possible for their goods, the following brands are ones that went especially far and suffered consequences for manipulating markets for their own gain with deceptive or monopolistic practices.

Click ahead to read about brands that created a false demand.

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