This is a book about change. In particular, its about how our consumer culture is rapidly evolving to allow us to live better, richer lives for less. The catalyst to this change is eBay and similar sites that are quickly growing into mainstream shopping venues and creating unprecedented levels of liquidity for our everyday goods. The wave of the future will be temporary ownershipconsumers will be able to buy what they really want because theyll be able to easily sell it when they are ready to upgrade to the next item on their wish list. Veteran Web entrepreneur Daniel Nissanoffs invaluable heads-up explores why this change is taking place and discusses what consumers and businesses can do in order to benefit from this new paradigm. ''Would you buy a used engagement ring? What about a used share of Google stock? What's the difference? This breathtaking, clear, compelling book by Daniel Nissanoff makes it clear that in the future, there is no difference.'' Seth Godin, author of Purple Cow and Free Prize Inside. ''eBay and it imitators have profoundly changed the way consumers shop and buy, and Dan Nissanoff's FutureShop shows that what we've seen so far is only the beginning.'' Michael Silverstein, Co-author of Trading Up and Senior Vice President, Boston Consulting Group. ''Dan Nissanoff's FutureShop is an insightful look at an explosive new trend, revealing that the future looks bright for consumers and entrepreneurs alike, and that the new auction culture is here to stay.'' David Bach, Author of The Automatic Millionaire and Start Late, Finish Rich. ''Dan Nissanoff views the future with a 'jeweler's eye,' and FutureShop is a quantum jump in strategic thought.'' Ed McQuigg, Director of Strategy, Richemont Group.