Have you ever popped into a shop for one thing and come out with something completely different? Gone to a restaurant and surprised yourself by ordering the most expensive thing on the menu? Or returned home to discover the bargain you couldn't resist was too good to be true? Today's businesses are working harder than ever to part you with your cash. In this new series, Harry Wallop puts hidden cameras inside seven different shops, market stalls and restaurants across the country and sends in a team of hotshot sales people to trick, scam and con unsuspecting customers. Harry wants to reveal how vulnerable we are to both legitimate and shifty sales techniques.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Shop Secrets: Tricks of the Trade - Chapman Pincher - Netflix
Henry Chapman Pincher (29 March 1914 – 5 August 2014) was an English journalist, historian, and novelist whose writing mainly focused on espionage and related matters, after some early books on scientific subjects.
Shop Secrets: Tricks of the Trade - Death - Netflix
Pincher died on 5 August 2014 in Kintbury outside of West Berkshire, England at 100 years old. Just seven weeks before his death, Pincher suffered a stroke. He passed with his family by his side while his family and Pincher talked about the good ol’ days of espionage and the power it gave him in his career Pincher's son, Michael Chapman Pincher posted on his personal social media page saying "Our dad, Chapman Pincher (The Lone Wolf of Fleet Street) facing his death with: no regrets, no fear, and no expectation, died of old age on 05 August 2014 aged hundred and a quarter. “Harry” a journalist, author, fisherman, shot and scourge of politicians of all hues leaves Pat and Mick, a raft of grandchildren, his third wife Billiee and her three children. His last joke was “Tell them I'm out of scoops.” For him, RIP stands for Recycling-in-Progress"
Shop Secrets: Tricks of the Trade - References - Netflix