Marketers want their products and services to be noticed and applauded, but sometimes the attempt backfires. When it does, our eagle-eyed readers let us know, submitting examples of ripoffs, poorly worded ads, half-empty packaging, outlandish claims, and goofs that have made them laugh out loud.


Last Updated: May 6, 2021

A Look Back

The collection of goofy ads published in the Selling It section of previous issues of Consumer Reports magazine.

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Be on the lookout for goofs and glitches like these. Share them with us via:

Mail: Selling It, Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Ave., Yonkers, NY 10703

Send us your funny ads and please include key information, such as the publication’s name and date. We might publish your submission here.