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Selling It

Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers

Published: August 2013

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Seven, six, five . . .

Bob Evans' Six Cheese pasta lists five cheeses on the front and seven on the back, if you count something called "hot pepper cheese food." 

Don't try this at home

The bed looks comfy, and the dog sure looks happy. Let's hope they just skipped showing us a step before putting the bundle in the washer.    Back to top

Faux faux pork

What's the first ingredient in a pork-free paté? Vegetables? No. Tofu? No. Pork! Followed by pork liver, of course.    Back to top

Shoes just for show

Cute shoes. Too bad the small print in this Macy's ad reveals that they're not part of "the great shoe sale."    Back to top

We want a recount

Fifteen pieces? Only if you count each one of those measuring spoons.    Back to top

Only the poor die young

The recipient of a hospital bill was dismayed to read this warming.    Back to top

Home smelly home

Looking for land? This 10-acre property comes with its very own three-bedroom septic tank.    Back to top

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Fax: 914-378-2911 (attention: Selling It)

Mail: Consumer Reports, Attn: Selling It, 101 Truman Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10703

This article appeared in the September 2013 issue of Consumer Reports magazine.

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