Selling It

Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers

Published: June 2014

A heck of a deck

"Not only does Depend A Coat improve the look of your deck," writes a South Carolina reader, "it also changes the direction of the deck boards."
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Lousy spelling

Robert says he actually thinks his wife is great. Her name is Louise.
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Left in the dark

The reader who spent a "tremendous" amount of work installing this light post wanted to buy replacement bulbs to use after the claimed "approximately 10 years" of life. The company enlightened him thus: "After the lights burn out, the fixture has to be disposed of."
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‘Make you sink’ is more like it

Help you rise? Check the annual percentage rate for a loan of $2,600.
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Kinda sorta silk

We bet that the recipient of the scarf with this tag was 100 percent annoyed feeling.
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Send us your submissions

If you spot something that makes you chuckle, causes your jaw to drop, or leaves you confounded, send it our way:


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

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

Editor's Note:

This article also appeared in the July 2014 issue of Consumer Reports magazine.

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