Selling It

Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers

Published: July 2014

Affordable housing

Spotted in Yuma, Ariz., the reader who mailed this in wonders whether this is a cheap snowbird rental with matching guest house.
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Juicy mistake

The company says its product really does have orange juice, but the reader who sent in this misprinted label would have had to go online to know.
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Such a deal!

Almost a whole penny of savings is offered on this Post Shredded Wheat cereal coupon.
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Take as directed?

We haven’t checked on how the reader who sent in this prescription is doing.
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The oily bird gets the worm

This bird feeder’s instructions for attaching its suction cups to your window include step No. 4: “Using the facial oil from the side of your nose, rub finger on suction cup surface.” So don’t powder your nose first.
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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 August 2014 issue of Consumer Reports magazine.

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