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Selling It

Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers

Published: August 2014

Location, Location

A reader from Geneva, N.Y., sent in this real estate ad. Of the two, he’d pick the Webster house.
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“What the heck is that supposed to mean?” asks our San Diego reader.
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No Fido?

OK, we’re willing to accept that the car is not included, but the dog isn’t coming home with us either?
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Nothing in life is free

At least they’re honest about it.
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For the birds

“What a bargain!” was the theme of the letters mailed to us by about a dozen readers from all over the country. The Walmart sales circular advertises a 17-pound bag of birdseed for the price of 20. “I think I’ll take the 20-pound bag,” says a Texas reader.
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Editor's Note:

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

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