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Selling It

Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers

Published: April 30, 2015 06:00 AM

Seeing but not believing

While reading promos and labels, Consumer Reports readers often ask themselves, “Really?”

In this month's installment of Selling It:

Mixed (message) salad special | Fingering a faulty graphic warning | One-stop nail and health care | It's a small world for shrimps | See more Selling It items

Show us the gaffes!

Send us the goofs and glitches you find. Submit them by:


E-mail: SellingIt [at] cro [dot] consumer [dot] org


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


Salad day?

So should you plan to get your greens on a Wednesday? This flyer, submitted by George Barth of Cherry Hill, N.J., sends a mixed message.
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Sharp warning

This cautionary illustration had Michael Brennan of Olathe, Kan., wondering: Did the owner of this hand not heed the instructions? “Or did he start out with only four fingers?”
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Maybe this qualifies as a ­senior ­discount

Adam Cortright of Lake Forest, Ill., marveled at this nail salon’s special for a $35 “Medicare + Pedicure.”
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Far-flung shrimp

The map on this box, sent in by Martin Wolt of Estero, Fla., suggests that the seafood’s provenance is coastal Georgia. But the fine print says it’s from Thailand.
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Show us the gaffes!

Send us the goofs and glitches you find. Submit them by:


E-mail: SellingIt [at] cro [dot] consumer [dot] org


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


Editor's Note:

This article also appeared in the June 2015 issue of Consumer Reports magazine.



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