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Selling It

Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers

Published: July 02, 2015 09:30 AM

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


Will It Fit?

The confusing label on this GE PartsMaster drip bowl left Eileen Tilque of Salem, Ore., wondering. (It wound up suiting her rangetop just fine.)
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That’s Worth a Really Big Tip

The awkward phrasing on this spa ad, seen by Arlynn Manasse of Downers Grove, Ill., hints that women who go in to relax will walk out with a lifelong commitment.
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For That Tousled-Hair Look

Several readers sent in this error from a Starcrest of California catalog. "Can't quite figure out how this would work," wrote Shirley Carr of Orange City, Fla. "I bet it would give me a headache."
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Lost in Translation

When Aaron Sirb of Rogersville, Mo., saw this bottle, he was surprised to find out not only that Paul Newman had a Russian alter ego, but also that the late actor’s name was spelled two ways. (The company said that one was a typo.)
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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 August 2015 issue of Consumer Reports magazine.



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