Selling It

Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers

Published: December 03, 2015 03:00 PM

Promises, Promises

If you really want to start the new year off right, be careful not to set anybody’s expectations too high.

Show us the gaffes!

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


E-mail: SellingIt@consumer.org


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


So Who’s in Charge Today?

We know that the workplace is tough, but this sandwich shop in Pennsylvania takes job insecurity to a new level. And we hope there’s a decimal point in that sub price! (Submitted by W.S.)
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Give the Kids a Real Glass

Drinking more water is a great resolution for everyone in the family. But this isn’t exactly what we had in mind. So thanks, anyway, for the warning! (Submitted by Gay Mackintosh of Lincoln, Calif.)
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Gnome Alone

A door gnome? Is there a more “perfect alert” than a foot-tall whistling figure named Norman? (Submitted by Robert Bateman of New Carlisle, Ohio.)
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This Deal Is a Grime!

Sure, we all want a spanking-clean interior, but should we really have to pay more for the exterior? (Submitted by Vicki Slagle of St. Paul, Minn.)
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Show us the gaffes!

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


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


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


Editor's Note:

This article also appeared in the January 2016 issue of Consumer Reports magazine.



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