Selling It

By Lifestyle and Budget Consumer Reports

In this month's installment of Selling It:

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 A chair with an existential crisis
 Birthday jumble
 The new flavors of medicine
 A loaded potato gun warning
 This game rocks
 Aloha, koala
 The importance of a single letter
 

Ouch!

So . . . what should the owners do with this object?
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Htanhks!

"When we bought this banner from Walmart," writes a Massachusetts reader, "we sort of expected it to say, well, 'Happy Birthday.' "
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Rosé cough medicine, please

A Texas Walgreens was clearly excited about those new flavors.
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Armed and dangerous

Thank goodness this potato gun is "completely harmless." Unless you're an animal . . . or a person. Maybe it's harmless when used on potatoes.
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Rock on, Mancala

Back in February, we mentioned a reader who bought a similar game only to find that the "colorful playing pieces" advertised on his box were clear glass. Now this, from an Arizona reader. "The rocks play just about as well as the glass," he writes, "but lack the style."
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Koala on holiday

Lands' End may have forgotten where koalas live. Hint: It's not in the Aloha State.
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Do no harm?

This CVS might want to buy a "p" lest shoppers flock to another drugstore.
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This article appeared in the December 2013 issue of Consumer Reports magazine.

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