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8+ Packaging Designs That Straight-Up Lied To Us

Lex Gabrielle 30 Jul 2020

When it comes to products and marketing, packaging is the first thing that everyone sees. When we want to buy something, it's all about the appeal of the package. But, sometimes, people behind the scenes will deceive us just to get us to buy something. Always read the fine print and always examine everything, because you never know when the marketing is going to play you for a fool.

1. It's more like a cheese sandwich.

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Now, from the outside it looks like a huge, ham-filled sandwich. But, when you open the packaging you learn that it's mostly a cheese sandwich and there's hardly any meat in there at all.

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2. Huge sale! Wow, I'm blown away!

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Next time, you might want to change the "regular" price, or actually include a discount with the sale price. You will only save $0 on this "sale." So... it's not actually a sale, right?

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3. Fruit stuffed... for 1/4 of it.

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This dessert should be filled up in its entirety. But, instead, there is barely any cherry filling so you can enjoy the outside and grab some water. It's definitely dry!

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4. You would think this is a huge, glorious wrap.

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That middle cardboard, well, you'd think it's holding the entire wrap in place. But, in reality, it's two small halves of a wrap and you don't get that big sandwich you thought you were getting.

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5. I think they need to learn what "mega" means.

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When you label something as "mega," you'd expect that there would be a lot more nerf darts in there. Instead, most of the packaging is empty and it's playing with your vision.

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6. Strategic placing of the barcode sticker.

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Chapstick is something you always want a lot of. The company must have lost their marbles because they placed the barcode right over the hollowed-out bottom to make you think you're getting more.

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7. Hot air and barely any bark thins.

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You'd think they would fill the bag with enough bark thins to fill us up. This isn't a snack, this is barely anything. The entire bag is mostly hot air and crumbs.

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8. Yuck.

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It's bad enough that this person is eating "greek yogurt" ice cream bars because we all know real ice cream is the best. But, even this is disappointing to see that it's not even remotely close to the photo on the box.

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9. What a waste of money.

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I'm looking at every single bottle from top to bottom from now on. Seeing as there is half of this tube missing, I'm not going to spend money on this.

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10. Always read the fine print.

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Anyone would pull into this parking lot if it's only $4. But, if you look close enough, you'll drive far, far away. It's truly $4 for every 10 minutes. That's no deal, it's robbery.

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11. Why not make the packaging true to the amount inside?!?

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Nothing is more frustrating than when you buy a package of food and expect to get a lot of it, but you end up with half of what you bought. Ugh, this is so frustrating!

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12. Well, that's just wrong.

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How is it possible that people can play consumers like this? This is a waste. They probably paid for an entire package and expected the entire package to be full. Instead, they got a bunch of cardboard.

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13. This "big box" is a joke.

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If you label something as "the big box" you should fill the entire box! Putting a small bag in "the big box" is a waste of space and a waste of time.

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14. That's not a sticker roll, that's a sticker strip.

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It may look like you're getting 100 stickers on here, but it's just a giant cardboard wheel with 20 stickers wrapped around it. That's not a roll, that's just a small strip of stickers. Not to mention all the extra waste from the roll.

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