Whatever happened to truth in advertising???

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by SpringChickens, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Songster

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    My daughter turned three a few weeks ago, so for her birthday we got her a wading pool. It looked really cute on the box, with a whale shaped slide and what appeared to be a decent sized wading pool. Well... First I will show you the box...

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    Looks cute, right?? Well... we pulled the pool out of the box and blew it up (a task in itself!!), and look at what we got!

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    Keep in mind my daughter JUST turned 3!!! It's not like she's too old to be playing in this pool!! [​IMG] These things drive me nuts!! If I had known the pool was going to be this small, I would have spent my money on a different model!! [​IMG] Horrible!!

    ETA: There is NO WAY 4 kids could play in that pool!!
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2009
  2. RubberChickenLubber

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    That is so sad, and funny at the same time. My 3 yr old just saw it, and all she is saying is that she wants one. That is obviously false advertising, and a photoshop job by the company. I would return it to where I got it, even if it is dripping, and write the company. Also, you can write your local paper, sometimes they run stories about things like that. [​IMG]
     
  3. astylishgirl

    astylishgirl Animal Lover Supreme

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    That is awful! I really hate false advertising. Especially things marketed to little kids.
     
  4. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

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    That is terrible!!

    But Im not going to lie, they did a pretty darn good job photoshopping!! [​IMG]
     
  5. SpringChickens

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    They did!! I really thought that was the size I could expect! The worst part is that they say this pool is not for children under 2. I think that's the only size that might actually have some fun in it!!

    I doubt even two kids could really fit in it comfortably.
     
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I hate those kind of ads, it makes me mad when they say it can fit X amount people in it and once you got it set up, it only fits 2 big people instead of six!!!! It was a blow up blue swimming pool.
     
  7. WalkingWolf

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    Where did they find those tiny children for the box cover? [​IMG]
     
  8. sesa

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    munchkin land
     
  9. SpringChickens

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    Quote:The worst part of it... you look at those kids faces on the box and they look older. I would guess at least 4 if not 5. GRRRR!!
     
  10. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Are the dimensions listed on the box?
     

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