The whole purpose of marketing is to make a product desirable and to give the customer something that fulfills their needs, but I think it's fair to say that these companies don't give a sh*t about you.


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The marketing techniques on display here are not designed for building trust, repeat business and goodwill, they are shameless attempts to squeeze as much cash as possible out of unwitting consumers! From dishonest packaging and manipulative screen tricks, to hidden disclaimers and barefaced lies, it's really quite shocking how low some companies will go for an extra few bucks.

We here at Bored Panda have compiled a list of the worst offenders, so you know what to look out for in the big, bad world of cut-throat capitalism. Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

#4 If You Think You Can Read It From The Top Shelf, You're Wrong

If You Think You Can Read It From The Top Shelf, You're Wrong

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Nadine Ducca 4 weeks ago

Seeing this fallacy makes me really mad because I live in Barcelona and we have excellent olive oil. >:-( That a company would do this and in such a surreptitious way with dark letters against a dark background makes me shake my head. And they have the balls to call themselves "Iberia."

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#5 These Smoothie Packets. Easy To Make, Just Add The Entire Smoothie

These Smoothie Packets. Easy To Make, Just Add The Entire Smoothie

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Nadine Ducca 4 weeks ago

LMAO! So what the hell is in the packet? Just sugar? Oh, and I love how they point out that strawberries "are an excellent source of vitamin C", as if their product contained any!

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#6 This Is Next Level

This Is Next Level

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Mark Smallman 4 weeks ago

But it does have the "size" 300ml clearly on the front so you could at least make a comparison compared to other brands.

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#7 Cold Beer

Cold Beer

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Hańka 4 weeks ago

This one is OK ;)

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#8 Seriously? Contradictory At Its Finest

Seriously? Contradictory At Its Finest

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Judith Cozien 4 weeks ago

Included Not Included? Sorry Not Sorry is more like it

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#9 This Balloon

This Balloon

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Martti Laurson 4 weeks ago

This is physically impossible. That would mean, the printed area did not expand at all.

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