101 Infuriating Pictures That Evil Companies Don’t Want You To See (New Pics)

It is estimated that in 2021 an average person might be exposed to as many as 10,000 ads per day. It seems like a lot, but when you think about it, ads bombard us on social media, TV, billboards, and even inside our fortune cookies. We get so used to them that we don't even notice.

One would like to think that marketing and advertising should bridge the gap between the seller and the buyer; make people trust the product and encourage them to use it. But their words often sound too good to be true. And they often are. If you see a big sign yelling “Everything's 30% off”, it might be designed to make you miss the small line at the bottom where it says that the offer applies to a handful of selected items only. Congratulations, you've just encountered false marketing.

This time, we will check out a few 'sometimes ridiculous, other times alarming and infuriating' marketing techniques that evil businesses use to take advantage of us and manipulate customers into buying more stuff. Continue scrolling and see these examples for yourself!

After you're done reading, don't forget to check out this previous Bored Panda post with 30 pictures that companies do not want you to see.

#1 Trashy Company

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#2 Man, That's Really Cheap... Oh

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#3 And During A Pandemic

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#4 Went In For The $1.99 Lunch Special. Sorry Sir, That Says $7.99 Lunch Special

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#5 By Opening The Envelope For The License Agreement, You Agree To It

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#6 I Love Ads On My £250 Console That I Continue To Pay £6 A Month To Play On

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#7 I Live In Minneapolis, Some Jerk Is Leaving This In Tip Jars Around Town Ahead Of Trump’s Rally Today

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#8 So Basically Every Price

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#9 I Have An Ad In My Fortune Cookie

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#10 Walgreens Replaced Their Freezer Window Panels With Screens That Constantly Flash/Move And Don't Even Accurately Represent What's Inside The Fridge

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#11 I Just Found 20 Tunisian Dinars (7.5 Dollars) On The Ground, Then After Opening It, It Was Just An Advertisement For Some Stupid Discount

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#12 Walmart Employee Here. We Were Given These Shirts Today. Walmart Profits Billions Off Of This Pandemic, Then Compares Their Sacrifice To WW2 Veterans

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#13 Dish Network Sent Out Advertisements In Envelopes That Make It Look Like A Special Occasion Card

Also, trying to manipulate people by making the cards look handmade by a child.

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#14 Packaging For These Markers

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#15 Bought A Chicken Pot Pie Thinking It Was The Size Of The Outer Tin Before Cutting Into It And Seeing This Monstrosity

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#16 I Just Got Ad In The Mail Disguised As A Hand-Written Letter. Address Is Covered So I Don't Doxx Myself

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#17 Food Delivery Service That Tells You “Someone Is At The Door! Okay We Lied”

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#18 This Advertisement Designed To Look Like An Amazon Package

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#19 Got A Letter In An Envelope Which Said My Lease Was Terminated. Just Another Ad

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#20 Sign The Contract Without Reading It Please

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#21 My School Has Vending Machines With Candy That Costs 1.50. They Conveniently Leave Off The 1 So It Looks Like It Costs 0.50

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#22 Nearly Didn't Notice The Cheapest Car Wash Program

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#23 Please, Just Stop Using Fake Money As Advertising

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#24 They Took Away The In-Store Signage To Force You To Download Their App

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#25 That Would Explain Why My Ankle Hurts

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#26 This “Dual” Camera Smartphone Doesn’t Have Two Functioning Cameras

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#27 The Mixed Signals Of This Shoe Sale Advertisement

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#28 What A Gimicky Way To Sell Less For The Same Price

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#29 Retail Sign At H&M Today. The Small Line Is Hard To Read In Person

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#30 New Cereal Box Is 11% Taller With 1.6% Less Cereal

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#31 Unremovable Ads On My $2,500 Samsung Smart TV

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#32 This Packaging. Was Wondering Why It Ran Out So Quickly

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#33 This "Gold" Chalk That My Daughter Received As A Gift. White Chalk Spray-Painted Gold

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#34 I Got A Ticket. No, Just An Ad For A Tattoo Place

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#35 Advertise Free WiFi But Make Sure The Customers Know The Procedure For How To Pay For It

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#36 My Mother Recently Passed Away. This Morning I Thought I Got An Email From Her. Nope, Just A Spam Tabloid Naming Their Contact "Mom"

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#37 Is That Really Free Delivery?

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#38 This Vending Machine Is 100% Sold Out. It Only Tells You That Items Are Sold Out After You've Put Money In/Used Your Card

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#39 False Advertising Should Be A Felony

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#40 This "Avocado" Oil

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#41 Warranty Void Sticker On The Outside Of The Box

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#42 This Company Re-Packages Sour Patches For A Jacked Up Price

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#43 This Iron Man Blow Up Toy

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#44 This Ad For Vitamin Water That Claims It Works Better Than Flu Shots

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#45 This Post Card Is Made To Look Like It’s From The Dealership. It’s Printed To Look Like The Information Is Smudged So That You Will Call Them

It’s a third-party warrantee company.

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#46 Amazon Making You Pay $18.99 Per Season, Henry Danger Only Had 5 Seasons But Amazon Stretched It And Made It 12 Seasons Each $18.99

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#47 Zoom In On The 5th Star

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#48 When You Thumbs Down Trash Like This On Netflix But It Keeps Coming Back At The Top Of Your Homepage

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#49 Dollar Shave Club Makes Their Online-Bought Razor Handles Incompatible With Their In-Store Razor Refills

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#50 Nordstrom Rack Is Trying To Sell These Sketchers As Magnannis? A Very Poor Job, No Less. Cool

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#51 How To Dissapoint Every Student On Campus

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#52 A $6.95 E-Mail Delivery Fee

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#53 The Sneaky “& Up” On The Sign Of My Local “Dollar” Store

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#54 This Will Make Me Order Food From You

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#55 Drop An "F" For All The Parents Who Will Buy This For Christmas, Not Knowing That The Game Is Free

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#56 Shrinkflation Used By Cadbury To Literally Cut Corners. The Bottom Chocolate Bar Is More Than 8 Percent Smaller

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#57 An "Empty" Ink Cartridge That Probably Could Have Printed Another 50+ Sheets

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#58 Apple’s Proprietary USB An Extension Cable

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#59 120 Mbps Plan Has 100 Mbps Download Speed. When I Asked The Explanation On The Phone, They Said That "120 Mbps" Is Just The Name Of The Plan

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#60 Film Producers: "We Need To Advertise We Have Multiple CGI Dragons." Marketers: "Say No More"

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#61 Imagine Cleaning A Fan So Well That You Uncover 2 New Blades

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#62 This Kettle Saves 70% Energy. As Long As You Need To Boil 70% Less Water

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#63 Saw These On Every Single Car Parked Behind Me Today Only To Realize I Had One As Well

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#64 So, Which Is It, Campbell's? 30% Or 40% Bigger?

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#65 Makes You Think It Has An IGN Award, Until You Read The Fine Print

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#66 Who Thought It Was A Good Idea To Put An Image Of 7 Churros For The Sign Of 3 Churros

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#67 NordVPN's Infinite "Only Now 70% Off" With A Fake Timer That Eventually Resets

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#68 Chipotle Goes All-Out Advertising That For The Next Week Delivery Is Free, And Then Casually Makes The Delivery Menu Priced Higher Than The Regular One

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#69 Your Virus Protection Expires Soon. Have A Popup You Can't Close With A Counter That Keeps Resetting To 200

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#70 Sneaky Bastards

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#71 Optimum Admail Tricks You Into Opening It With Fake Amazon Gift Card

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#72 This Barbershop Advertises $12 Haircuts In Big White Font But Mentions A Very Important Detail In Small Black Letters

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#73 I Was Waiting For A Very Important Call And I Just Received This Notification From A Shopping App

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#74 Plumbing Company Disguised As Missed Package To Get You To Call Them And Setup Appointment To "Test Water". The Blue Ink Was Printed On

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#75 This Pamphlet I Got On My Door Making Me Not Want To Touch My Doorknob Until I Realized

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#76 I Thought A Pair Of NZ Police Vans Overtook Me On The Road This Morning. Then I Caught Up With Them On The Lights And Realized

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#77 This Facebook Ad Which Has A Fake "+100" Which Makes People Click On The Ad

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#78 Brand New Package Of Staples. Took A Note From The Chips People

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#79 Diphenhydramine (Generic Benadryl) Costs $3 More When Marketed As A Sleep Aid Rather Than An Allergy Medicine

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#80 Free App, Then Get Forced To Pay $80 When You Download It

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#81 This Website Fakes A Chrome Error To Convince You To Disable Your Ad Blocker

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#82 My $108 College Textbook Does Not Come With Binding To Make It Harder To Resell

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#83 Wondered Why The New Pens Were Running Out So Quickly. Turns Out There Is No Ink, Just A Tip

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#84 Notice The Extremely Small "Up To" Could've Fooled Me If I Wasn't At A Stoplight

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#85 This Website Hilariously Just Stretches The Pixels To Turn Regular Clothing Into "Maternity" Clothing

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#86 Found Two Of These On My Car Today. I Almost Freaked Out

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#87 This Thing I Bought For My Son: You Don't See The Actual Toy Until You Open The Package. It Literally Advertises: "Seems Real!"

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#88 Interesting How The “Earn Up To” Isn’t The Same Font Or Dark Green Color As The “$13.50 An Hour”

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#89 Spend Two Dollars For 100 Pennies. What A Bargain

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#90 My Wife’s Cell Phone Plan Was Automatically Signed Up For The 1GB Shared. The 3GB Shared Is Exactly The Same Price

Had to navigate manually to find this

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#91 Illusion 100

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#92 Got Me To Delete My Account There

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#93 Nearly Had A Heart Attack

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#94 I've Ordered Something From Flipkart. So I Panicked A Little When I Saw That 19 Missed Calls From Flipkart In Notifications. Too Bad Flipkart Is A Jerk

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#95 AT&T's New Deceitful Mailing Tactics Including Fake Handwriting, Coffee Stain, And Sticky Note

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#96 Suddenly I Don't Trust All The High Ratings On My New Controller

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#97 Top Slice Of Bacon vs. The Rest In The Package

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#98 Bought "Genuine" Converse At A Market

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#99 This Is Printed To Look Like An Eviction Notice. Imagine Walking Up To Your Door And Seeing This Ad For Window And Door Replacements. During A Pandemic When Many Can't Pay Rent

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#100 Local Market Trying To Trick Me

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#101 These Items At A Dollar Store Are Basically The Same Thing In Different Packaging But The One On The Right Is Twice The Price

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