Banzai Slide 'N Splash Whale Pool Box Vs. Reality

Banzai Slide 'N Splash Whale Pool Box Vs. Reality

Three years after we first started pointing it out, Banzai continues to make kiddie pools that are disproportionately smaller than they appear on the box. The latest to enrage the internet is their “Slip ‘N Splash Whale Pool.” On the box it shows four children frolicking. In real life, those would have to be tiny munchkin children. [More]

How To Move Your Photos From Facebook To Google+

How To Move Your Photos From Facebook To Google+

If you’re betting Google’s would-be Facebook killer, Google+, will end up MySpace-ing Facebook, you may as well go all-in and transfer all your photos over to the new site, which is currently in an invitation-based testing phase. [More]

Tennessee Bans Posting Of Pics That Cause Emotional Distress

Tennessee Bans Posting Of Pics That Cause Emotional Distress

It’s a good thing for the internet that Tennessee lawmakers are around to learn it how to behave. After lawmakers threw down a regulation barring people from sharing passwords for services such as Netflix, the state made famous by Arrested Development (the band, not the show) has created a law that bans the posting of images that cause emotional distress. [More]

Snapfish Offers Special Deal: Get No Photobooks For The Price Of One

Snapfish Offers Special Deal: Get No Photobooks For The Price Of One

Karina writes that she found a fantastic promotion from Snapfish: order one photo book, get two free. A great deal if you want to try putting your photos in printed book form. Snapfish can’t quite get it together to actually print and send Karina’s books, though. They keep canceling her order without issuing a refund, and no one seems to know why. [More]

Merry Christmas Creep! Santa Is Everywhere In September

Merry Christmas Creep! Santa Is Everywhere In September

The Christmas Creep season is officially here, and Consumerist shutterbugs from Portland to Puerto Rico have been sending in photographic evidence. Get into the pre-pre-holiday shopping spirit with this photo album!
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Sprint Customer Finds Naked Pictures On Her Repaired Cellphone

Sprint Customer Finds Naked Pictures On Her Repaired Cellphone

A woman in Colorado had her eyes burned out by images of “nude women and male genitals” on her cellphone’s new(ish) memory card, reports KRDO.com. She says the Sprint employees who worked on her phone must have known it was there, since they’re the ones who swapped in the new card. She’s pretty upset: “If [young family members] had seen those pictures, it could have ruined them for life.” [More]

Hyatt Charges Asthmatic Woman $250 For Smoking, Says It Has Secret Photos

Hyatt Charges Asthmatic Woman $250 For Smoking, Says It Has Secret Photos

A woman who stayed at a Hyatt in Milwaukee last month was hit with an extra $250 charge for smoking in her room. The problem, she says, is that she has severe asthma–she offered to show Hyatt her prescriptions–and is not a smoker. When she complained to Hyatt, the hotel’s director of operations told her “the Hyatt had photographic evidence of smoking in the room and would absolutely not refund her money.” [More]

Woman Quits Job By Outing Boss's Farmville Addiction To
Staff

Woman Quits Job By Outing Boss's Farmville Addiction To Staff

UPDATE: It appears that this was all a hoax perpetrated by the editors over at thechive.com. [More]

Um, Why Did My Frigidaire Microwave Randomly Catch Fire?

Um, Why Did My Frigidaire Microwave Randomly Catch Fire?

Though not advertised as a feature, Matt recently learned that if you turn off a Frigidaire microwave and leave the house, it might spontaneously combust. A service tech blamed a short-circuiting switch for the blaze, which thankfully didn’t cause any serious property damage. [More]

Rent Enterprise Car At Twice The Rate, Get Free Dentures (Check Under Floormat)

Rent Enterprise Car At Twice The Rate, Get Free Dentures (Check Under Floormat)

Timothy rented a car from Enterprise last month when he flew into Newark Airport in New Jersey, and he was forced to pay almost twice the amount quoted in his reservation because of problems with a coupon code and an uncooperative manager. But there’s good news: the rental came with a special, stinky surprise that he and his wife didn’t find until the second day of the rental. (Warning: there’s a big close-up photo below.) [More]

It's June, Time For Hobby Lobby To Kick Off The Christmas Creep Season

It's June, Time For Hobby Lobby To Kick Off The Christmas Creep Season

People, it’s June! Why is Hobby Lobby selling Christmas wreaths?! Two years ago Hobby Lobby rolled out the trees in August. Last year they decked the halls in July. We’re going to celebrate Christmas all through 2015 at this rate. Seriously Hobby Lobby, call us if you ever decide to throw one of those “We’ve Gone Crazy!” sales. We’ll totally vouch for you. Hit the jump for some unreasonably unseasonal pictures. [More]

Consumerist Friday Flickr Finds

Consumerist Friday Flickr Finds

Here are eight of the best photos that readers added to The Consumerist Flickr Pool this week, picked for neatness and usability in a Consumerist post. Also, there’s a bacon recipe.
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Consumerist Friday Flickr Finds

Consumerist Friday Flickr Finds

Here are nine of the best photos that readers added to The Consumerist Flickr Pool this week, picked for neatness and usability in a Consumerist post. Be sure to check out the perpetual Photo Gallery right here on the site to see the latest additions all week long!
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There Aren't Any Jobs Because These Five People Work Everywhere

There Aren't Any Jobs Because These Five People Work Everywhere

There’s a funny post at the blog Fair Trade Photographer about cheap stock photography, particularly how companies who try to cut corners end up using the same image over and over. Barton has a serious message for companies, too: if you want us to trust you, maybe you shouldn’t put a generic stock photo of generic office people on your generic website. [More]

Consumerist Friday Flickr Finds

Consumerist Friday Flickr Finds

Here are eight of the subjectively best photos that readers added to The Consumerist Flickr Pool this week, picked for neatness and usability in a Consumerist post. Be sure to check out the perpetual Photo Gallery right here on the site to see the latest additions all week long!
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UPS Guy Outwits Thieves With Clever Hiding Place

UPS Guy Outwits Thieves With Clever Hiding Place

Sometimes a reader writes in to complain about how the UPS guy left a package in full view of anyone passing by. Not Nick, who was at work yesterday when he saw that UPS had delivered his shipment from from Amazon. Usually the delivery guy hides packages in Nick’s bushes, but this time the notice said, “FD MAT.” Nick writes, “That worried me a bit, as this is a pricey piece of electronic equipment. But my worry was misplaced; the clever UPS man hid this package extremely well.” [More]

Photo: This ATM Wants To Eat Your Hand

Photo: This ATM Wants To Eat Your Hand

We’ve heard all manner of complaints about ATMs over the years. From ATM skimming to usurious fees to ponzi schemes, we thought we’d seen it all. Until Consumerist reader Jen sent in this photo of an ATM… that has a thirst for your blood. [More]

Consumerist Friday Flickr Finds

Consumerist Friday Flickr Finds

Here are nine of the subjectively best photos that readers added to The Consumerist Flickr Pool this week, picked for neatness and usability in a Consumerist post. Be sure to check out the perpetual Photo Gallery right here on the site to see the latest additions all week long!
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