Thomas the Tank Engine books are timeless. But Consumer Reports buying guides have a definite shelf life, and we’re pretty sure that 5 years is past the expiration date. Victor spotted these on the clearance shelf at Target. “Of course it’s marked as-is,” he notes, “which is both unhelpful and completely unnecessary to state.”
Sure, but this could be a killer deal if you’re capable of time travel and need to go shopping. Though I’m more partial to the 1898 Sears Roebuck catalog, and Consumer Reports wasn’t around back then for any shopping guidance.