Deceptive flower sign

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25 Responses to “Deceptive flower sign”

  1. shmengie says:

    that’s right by my house! yay silverlake!

  2. Anonymous says:

    The Large Print Giveth and the Small Print Taketh Away

  3. Lady Katey says:

    down the street from me is a Pizza parlor with a sign that says:

    (huge type) FREE
    (big type) PIZZA
    (small type) DELIVERY
    (tiny type) after 4:00 pm, $10 minimum

  4. Anonymous says:

    lol this is funny

  5. Anonymous says:

    In the UK they’d be fined by the Advertising Standards Authority and made to change the sign so it’s more clear.

  6. nick says:

    What’s so funny about this? The dealer’s a scumbag. And I’ve seen better “design” on “Will Work for Food” signs held by homeless veterans on the side of the road.

    OK, maybe I’m humorless, but I just don’t find con artists funny. Sue me.

  7. Mark Oshiro says:

    Yes! After seeing this entry, my friend and I biked past the sign last night. It’s still there and totally hilarious.

    I think I’m going to go stop by the shop today and tell the owner he’s been spotted on the net.

  8. mikesum32 says:

    Yes, the image has all the style and color of a Go-Mart.

    http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/9/9/13/f_gomartm_9fda3c7.jpg&srv=img29

  9. Anonymous says:

    I got suckered into that hell hole (since I used to live in Hollywood) ONCE – and what a jerk the guy was who was workin’ there. You know what I bought from him? NOTHIN’. That’ll teach him! Well, probably not – but what a waste of an entire 2 1/2 minutes. You know what? nevermind.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Sign painting/lettering is becoming a lost art. As a kid the grocery store windows always had these huge butcher paper “sale” signs with bright red and blue lettering. Now everything is machine printed and kind of sterile.

  11. Lane says:

    That 99 cent marking is looking pretty tiny as well.

  12. queensissy says:

    Design’s so pretty on this sign that I can’t be mad at it!

  13. Anonymous says:

    I don’t know how it’s regulated in the US, but many countries have laws regarding the size of text in advertisements. So that sign may in fact be illegal.

  14. Dan says:

    It’s hard to be mad. Plus, even with the sneaky stuff, they’re still selling roses at $10 a dozen, and that’s a pretty decent deal.

  15. James says:

    This reminds me of a sign I saw in a grocery store back home: Jumbo cantelopes were available at “2/3.00″, which would be 1.50 a piece… but below the big, bold numbers was a tiny li’l “EACH”. That meant the two cantelopes were 3 bucks a piece, 6 dollars for the pair.

    There’s a pic of the offending sign here.

    I should mention, though, that I didn’t confirm the price by getting myself some cantelopes, and it’s likely some kid just screwed-up when they printed-out the sign. But even if this sign isn’t as intentionally deceptive a $4 dozen of roses that’ll cost you $10, it’s still pretty confusing.

  16. Sia says:

    I completely agree, if they’ve gone to so much trouble in marketing their flowers….I’d get my boyfriend to go and pick up a dozen for me too !! :))

    Sia – THC

  17. Anonymous says:

    Most cities have regulations on signage to prevent this situation.

  18. bloggo says:

    Damn. What a cheat.

  19. Wingo says:

    Ha! I drive right past there almost every day. Never even noticed that…

  20. Anonymous says:

    Huh. I’d be willing to bet that they’re in violation of some California consumer protection law. Small print that’s used to be purposely deceptive would seem to fall into that category.

  21. Anonymous says:

    I bet the car hire industry is very interested in hiring the people behind this.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Well, that’s still not as bad as getting your hair cut in Cambodia, then being shown the sign hanging behind the door: “FOREIGNER HAIR CUT $3″

  23. Setharian says:

    I’d go out of my way NOT to buy from Mr./Ms. Floral Fine Print. That’s pretty lame.

  24. Anonymous says:

    It’s street spam!

  25. Anonymous says:

    And here we have a good example of why libertopia wouldn’t work. It’s not worth anyone’s time to sue this cheat for fraud over $6.

    Who the hell thinks $10/dozen is a reasonable price for roses anyways? That’s expensive even for St Valentine’s day and highway robbery the rest of the year.

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