Woman's Day Complaint - Unethical misrepresentation?
My wife enjoys buying and looking through a wide variety of magazines relating to home improvement, cooking, decorating, etc...one in particular is "Woman's Day". We have a magazine rack/holder between the love seat and couch. As her and I sat chatting this morning, and going through some old issues, she brings the March-2011 issue to my attention.
She had apparently bought both issues (see attached picture), thinking that they were two separate editions. The purchase was done while standing in line and just quickly glancing through the selections.
At a glance, the different picture of food would lead one to believe it was different editions, but upon closer inspection one can see its the exact same articles, but just strategically rearranged throughout the cover of the magazine. After the cover, the entire magazine is identical page for page.
While it is ultimately the consumer's responsibility to check and know beforehand what they are actually buying, I find this slightly dishonest and misrepresenting.