144 Examples Of Jerk Packaging Designed To Trick People (New Pics)

144 Examples Of Jerk Packaging Designed To Trick People (New Pics)

God is in the details, they say. But so is the devil. Especially when you’re hungry and drained after yet another bender day in this wild, wild world. And though jerk packaging designs do not apply solely to food, but come in many shapes and product categories, they are the solid reason why so many of us have some level of trust issues.


Like, putting three salami tranches on the side of a pizza so that it gets a “window view,” shining like a diamond out of the package, is borderline bearable. We bear this injustice only because we know it can get worse. Like a wrap packaged in such a way that it looks ⅓ bigger than it truly is.


So Bored Panda has compiled this list as a safe place to talk about shamelessly evil packaging designs that have been spotted all over the world. And even if the phenomenon is more or less universal, it doesn’t mean it’s okay. On the contrary, it serves as a reminder that it can always get worse than your chocolate box with 50% of the candy discreetly concealed from the packaging because it doesn’t exist.


Psst! More infuriating packages that boil even the most Zen blood of all can be found in our previous articles here and here.


#1 Bought These Sticky Notes Cause I Thought The Gold Border Was Nice


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#2 I Guess The Meatballs All Just Wanted A Window Seat


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#3 Bought A Ball Pit For My Baby


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#4 1001 Stickers And 768 Of Them Are Useless Squares. Thanks, Disney


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#5 8% Alcohol Or


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#6 My Sister Got This For Her Birthday


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#7 So Thankful For My Singular Candy Topping


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#8 This "Box" Of Beef Jerky


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#9 Tricked By The Packaging Of My Moisturizing Cream


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#10 Both Weigh 500g But The Green One Is In A 30% "Bigger Bag More To Share"


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#11 The Sticker Was A Lie


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#12 This Cashew Packaging. I Was Wondering Why My Hand Instantly Hit The Bottom When I Opened It


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#13 Disappointment


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#14 "Printed All Over" And Deliberately Leaves The Pattern On The Outside Of The Package


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#15 Rolling Stone Presents (39 Of The) 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time


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#16 Natural My Foot


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#17 800 Pieces. Yeah Right. The Box Is Half Blocked And 550 Pieces Are Tiny Dot Pieces. My Son Was Not Happy


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#18 This Math Constantly Being Used By Paper Towel Companies


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#19 One Of The Blocks Isn't One Of The Blocks


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#20 Pam's Serving Size That Suggests There Are No Calories In Their Oil Spray


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#21 Some Acrylic Paints I Bought


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#22 I Was Wondering Why This Watermelon Juice Tasted So Weird


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#23 These Were Locked In A Glass Case Facing Forward So You Couldn’t Just Read The Back Before Purchase


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#24 Ahh Yes, Reality Is Often Disappointing


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#25 My Mother Ordered 1000 Plastic Blocks For Her Nephews. Ended Up Receiving 523


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#26 No, It's Not Bigger. It's Of Same Size


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#27 How Can They Even Call This "Non-Dairy?"


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#28 Actual Size Is Not The Actual Size


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#29 Package Of The Cheese vs. The Cheese Itself


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#30 Powerade Is Using Shrinkflation By Replacing Their 32oz Drinks With 28oz And Stores Are Charging The Same Amount


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#31 Free From No Added Sugar. Specifically Designed To Make A Lot Of Money And Keep You Addicted


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#32 New Means What's Inside Is Not New


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#33 Coloring Kit That Is 90% Empty And Counts Each Piece Of Paper As One Piece In 100 Pieces


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#34 Tesco Is Selling "Flushable" Wet Wipes Which Are "Harmful To Aquatic Life"


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#35 Brand New Protein Powder, Not Even Filled Half Whey


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#36 Bought This For My 3-Year-Old. "The Claw" Is A Printout


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


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#38 This “HD Webcam” Runs At 640x480p Resolution


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#39 Xtreme Jerks I'd Say


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#40 Bought A Coloring Book And Pencils To Keep Myself Busy While I’m Off Work. Thought These Were Full-Size Pencils


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#41 "Made In U.S.A"


#42 Bought A Four-Pack Of Frozen Pretzels. Only Got Two And About 17 Salt Packets


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#43 This Box Of Mostly Sticks With Some Matches In It


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#44 Normal Shower Gel Versus XXL Shower Gel


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#45 Thought I’d Buy Some Colored Pens. Turns Out Every Single One Of Them Has Blue Ink


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#46 9 Sticker Rolls. One Mildly Infuriated 7-Year-Old


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#47 Thought It Would Be More Cheese


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#48 This One Caught Me A Little Off Guard. We Always Buy These Same Ones And This Time I Pulled The Tube Out And It's The Size Of Those Mini Ones


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#49 “12 Days Of Hot Sauce” Advent Calendar Has Only Six Flavors


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#50 Packaging Is Interesting But What Is Inside Is Not


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#51 Sugar Free = 16g Sugar


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#52 My Chemistry Teacher Bought These Markers Thinking They’d Be The Full Rainbow. They Were All Black


It only says so in small print at the bottom right of the backside. Very misleading design even if it does save money for the company.


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#53 This Pizza Tastes Like False Advertising


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#54 This Box Of Chocolates


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#55 Why Do You Have To Play Me Like That?


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#56 “2 Pack” Of The Office Face Masks


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#57 Some Super Glue I Bought. Classic


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#58 I Got Lucky! Now In XL


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#59 Chocolate Bars That Make It Look Like They Are For Dogs. But Are Not


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#60 I Absolutely Hate Paper Towel Packaging! Just Tell Me The Actual Number Of Rolls Dammit


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#61 Deceptive Packaging


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#62 This Emoji Napkin


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#63 A Yard Of Snickers. Sorry, But I Tore Out The Cardboard Flaps That Kept Them Centered


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#64 This Jumbo Tube Is Only Filled To The Letter E


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#65 Sneaky Packaging Cheating Us


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#66 This Candy Burgers Bottom Bun Is Plastic Packaging Instead Of Candy, And It's Hollow From The Inside


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#67 Thanks Jetstar For My Large Box Of Pencils


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#68 Sales Genius


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#69 Bowl Of Candy


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#70 New Packaging (Right), Same Quantity


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#71 This Tub Of Fridge Magnets


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#72 Pain


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#73 My Disappointment Is Immeasurable


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#74 Is Anyone Else Bothered By Deceptive Packaging Like This?


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#75 My Disappointment Is Immeasurable And My Day Is Ruined. I Didn’t Even Get A Cotton Candy One


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#76 Bought Cheap Headphones. The Cable Advertised vs. The Cable Given


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#77 Bought This "Emoji" Cake. This Is Actually Worse Than Those Emoji Lollipops


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#78 Wondered Why My New Sheets Felt Like Garbage


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#79 These Bluetooth Headphones Have To Be Permanently Plugged In To Provide Power


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#80 Wtf Am I Getting?


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#81 The Struggle Is Real


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#82 The Assembly Rating On Our New TV Stand


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#83 Off! Citronella Candle Not Intended To Repel Mosquitos


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#84 Pink Is My Favorite Flavor


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#85 Just Wanted Oyster Sauce. Instead Accidentally Got Oyster Brand Fish Sauce With A Picture Of An Oyster On It


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#86 Almost Did It, Too


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#87 I’ve Said It Before And I’ll Say It Again: Quotation Marks Are Not For Emphasis


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#88 I Just Bought This. If You Are Going To Cheat On Product Quantity, Shouldn't Have Used Clear Packaging


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#89 Packaging Says 8 Slices, It's Actually 4 Slices Cut In Half


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#90 Deception By Dosa ™️


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#91 Coloring Book For My Son


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#92 I Was Wondering Why It Was Feeling Smaller On The Inside Than On The Outside


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#93 An Entire Tin Containing 8 Mini Snickers


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#94 What A Nice Bucket Full Of. Nevermind


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#95 This Sour Batch Candy Bag Felt Oddly Light


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#96 2/5 Away


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#97 Even Worse - It's Stale


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#98 Went To Poundland And Had The Choice Between These And After Eights, Got These Cause They We're Bigger, I Paid For Air


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#99 Grampa Bought Some Paper Clips. To Their Credit, It Does Say "Contains 50 Paperclips" On The Back Of The Box, But


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#100 This Is Toothpaste. Why Pretend It’s Bigger Than It Is


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#101 Lovingly Handmade. Only 2/3 Of My Wrap


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#102 When You Tilt It To The Left


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#103 I Paid Way Too Much To Be Bamboozled Like This


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#104 Making The Actual Number Of Items You’re Getting Almost The Same Color As The Packaging


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#105 Misleading Lox Window. Sneaky Little Hobbitses


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#106 My Daughter Was So Confused. She Thought I Gave Her The Wrong Popsicle


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#107 Ah Gee, Thanks


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#108 Expected Cookie Dough. Got No Dough


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#109 They Got Two


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#110 Fun Fact They're All Like That And I'm Mad


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#111 Ah Yes, White Chocolate


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#112 Pret Is Mocking Me And Now I’m Hungry


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#113 Expected Half, But Ended Up With The Whole Pepperoni


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#114 I Understand This Is A Fairly Common Trick, But Yikes


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#115 I Guess It’s Not Dishonest, But My Daughter’s Face Was Hilarious When She Pulled It Out Of The Packaging


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#116 I’d Say The Contents Were About As Much As Those Little Bags Of Pretzels From The Airline


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#117 Bought Some Eye Makeup, Just Realized One Of The Eyeshadows Isn’t Safe For Eyes. Found Out Via White Print On A White Background


“Not intended for use in the immediate eye area”


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#118 This Angry Bird Gummies Are Actually Gummy Bears


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#119 Crappy Design Indeed. The Depth Of It


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#120 Couldn't Have Added 1 More Piece. Really


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#121 Not One Single Chip


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#122 They Really Sold It With The Packaging


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#123 Got No Clue Wtf I Just Bought But It's Not What's Pictured


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#124 You Can Probably Imagine My Daughter's Disappointment When We Opened Up This Crayola "Super Art Tub"


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#125 Why Have Empty Blister Packages At All


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#126 The Package Hides The Fact That The Middle Cookie Is Missing


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#127 I Should Have Just Hung A Real Play-Doh Container. Penny For Scale


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#128 Packaging Of These Chocolates


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#129 All That Plastic For 10 Eggs


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#130 Found A Cheap Kitchen Scale. I Feel Like Something Is Missing


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#131 What A Great Chocolate Bar. Oh Wait


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#132 This Little Flap Covering What Could’ve Been Another 140 Balloons


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#133 Pack Of Three Could Have Easily Been Six, Or Half As Big


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#134 Almost Bought These Until I Realized That The Packaging Pushes The Cookies Toward The Top To Make It Look More Full


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#135 The Most Stuff Is Barely Double Stuff


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#136 Well Ok Then


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#137 Outside Of Box vs. Inside Of Box. I Just Wanted What Was In The Picture. A Clear Bag


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#138 These Valentine’s Day Chocolates


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#139 Totally Thought It Was A Three-Pack


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#140 Bought This "Large" Box Of Skittles At A Hockey Game. Had Fewer Skittles Than A Standard Bag


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#141 $20 For 11 Chocolates. Happy Valentines


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#142 Brand New Pack Of Razors


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#143 I Redeemed $100 Worth Of Reward Points For This Deceptively-Sized Makeup Sample


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#144 Could've Picked Up A Sample And Got More Product


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