We live in a deal-obsessed, coupon-crazed world where enticing bargains appear every day – and vanish just as quickly. Thus sorting out what is a legit opportunity and what is essentially a scam has never been harder, especially when you're standing in a store, plastic in hand and ready to sign on the screen. We took a look at some of the more common "deals" that are offered for any number of products and services. Then we uncovered the hooks, angles, and fine print that may make them a bust. And the next time you are tempted, remember that wise old maxim: If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Credit: Sweet-Seeming Deals that Really Stink