Why These People Regretted Their Decision to Shop Online

Published on November 25, 2021
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Online shopping is great for those days when you don’t want to drive, get dressed, or head to a local store. You can usually find a better selection online and can shop for goods at home. The downside here is that you can’t see exactly what you’re buying before it gets to you. That’s not an issue most of the time. It arrives and might be a bit more snug or a slightly different hue, but you can live with it. However, these people found the final product was much different than what they expected. Here are some of the top online shopping disasters:

Kitten Costume

As Halloween approaches, people want the best costume. It’s ideal to start searching early and order it online. Unfortunately for this woman, she thought she was getting a luxurious and soft cat robe and ended up looking like a kitty in the rain!

Kitten Costume

Kitten Costume

Men’s Tank Top

Many men enjoy wearing tank tops during the warm months, especially when they hit the gym. This guy wanted a gray tank and ordered it online. However, when it got there, it was so long that he could have used it as a bodycon dress!

Men's Tank Top

Men’s Tank Top

Dinosaur Pillowcase

Many kids love dinosaurs, so kids’ accessories tend to have such ancient creatures in fun colors. One parent decided to get a dino pillow for their son, but what came was just a plain pillowcase with a dinosaur pillow picture on it. What?!

Dinosaur Pillowcase

Dinosaur Pillowcase

Knitted Blanket

The latest trend is to have a giant knitted blanket in your home. They’re super comfortable and cozy! When one person ordered one, they were dismayed to find a huge, unraveled rope of yarn; it wasn’t assembled! Did they mistakenly get a DIY kit?

Knitted Blanket

Knitted Blanket

Selfie Pillow

One person wanted to surprise his friend with a selfie pillow. He thought it might be fun to scan a photo of himself and put it on a pillow. However, the final effect was terrifying instead of amusing. This is the definition of a nightmare!

Selfie Pillow

Selfie Pillow

Husky Pillow

When you buy things from a discount website, it’s best to understand that your item might not be exactly as pictured. However, when this child wanted a husky pillow, it was much different than what he expected. He was a good sport, though!

Husky Pillow

Husky Pillow

Yeezy Sneakers

The world went crazy for Yeezy Sneakers by Kanye West, and the full stock was sold out almost immediately after its release. With such a high demand, some people bought multiple pairs to resell later. This person believed they were getting a deal, but it was the slippers version instead!

Yeezy Sneakers

Yeezy Sneakers

Apple Watch

Many people like to use Apple watches because they are fun and have many features. They may check messages or track their steps. However, they’re expensive, so if you end up finding one for a very low price, you might expect the photo on the right to arrive instead of the real deal.

Apple Watch

Apple Watch

Giant Teddy Bear

One man wanted to surprise his girlfriend with a huge teddy bear. He ordered it, but the bear had legs that were way too long. This stuffed animal was quite human-like. Though his girlfriend was surprised, it wasn’t a good one!

Giant Teddy Bear

Giant Teddy Bear

Face Mask

Women seem to love face masks right now because of the attention to self-care. This woman chose to order a few for a special spa day. What actually came looked like it was made for a cat’s face instead of a human’s. Be careful about getting beauty items from discount sites!

Face Mask

Face Mask

Child’s Swimming Pool

Putting in a swimming pool costs a lot of money, but you can get those inflatable kiddie pools for cheap. Some roommates chose to do that, thinking it was a giant pool. What they got was more for a pedicure day. They probably got some use of it, though.

Child's Swimming Pool

Child’s Swimming Pool

Somewhat Baggy

Shopping online at discount fashion websites can be fun, but it’s hard to figure out what size you need. Is a small really a small? Sizing charts rarely help. With the fitted dress this woman wanted, the fit is crucial. She didn’t get what she thought!

Somewhat Baggy

Somewhat Baggy

Fashion Tights

Putting on tights can help women wear their favorite outfits all year long. Black is the classic choice, so this lady ordered some. However, what arrived only fit on her fingers or feet. Were they made for a Barbie Doll?

Fashion Tights

Fashion Tights

Large Dustpan

Having a dustpan is essential so that you can sweep up everyday messes. This woman wanted a big one to clean a lot of dirt at once. However, she never expected it to be almost half of her size!

Large Dustpan

Large Dustpan

Flamingo Dress

Vintage styles are back in fashion, so those 50s-style dresses are popular once more. One woman decided to get a striped dress with some pink flamingoes on it. However, what she received seems more appropriate for a toddler than an adult.

Flamingo Dress

Flamingo Dress

Bedazzled Prom Dress

This young woman was excited to go to her high school prom and found the perfect dress. However, the dress arrived a few days before, and it wasn’t to her expectations. She then had to rush around to get a replacement the day before the dance!

Bedazzled Prom Dress

Bedazzled Prom Dress

Literal Chainsaw

It’s good to have some power tools around the house so that you can fix things yourself. One man chose to order a chainsaw online. However, what he received in the mail was not what he expected. Someone sent a regular saw with a chain on it.

Literal Chainsaw

Literal Chainsaw

Cat Scratcher

One man decided to get a new cat scratching post for Fluffy. He ordered one online that looked decent. When it arrived, he knew he made some sort of mistake. The cat was also not impressed with his new toy.

Cat Scratcher

Cat Scratcher

Tiny Scale

Buying a scale can help you keep track and see if you’re gaining, maintaining, or losing weight. However, for the item to be useful, it must hold a person’s full body weight. This poor person got something suitable for a mouse but not a human!

Tiny Scale

Tiny Scale

Heat Activated Mug

There are tons of heat-activated mugs out there that change designs when hot beverages are poured into them. This man liked the one with the lightbulb changing colors. Unfortunately, he got a mug with an image of the action. Talk about an internet fail!

Heat Activated Mug

Heat Activated Mug

I Love London

When going to a new city, there’s nothing like exploring what it can offer. One person loved their trip so much that they ordered a shirt to express that feeling. However, when it arrived, it had the wrong image with the right wording. The Eiffel Tower is not in London!

I Love London

I Love London

Curtain or Dress

Ordering dresses online is complicated. You have to guess at the size you need, but you can’t predict how the fit or cut might look on you. One woman took a chance and ended up with a patchwork curtain instead of a dress.

Curtain Or Dress

Curtain Or Dress

Scary Arrangement

Ordering flowers can be a great surprise for a friend or loved one. It’s now easier to do online, but you take a risk that the arrangement looks like it should when it gets there. One person wanted a cute lion arrangement but got something deranged-looking!

Scary Arrangement

Scary Arrangement

Grinch Tree

Buying a new Christmas tree is an exciting part of the holidays. You can order one online, so you don’t have to go anywhere or transport it. However, you may not like how it arrives. One person felt like Scrooge when their misshapen tree got there.

Grinch Tree

Grinch Tree

Cozy Armchair

Sports lovers like to have a cozy armchair to snuggle into so that they can watch the game. One Houstons fan wanted a specific armchair but didn’t realize that it was for children. Though he fit, it wasn’t comfortable!

Cozy Armchair

Cozy Armchair

Blindly Following Instructions

One woman wanted her daughter to have a custom-made cake for her 21st birthday. However, autocorrect didn’t want that to happen. Instead of the word “blond,” she typed “blind,” which led to tons of confusion about its cake topper!

Blindly Following Instructions

Blindly Following Instructions

Bite-sized Pots

Buying cookware is crucial so that you can cook and feel good about it. One person decided to buy a set of copper pots because it was a good online deal. You get what you pay for because they were designed to be decorations.

Bite Sized Pots

Bite Sized Pots

Kitty Backpack

One woman wanted to get her son’s nephew a new backpack, but the internet misled her. When it arrived, it was much too small for a child. However, it was just right for her pet cat!

Kitty Backpack

Kitty Backpack

A Tent for One

Getting to enjoy the outdoors is fun. One guy wanted to get a new tent for an upcoming camping trip. However, he neglected to open the box and check it, so when he went to set it up, he realized he couldn’t fit. After a few good chuckles, his friends probably let him bunk with them.

A Tent For One

A Tent For One

Wedding Dress Disaster

It’s so hard to find the perfect wedding dress. There are so many things it must do, and it’s a miracle women ever find something to wear. Ordering online seems easy enough, but the final product one woman got was nothing like the advertised picture!

Wedding Dress Disaster

Wedding Dress Disaster

Knockoff iPad

Students like iPads, but ordering them online from a non-Apple seller is a risk. One guy thought he was getting a great deal and purchased it. When he opened the box, he was shocked to see a large, glorified calculator. Devastating!

Knockoff IPad

Knockoff IPad

Small Skirt

When ordering online, it’s tough to get the right size. One woman looked at the accompanying sizing chart and felt a small was best. However, she didn’t realize how small it was. Are thigh bracelets a thing now?

Small Skirt

Small Skirt

Purchased Nightmares

Face masks are quite popular, and companies get more creative each day. Character-themed masks are now available. It sounds adorable, but it could traumatize your friends and ruin your childhood memories.

Purchased Nightmares

Purchased Nightmares

What She Ordered

One girl decided to get a coordinated top/bottom set online through a new site she’d never used. Though the pattern is accurate, the sizing was off by a lot. Check out her disappointed face. It’s heartbreaking!

What She Ordered

What She Ordered

Crochet Bikini

Ordering a bathing suit online can be quite tricky, especially when you’re unfamiliar with the brand and its sizing. One woman decided to take a chance on a beautiful crocheted bikini top. However, upon arrival, she didn’t even try it on. Instead, she put it on her cat as a little tank top.

Crochet Bikini

Crochet Bikini

Xbox Scam

This poor guy really got nailed. He thought he was getting an amazing deal on a gaming system. When the console arrived, it was a printed image of the box. The worst part was that the photo was of poor quality, too!

Xbox Scam

Xbox Scam

Jeans, Extra Long

Ordering jeans isn’t easy to do online, either. You want to ensure the right length, and most stores have long and short versions. One woman ordered “long” jeans but never realized she could cut the extra bit off to wear as sleeves.

Jeans, Extra Long

Jeans, Extra Long

New Coke

Marketing departments need to realize that when things are good, they should be left alone. Why did Coca-Cola change? The company chose to release “New Coke” and use a new recipe, which wasn’t pleasant. It wasn’t long before it went back to its trusted one.

New Coke

New Coke

Gender Neutral

A plaid shirt dress is a great choice for fall fashion. One woman wanted to get it so that she could wear it at the pumpkin patch. Unfortunately, she just got a plain plaid top. Could it have been long enough to wear as a dress?

Gender Neutral

Gender Neutral

Deep Fryer

There’s nothing better than a piping hot plate of onion rings or French fries. To make those snacks, you need a deep fryer. One restaurant owner decided to buy a new one, but a popcorn maker was there instead.

Deep Fryer

Deep Fryer