Online shopping makes things so much easier these days. You know, without having to go into a store, you’re just a few clicks away from a cute dress or adorable pair of sneakers you saw a celebrity wearing. But then, we all know it’s not all about amazing finds– there are not-so-good experiences people have gotten while shopping online. We’ve gathered five funny online shopping experiences that’ll remind you to double-check before ordering.
She couldn’t have said ‘yes’ to this
Engagements are one of those events that get people excited; friends of the intending couple (especially the bride) go all out to celebrate. It’s often the case that many snacks and gifts are ordered online.
Unfortunately for this person, the cupcakes she ordered were converted into a silver and cream toilet seat. It’s even funnier to know that she sent the picture of what she wanted. The cake even almost covered the writing.
Shopping for dresses online: Expectation vs. reality
Yes, online shopping is indeed more convenient than conventional physical shopping. However, in the case of some purchases, seeing and touching your product IRL is always the way to go.
The nylon-ish dress this buyer received will stick this lesson in their minds forever. She had ordered a sparkly gown with a tulle skirt. Well, what she got was more of a Halloween costume mixed with a plastic tablecloth.
No, this was no misunderstanding
Some online shopping disappointments come from the buyer’s misunderstanding of the seller’s details, while others are plain manipulations. This one is one of the latter– no one can say the buyer ‘misunderstood’ anything.
This woman ordered a ‘medium weight knit sweater’ and got a cheap-looking mesh cloak instead. The only similarity between what she wanted and what she got was the color. We hope it didn’t cost a fortune and there’s a good return policy.
Well, it’s still useable- in a way
The funniest and most painful online shopping mishaps aren’t the ones that cost the most or the ones that are totally useless. The most painful online shopping experiences come from partially useless goods.
Just a look at these earphones makes you confused on behalf of the buyer. Although everything is in the wrong place, one can still plug it into a mobile phone and connect just one ear. But was that why this person ordered it?
Think of it as a mini architecture workshop
We don’t think there is any online shopping disappointment that can match what this person must have felt when their order arrived. There was no way this person could have expected this.
Instead of a green and cream cactus scratcher, this person got a bag of rope of the same color combination. The crazy part is that there was no holder, designs, or even set-up instructions. This is the ultimate DIY- the buyer does all of the work.