31 Photos of People Who Deeply Regret Shopping Online

When it comes to online shopping, you really have to read and re-read and re-read the descriptions again – or you might end up regretting the purchase. Of course, there are also a lot of sellers who describe the item they are selling and even post pictures as ‘proof’ of the item, only to send you a different one in the mail once you have paid up!

Our intent is not to discourage you from shopping online but these horrible (although somewhat hilarious) experiences should serve as a lesson for you to be extra careful when dealing with online sellers.

You’re better off doing actual shopping in mortar and brick stores or to shop online only from well-known legitimate shops…

Check out these online purchases that would surely get you scratching your head:

What do you think of this not-so-magic ‘magic mug’?

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He bought this toy thinking it would give him a realistic pet gator…

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That Chia pet looks like it has seen drought…

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Someone bought in iWatch from eBay… The results weren’t what he expected.

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You’ve got to admit that photo on the description looks awesome! The product that arrived was something else, though…

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I didn’t know that Winnie the Pooh could look this creepy!

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And this supposedly flat screen TV is definitely a huge rip-off!

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This guy bought some tights for a Halloween costume… What he got was something really tight — and really small!

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One boss won 50 chairs in an auction for his office… only to find out they were from an elementary school! Oooops.

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She bought black leggings and received this very colorful pair, instead!

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Sully looks so cute on the photo of this onesie costume… but looks rather scary when the item finally arrived!

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A loving husband bought a huge bouquet of flowers for his wife but she received a huge bouquet of leaves with some flowers, instead…

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Those hot tights look good on the model! But the semi-trash bags that arrived look rather strange…

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He bought an X-BOX ONE from eBay, only to receive a printed photo of an X-BOX ONE — exactly like the photo posted on the ad! Oooops.

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When it comes to buying stuff, it really is important to ask for more specifications…

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She ordered a gorgeous prom dress from a Chinese online shopping site… and received this rather unflattering piece!

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She ordered a cutting board with space to put the peelings in… but didn’t read the description well. It turns out it was a piece for a dollhouse! LOL

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One lady ordered matching chairs for her and the hubby — but this one was also for their granddaughter’s dollhouse!

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He bought a plump teddy bear for his girlfriend but a starved one arrived in the mail… perhaps the mailman didn’t feed it along the way, eh?

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Wow! That sweater with its adorable knitted mittens pockets look cute… until they arrived in the mail and she discovered they were, errrrr, too cute for her to handle!

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It’s just crazy how online sellers try to pass off their products for something else entirely…

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Her roommate bought a TV stand from Amazon but this one arrived in the mail. Lesson #1: Always read the product description very carefully!

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The crocheted top looks quite stunning on this model but the piece that arrived was only perfect for the customer’s cat. Oooops.

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They were expecting a beautiful lion bouquet but the weird product that arrived was more creepy than cute…

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Indeed, you have to be careful in ordering stuff online because the backpack that you thought was perfect for school could turn into a perfect piece — for the cat!

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Checking out the product’s dimensions is also important even if the name and description appears to be quite perfect…

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At least this guy had some laughs with the sturdy ‘hiking boots’ he received from an online shop…

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He bought a ukelele for his nephew but received this pistol crossbow instead. Maybe he should try playing music with the crossbow, eh?

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And this mix-up is pretty scary! He bought an X-Box but a real pistol arrived in the mail…

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This guy bought a 1/2 inch solenoid valve from Amazon but received this 7-foot teddy bear instead. But of all the shopping fails on this list, we actually love this one!

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And this company representative was feeling really smug about being able to substitute the product the customer bought: from a Sainsbury Spring Show bouquet (of flowers!) to a Sainsbury Spring onions bunch! Grrrr?

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What can you say about this shopping fails?

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