Online shopping has never been more popular or more important. The brick-and-mortar retail stores I grew up with are slowly disappearing, and I’m not complaining about it, because honestly, shopping in my underwear without being arrested is great.
But there is one major disadvantage to not being in the physical place; you can’t see and hold the thing you’re buying in person. You can look at pictures representing what you’re ostensibly ordering, but you can’t check it out to be sure until you’ve already paid your money and it shows up on your doorstep. Usually the result is mild inconvenience, but sometimes its hilarity, like these great examples of online shopping expectation vs. reality.
12. The reality stones
11. Faux Faux Fox
10. More scruff than fluff
9. At least you tried
8. Alice in diner-server land
6. Mirror, mirror, on the key chain…
5. If at first you don’t success, cardigan
4. Deady bear
3. Feeds a family of -1
2. Is this a magic trick?
1. Plastic is a synonym for rugged, right?
So just remember the golden rule of online shopping: before you click buy, check the return policy.
Have you ever run into a situation like this?
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