The great thing about shopping online is that it’s so easy. With just a few clicks you can find the best bargains, pay, and then just wait a few days or so for the thing to show up right at your house.
The downside is that you don’t get the chance to actually see the thing in person before you buy it. All you’ve got to go on is pictures and descriptions, maybe some reviews. But even with reputable sellers, that’s not always enough to guarantee you’re getting what want.
Check out these 14 hilarious online shopping fails that demonstrate the drastic difference between expectation and reality.
14. Sneaky sneakers
Check out that price tag. Yikes.
13. Heel toe
These boots actually weren’t made for walkin’.
12. Even Deaderpool
I feel like Wade would have some pretty scathing commentary about this.
11. Riches to rags
Don’t believe everything that you see.
When you’re that ripped, what DOESN’T look good?
9. Getting mugged
This is kind of fitting though, right?
8. Leggy blonde, goodbye
Is this exclusively for circus performers?
7. All potatoes are beautiful
Look for the girl with the broken smile…
6. Season’s greetings
When you make a Christmas wish on Wish.
5. Small problem
Shoe for scale.
Who knew that the fake boot industry was so strong?
3. Getting panned
For the world’s tiniest fajita night.
2. Flower power
You can’t even see her face and yet you can feel the disappointment.
1. Touche, crochet
“Why have you done this to me?” – cat, probably
I guess the old saying “buyer beware” hasn’t ceased to be relevant in the fully-digital age. Remember the rule of thumb: if the deal seems too good to be true, it almost certainly is.
Have you had an online shopping fail like this?
Tell us about it in the comments.