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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.

10. Tanked

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.

4. Camouflage

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.


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